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Old 06-01-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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Yeah I moved into a development where I am the only person that doesn't have 2.3 kids, it's kinda hilarious.

Neighbors come up say hi, wanna know if I have kids, I don't , never see em again

haha so a lot of people in their 30's? What area are you in?
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Both downtown Raleigh and Chapel Hill have things going on that might appeal to you (not sure what social scene you are looking for). The problem is that both areas are terribly expensive. The areas near downtown Durham are a much better value and the restaurants/clubs are generally less expensive than their counterparts in Raleigh and CH (at least in my experience).
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Both downtown Raleigh and Chapel Hill have things going on that might appeal to you (not sure what social scene you are looking for). The problem is that both areas are terribly expensive. The areas near downtown Durham are a much better value and the restaurants/clubs are generally less expensive than their counterparts in Raleigh and CH (at least in my experience).
Chapel Hill and Downtown(ish) ITB Raleigh are definitely more expensive than many other areas of the Triangle. While I can't speak for Chapel Hill, I can tell you that living close-in in Raleigh can be affordable. One just has to make choices about what's important to them. If you want that location in Raleigh on a budget, you have to give up luxury and amenities. When I was in my 20's, I gave up a lot to live close-in.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Yeah I moved into a development where I am the only person that doesn't have 2.3 kids, it's kinda hilarious.

Neighbors come up say hi, wanna know if I have kids, I don't , never see em again
Same here! Lame...

OP - Looking for a social scene, DO NOT move to Cary, seriously. The night life is okay in Raleigh, certainly not DC, NYC, Pittsburgh, Philly even Boston but it's cool for the first couple weeks. Go to Glennwood South and Fayetteville Street.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Same here! Lame...

OP - Looking for a social scene, DO NOT move to Cary, seriously. The night life is okay in Raleigh, certainly not DC, NYC, Pittsburgh, Philly even Boston but it's cool for the first couple weeks. Go to Glennwood South and Fayetteville Street.
We all need to realize that the social scene isn't something we go to but rather something that we create. If one doesn't participate, then I don't think that one should complain about it not being like....(fill in the blank city). For the most part, I think that people in Raleigh are starting to understand that fact. In the last 10 years, the nightlife options and activity has increased by leaps and bounds. As more people move into the urban areas, new daily living patterns are emerging. More foot traffic daily means more seats in restaurants filled on historically slow nights of Mon-Wed. So, go out and participate. Meet new people. Create the demand for more options and they will surely be provided.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've always been the wierd, creepy, single guy who lives by himself in surburbia. Main reasons I do it is because I always like to make an investment in a house (that in the past would always increase in value) and I need the space for cars and bikes.
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