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Old 04-04-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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Hello all!

My long term boyfriend and I are looking to move to North Carolina, we are looking to buy a home. He's a pilot and I'm a flight attendant. We work in LGA airport and will commute from either city. We currently live in NYC and want to relocate to charlotte for a number of reasons. The cost of living is better, the weather, people,ect.

We are looking to buy a house for 200k or less. We want a suburban feel, we're still young and don't have kids yet, but they would be in the future, so we keep that in mind.We would preferably be in a suburb but close enough drive (20 min) to shopping and bars. We both enjoy the outdoors, want to be somewhere with a great night life and historical charm to the area. We're looking to get away from the busyness of NYC. We are not tied down to just these two areas, it just needs to be within an hour drive of either the Charlotte or Raleigh airport. We are starting our search for a quality area in NC! Thanks for any info!

-KC
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We both enjoy the outdoors, want to be somewhere with a great night life and historical charm to the area.
All I can respond to is the "historical charm" aspect. Hillsborough (near RDU) has a lot, and you can probably find a house within your budget. Charlotte is almost entirely new.

I think you could find outdoor recreation and great nightlife in either area.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: My House
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Define "great nightlife."
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You haven't mentioned why you picked NC out of all the places you could have been interested in, and what specific to this state draws you here?

Ultimately, it's what YOU and your sig other want--a bunch of strangers on the Internet can't really guide you. Visit both places, preferably spending a few days in each, and then come here to ask more targeted questions. Too many people move here because they read about it in a magazine and did no firsthand research, and end up regretting it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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Well, since you're in aviation I'll say that CLT has rocking chairs, a decent BBQ restaurant, and a piano... It's also a hub and alot larger than RDU. RDU built a new terminal within the last few years but still has that sleepy Raleigh feel to it..

Compared to NYC nightlife and activities, either one of these places would be unremarkable. Have you checked out Dallas or Seattle? I kind of like DFW. There are many cities that will feel less frenetic than NYC but still offer what you're looking for.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Well, since you're in aviation I'll say that CLT has rocking chairs, a decent BBQ restaurant, and a piano... It's also a hub and alot larger than RDU. RDU built a new terminal within the last few years but still has that sleepy Raleigh feel to it..

Compared to NYC nightlife and activities, either one of these places would be unremarkable. Have you checked out Dallas or Seattle? I kind of like DFW. There are many cities that will feel less frenetic than NYC but still offer what you're looking for.
The OP just needs to get to LGA from either airport.
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