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Old 12-17-2006, 12:08 PM
 
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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Too often folks desiring tolerance are intolerant, wanting comfort but don't offfer comfort.
What an insightful comment, MikeJaquish. I really like that. Reminds me of the old saying 'in order to gain a friend one must be a friend.' It all starts inside of us, and we usually receive what we share.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Default If You Could Live Anywhere You Like In NC Where Would It Be And Why?

Our property in Waynesville ... elevation 3,500 feet, view of the Smokies, less than 10 minutes from from the delightful downtown area, and what few neighbors there are couldn't be nicer. Of course, I somehow have to make it to retirement before we can build there!

I like almost every place we've visited in western North Carolina, but Brevard runs a close second to Waynesville.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:03 PM
 
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Originally posted by mm mary73;

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?

Well, we are trying to make an intelligent choice...by asking you. We who think we might want to move to NC have come to that conclusion through books, mag articles and real estate pamphlets from and about NC saying how great it is. So NC is in collusion here, too. And most of the info is true. It sounds like a great place to live. But would you go live in Jersey without asking the natives where to go? I know a great apt in Newark...YOU'RE the expert. Don't laugh, help out. I'm thinking of moving down myself and have found these forums imformative. I know you're amused but you can blame the NY/Metro tourists (we call them Bennies) for driving the Jersey natives to your area. The Bennies can afford $9000.00/yr taxes but I know I can't!

So, tell us why you like your town.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:10 PM
 
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Waynesville, I love it, it is beautiful, I love the elevation and the access to all the trails and National Forest. Also a great town center, I believe it was voted to have one of the prettiest Main Streets in the US. Basically, it has everything I love, the rugged mountains and natural beauty, and access to outdoor activites, and then the cute main street with coffee shops, and bookstores, and my favorite, the "Mast" gear store. What more could one want!
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:48 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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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.
You mean like this:
http://www.awwa.org/Communications/mainstream/2003/July/Lead01_waterseriesno4-2.jpg (broken link) http://www.awwa.org/Communications/mainstream/2003/July/Lead01_waterseriesno4-1.jpg (broken link)

NC has seen some bad droughts. The one that dried up High Rock was judged the worst on record. The High Rock issue was exacerbated by squabbles over who controlled the water. I think that the residents and the group that largely controls water levels (Alcoa) are trying to work things out so something that gawdawful doesn't happen again.

But water is an issue and will probably become more contentious as time goes on and more people move here and expect to be supplied with the resource. I've watched a squabble go on between Concord/Kannapolis and the Hickory area since last year. It's been entertaining in a sort of Old West Water War kind of way. At least people won't be shootin' it up, like the did in the old westerns They just form advocacy groups and create web pages that bicker at each other
http://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/News/interbasin-transfers-devastate-rivers (broken link)
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I have several places that I could be happy with. Boone, Black Mountain, Maggie Valley and Asheville in the western part of the state. I don't really have a preference in the central part. As for the coastal areas, Bath, Elizabeth City to the northern part of the state and in the southern part, Rocky Point, Wilmington, Castle Hayne and Hampstead.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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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?
I think people who don't know where they are moving to have an option of where they can live unlike some people where their work is relocating them, then that person would be more limited. I myself am trying to get into a hospital in North Carolina so in the end whatever hospital accepts my resume will be where I choose to live but since there are several hospitals, I have more of a choice of where I can live and so I want to make sure I make the best choice for myself and family.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Originally posted by mm mary73;

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?

Well, we are trying to make an intelligent choice...by asking you. We who think we might want to move to NC have come to that conclusion through books, mag articles and real estate pamphlets from and about NC saying how great it is. So NC is in collusion here, too. And most of the info is true. It sounds like a great place to live. But would you go live in Jersey without asking the natives where to go? I know a great apt in Newark...YOU'RE the expert. Don't laugh, help out. I'm thinking of moving down myself and have found these forums imformative. I know you're amused but you can blame the NY/Metro tourists (we call them Bennies) for driving the Jersey natives to your area. The Bennies can afford $9000.00/yr taxes but I know I can't!

So, tell us why you like your town.
Yes, and what this person said also. Plus when I am using this site I don't like to read comments that are a page long because there is so much info I am trying to sift through. I try to keep my questions/comments short and simple without giving my life story of why I am asking certain questions.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Well, since we had to ask ourselves that question 1-1/2 years ago, the answer would be exactly where we are living now. I cannot think of a quieter, more scenic and pleasant area than this...however, Southport was our second choice.
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