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Old 08-12-2011, 12:26 PM
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With restaurants trying to move volume in heavier trafficked areas, I can understand faster pacing. Could be too that in more metropolitan areas there is more access to services and more things to do in general.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:15 PM
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We moved here about a year ago.

One of the reasons we did move here is for a slower pace of life. We lived in a town on the train line into Manhattan. We both worked in the city and had a nanny since we left the house at 7:30 in the morning and did not return until around 7:30 at night.

This is vastly different than the life we have in Apex. My husband still telecommutes for his NYC job and frequently works nights - always long hours. BUT, he gets paid very well for it and that is a pace of life sacrifice we as a family make so I don't have to work and we can afford to send my daughter to a specialized private school.

I do know that whether it be by choice or by culture, the slower pace of life here has done absolute wonders for my autistic daughter. We are so happy.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:37 AM
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I think you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks the Triangle is a fast-paced area. Orlando, yes. It's gotten to the point where I hate to even drive through there, and that goes for south Florida - specifically West Palm Beach - as well. I grew up there, and saw it go from a sleepy little town where kids could ride their bikes pretty much anywhere, to a hot, crowded, crime-ridden city. Although traffic is getting worse up here, I still prefer the slower pace of life. And every time I travel somewhere else, I always miss the tall trees and all the greenery here.

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Old 08-13-2011, 02:38 PM
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Agreed! Orlando is a zoo. I think those who really believe the Triangle area is "fast paced" are those who are from VERY SMALL TOWNS with a population of less than 30,000. They grew up in those SMALL TOWNS, never left those small towns, and are accustomed to a VERY SLOW lifestyle.

Unfortunately, I currently live in New Bern which is one of those small towns. Whenever I tell people I am from Cary. They say, "Isnt that near Raleigh? That place is such a big city. There is too much traffic. I always get lost." I always try not to roll me eyes because I know Raleigh is a VERY SMALL CITY and has little traffic compared to Orlando, DC, or Atlanta.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by topchief1 View Post
Regardless, the pace of live for each person completely relies on them

We moved from NJ to NC and my husband and I have felt like a weight has lifted off of our shoulders!! We just LOVE it here in Clayton!! Everyone is so nice!!
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