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Old 09-12-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Hey all,

My boyfriend and I plan on relocating in a couple years. We are from Columbus, OH and need a change! But we can't even narrow it down yet to which state we'd like to move to... Georgia or North or South Carolina. I'm a nurse and he is in finance. We also hate cold winters and snow! No kids so not worried about schools or anything yet. Anyone have any suggestions to help us narrow it down to at least one state or city?!?!

Thanks!!!!

Em
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Like I said in the GA forum, I would suggest that you check out Winston-Salem. Wells Fargo recently announced that it will be adding 150 jobs there over the next two years, and with BB&T's recent acquisition of Colonial Bank, some additional jobs may be coming to Winston-Salem since that is where BB&T bank is headquartered. Of course, Charlotte is known as a banking mecca, but Bank of America and Wachovia haven't been doing particularly well lately as you may know. Nursing jobs are pretty much to be had anywhere, so I'd focus on finding the finance job first and Winston-Salem looks like a pretty good prospect as of right now.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:21 AM
 
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I'd go where the jobs are. But be mindful of cost of living, too.

I'm in NC now but find it too cold here in the winter so I'd go south....Georgia. Savannah. But just above that is SC- Charleston.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Hey all,

My boyfriend and I plan on relocating in a couple years. We are from Columbus, OH and need a change! But we can't even narrow it down yet to which state we'd like to move to... Georgia or North or South Carolina. I'm a nurse and he is in finance. We also hate cold winters and snow! No kids so not worried about schools or anything yet. Anyone have any suggestions to help us narrow it down to at least one state or city?!?!

Thanks!!!!

Em
Georgia - Savannah is beautiful
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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yes um GA pretty good the weather and stuff!.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I just moved to Charleston from Winston Salem...there is NO comparing these two!! While I understand the job is crucial.....SC much better overall for avoiding winter, at least mid-state to coastal areas. WS has ice and sleet and snow and gray rainy and chilly days, the same you are hoping to avoid and that I had to escape. Plus I did not care for the town and no beach....

So far I am happy with Charleston as are many....you really need to VISIT of course, the areas you are thinking of...... Both Charleston and Savannah are lovely and full of history....and short trips to the beach!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Get job offers in hand, then pursue those areas. Especially in NC. Your resumes are competing against many professionals that are already in state and looking for work.

What you desire in your new home greatly depends on many factors. I can't speak for SC or GA as I have not lived in either. Many parts of NC have been "commercialized" in the bigger cities. The small mom-n-pop vibe has long since gone with the influx of transplants. NC has relatively high taxes (based on my opinion coming from the Midwest) - probably equal or greater to what you'll find in OH. NC does see a lot of ice, but the winters are certainly not that of most of OH. SC/GA also see ice.

If this move isn't for "a couple years" - you might be better to come back when you're actually ready to commit to moving. Until then, visit, visit, VISIT all possible locations that you know this area will be the right fit.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I hope you guys realize this thread is almost two years old. I'm pretty sure the OP has already made his/her decision by now.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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I hope you guys realize this thread is almost two years old. I'm pretty sure the OP has already made his/her decision by now.

Blah .. you caught me on this. Original post date is usually the first thing I check.
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