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Old 07-06-2016, 06:43 AM
 
Location: North Fort Myers, Florida
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Hello all,

I am looking for advice regarding the different areas of North Carolina. I am a 23 year old female living currently in Southwest Florida looking to relocate (in the future) to North Carolina. I work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission right now, and would like to stay in that line of work if I could. I am a college graduate. My boyfriend currently works at Carmax and would like to stay in that line of work (if possible somewhere near a Carmax maybe??).

My boyfriend and I would be moving together and would like to find somewhere where we could eventually start a family. We have no kids, but we do have a dog and 3 cats. We are looking for someplace that we would be able to walk the dog (we currently live in an area where that is hard to do). We don't mind the heat, but we would like to like somewhere a little more temperate than down here in Southwest Florida. We definitely don't want to live somewhere too cold though, we are originally from WI and do not want to deal with that type of cold again.

Commute time is not a big deal to me, I drive a lot in my line of work so it doesn't bother me as much. We would like to live somewhere that is near a city or big city, definitely not a small town. Someplace that would have access to grocery stores, parks, and a dog park (if possible). It would be nice to be somewhere where we could go to both the beach and the mountains within a few hours of driving.

We have a combined salary of around $50k a year and would be looking to buy or rent a house if possible. Please if anyone has any insight of areas that would be good please let us know. We are trying to get an idea if North Carolina would be a good state to move to (everyone down in Florida says it is). I tried to be as specific as possible.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:57 AM
 
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You can search for NC state jobs here:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina

Wildlife Resources Commission only has 3 current openings.

Car Max has locations in Fayetteville, Raleigh, G'boro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, etc. Any of those cities would meet your requirements.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Wildlife Resources Commission only has 3 current openings.
The OP might also look at aquariums and zoos that are convenient to the Car-Max locations. For example, the State zoo in Asheboro might work with the Fayetteville Car-Max, and they would be in the middle of the state.

Also, if you use the state web-site above, there are a few more jobs if you just search on "wildlife".
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hello all,

I am looking for advice regarding the different areas of North Carolina. I am a 23 year old female living currently in Southwest Florida looking to relocate (in the future) to North Carolina. I work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission right now, and would like to stay in that line of work if I could. I am a college graduate. My boyfriend currently works at Carmax and would like to stay in that line of work (if possible somewhere near a Carmax maybe??).

My boyfriend and I would be moving together and would like to find somewhere where we could eventually start a family. We have no kids, but we do have a dog and 3 cats. We are looking for someplace that we would be able to walk the dog (we currently live in an area where that is hard to do). We don't mind the heat, but we would like to like somewhere a little more temperate than down here in Southwest Florida. We definitely don't want to live somewhere too cold though, we are originally from WI and do not want to deal with that type of cold again.

Commute time is not a big deal to me, I drive a lot in my line of work so it doesn't bother me as much. We would like to live somewhere that is near a city or big city, definitely not a small town. Someplace that would have access to grocery stores, parks, and a dog park (if possible). It would be nice to be somewhere where we could go to both the beach and the mountains within a few hours of driving.

We have a combined salary of around $50k a year and would be looking to buy or rent a house if possible. Please if anyone has any insight of areas that would be good please let us know. We are trying to get an idea if North Carolina would be a good state to move to (everyone down in Florida says it is). I tried to be as specific as possible.
You might want to look at job openings in the state parks.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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OP, what do you consider a "small town" vs a "city" or a "big city"? Most or all of the cities in NC would be considered mid-sized or smaller.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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The OP might also look at aquariums and zoos that are convenient to the Car-Max locations. For example, the State zoo in Asheboro might work with the Fayetteville Car-Max, and they would be in the middle of the state.

Also, if you use the state web-site above, there are a few more jobs if you just search on "wildlife".
Why go to the Carmax in Fayetteville when the one in Greensboro is 30 mins away?
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North Fort Myers, Florida
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OP, what do you consider a "small town" vs a "city" or a "big city"? Most or all of the cities in NC would be considered mid-sized or smaller.
Small town is like where I am from with a population less than 1,000 (want to avoid that to the best of our ability). City is like where I live now with a population of about 35,000 and big city would be like Tampa, Fort Myers, or Saint Petersburg.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We would like to live somewhere that is near a city or big city, definitely not a small town. Someplace that would have access to grocery stores, parks, and a dog park (if possible). It would be nice to be somewhere where we could go to both the beach and the mountains within a few hours of driving.
Naturally you should live convenient to whatever jobs you find. However, I think the Triad would suit you. Greensboro is the largest city in the region at 283,000, and Asheboro is a small city at 26,000. Both are equidistant to the mountains and beach. There are also numerous suburban areas with reasonable housing.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:49 AM
 
Location: North Fort Myers, Florida
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Naturally you should live convenient to whatever jobs you find. However, I think the Triad would suit you. Greensboro is the largest city in the region at 283,000, and Asheboro is a small city at 26,000. Both are equidistant to the mountains and beach. There are also numerous suburban areas with reasonable housing.
Thank you! Question: what is the weather like in these two cities in Winter vs. in Summer? I know that I could look at climate data but that isn't always necessarily accurate. For example where I live they say the temperatures in summer are 94 but in reality its gets near 105.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Thank you! Question: what is the weather like in these two cities in Winter vs. in Summer? I know that I could look at climate data but that isn't always necessarily accurate. For example where I live they say the temperatures in summer are 94 but in reality its gets near 105.
I think you should repeat the question on weather in the Triad sub-forum. The actual residents of the Triad would see it there.

All I could tell you is to look at the "relative humidity" or "feels-like temperatures" on Accuweather.com . Lately we have been having temps in the high 90's with "feels-like" temperatures in the low hundreds. It is so miserable you don't want to be outside for long, except in the early morning.
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