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Old 01-17-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Hi guys!

My husband and I are currently living in the Chicago suburbs (formally from a tiny town in Wisconsin) while he is attending chiropractor school. He is going to graduate in about 1 1/2 years so we are starting to look into areas to relocate to. We have not yet visited NC but have heard lots of good things. Given what I have listed below, which area would meet most, if not all, of what we like and want??

1. We like being in the suburbs because we can just hop the train and go to Chicago, yet we are still far enough away that we don't have bumper to bumper traffic and the main chain stores/restraurants are super close.

2. We obviously would need an area where my husband's business would thrive.

3. We want to get a 2 bedroom apartment that isn't going to cost us an arm and a leg. Right now we are paying $872 for a one bedroom, and in WI we paid $400 for a one bedroom with a den.

4. Now, this part might make me sound terrible, but coming from a small town to a huge suburb was kind of a culture shock. We would like an area that primarly speaks English with not a lot of diversity.

Thanks in advance for any input you might give. I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Hola Senorita Nkarpinsky!


LOng way into the future. Right now it's like this --

No trains from the burbs. To get from the few burbs here you need a car. Not sure what the bus system is like in Raleigh. Charlotte does have a train,

Where would a chiropractor thrive? Maybe his school employment office can help?

Depending on how far into the burbs you go, one bedrooms probably go for less than $500, 2-BR for less than $800--again that depends on where and it most certainly will be different 18 months from now.

Epic failure for primary English speaking LACK of diversity--unless you stay NORTH of Raleigh towards the VA border or move along the SC border. If English speaking and lack of diversity is a priority, I might suggest the Upper Pennisula of MICHIGAN, NORTHERN WISCONSIN, NORTH DAKOTA, and many parts of MONTANA / IDAHO.


!CON MUCHO GUSTO...POR NADA!
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Hi!

This is NOT the place for you! I'm not being mean, just honest.

Public transit is nearly non-existent.

The area is very diverse. You will have culture shock.

Housing is relatively expensive and certainly more expensive than Wisconsin.



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Hi guys!

My husband and I are currently living in the Chicago suburbs (formally from a tiny town in Wisconsin) while he is attending chiropractor school. He is going to graduate in about 1 1/2 years so we are starting to look into areas to relocate to. We have not yet visited NC but have heard lots of good things. Given what I have listed below, which area would meet most, if not all, of what we like and want??

1. We like being in the suburbs because we can just hop the train and go to Chicago, yet we are still far enough away that we don't have bumper to bumper traffic and the main chain stores/restraurants are super close.

2. We obviously would need an area where my husband's business would thrive.

3. We want to get a 2 bedroom apartment that isn't going to cost us an arm and a leg. Right now we are paying $872 for a one bedroom, and in WI we paid $400 for a one bedroom with a den.

4. Now, this part might make me sound terrible, but coming from a small town to a huge suburb was kind of a culture shock. We would like an area that primarly speaks English with not a lot of diversity.

Thanks in advance for any input you might give. I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Yeah, you may want to research Research Triangle Park and the surrounding area (which is basically this forum) where employees live.

Lack of diversity? Not so much. If you don't value diversity, don't move here. My kids go to school with kids from all over the world. We like it. If you don't, stay away.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You really need to visit before making any plans about moving somewhere. IN NC, typically the more "suburban", the farther away from any kind of public transit--cul-de-sacs and winding streets define suburbs here. Cars are a MUST.

I would never make any statements that I "want to move to ____" without visiting the area first, especially for a whole state. Since you have some time, he should contact folks in the chiro field and ask them for a few recommendations of areas that would support his business, then you two should give it a visit to see for yourselves whether the reality of life fits what you desire.

PS--you posted in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area specific forum, but your question seems to apply to the whole state, so the General NC forum would be better for this thread.
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