My husband and I and another couple are coming to North Carolina in October for a week with possible relocation in mind. We are from a town in Maine that has about 20,000 people. We have looked online at a few different places and Morganton, Hickory, Statesville, Mount Holly and Gastonia all seem to come up quite often. Mainly we want to get away from all these very cold winters and tons of snow!! We have no interest in large towns or cities and don't want to drive to a large city for work.
Can anyone give us information on these areas? We are looking for a town around the size of where we currently live, with low crime. Two of us work for the State of Maine( I will have my Bachelor's degree in Mental Health and Human Services in December 2005 and my friend does clerical work) currently and would like to get into State government there and my husband paints vehicles. My friend's husband is a jack of all trades and shouldn't have a problem finding work. Are there plenty of State agencies in these towns and can you give us some agencies to start with in these areas?
Can anyone give us information on how they feel these towns would work for what we are looking for. We appreciate all info.