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Old 06-28-2006, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Medford, MA
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We are thinking about it and visiting in August, but I want to know what a Mass. person thinks about the changes they have seen moving down south: people, lifestyle etc...
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I am originally from Connecticut, and love it here. No more snow for me, except when I choose to visit in the winter. It is really pretty to see, but then I can leave and go home when I'm tired of it.
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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me three- the family and I move in 8/06

Leaving good old Woburn,MA and the beloved mayor of Boston Mumbles Menino
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:58 AM
 
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Me too.
My husband's company's opening a new RTP location, and we're making the move to the area soon. Don't know exactly when yet, but probably sometime in the fall. My husband's from NC and he's wanted to go back for a while since he went to school in the area. So, it's almost like going home, for my husband at least. Can't wait to get down there! Oh, we are currently in Waltham. Oh, and we'll be closer to more family there also - another reason for our move.
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Medford, MA
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Question MIKER2069 and BOOKWORM where

are you moving to in NC, did you buy or are you renting? What are you looking forward to most? What is your favorite part of living in NC?What will you miss most about MASS? If you have kids, what schools will they be attending? Thanks you!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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are you moving to in NC, did you buy or are you renting? What are you looking forward to most? What is your favorite part of living in NC?What will you miss most about MASS? If you have kids, what schools will they be attending? Thanks you!!!!!!
Guateek, there are a couple of good threads on this as it pertains to MA->NC. I'll summarize though. I'm moving to S. of Charlotte, union county (Waxhaw or possibly Wessley Chapel)- it's either or as the part of my subdivision isn't incorporated yet. Either addr i get i'll be happy. My 6 yr old daughter will be going to wesley chapel elementary in august which seems to be a good school, but they are busting at the seams (i hear two new schools are going up for 2007). I originally thought I'd miss the good seafood (like a gloucester lobster roll), and may be red sox fever in sept. BUT I've reconsidered, I don't think I'll miss those to much. I can't answer the favorite part of living in NC yet as I'm not there until August, however I'll say what I like so about Charlotte specifically. A relatively slower pace, at least 3 out of 10 people will respond with good morning when you say that to them, being back in the south (I'm originally from South Florida), and finally getting a good amount of house without breaking the bank. I won't miss the big dig (thank you to all the other american tax payers for funding this-NOT), tolls on the mass pike, a governor who doesn't even want to be here, and the flight of white-collar professional jobs out of MA.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:04 AM
 
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. I'm moving to S. of Charlotte, union county (Waxhaw or possibly Wessley Chapel)- .
Why do you prefer Charlotte ? Didn't like Raleigh?
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Why do you prefer Charlotte ? Didn't like Raleigh?
Raleigh is very nice from what I hear- I've never been there but have many friends that relocated for work, teaching, or just plain wanted to be there.

Me, I need to be in a city with a pro nfl team- pretty that's the truth
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:29 PM
 
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are you moving to in NC, did you buy or are you renting? What are you looking forward to most? What is your favorite part of living in NC?What will you miss most about MASS? If you have kids, what schools will they be attending? Thanks you!!!!!!
Right now, we are looking at Apex, Cary, or parts of Raleigh. My husband will be working in Research Triangle Park. We will be buying a house. Hopefully our house will sell reasonably quickly up here - going on the market next weekend. We've been to visit the area once so far and loved it. But my huband's from Charlotte, and went to grad school at UNC, so he's more familiar with the area than the average transplant. Also, we have family in Apex that is helping us scope out new areas. What are we looking forward to most - nicer weather (I don't mind the heat), closer to family, different pace, simpler lifestyle. Don't live there yet so don't have favs yet for living in NC. What we'll miss in MA - friends (but we'll make new ones), Red Sox, and the variety of restaurants so close to our home now. Our son is less than a year old now, so we aren't making a decision on a neighborhood based on schools because we're sure it'll change before he gets to school age. So, we'll just have to work with the schools later to make sure we get what we need when the time comes. Looking forward to being a NCian and getting to raise my son in an area that is home to my husband!
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