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Old 03-31-2018, 11:52 AM
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We love vacationing in Arizona. Haven't made it to Phoenix yet. I like the green living here in North Carolina but a different scene on vacation is good and I-40 is a straight shot to there. We have driven every inch of I-40. We know where the hotels and good places to eat are and how long it will take to get there.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Any recent transplants from the Carolinas or the MidAtlantic region.? Would love to know what you think? Are you much happier or do you miss the east coast.??
We went in the other direction. Phx to Raleigh.

The change of seasons, the grass growing in a climate where it actually belongs, the wonderful display of spring bulbs and some variety of flowers nine months a year. 2.5 hours to the beach. Big Ethnic diversity. Very friendly people. Google Fiber. Outstanding medical care.
All really really nice things.

The property taxes. The lack of street lights. The ridiculous liquor laws that keep the state stores open and happy hour illegal. The humidity for 2-3 months. All not so nice things.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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The generalization is not nearly as troubling as is the simple ignorance of many of the statements.
Raleigh says "Hi, Y'all" ...
I grew up in the South and have lived in the Northeast and West and now back in Carolina. It's true that each region has their own personality but no region is stereotyped as much as the South. Believe it or not there are more rednecks in other states!
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I think I have seen one S Carolina plate but never actually met anyone from there

I have seen quite a few Florida plates though
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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I've met more Virginian's here than Carolinan's. Have an ex from GA and my best friend is from there too. I love N. Carolina though. Probably wouldn't mind living there.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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If you see a North or South Carolina tag in the Phoenix area and it's not a rental car, I'll bet ten to one it's someone originally from California whose returning to the West, but priced out of California.

During the real estate boom of the mid-2000's, lots of people who cashed out of the California real estate market ended up in North Carolina. That's not to mention that there's a huge pipeline between San Jose and Raleigh due to the tech industry as well as San Diego and Raleigh due to big pharma and R&D.

If it's not someone who's originally from California, it's more than likely someone from the Northeast, Midwest or Florida who moved to the Carolinas and realized those states weren't all they're cracked up to be - cold, icy winters; religious, socially conservative culture; high taxes (at least in NC); low wages/salaries; poor non-wage benefits; lousy race relations; poor healthcare; lack of acceptance and general distrust of "Yankees" and people who aren't part of the "good ol' boy" network; etc.

For what it's worth, I don't think I've ever met a North or South Carolina native in Arizona. People in that part of the country tend to have interests that revolve around either the ocean or the deep woods, so for many, Arizona would never even be a consideration if relocating.

Also, don't forget - lots of people in the Carolinas are black, and there's very little in the way of black culture in Arizona relative to most other areas of the country. Most people in Arizona are either white or Mexican.

Lastly, a lot of Carolina folk are "deeply religious" Evangelicals, and Arizona is one of the least religious states in the country. IMO, it feels even less religious than California. I don't think many "through-and-through" Southerners would be very pleased with that.
So I know people who moved from Arizona to North Carolina and returned west to California. What say you?
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:58 PM
 
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I don’t see a single reason why someone from N or S Carolina would want to move to Phoenix. They already have an ocean, mountains, lakes, cheap taxes in SCarolina affordable housing and not all boring brown cookie cutter junk houses, trees, grass, decent weather, etc. ok maybe a hurricane every one in a while but it keeps things interesting

Carolinas, especially coastal Carolina, isn’t a bad spot to be. Somewhat of a untapped hidden gem market.

Inland Carolina maybe not so much, but coastal Carolina is a great spot to be.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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WOW! Generalize much?
So many incorrect, offensive and downright stupid generalizations from Bert from Back East. SOME may have been accurate in 1960.

I've been in Raleigh for six years and I assure you that I met way way way more people with racial bigotry in Phoenix.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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I thought the Carolinas were hot now. Sorry, folks, Illinois already arrived; we're full.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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I don’t see a single reason why someone from N or S Carolina would want to move to Phoenix. They already have an ocean, mountains, lakes, cheap taxes in SCarolina affordable housing and not all boring brown cookie cutter junk houses, trees, grass, decent weather, etc. ok maybe a hurricane every one in a while but it keeps things interesting

Carolinas, especially coastal Carolina, isn’t a bad spot to be. Somewhat of a untapped hidden gem market.

Inland Carolina maybe not so much, but coastal Carolina is a great spot to be.
yes! absolutely loved Wilmington! Just really didn't understand the flip flops with nice dresses that I always saw girls wearing there. But hey, whatever works.
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