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I've never been to NC and I'm from the Northeast, NY to be exact. I'd like to visit in the spring or early summer and check out some possible areas where I could live. I'm not just interested in biking and trails but also just good general areas to live that have good schools, medical care, friendly people, low crime, and not in the city but a place where it's not too isolated. Thanks:thumbsup:
 

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::waits anxiously for Asheville vs. Brevard vs. Greenville argument::
 

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kkjellquist said:
::waits anxiously for Asheville vs. Brevard vs. Greenville argument::
I live in Zirconia across the state line on 25, if I were to move locally....Greenville or TR would be where I would go.
 

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If it is not PAID for, it is not as awesome as mine:D

To OP, all of Western NC is nice.:thumbsup:
could you give me some town names? what's it like near the water or beaches?
 

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could you give me some town names? what's it like near the water or beaches?
Not much on water resources but there are several large lakes in the area.

Beaches, as in ocean type are several hundred miles East of here.

Asheville would be a good "google" place to start. There are numerous other smaller communities near. Hendersonville and Brevard are near where I live.
 

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What's Raleigh like, just another city? I guess I would fly into Raleigh and drive west checking out towns like Asheville and the others you listed?
 

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Raleigh's nice, with access to both coast (2hrs) and mountains (2hrs - lil' mtns, 4hrs - biggon's). And, there's a strong mtb community here, with many miles of rocky, rooty, flowy singletrack between N. Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Lots of yankees down here; you should feel right at home.

www.trianglemtb.com
 

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Asheville, or within 30 minutes of Asheville. Don't fly into Raleigh fly into Asheville or Greenville (1 hour away). Whitewater, mountain biking, skiing climbing and whatever else your heart desires all within an hour or two. Is it liberal or conservative? Yes.
 

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good schools, medical care, low crime, friendly people...yup, WNC has it all.

except jobs. really. there's the people that live here, and the people that take care of them, and that is it. if you're a doctor, a teacher (oh wait, scratch teacher after budget cuts) or a (master's level) social worker, you're set. otherwise, good luck.

they should really put up signs atthe state line on I40, I26, and I85 that say "DON"T MOVE HERE, THERE ARE NO JOBS!!"
 

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Please take social worker off job list above. We're even more impacted by budget cuts than teachers. You may see a lot of classifieds, but that's because the jobs either require credentials/licensure that nobody has or the job is simply impossible to do.
 

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Somebody at a party recently told me that there are over 50 unemployed landscape architects in Asheville. I'm gonna guess that's more then half the LA's in the area.

Probably the same for civil engineers and possibly surveyors.
 

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texas is also on my places to visit and check out. real estate is pretty cheap over there.
here is my list of possible places to check out.
NC, TX, NM, CO
 

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texas is also on my places to visit and check out. real estate is pretty cheap over there.
here is my list of possible places to check out.
NC, TX, NM, CO
Why those places? What are you looking for that you don't already have? Why don't you just stay where you are?
 
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