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Old 11-14-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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If you're willing to share where you're coming from on LI, those of us from LI can help give you some context... Imagine for a moment that someone was reading about Wyandanch and Hempstead thinking that defined LI.

Your biggest hurdle will likely be a separation anxiety type reaction where you over emphasize the bad and look for reasons to be unhappy after a relocation. Along those lines you need to properly set your expectations when moving. Comparing anyplace to childhood memories of the "suburban utopia" that LI was decades ago will just cause grief in the long run.

Good luck!
Well said, as usual
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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If you're willing to share where you're coming from on LI, those of us from LI can help give you some context... Imagine for a moment that someone was reading about Wyandanch and Hempstead thinking that defined LI.

Your biggest hurdle will likely be a separation anxiety type reaction where you over emphasize the bad and look for reasons to be unhappy after a relocation. Along those lines you need to properly set your expectations when moving. Comparing anyplace to childhood memories of the "suburban utopia" that LI was decades ago will just cause grief in the long run.

Good luck!

I'm currently in Syosset. Like the area...very quiet and extremely safe. Cost of Living is out of control. However, don't want to save money but the trade off is a less safer neighborhood. btw- we are looking in Waxhaw.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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There are three in particular that are so bitter and annyoyng that they almost convince people that live here and love it that they should move. LOL!!!Sometimes if a person works on their personality and looks, they see things in a more positive prospective. Seriously, look at serious inputs and not the ones that are from people bitter with their own personal issues. It is easy to tell. But, we aren't perfect. But, we certainly aren't a bad city to live in.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is a nice place to live. It has everything that every other place has. We do have crime. We do have fools. Are they as bad as some people will have you think? No. Spend a little time learning where NOT to go and you should be perfectly safe. You'll probably find that you spend more time bothered because you can't find a restaurant like one back home that you love.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Are you moving to Union County?

Come on down.

I knew the crime rate before I moved back here and it was a turn off. I came from one of the lowest crime areas in the nation with one of the highest standards of living (Johnson County, Kansas). Beautiful neighborhoods, wonderful law enforcement. I was sick knowing I was moving back into this (by comparison) crime-infested city.

I have been here 10 years and avoided the thugs thus far. Of course, I don't spend time in areas that are prone to crime and I am careful even in my low-crime neighborhood - we have a good neighborhood watch going on!

So just choose a low crime area to live and you will be fine.

I know a lot of folks who have moved here from LI . . . they all seem to be happy with life here! So come on down!
Anifani821, we moved here from Johnson County as well! Grew up in Shawnee and lived in Overland Park after college. Rock chalk Jayhawk!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Anifani821, we moved here from Johnson County as well! Grew up in Shawnee and lived in Overland Park after college. Rock chalk Jayhawk!
Woot! loved JoCo . . . still homesick 10 years later - and I am a native North Carolinian! Hard to describe how nice that region of the country is to folks who have never spent time there!

I have found that spots in S. Charlotte remind me a bit of JoCo. And I think areas around Mooresville may someday remind me of areas in JoCo.

I hope you have gotten settled in and like it here!

And yes, I am still a Jayhawk fan! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

I did miss "my" mountains when I lived in KS . . . so that has been wonderful to be back where I can get to Blowing Rock and Boone.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:05 PM
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Location: The CLT area
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Woot! loved JoCo . . . still homesick 10 years later - and I am a native North Carolinian! Hard to describe how nice that region of the country is to folks who have never spent time there!
Many times you have posted about your former residence.

Since I value your opinion, I often wonder what is like in Johnson County . Likewise, if you find aspects of Charlotte unpleasant, I often wonder what you'd think of Long Island!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Many times you have posted about your former residence.

Since I value your opinion, I often wonder what is like in Johnson County . Likewise, if you find aspects of Charlotte unpleasant, I often wonder what you'd think of Long Island!
Well, don't want to take the thread off track . . . but the main things would be - above average infrastructure and highways, schools, local government, housing, amenities, park/greenway system, low crime, top notch entertainment close by, nice stadiums/venues, upscale shopping, low cost of living, robust higher ed system, planned communities, excellent accessible medical/healthcare, clean, good DA (no revolving door of justice).

I don't find Charlotte unpleasant - just see a lot that needs to be developed/improved and am disappointed in the school system (as a whole) here. We could do better for the amount of $$$ poured into it. And the revolving door of justice is disgraceful.

Charlotte is growing and changing. We were so fortunate to become the home of the Bechtler Museum, for example. So my hope is the next 20 years will be filled w/ positives.

My relationship with LI began in the 50s, when my Aunt and Uncle took us there to see Levittown. Over the years, I have had many snapshot moments of LI from visiting there - from nice areas to overcrowded areas. I always liked the idea of having the RR . . . and the shoreline. But the last time I was there, which was about 10 years ago, I didn't find as many charming areas and the real estate seemed very inflated. I don't think I would be happy living there at this point in time. :-(

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw
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I moved to Waxhaw from Long Island a year ago. As far as crime is concerned there is not much to speak of in this area that I have noticed. I am a single woman with a son and I don't ever even lock my doors, so obviously I don't feel at ALL afraid of the surroundings.
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