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Old 01-29-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: MOYOCK, NC
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Born & raised here in upstate NY, I’ve always been annoyed by people that complain about the weather. "If you don’t like it move." Well this winter has worn me down and I’m considering moving to NC or VA. Seems like there are others that have done the same thing but then came back to NY. WHY??? I don’t want to have any regrets. In 2005, we built our "forever" home/farm and hate to give it up but the winter is getting the better of me. I can’t see doing the outside farm work for another 5 or 10 years. So if anybody knows somebody that moved to NC or VA and then came back here, please find out why and share their experience with me.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Reasons I have heard from people include the following for NC at least

-wanted to be back by family and friends
-missed having four seasons
-lack of culture in NC cities
-lack of good food in NC cities (too many chains)
-cities were too "new", set up like giant suburbs with bland architecture
- no community
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: MOYOCK, NC
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Thanks garmin, you state good points.
We have yet to find decent pizza down south any time we visit. That would sorely be missed. Family, not so much...just kidding. Hope the kids will settle in the south when they finish school. Culture wouldn't be an issue, I'm into horses & kayaking and DH would love all the racing.
We're looking at RURAL and would only be worried if a development moved in next door.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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It sounds like you'd fit in a little better than the people I know. They were more city people.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: MOYOCK, NC
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You phrase that very kindly, TY!
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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I have heard the same reasons that the OP stated for moving back.
A few other reasons:
-cost of living wasn't as reasonable as thought
-nothing to do; boring
-lack of activities of interest

Another thought: don't bet on your kids moving near you. They have their own lives and interests and may not want to be in a rural area.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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The summers will be hotter and more humid down south, unless you are in the "mountains".
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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Obviously, you don't know what you've got till it's gone. Take LA people for example. It's hip to HATE LA. Like everyone who lives there hates it because it is cool to say that.


But then you leave LA. Maybe your new city doesn't have the whole foods you love. Maybe your new city doesn't have "trini food" or whatever. Maybe it doesn't have such awesome weather. Maybe it doesn't have a great beach. etc. Things you assume every city will have it doesn't, each city truly does have its own unique character.


For me, I grew up in Albany and came to Rochester for college. Immediately, I liked Rochester better for several reasons. It did NOT occur to me I missed Albany for THREE YEARS. What did it? I was at Wegmans shopping for meat and the selection was absolutely terrible. Made me realize how good Price Chopper's selection was, which I just ASSUMED any city would have. Obviously, I'm not going to start to hate Rochester because of a poor meat selection at a supermarket. But it's something you take note of. And I imagine if you took note of enough things you'd eventually want to move back to your original city, or just adjust.


You truly don't know what you will miss until you move. (and then I go back to Albany and I'm pissed I can't get Country Sweet Chicken! FML!)

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