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Old 08-02-2006, 09:49 AM
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We currently live in Upstate NY. THe schools are great and the neighborhood is great. But I am so tired of always having to struggle. I am a high school teacher and my husband is a Local 3 electrician. He is currently unemployed for 5 months due to lack of jobs. We have visited NC since 2000 because my husband has family there. Since then, I have had the urge to move there, but wouldnt because my family is here. NOW, I now that most of my family (sister, MOM and DAD ) are tired of NY and would think about living in NC. There are so many things to think about.
My brother in law is in the Computere business and my nephew is autistic so that is a big job to t ry to find links for information on that. Can anyone give me some of their opinions or past experiences? Thanks for your time
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:15 PM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I grew up in Detroit but lived in the South for years. 12 years in NC.
Personally, I wouldn't go back, but that is me. I like big cities and diversity etc. Couldn't find that in NC anywhere.
To you move. My niece lives in Cartaret county on the coast of NC. She adopted a special needs child. She has had a tough time finding the services they need for him. Luckily her husband is a social workers and was able to navigate the system well enough to eventually patch together the supports they needed.
If you really hate NY, then NC might be the place for you. However, don't think that you are going to find a cheaper and warmer version of where you live. It is fundamentally different in a variety of ways.
Good luck.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:50 PM
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I'm originally from the Rochester area and thought all the same things you did, Moved to NC 11 years ago; and now I'm dying to get back to Upstate NY. We'll be moving back here next june at the latest. Qualtiy of life in UPSTATE ny > than quality of life in central NC. (FYI; no wegmans, only Harris Teeter which is a knock off). The high taxes of upstate NY are more than made up for by the lower cost of living overall; especially the cheaper housing prices. That and the satisfaction of knowing your kids are getting a quality education in a school that you don't have to worry about getting re-assigned out of.
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