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Old 09-30-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Greetings,

My wife and I have been in the Raleigh area about 6 months and we are already looking at the mountain area for a home.

We are going out to visit the weekend of the 17th and plan on doing a scouting of the places around Asheville (Black Mountain, Brevard, Waynesville, etc) and even Statesville.

Our question is, since most of what we have seen of NC is beautiful, are there any places in WNC that we should cross off our possible places to move list?

THANKS!!!
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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well, there is a paper mill in canton... so i crossed that off our list.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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well, there is a paper mill in canton... so i crossed that off our list.

Too stinky?
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Greetings,

My wife and I have been in the Raleigh area about 6 months and we are already looking at the mountain area for a home.

We are going out to visit the weekend of the 17th and plan on doing a scouting of the places around Asheville (Black Mountain, Brevard, Waynesville, etc) and even Statesville.

Our question is, since most of what we have seen of NC is beautiful, are there any places in WNC that we should cross off our possible places to move list?

THANKS!!!
Is this a second home or do you want to move completely? Does your job allow you to live anywhere or would you need to find a new one?

What are your criteria for a home? And if this is a second home how far of a drive do you want to have from your primary home to your second home for getaways? Some parts of western NC will be quite a haul on a Friday afternoon for a weekend getaway.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Bernanke's Financial Laboratory
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Greetings,

My wife and I have been in the Raleigh area about 6 months and we are already looking at the mountain area for a home.

We are going out to visit the weekend of the 17th and plan on doing a scouting of the places around Asheville (Black Mountain, Brevard, Waynesville, etc) and even Statesville.

Our question is, since most of what we have seen of NC is beautiful, are there any places in WNC that we should cross off our possible places to move list?

THANKS!!!
It's all relevant to your tolerance for certain things...

Environmental and Other Concerns Questions
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Greetings,

My wife and I have been in the Raleigh area about 6 months and we are already looking at the mountain area for a home.

We are going out to visit the weekend of the 17th and plan on doing a scouting of the places around Asheville (Black Mountain, Brevard, Waynesville, etc) and even Statesville.

Our question is, since most of what we have seen of NC is beautiful, are there any places in WNC that we should cross off our possible places to move list?

THANKS!!!

Statesville isn't in the mountains. It is in Iredell county about 40 miles north of Charlotte. It's probably 90+ miles from Asheville.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Our question is, since most of what we have seen of NC is beautiful, are there any places in WNC that we should cross off our possible places to move list?

THANKS!!!
What is your criteria? Different people have different preferences.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Is this a second home or do you want to move completely? Does your job allow you to live anywhere or would you need to find a new one?

What are your criteria for a home? And if this is a second home how far of a drive do you want to have from your primary home to your second home for getaways? Some parts of western NC will be quite a haul on a Friday afternoon for a weekend getaway.
We would be moving as in only home. We realize some places will be untouchable economically. We are just wondering if we should not bother looking at one place or another due to crime and heavy industry (like the paper mill)....

We are teachers and the only limitation is which county is hiring or will be in the fall....



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What is your criteria? Different people have different preferences.
A house in the area of mountains? Ranch preferably (one level) cabin style. Fenced yard to keep our hounds from chasing that deer or BEAR!! into the back 40.

Peace and serenity? or maybe its senility?
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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We would be moving as in only home. We realize some places will be untouchable economically. We are just wondering if we should not bother looking at one place or another due to crime and heavy industry (like the paper mill)....

We are teachers and the only limitation is which county is hiring or will be in the fall....





A house in the area of mountains? Ranch preferably (one level) cabin style. Fenced yard to keep our hounds from chasing that deer or BEAR!! into the back 40.

Peace and serenity? or maybe its senility?

I completely understand your desire - it is mine too

As teachers I would recommend you check out areas in Watauga and Transylvania counties (good schools)
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I completely understand your desire - it is mine too

As teachers I would recommend you check out areas in Watauga and Transylvania counties (good schools)
Transylvania County is gorgeous! One thing to consider - real estate can be more expensive and wages can be lower than you'd expect given the cost of living. If you both secure jobs and are in a reasonably debt free situation, you could do OK.

I live in the Piedmont (Charlotte area) only because I had to move from WNC to make a living and be able to afford to buy a home. Otherwise I'd be back in the mountains of Macon County (Franklin).

Best wishes and good luck on your research!
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