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Old 04-02-2007, 05:21 AM
 
Location: New England
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Weed should be the least worry a city should have. At least it isn't crack or Meth.
Where there is smoke - there is fire.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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I am a non hash smoking mother that lives south of Asheville. Naturally I am concern about crime and schools. I have been very pleased with Avery's creek school. I would never send my kids to any inner city school. Asheville has crime unfortuallly like everywhere. The crime seems to mainly be drug related that stays in the drug circle. Also common sense safety like don't walk alone to your car at night if you are a woman, and if you have to, walk like your angry or be on your cellphone. The people: in Asheville there are alot of hippies and a large gay population. Outside of Asheville everyone seems to be Baptise. On weekends towntown is full ranging from young hippies- college students to couples in their 60's. There is also a large middle aged metaphysical group. Overall I love Asheville but if anyone finds a crime free city, let me know!
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: right here
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Coming from someone who lived in North Carolina a good while, Asheville is a lovely little city. Biltmore Estates is there and The Grove Park Inn which is a renowned hotel and resort. Tons of people vacation there and the town is charming Hendersonville is just south and I love the downtown of it. It is maybe 10 or 15 minutes away. I have never heard anything bad about Asheville, people are moving there and it's raising the prices of everything. It is a much more liberal town that the rest of North Carolina. If you want more information go to the Western NC board where they would looooooove to help you.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: right here
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I am a non hash smoking mother that lives south of Asheville. Naturally I am concern about crime and schools. I have been very pleased with Avery's creek school. I would never send my kids to any inner city school. Asheville has crime unfortuallly like everywhere. The crime seems to mainly be drug related that stays in the drug circle. Also common sense safety like don't walk alone to your car at night if you are a woman, and if you have to, walk like your angry or be on your cellphone. The people: in Asheville there are alot of hippies and a large gay population. Outside of Asheville everyone seems to be Baptise. On weekends towntown is full ranging from young hippies- college students to couples in their 60's. There is also a large middle aged metaphysical group. Overall I love Asheville but if anyone finds a crime free city, let me know!
I guess their school problems would be just like CT city schools then.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I would love to get any info on experiences in Asheville. We live in CT now, am considering relocating. I'm worried about schools, crime--but I hear it's beautiful. Would appreciate any input. I've really enjoyed reading this forum.
Thanks
I've been a few times, but not since around 2000. The area there is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The mountains surrounding Asheville are lush, around 4-5,000 feet high, and Asheville is perhaps the most "liberal" city in North Carolina. There is a large "hippie, liberal, gay, and more northeast" vibe to the city. The city has around 65-70,000 people and has a dense little downtown. It IS still the south though--so venturing far into the "suburbs/countryside" can have mixed results. The rebel flag can still fly not too far away.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: right here
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I've been a few times, but not since around 2000. The area there is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The mountains surrounding Asheville are lush, around 4-5,000 feet high, and Asheville is perhaps the most "liberal" city in North Carolina. There is a large "hippie, liberal, gay, and more northeast" vibe to the city. The city has around 65-70,000 people and has a dense little downtown. It IS still the south though--so venturing far into the "suburbs/countryside" can have mixed results. The rebel flag can still fly not too far away.
Well I live in CT and I have seen those flags on trucks here too.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Well I live in CT and I have seen those flags on trucks here too.
There's a difference between throwing it on the front of a pickup truck to make a "I live in the boonies" statement, than hanging it higher than the American flag. JMHO
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:39 AM
 
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[quote=kidyankee764;4235398]There's a difference between throwing it on the front of a pickup truck to make a "I live in the boonies" statement, than hanging it higher than the American flag. JMHO[/QUO

In all my years in the south I only saw the flag in a handful of yards. Don't believe everything you hearI
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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There's a difference between throwing it on the front of a pickup truck to make a "I live in the boonies" statement, than hanging it higher than the American flag. JMHO[/QUO

In all my years in the south I only saw the flag in a handful of yards. Don't believe everything you hearI
I have seen it many times in my trips to VA and SC. Instead of displaying the American flag on a flagpole, it's the confederate. Driving along 95 on the way to FL you can see the flag lining the highway, especially in GA and SC. I guess we can agree to disagree.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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I have seen it many times in my trips to VA and SC. Instead of displaying the American flag on a flagpole, it's the confederate. Driving along 95 on the way to FL you can see the flag lining the highway, especially in GA and SC. I guess we can agree to disagree.
Keep in mind alot of state flags in the south look similar to the Confederate one.
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