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Old 08-08-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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Hello all.... am in the need of some advice from the experts. Am relocating to Bragg from DC area and am looking for the "right fit" of places to rent. Once I figure out whether I can manage long term, I will consider buying but for now, I'm looking at Southern Pines, Aberdeen, and Ramsey area of Fayetteville. I am currently 11 miles from the District so I am looking for a place where I'm not in the sticks but have restaurants, shops, perhaps small town feel but with big town culture. I realize I will need to go to Raleigh for museums etc but where can I meet in the middle? it seems that living in Raleigh and working at Bragg is too far, as well as Cary (although both great choices).... Southern Pines is awesome but is it a little slow or would it be OK?

All help is appreciated as I look forward to this new adventure and lovely scenery....especially the beach!!
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Southern Pines is awesome but is it a little slow or would it be OK?
I would recommend Southern Pines. Of course it is slow-- it is a golf and retirement community in the South. Nowhere in North Carolina is going to the have the excitement of the Washington DC area. But it will also not have the traffic or crowds, either. Just relax and enjoy your new home.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Fayetteville is the closet city to Bragg, but it's not most people's favorite place. Southern Pines or the other Moore county places are nice and quiet, but you don't seem to want that.

As others say, you're not going to find anything CLOSE to DC within commuting distance of Bragg, so sounds like the above two are your choices.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Southern Pines/Aberdeen are indeed very slow, and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville. MUCH safer than Fay, too. The Ramsey area of Fayetteville is very iffy. Some parts of it are straight up slummy, and yet right next to that will be beautiful apartment complexes. Then next to that middle class homes and trailer parks. Really depends on the specific area. What is your price range? What in particular is drawing you to Ramsey?

There has been talk about adding some nice new shopping centers and restaurants along North Ramsey St. City leaders are talking about wanting to make it a destination. Hopefully this talk will come to fruition...but our city leaders have fallen short on their word more than a few times. I have an article about it somewheres. I'll edit when I find it.

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/loca...14891a576.html

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