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Old 03-17-2007, 08:35 PM
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Stay away from C'ville, Va. Very expensive and way over-rated. Not sure what the "hype" is about in this little town of 40,000. Yes, UVA is there, but the elitisism is too much to deal with. Very uppity and snobby. Asheville is cheaper and more beautiful, more eclectic,and larger 70,000 to be exact. It's an artsy vibe with friendly people.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:33 PM
Location: "The Gorge"
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[quote=Bull City Rising;311511]Boone is definitely worth a look, though it'll probably have fewer teaching opportunities than Asheville.

I agree Boone is probably the next closest thing to Asheville, yet very different. Asheville is much larger.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:50 PM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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You might want to go over to the Tennessee board and check out what people are saying about Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport). All are near the mountains and have universities, and the cost of living is low. And they're probably big and diverse enough (especially Chattanooga and Knoxville) that the "Where do you go to church?" factor might not quite reach 800-pound gorilla status.

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Old 03-18-2007, 04:23 PM
Location: Concord, NC
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About the closest thing to Asheville as far as weather/college is Hickory or maybe Boone.
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:33 PM
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