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Old 01-17-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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I have been glued to this forum trying to learn about how people feel about WNC mountain life in particular Brevard. I am American, born and raised in the northeast and now live and work in Ethiopia. I am also married to an Ethiopian and we have 2 beautiful daughters. It is now time to buy something in the states where we can spend our summers. I have always loved the idea of mountain life but what would that be like for us as a mixed family?
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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I don't live in Brevard, but imo, you would not encounter any disparaging remarks, and the usual western NC style of live & let live would prevail, there and most anywhere in western NC.
GL, mD
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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I have been glued to this forum trying to learn about how people feel about WNC mountain life in particular Brevard. I am American, born and raised in the northeast and now live and work in Ethiopia. I am also married to an Ethiopian and we have 2 beautiful daughters. It is now time to buy something in the states where we can spend our summers. I have always loved the idea of mountain life but what would that be like for us as a mixed family?

What are your reasons for choosing Brevard? Depending on the age of your daughters, it can be an isolating location. Mostly a retirement area. Why not consider something closer to Asheville where there is more to do; entertainment, shopping, culture, and so forth. www.romanticasheville.com is a very informative website on things to do in and around Asheville and in general, western NC events. I would want to be within a 10 to 15 mile radius of Asheville to enjoy everything there is to offer in the summer months.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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We're considering a second home in the area, and my wife quite likes Brevard, particularly for its range of outdoor activities, conservation activities, etc. Asheville too pricey for us. But for kids, I could see some advantages there. It has a liberal rep. Brevard a bit less so, but not as conservative as say, Hendersonville, I gather (I realize these are all generalities). Brevard is small enough that I assume you have a specific reason to ask about just that town, and not the many others in the area.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Brevard has mixed race families and they don't seem to have any problems. Brevard is pretty accepting. There is a family from Angola living there and they like it a lot.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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There shouldn't be any problem. It's a culture where people tend to mind their own business.

They get all kinds of tourists there, so it's not like they've never seen a mixed couple. Also, unlike most mountain towns, historically there has been a black population in Brevard from way back.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:56 AM
 
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Thanks for the insight folks - Brevard is just one of many locations - alot to consider, and im looking forward to a good scouting trip this summer to learn more.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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I am sure this city will welcome you. There are lots of wonderful folks here and I wish you and your family all the very best.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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You would be fine. I've seen more mixed couples there than I've seen anywhere.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:53 AM
 
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We're considering a second home in the area, and my wife quite likes Brevard, particularly for its range of outdoor activities, conservation activities, etc. Asheville too pricey for us. But for kids, I could see some advantages there. It has a liberal rep. Brevard a bit less so, but not as conservative as say, Hendersonville, I gather (I realize these are all generalities). Brevard is small enough that I assume you have a specific reason to ask about just that town, and not the many others in the area.
I live in Brevard and, it is not as isolated as some people would have you believe. it's a great place to raise children and, there are a lot of fun things to do here. any place that you may choose to live, is only as good as you make it.
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