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Old 12-15-2006, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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Are there any riverfront communities in NC worth having a look at?

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New Bern is as riverfront as you get.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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As I suggested before check out the Lake Hickory section on the Catawba River near Hickory.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Lake Norman........too crowded and upscale. Besides, one of these days they are going to widen 77 and it'll be a nightmare. Lake James is beautiful. I agree with LM but it is very rural. How about a nice compromise? Take a look at Lake Hickory on the Catawba River near Hickory. I like it because it has one of the best year around weather patterns you'll find anywhere. Four seasons none extreme. Wanna see some snow? Jump in the car, run up 321 and see it. Gets a little warm in the summer but nothing like Florida. You are one hour from Charlotte Airport via 321 and I-85.
I like Hickory. It has everything you need unless five star dining is a must without being too big or congested.
Completely agree. People seem to think that there are only certain areas of NC and they all move to them.

Lake Norman is over-built. The lake is real nice on hot summer days, but everyone else knows it too. Reminds me of a crowded amusement park during the summer.

Road traffic is terrible.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:24 PM
 
Location: in a house
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I am always amused when I note some poster who states they are ""moving from ____ to NC" but they don't know where they're moving to and ask for others' opinions. If you don't know anything about my state in order to make an intelligent choice of where to live, why do you think THIS is the place to be?
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:57 AM
 
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Uh, I know plenty about NC, been there many times. Yes we are moving there but have an open mind regarding location at this point. We have zeroed in on a couple of areas but don't want to overlook other good possibilities too. We value other opinions, thus the question "moving from ___.

After all the good answers to our question here we have learned that there are some additional great areas that we were unaware of and will certainly check them out.

Thanks to all who have responded with the great ideas thus far, keep them coming, others will benefit from this thread too.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:39 AM
 
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Uh, I know plenty about NC, been there many times. Yes we are moving there but have an open mind regarding location at this point. We have zeroed in on a couple of areas but don't want to overlook other good possibilities too. We value other opinions, thus the question "moving from ___.

After all the good answers to our question here we have learned that there are some additional great areas that we were unaware of and will certainly check them out.

Thanks to all who have responded with the great ideas thus far, keep them coming, others will benefit from this thread too.

Good job, itsme2. Glad to see you're doing your homework (no pun intended ). That's what these boards are for.

I'm glad you brought this up because I get a feeling that alot of folks seem apprehensive about looking outside the metro areas. The bottom line is there is an abundance of transplants all over the state now, so I promise you will not feel like ~the lone yankee~ if you decide on an alternate location. My city (Burlington) alone has transplants galore.

Here are just a few cities that are worth checking into:

Jamestown - nice, quite town near G'boro
Kernersville - has an excellent Catholic school
Gibsonville - community-oriented, quaint downtown area
Elon - small, pristine college town with good schools
Whitsett - rural area with nice subdivisions, convenient to G'boro
Burlington - growing mid-sized city between Greensboro & Chapel Hill
Graham - same as Gibsonville but larger
Summerfield - must be ok, Chris Daughtry just moved there
Mebane - really growing! Nice, quite, clean, quaint downtown


These cities are ideal for retirees or families with children. Commuting to Greenboro or Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill is quick and easy from any of these cities. And, if you're like me you generally won't need to be in the "big city" except on weekends anyway, so you won't have the constant traffic probs to contend with.


Good luck with your move, everyone!
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:55 PM
 
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Is it true that High Rock Lake someimes dries up? This thread talks about that: //www.city-data.com/forum/north...rock-lake.html

Thank you.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Good job, itsme2. Glad to see you're doing your homework (no pun intended ). That's what these boards are for.

I'm glad you brought this up because I get a feeling that alot of folks seem apprehensive about looking outside the metro areas. The bottom line is there is an abundance of transplants all over the state now, so I promise you will not feel like ~the lone yankee~ if you decide on an alternate location. My city (Burlington) alone has transplants galore.

Here are just a few cities that are worth checking into:

Jamestown - nice, quite town near G'boro
Kernersville - has an excellent Catholic school
Gibsonville - community-oriented, quaint downtown area
Elon - small, pristine college town with good schools
Whitsett - rural area with nice subdivisions, convenient to G'boro
Burlington - growing mid-sized city between Greensboro & Chapel Hill
Graham - same as Gibsonville but larger
Summerfield - must be ok, Chris Daughtry just moved there
Mebane - really growing! Nice, quite, clean, quaint downtown


These cities are ideal for retirees or families with children. Commuting to Greenboro or Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill is quick and easy from any of these cities. And, if you're like me you generally won't need to be in the "big city" except on weekends anyway, so you won't have the constant traffic probs to contend with.


Good luck with your move, everyone!


Whenever I hear people who move here finding comfort in "not being the lone yankee" it makes me wonder....

Why move down here just to have the same exact atmosphere you left?

Am I reading this wrong or do most people just want the NC address, and be as far from native NCers as possible?
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:17 AM
 
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Whenever I hear people who move here finding comfort in "not being the lone yankee" it makes me wonder....

Why move down here just to have the same exact atmosphere you left?

Am I reading this wrong or do most people just want the NC address, and be as far from native NCers as possible?
I am drawing the same conclusion and I'm not even a native, but not a newcomer either. Originally from the midwest, we've been here 20 years, and it truly does sadden me to read that most of those folks considering N.C. fear looking beyond the "Containment Area" (Cary) or Charlotte.
Guess it's not surprising though, b/c people read a "best of" list somewhere, jump on this forum (that gets a majority of posts from non-natives, many of whom are here <5 years and often realtors looking to increase their business) ....then it's off to the races following everyone else...
Our lives have been enriched by the people we've met here in Sanford over the years. One of my favorite memories is of my European-born father and my N.C.-born neighbor's friendship. Both older gentlemen with accents distinct to their heritage, bonding over their common interests of gardening, traditions and family. An unlikely pair who'd never have met if we'd stuck just to the familiar when we first moved here!
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Great Post, MariGirl!

Too often folks desiring tolerance are intolerant, wanting comfort but don't offfer comfort.
I have met so many NC Natives who have been receptive and given me the opportunity to prove myself that it has been heartwarming.
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