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Old 09-11-2006, 08:13 AM
 
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Looking to relocate from south Florida (isn't everyone). We loved Greenville,SC but may want someplace with a chance for snow (a little). The Boone area looks pretty and in our price range. Any specific areas that would give us at least .5 acres with some woods but not too far off the beaten track? Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:43 AM
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Default Boone

Boone probably gets more snow than any other city or town in NC (at least any place with more than 5,000 people).

Neighboring Blowing Rock is a fairly wealthy resort area, therefore the real estate prices in and around Boone are relatively expensive. You could probably find something a little farther "out" though, but I don't know the specifics about real estate prices in that area.
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Old 09-11-2006, 12:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick response. Boone may be a bit too much. Any ideas of an area of NC that would be wooded but not too mountainous?
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:36 PM
 
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The traffice in Boone is getting terrible. Do not visit Boone on the day of a game at the University.
Like JAS said Blowing Rock and Boone are more expensive. Many well heeled Floridians have summer cabins in the mountains. It is nice in the summer with its generally cooler temps.
We moved to Lenoir for the weather. We had only two snows last year one of which stuck and stayed around for two days. It is actually amazing here. We ride the bike into the garage and jump in the car drive to Boone which is about thirty miles and go skiing.
There has been a lot of news/rumors about some serious retirement type development to be built here. They need something to replace all of the factory jobs that have gone to China.
We like it here because we do our shopping in Hickory or if we want to do some serious shopping we can go to Greensboro, Charlotte or Winston Salem.
Another area that is developing is Jefferson/West Jefferson. But, they are a bit isolated for our liking.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:53 PM
 
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Thanks. Sounds like Lenoir is more to our liking!!
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:10 AM
 
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Find the thread that discusses Morganton and Marion on these boards.
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