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Old 12-27-2006, 05:53 PM
 
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My family and I would like to move to a small town where you have the change of seasons with SOME SNOW. We would like it to have a small town feel with freindly people but within an hour of city amenities. NEAR MOUNTIANS any thoughts?
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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My family and I would like to move to a small town where you have the change of seasons with SOME SNOW. We would like it to have a small town feel with freindly people but within an hour of city amenities. NEAR MOUNTIANS any thoughts?
Define small town. Do you want to be in the mountains or just near (1 hour) the mountains.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:52 PM
 
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less than an hour from the mountains or right at the bottom , i think being on the moutain will cause snow overload lol or i could be wrong
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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less than an hour from the mountains or right at the bottom , i think being on the moutain will cause snow overload lol or i could be wrong
How large is your ideal "small town"? You're not going to find that much snow in the Mountain Region of NC in general. The snowiest areas are along the border of NC & TN.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:29 PM
 
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mayberry but within 30 min of shopoping and theaters, parks and rec, etc
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I'd consider the town of Mars Hill in Madison County. Close to Asheville, the largest city in Western NC.

Mars Hill Profile

http://censtats.census.gov/data/NC/1603741620.pdf
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:45 PM
 
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what about around hickory morganton area ? do they not get much snow? and how much snow does this town of mars hill get?
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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what about around hickory morganton area ? do they not get much snow? and how much snow does this town of mars hill get?
Average Yearly Snowfall

Hickory 8"

Mars Hill 15"

Hickory is around 1,200 feet above sea level while Mars Hill is around 2,300 feet.

Hickory (Pop. 37,222) is a small city while Mars Hill (Pop. 1,764) is a small town.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:04 PM
 
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What Is The Lide Style Out There ? I Want To Raise My Kids With Good Family Values. I Also Have To Be Concerned About The Job Situation Is The Economy Good Out There? I Know The Furnitutre Industry Killed Lenoir , I Do Heatoing And A/c Work So Is There That Kind Of Steady Work In The Climate Of Mars Hill? What Is The Rent Like Out There?
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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What Is The Lide Style Out There ? I Want To Raise My Kids With Good Family Values. I Also Have To Be Concerned About The Job Situation Is The Economy Good Out There? I Know The Furnitutre Industry Killed Lenoir , I Do Heatoing And A/c Work So Is There That Kind Of Steady Work In The Climate Of Mars Hill? What Is The Rent Like Out There?
According to the NC State Bureau of Investigation, the 2005 crime rate index for Madison County was 1,294.8 compared to the state average of 4,617.9.

Employment opportunities are limited in Western NC compared to the Piedmont Region. Mars Hill is only 25 minutes from the largest population center in the Mountain Region, the city of Asheville. The unemployment for the Asheville Metro Area (Buncombe County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Madison County) is well below the average for NC as a whole.

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

Statewide - $108,300

Madison County - $94, 600

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