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Old 10-11-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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I'm retiring next year and my wife and I plan to move to the triad area. We have already seen some homes around Winston-Salem but we really liked the Lexington area. We have heard about some areas flooding after heavy rains and read about flood zones. Are there any areas we should stay away from? I just want to retire and enjoy life---I don't want to panic every time it rains.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: greensboro
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Lexington is a great area (my hometown) but a little depressed economically. It's becoming a bedroom community for Winston-Salem.

Are you thinking of the areas around High Rock Lake? Because the water is down so low due to our drought, it will barely reach the banks in some spots.

Check the FEMA website for flood insurance info and maps-You can even check by address- FEMA: Flood Maps, Insurance, and Information

also check the NC website- North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program -- Home for info.

Good luck!
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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I am sneaking up on that time of life also.
Hospitals are always something to consider and Greensboro and Winston
Salem have some of the best.
In regards to flooding, there is no more than most spots. Use common
sense and stay away from low areas.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. There are so many great areas in North Carolina to choose from---my wife and I like the Triad the best. I can't wait to retire and get settled there.
"NO MORE PENNSYLVANIA SNOW"
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:24 AM
 
Location: greensboro
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having moved many folks from up north (mainly upstate NY) I can tell you from experience that our version of Winter will make you laugh.

Of course, losing power in an ice storm won't but when the schools close, everyone freaks out and runs to the store to buy milk and bread (what good is that? You gonna eat milk sandwiches? Buy some food!) and they start running the "crawl" on the local tv stations telling you what is closed and delayed, it will make you giggle. Especially when all this is over a light dusting of snow (one inch! Everyone be careful!).

Go ahead and sell your snowblower!
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Franklinville,NC
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Randolph County Is Also A Great County To Live In.Close To Greensboro,High Point,Burlington and not that far away from Winston Salem,depending upon,where in Randolph County you go.NO bars or night life here and the housing prices are a fraction of what you would pay compared to the larger cities around here.
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