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Old 03-05-2008, 03:43 AM
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My husband and I will be moving to North Carolina for his job in Fayetteville. He will be working on base and I am a nurse. I am interested in working in one of the hospitals in the Raleigh or Durham area. I wasn't highly impressed with Fayetteville when we visited. Is there an area that is nice to live that is between Durham and Fayetteville? Or would you suggest we live in Durham and he commute to Fayetteville? How long would the commute be? Any advice would be great!
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:14 AM
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depending on where in durham and where in fayettville, it looks like the commute time is 1.5 hours each way!
maybe if you want to be "fair" and live in between, then clayton might be an option--or somewhere just south of Raleigh like garner...
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:09 PM
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There is a large medical center (Wake Med) in eastern Raleigh. If you worked there, you could probably find a spot, near the 40-95 intersection, where you could each have a commute of 30 minutes or so, but would you want to live there? Benson is a small town in that area. I would choose living in the Triangle over Fayetteville, but I wouldn't want to drive back and forth every day just to be able to live in Durham or Raleigh. Good luck...
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:02 AM
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I agree about the hospital in Fayetteville not being a great place...a couple of days there with my daughter and I demanded they transfer her to Duke!

Anyhow, if you were looking at the big hospitals, Duke in Durham and UNC Chapel Hil,l then maybe Fuquay-Varina would be a good starting point, just about in the middle, a somewhat longish commute at 40+ min each way, but I imagine that with nursing and working on base you work other than "typical" hours and can possibly avoid high traffic times which would ease things.
I remember driving thru the area on my way home to Fayetteville (I've since moved to Charlotte) from Duke one day (trying to avoid traffic on the highway) and it was a nice area!

Another thought, but I don't know how the hospital is, is to look at Pinehurst, there's a regional hospital there, here's a link: Moore Regional Hospital
That would allow you to live in the Pinehurst/So. Pines/Aberdeen area, also nice.

Good luck.
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