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Old 01-14-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Does such a place exist?

Is there a safe and affordable small-mid size city across the Southeastern US?

To Be More Specific:

Southeastern US = East of I-35 and South of I-70
Affordable = Apartments under $600 a month
Small-Mid Size = 25,000-300,000

For the most part, it seems like the affordable places are not safe, and the safe places are suburbs that only the wealthy can afford. That is not what I am looking for.

I know the South has its issues, but does such a place exist at all?
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:17 AM
 
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I have been spending a lot of time in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia looking for a new placae to call home.

A few places that come to mind right away are: Athens, GA; Salisbury, NC; and possibly Hickory,NC.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Also check out:

Rome GA
Cookeville TN
Kingsport TN
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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I have been spending a lot of time in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia looking for a new placae to call home.

A few places that come to mind right away are: Athens, GA; Salisbury, NC; and possibly Hickory,NC.
Parts of Salisbury are less than ideal. Hickory is pretty nice, though.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Huntsville, AL. Totally affordable and tame. Decent shopping and lots of defense/aero/tech occupations. Home to actual rocket scientists and military defense contractors. Close to one of the country's largest man-made lakes and tons of recreation, not to mention a couple hrs or so from Atlanta.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Lexington KY
* only 15 murders in a commuting area of over 500,000 in 2008.
* 10th most educated US city - 40% of adults have a college degree
* YES it is affordable. Even in my neighborhood, the safest and among the most affluent in the city, a 3 bedroom duplex runs from $575 to $700. An affordable and safe low end one bedroom runs from $450 up.
* Surrounded by one of American's most unique landscapes: Bluegrass Horse Farm country








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Old 01-15-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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- Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Clemmons, NC.
- Louisville, KY
- Knoxville, TN
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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#1 South Beach miami #2 South Side Chicago #3 SOUTH CENTRAL LA baby.
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