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Old 10-17-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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Hey Everyone! My first post!

I just moved to Clemmons, NC from the Jersey Shore with my parents. Im currently going to school to get my teaching license.

In about a year or so I will be looking for a job and a new place to live. Im trying to find a place where there are a lot of young professionals and activities that they enjoy (i.e. bars, places to meet singles, concerts, ect.)

Any help would be great!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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haha cmon ppl!

any info would be awesome.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:42 PM
 
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Honestly, I would focus on moving to wherever you can land a job (Note: Get the job first - then move). You'll find plenty of young professionals around the bigger cities like the Charlotte metro area or the Triangle, but none of that matters if you can't pay the bills. Good luck!
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: in a house
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Hey Everyone! My first post!

I just moved to Clemmons, NC from the Jersey Shore with my parents. Im currently going to school to get my teaching license.

In about a year or so I will be looking for a job and a new place to live. Im trying to find a place where there are a lot of young professionals and activities that they enjoy (i.e. bars, places to meet singles, concerts, ect.)

Any help would be great!
Wherever you do your student teaching would be a start. That's what you talk to your advisor about.....
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Wherever you do your student teaching would be a start. That's what you talk to your advisor about.....
Well my student teaching will probably be in Guilford or Forsyth County since thats where I live near now, but I don't think I'd like to live here when starting my career.

Im just trying to find out where in NC there are a lot of people my age (21-30) live year round.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh & Durham would probably the hot spots for 21-30 year olds. I'm now out of that age range, but I still have an opinion on the matter. I'd rank the four in the following order:

1 - Durham: A lot of urban revitalization ongoing. Up and coming area with great restaurants and bars. Easy access to Raleigh & Chapel Hill, too.
2 - Wilmington: Party town with the beach right there.
3 - Raleigh: Pretty active social scene around Glenwood South and Moore Square. Lots of new development going on downtown w/ condos and such. Quickly becoming expensive to live near the action, though! School system in Wake County is a mess, though.
4 - Charlotte: Thriving uptown scene and good access to the mountains. For some reason, I just personally don't care for the Charlotte scene that much, and never have. I guess its just a bit too conservative and showy for me w/ all the banking/financial types in the area. Oh, this is the spot if you're into NASCAR, though.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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NCaprio83: I transplanted here to Raleigh from Massachusetts 10 years ago, having first secured a contract for managerial work. The young professionals gravitate to Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh and Charlotte, buit Wilmington on the coast is catching up. I am retired now but, if I had it to do all over again I would make it to Wilmington...vibrant young people, a great university, THE BEACHES and everything else the larger cities have to offer but far less traffic (except during tourist season) and great places to eat, drink & dine and just hang out. You will even see them make films there.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Incidentally, the metros are also probably where teachers are most in demand...
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