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Old 08-15-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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You may want to take a look at Davidson, which is about 20 miles outside of Charlotte. It is a small town with a walkable downtown area. I have only driven through there but it has a small town feel but is close enough to everything else you may need.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Asheville is sounding like it would be a good fit for you. So would Carrboro, Chapel Hill, but they are part of the Triangle metro which is about 1,000,000 even though no one city itself is over 500K.

I would suggest checking out the western NC forum and asking specifics about Asheville
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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We are going in November to travel around in NC, but just because NC is so big, we want already narrow down to a few cities / towns.
Regarding work, my husband is working out something with his company, which will allow him to work from home and I will be a stay at home mom.
We like to live in a small city: a place that has a downtown, but nothing too metropolitan; below 500.000 would be great.
We prefer a liberal area with a lot of diversity concerning restaurants and shops.

Thanks!
Will your husband need frequent access to an airport? Sometimes that comes with work from home jobs.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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My husband just had a meeting with his bosses and he will be able to work from the office in Richmond, VA. We are moving in June next year.
Thank you all so much for your feedback, I appreciate it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My husband just had a meeting with his bosses and he will be able to work from the office in Richmond, VA.
That's too bad.
Maybe you'll be able to move out of there soon.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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I would advise against moving to Charlotte, NC. I tried to move there and was afraid to stay. There were allot of people and seemed to be allot of bad neighborhoods. The air quality is very bad. It was doing something to me since my chest hurt somewhat. I'm unhappy in Bristol (VA, TN) and ended up coming back here. But I can breath easier. But I still want to try to move again very badly. I'm thinking Winston Salem or Asheboro, NC. This is a neat area since they this great bus system called PART and it will take you to different cities. Can anybody help me find an apartment (it would be for 2 related adults)? I need a cheap apartment in Winston Salem, NC or I'd consider Asheboro. Or any of the towns that the piedmont triad bus goes to.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I would advise against moving to Charlotte, NC. I tried to move there and was afraid to stay. There were allot of people and seemed to be allot of bad neighborhoods. The air quality is very bad. It was doing something to me since my chest hurt somewhat. I'm unhappy in Bristol (VA, TN) and ended up coming back here. But I can breath easier. But I still want to try to move again very badly. I'm thinking Winston Salem or Asheboro, NC. This is a neat area since they this great bus system called PART and it will take you to different cities. Can anybody help me find an apartment (it would be for 2 related adults)? I need a cheap apartment in Winston Salem, NC or I'd consider Asheboro. Or any of the towns that the piedmont triad bus goes to.

Sorry you had an unsuccessful trip to Charlotte. Since you were looking for a 'cheap' apartment you saw the worst parts of the city I'm sure.

Apartment living in Charlotte has gotten quite expensive, but this is true in any large, desirable city. Therefore, you are smart to consider looking at smaller towns/cities for a place to move because they will be more in line with your limited budget.

I want to suggest you look at Mt. Airy, NC. It is a small town but only 30 minutes to Winston-Salem for all the bigger city things you might need, like great healthcare. You can also catch the PART bus in Mt. Airy very easily to go to WS. I would not try to live in WS because there are bad sections to that city too, and you will likely find yourself only looking at them if your budget is not real big. Best of luck to you.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I want to suggest you look at Mt. Airy, NC. It is a small town but only 30 minutes to Winston-Salem for all the bigger city things you might need, like great healthcare. You can also catch the PART bus in Mt. Airy very easily to go to WS. I would not try to live in WS because there are bad sections to that city too, and you will likely find yourself only looking at them if your budget is not real big. Best of luck to you.
OP has already replied above that they'll be moving to Richmond
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Hi Lis we are also looking to relocate to NC. We are coming from Miami looking for a more relaxed environment for our boys to grow up in. We have visited Highpoint, Greensboro, & Raleigh Durham on many occasions and so far we are inclined to Raleigh. We find it has a great schooling system in comparison to were we live and its very college oriented. This is not our final destination yet but we will know more in October as we plan to travel to Chapel Hill, Charlotte, and Cary. My biggest thing is great schools, nice neighborhoods were our kids can have an outdoor afterschool lifestyle, good places to dine out at and perhaps some night life for the adults. Another factor for us is finding a non denominational christian church for our family to attend. We currently attend Fellowship Church in Miami which is all about the next generation and keeping families grounded and focused. I hope you find your ideal place.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Thank you... where is Mathews?
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