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Old 12-27-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Central Florida... Georgia bound...
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Any suggestions? I want a nice little town, as we have young children. Any suggestions? He's self-employed, so employment possibilities won't matter. K
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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Where are you coming from? What are your needs?

Morganton is nice, fairly central to everything, a hour to the mountains. Rolling hills. Or Winston Salem, a pretty area.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Catawba County, Burke County, Caldwell County, Gaston County, Lincoln County. . . or Ashe or Wilkes . . . Just depends on what type of situation you are looking for. Self-employed or not, you will need either a certain demographic to support his business or a particular infrastructure if he telecommutes . . . maybe an airport if he travels . . . so it would all depend on what things you want, i.e., housing price range, healthcare, school system, amenities such as shopping/restaurants . . . so many variables.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Rutherfordton is worth a look-see.

Rutherfordton Town, NC
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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Hey, I live between Rutherfordton and Lake Lure. Grew up around Charlotte, would not move for anything. Worth your time to investigate
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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Hey, I live between Rutherfordton and Lake Lure. Grew up around Charlotte, would not move for anything. Worth your time to investigate
A fine little town. Nice people, pretty area.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Rutherfordton is worth a look-see.

Rutherfordton Town, NC
I second the motion
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Look into Hickory which is 45 minutes to Boone. Also check out Jefferson and West Jefferson. These locations are within easy driving to the mountains.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Also check out Jefferson and West Jefferson. These locations are within easy driving to the mountains.
At 3,000 ft, Jefferson and West Jefferson are IN the mountains (Ashe County). But yes, Hickory, at an elevation of 1,140 ft would be considered foothills. Rutherfordton (as some have nodded as a potential candidate) even lower, at 912 ft.

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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NC Foothill Counties, also known as the Blue Ridge escarpment counties. In geomorphology, an escarpment is a transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves a sharp, steep elevation differential. These counties straddle both the Mountain and the Piedmont regions.


Surry
Wilkes
Caldwell
Burke
McDowell
Rutherford
Polk

http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/p...phy_600dpi.pdf

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