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Old 02-21-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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Anyone who has moved from NC to PA or from PA to NC

Can you advise which is better area to live / work / raise family York, PA or Hickory NC. Any comments about school system / crime

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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IMO, Hickory is a far better choice. The one draw back is that there is limited good paying jobs. However, the cost of living is much lower in Hickory. All things considered I think you would do much better in Hickory. Hickory can be tough on newcomers trying to socialize. Most people who come to Hickory and like it are those who get involved in church or have school age children.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Hickory, NC
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Hickory was voted "All American City" for three decades in a row. It has received numerous awards for being a great place to raise a family, start a career, or retire!

Don is right, the cost of living in Hickory is one of the lowest in the nation. Hickory is a very clean town that is growing quicker than ever before!

As far as crime rate goes, Hickory's "violent crime" rate is less than 1/3 the national average - which is excellent!

What "grade" school are you looking for? Mt. View Elementary is an excellent school, and it feeds into Fred T. Foard - which is a great school too. St. Stephens has many academic awards. Depending on what grade your kids are in, would make a difference. I would recommend staying away from the Banoak Elementary school district. It is a very small, "poor" school.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Hickory was voted "All American City" for three decades in a row. It has received numerous awards for being a great place to raise a family, start a career, or retire!

Don is right, the cost of living in Hickory is one of the lowest in the nation. Hickory is a very clean town that is growing quicker than ever before!

As far as crime rate goes, Hickory's "violent crime" rate is less than 1/3 the national average - which is excellent!

What "grade" school are you looking for? Mt. View Elementary is an excellent school, and it feeds into Fred T. Foard - which is a great school too. St. Stephens has many academic awards. Depending on what grade your kids are in, would make a difference. I would recommend staying away from the Banoak Elementary school district. It is a very small, "poor" school.


I have no idea what anyone would want to stay away from Banoak School. It is a wonderful school which we are very proud of. But I guess if you keep posting crap like the above,we can keep our little school just the way it is without a bunch of more people moving in.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I am very surprised that someone put down Banoak school, too. Banoak community is a great area and really fine people live there.

Furthermore, the poster was asking about Hickory, wh/ would be Hickory City Schools, not Catawba County schools.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Property taxes will probably be much cheaper in NC. When I lived in NC and my parents lived in PA, my house was valued at about twice what theirs was and they paid about twice as much in property taxes as I did. But that would vary depending on exactly where you live.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
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There is a lady I know who recently moved from NC to PA. She has 2 young children and she's a CD member.Message me and I'll give you her user name.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:59 AM
 
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I live in the county next to York (Lancaster). We almost moved to York 9 years ago. The only thing I know about York is this ... every night when we watch the news the crime in York makes us say "Boy, are we ever glad we didn't move to York."

I'm not saying Lancaster doesn't have any crime. But York far surpasses Lancaster in shootings, bank robberies, assaults, arson, drugs, and misdemeanor crimes involving parked cars (acid being thrown on cars for over a year before someone was caught).

And we moved here from San Diego. So we have a good frame of reference as far as the excessive crime stats of York heard daily on the PM news.
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