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Old 05-01-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Fayetteville is like any small-medium sized city
Very true, personally I can't tell the difference between Fayetteville and Charleston. Sometimes I have to stop people on the street and ask them where I am, because it is so easy to get confused.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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I didn't think Bladen County was that poor. For North Carolina.

Also, like others have said. Fayetteville has good and bad areas. The bad areas you need to stay away from. Spring Lake is ugly.
Spring Lake, NC is just full of military people
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've been plenty of times when I attended college near there. It's a typical military town with a frequent crime rate. Lots of drugs. too Far away from a good airport (or at least an international one) I prefer a college town or one with a high percentage of college graduates personally. A couple of friends who live there describe it as "ghetto" yet they don't move
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Very true, personally I can't tell the difference between Fayetteville and Charleston. Sometimes I have to stop people on the street and ask them where I am, because it is so easy to get confused.


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Old 05-02-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Very true, personally I can't tell the difference between Fayetteville and Charleston. Sometimes I have to stop people on the street and ask them where I am, because it is so easy to get confused.
I really confused right now
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Very true, personally I can't tell the difference between Fayetteville and Charleston. Sometimes I have to stop people on the street and ask them where I am, because it is so easy to get confused.
Aye, sarcasm me lad. Is it the ocean that gets you all disoriented, or might it be the rum ya?


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Old 05-02-2016, 10:18 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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Very true, personally I can't tell the difference between Fayetteville and Charleston. Sometimes I have to stop people on the street and ask them where I am, because it is so easy to get confused.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I was a military dependent, actually lived in Fort Bragg for 3+ years (long time for an Army brat) and it was the BEST place to live for a kiddo. Back in the late sixties, lived on Woodruff, but it appears that the housing we lived in was torn down. Raleigh was considered the big city, remember Fay and Haymarket Street where there was a food co-op. So it used to be progressive lol.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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I've been plenty of times when I attended college near there. It's a typical military town with a frequent crime rate. Lots of drugs. too Far away from a good airport (or at least an international one) I prefer a college town or one with a high percentage of college graduates personally. A couple of friends who live there describe it as "ghetto" yet they don't move
I've been here my entire life--have never been offered drugs, have never seen a drug transaction that I'm aware of, and would have no idea how to acquire drugs if I wanted them.
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Fayetteville is what happens when you take Jacksonville away from the coast and double the size of the city. If you're not working for the Military, you might as well be working retail.

IMO Part of the problem is that cities like Fayetteville and Jacksonville have relied so much on their military bases, that they failed to adequately diversify their job base/economy to include more stable sectors of employment. What I'm saying is anecdotal, but when there aren't many good paying jobs available, it gives people more opportunities to commit crimes.

It's also worth mentioning that just to Fayetteville's south is one of North Carolina's poorest counties.
This was always my biggest complaint, and why I moved my family out.

Fayetteville's economy is based completely on the military; you are either in the military, provide a service to the military, or you sell things to the military.
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