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Old 10-09-2006, 01:03 PM
 
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Hello all! well we currently live in Nevada and will be moving at the end of the month to wonderful NC! Our problem is we don't know where...we want the snow...lots of it...and we love the mountains. I'm being shipped to Fort Lee Va for 3-4 months for the Army for training...so the town that we chose has to have an Army and Air national guard units around. We have 2 small boys and LOVE LOVE LOVE small communities. Any ideas? I was looking into Mars Hill..that looks nice. We won't be buying right away so we have to find a place to rent as well...

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Old 10-09-2006, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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Hello all! well we currently live in Nevada and will be moving at the end of the month to wonderful NC! Our problem is we don't know where...we want the snow...lots of it...and we love the mountains. I'm being shipped to Fort Lee Va for 3-4 months for the Army for training...so the town that we chose has to have an Army and Air national guard units around. We have 2 small boys and LOVE LOVE LOVE small communities. Any ideas? I was looking into Mars Hill..that looks nice. We won't be buying right away so we have to find a place to rent as well...

Thanks...

I don't think the mountains of NC even has any kind of army base?

If you move to the northern mountains around Boone area and Ashe co, you will see plenty of snow. This area sees lake effect snow from the great lakes all through out the late fall and winter. The amounts are nothing like up there because the bands have weakened a lot. But still, it snows all the time starting in November.

Blowing Rock is a great little town about 5 minutes south of Boone. You should look into it!
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:40 PM
 
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Thanks for the speedy reply! We have been having great difficulty finding any Army/Air..aside from Fort Bragg and Pope AFBase. How is the housing in Blowing Rock?
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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Thanks for the speedy reply! We have been having great difficulty finding any Army/Air..aside from Fort Bragg and Pope AFBase. How is the housing in Blowing Rock?

Sorry, I have no idea about that. My bet is it's pretty good though. I'm sure someone with better knowledge of this can help you though.

But there are so many cool little mountain towns like Blowing rock. I could go on all day. Blowing Rock was just the first to pop into my mind. Since Blowing rock is near Boone, just up the mountain, you will have plenty of things to do.

The coolest city in the mountains is Asheville though. But it's a pretty large city. There are many small towns outside of Asheville though.

Lake Lure and Chimney rock are also nice. But you will get much less snow there.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:53 PM
 
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Thanks for the speedy reply! We have been having great difficulty finding any Army/Air..aside from Fort Bragg and Pope AFBase. How is the housing in Blowing Rock?
Housing in Blowing Rock is expensive. This is a very popular little weekend getaway community with many vacation rentals and second homes for the city folks. Look at Marion, I believe there is an air national guard there or in Asheville (another expensive place to live, but beautiful). If the guard is in Asheville you could look at living in places like Marion and Mars Hill for better housing costs.
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I LOVE the Boone/Blowing Rock area (my wife went to college there and we visit offten), but it's really expensive there. Mars Hill would be worth looking into. It's near Asheville and I would think an area that size would have a national guard unit nearby. Good luck and THANK YOU for all you guys do for our country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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