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Old 09-14-2006, 04:36 PM
 
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Greetings:

I'm seeking refuge from the big city to Asheville, NC or surrounding "utopia". Looking for an area with diversity, decent schools, affordable housing, low crime.
Solo momma w/2 treasures and a turtle.

Thanks for your time and responses.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:00 PM
 
Location: State of Bliss :-)
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Greetings:

I'm seeking refuge from the big city to Asheville, NC or surrounding "utopia". Looking for an area with diversity, decent schools, affordable housing, low crime. Solo momma w/2 treasures and a turtle.

Thanks for your time and responses.
There's a very recent thread in the forum about Asheville. I think it's about 3 or 4 threads down from the one you just started. It's titled "Single white female moving to Asheville has q's?"


//www.city-data.com/forum/north...ea-has-qs.html

Regards,

Cassie

Last edited by Cassie; 09-14-2006 at 05:13 PM.. Reason: spaces, additional information
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Greetings:

I'm seeking refuge from the big city to Asheville, NC or surrounding "utopia". Looking for an area with diversity, decent schools, affordable housing, low crime.
Solo momma w/2 treasures and a turtle.

Thanks for your time and responses.
Need to know your definition of these words:

Affordable - I have found many homes to be overpriced and on small pieces of land in this area, yet people seem to be willing to pay it. Need to know your price range.

Decent schools - The dont really stand out, and arent known to be bad either.

Low crime - Everyplace has crime. But if you are coming from NYC to Asheville it will seem lower, probably.

And finally DIVERSITY - Define this. (Why does this matter to people?)

Do you want to be around people of a different race?

Want to live in an area with public housing and the Hamptons close together?

Want to be around people of a different poilitical opinion than your own (highly doubt it)

Or is your definition of diversity having a Mcdonalds and Burger King on the same street?

Hope Ive helped!
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:03 PM
 
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To define what I'm looking for:
Affordable Housing-Initally we will need rental housing. As for the projects near the Hamptons comment...
Decent schools-Public magnet programs,Charter schools. Progressive and academically challenge.
Low crime- crime rate way below the national average.
Diversity-Mixture of races in living areas and schools. My family is culturally diverse.
A Middle Eastern restaurant near a Thai restaurant is more of what I have in mind
Politics-not concerned. could care less

Last edited by cypress; 09-18-2006 at 01:12 PM..
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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Two public school systems for Asheville, one being the Asheville City Schools and the other the Buncombe County Schools. The Asheville City Schools are more culturally diverse. We live in the City of Asheville yet we are part of the Buncombe County School District. We live in the very southern end of the city. I think both school districts are good, especially for North Carolina. My son is a junior this year and in the honors English and Math programs so I have a pretty good idea. We lived in Wilmington until he was in 7th grade and the schools in Asheville are superior.

Asheville itself is not a very racially diverse city, it is predominantly caucasian. Growing Hispanic population like pretty much everywhere else in the state. I like it here and would recommend it to just about anyone, as long as you have a job lined up before you move here, because that will be a challenge.
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