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Old 04-06-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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heyy im 14 and ive always lived around phill but now my dad wants to move to north carolina and i just wanted to know what the major differnces were and if it will be easy to adjust to. Also I wanted to know the pros and cons of north carolina if possible.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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heyy im 14 and ive always lived around phill but now my dad wants to move to north carolina and i just wanted to know what the major differnces were and if it will be easy to adjust to. Also I wanted to know the pros and cons of north carolina if possible.

DIfferences---

NO SNOW
More things to do at school--do you play in any sports? Volleyball I am guessin?
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Where in NC? The state is quite diverse, and that could make a huge difference in answers you may get.

Moving anywhere that you're not familiar is scary no matter how great things might end up being. Just keep an open mind to your new surroundings, and think of it as a great adventure.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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i think were moving like near the beaches i know that is not specific sorry
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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lets say it not as fast pace as philly but its a good place to grow up if you give it a chance you might like it my daughter and i moved from ny 8 years ago to nc but had to move to take care of my father, we moved here to norristown in november last year and she hates it cant wait to get back to nc so give it a chance dont judge it right away.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Abalama by way of Tejas
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If you are moving to the beach area, think about learning to surf! Surf, sail, fish - what a way to spend your teen years!

I'll tell you straight up that moving is disruptive. I'm about to move to NC, too, and I'm pretty nervous myself! I think that knowing what to expect helps.

I've moved lots of times and there are several things I like to do to prepare.

First, I don't like feeling lost. So, I go get maps of the area I am moving to. If your dad belongs to AAA he can get maps of the area for free. Otherwise, go buy one at a bookstore. I have found that if I look at the map before I arrive, I can know the names of the major streets that go north and south, and the major east-west routes, too. When I get settled, I mark where I'm living on the map. Then when I'm out wandering around in my new town, if I get lost I never have to go too far to find a road name I recognize and then I can orient myself.

Next, I also like to read the newspaper where I'm going to see what's going on in the town. The Jacksonville Daily News is the paper for the town where I am going. http://www.jdnews.com/ Reading the paper tells me lots about the community because I can see how it's like where I live now and how it is different. I like to look at the classifieds, too - is the car I dream about cheaper or more expensive to buy there? What kind of sporting equipment takes up the most classified ad space - that tells me a lot about what people are doing for fun.

Reading forums like this one are also helpful. If you are using a social networking site like Facebook ask your friends who they know in NC, and they might introduce you to soe new friends.

It is wise to anticipate some discomfort with your move because then you will be prepared for it. Being "homesick" is normal. But it will not last forever and it won't kill you. You'll make some new friends and before you know it, you will be enjoying the new place.

Best of luck to you!
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: the great state of NC
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Hello All,

2 major differences: No good cheesesteak places ( I prefer Pat's) and no guys on the corners selling pretzels. Other than that the pace is alot slower here. My wife and I moved 2 months ago to help our family get through some tough times. We came down from Hudson County NJ. There was alot to do and you didn't have to go far to do it (not that we did). As a previous poster mentioned, give it a chance. It IS going to be tough in the beginning, but if you stick it out I am sure you will eventually like it here.

God Bless.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: wesley chapel, NC
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Not really much to do in charlotte

Probably won't affect you but not many people here are northern friendly especially to new yorkers

When it was time for me to get a job, all the managers that hired me were northerners

Like I said it may be different for you, good luck!
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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....When it was time for me to get a job, all the managers that hired me were northerners

Like I said it may be different for you, good luck!
Hello! This post is 3 years old, and the OP was a 14 year old kid. It is worth reading the original post before you respond.
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