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Old 11-21-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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Well, I've lived in Durham a few months and love it. Of course the economy stinks everywhere and Public Librarianship takes the hit early.

I'm working on alternative careers in the area but...

I have interest from Fayetteville that I can't turn down in this economy.

The job is perfect and close enough to the triangle to make that second job hop easy.

Is there any hope for a college hippie town lover in Fayetteville? (not plastic suburbia-not ghetto).

Thanks for any Duke area Durham lovers who might know my ideal.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Cary
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I have no idea what you just said, or what you're asking.

Put the bowl down, grab some Scooby Snacks, and try again later.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Are you asking if a hipster will like Fayetteville? If so, my opinion is no. Fayettenam is a solid military town, with the farthest thing from a "college town" mentality you can possibly have.

That said, in this economy, you should still seriously consider any decent career opportunity. Suck it up until the economy improves, then move up here to Durham or Chapel Hill. My 2 cents worth.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: FL
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I have no idea what you just said, or what you're asking.

Put the bowl down, grab some Scooby Snacks, and try again later.
I think he or she said something about part-time job......Duke lovers........hippies.......Fayetteville........gh etto.......plastic. Does that help?
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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I have no idea what you just said, or what you're asking.

Put the bowl down, grab some Scooby Snacks, and try again later.
Reading comprehension problem?

I enjoy college towns. I might need to take an offer in a conservative military town.

I understand Cary is nice, but I don't care for suburban boomtowns either so maybe you could just not reply to threads that don't apply to you.

Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Are you asking if a hipster will like Fayetteville? If so, my opinion is no. Fayettenam is a solid military town, with the farthest thing from a "college town" mentality you can possibly have.

That said, in this economy, you should still seriously consider any decent career opportunity. Suck it up until the economy improves, then move up here to Durham or Chapel Hill. My 2 cents worth.
I've reread my post and it doesn't seem that complicated. You seem to understand completely, don't be dissuaded from offering help by negative posters with too much time on their hands.

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That said, in this economy, you should still seriously consider any decent career opportunity. Suck it up until the economy improves, then move up here to Durham or Chapel Hill. My 2 cents worth.
That is my situation. Since I realize Fayetteville is the opposite of what I'm looking for culturally, I'm hoping some friendly posters might have some tips (neighborhoods/other) to make it more enjoyable.

Why is everybody so negative around here now? It didn't used to be that way.

I am not a hipster, I'm over 50. I like the variety of restaurants, people etc. you find in some college towns. I've lived in Boston, Austin and Tampa fl. Didn't like Tampa. In Durham now.

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Old 11-21-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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Durham really isn't a college town. That would be places like Athens, Chapel Hill, Gainesville I'd say. That being said I'm not sure there is much in Fayetteville in terms of a hippie environment.

I'm not surprised you didn't like Tampa. I can't see how Fayetteville wouldn't be a lot worse.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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I've reread my post and it doesn't seem that complicated. You seem to understand completely, don't be dissuaded from offering help by negative posters with too much time on their hands.
Well, actually, it took a couple of readings and some pondering to figure out what you were trying to say. It wasn't all that clear. But I work with engineers all day and am used to trying to figure out what they're attempting to communicate.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Durham really isn't a college town. That would be places like Athens, Chapel Hill, Gainesville I'd say. That being said I'm not sure there is much in Fayetteville in terms of a hippie environment.

I'm not surprised you didn't like Tampa. I can't see how Fayetteville wouldn't be a lot worse.
Well there are lots of young people, ethnic restaurants and cultural activities that led me to believe that.

Plus all those old stone buildings and lawns in my way when I try to take the direct route to Hillsborough.

Is it possible anyone has actual advice on Fayetteville? I already know what I might not like, so advice on what I might look for would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Well, actually, it took a couple of readings and some pondering to figure out what you were trying to say. It wasn't all that clear. But I work with engineers all day and am used to trying to figure out what they're attempting to communicate.
The idea was a little complex, but you managed to decipher it.
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