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  1. #1
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    Default Making a move

    Well we decided to pull the trigger. The house is listed online as of yesterday, we've had 2 showings so far. Our plan is to head to North Carolina for climate, acceptable politics, and proximity to family.

    I got authorized 2 weeks ago to become a remote employee, so I'm full time work from home and free to go.

    The market is really hot here in Utah. We listed our home for about $180k more than we owe, and will likely get it.

    Should be headed that way at the end of the month and then the house search begins.

    Any opinions or info on the Raleigh-Durham area, or areas between Fayetteville and Raleigh (Dunn, Sanford), or any other areas up to 1 hour from Raleigh?

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    I hate to say it but the politics in NC are turning to the left much like CO. Sad to see. Otherwise a nice place. I live in SC. You might want to check out Greenville SC area. Just as nice and conservative.
    I am in a sunny place full of shady people

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    I have to agree about the politics in Raleigh,
    but the outlying area are very conservative.
    I was born & raised in the mountains. We have
    4 great seasons and a great climate. Not too
    cold & not to hot. Mountain biking & breweries
    are the hot ticket in the last few years. Great
    mountain scenery and lots of waterfalls, where
    I live. Asheville is becoming a liberal town but
    industry & shops have grown up all around so
    we rarely go there anymore.

    If you make it here on a scouting trip, I'll be
    happy to show you around my AO. We're on
    the NC/SC border, so we have easy access to
    the upstate, as well.

    Good Luck!
    "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Alan Temby
    "Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth"- Oscar Wilde.

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    The parents lived in R/D for almost a decade. The hood is deep and just keeps growing. The nice mountain roads are getting over-run and grid locked as the development companies drop subdivision after subdivision spreading the sprawl...

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    Ashville, becoming liberal???
    I am in a sunny place full of shady people

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRC 74 View Post
    Ashville, becoming liberal???
    Downtown Asheville went full hipster years ago.
    Paul

    Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who do not.

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    Yep, that's what I meant. It is kind of San Fran east now.
    I am in a sunny place full of shady people

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    Wife is from Greensboro. NC will be blue sooner than later, many east coasters have moved down and changed the demographics. I would avoid RDU and Charlotte. Greensboro, The Piedmont Triad in general, Hickory, and the Coast is good. I like SC better as well and Greenville is great.

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    Lump me in with the haters. Spent a year in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and thought I was back in the PRK. Southern heritage is dead there, replaced by anti-Trumpers and micro breweries.

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    I've had my eye on the region for a while, but I share the concerns about NC--seems like the trends are in the wrong direction.

    I started looking at western SC and eastern TN--seems like you can get a lot of the benefits without as much of the undesirable elements. But if distance to Raleigh is non-negotiable then I'm sure you could do much worse compared to other states.

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