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Visit with relocation in mind - please help!

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Visit with relocation in mind - please help!

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.

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1. Re: Visit with relocation in mind - please help!

Here's maybe a few more to add to your list when you come vist: Belmont, NC - Fort Mill, SC - Tega Cay, SC. Good luck with your search!

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2. Re: Visit with relocation in mind - please help!

We are also relocating from North to South for same reasons. Take a look at these websites as this is the area we are interested in.

http://www.catawbavalleywaterfront.com/AL.htm

http://www.nclakefront.com/lots.htm

http://www.lakehickoryrealty.com/

http://www.downtownhickory.com/

www.rockbarn.com/flash/RockBarnRealEstate.htm

We are leaning towards this area because of Lake Hickory as we live in NY finger lakes area now. Many of the towns surrounding hickory are nice........granite falls, conover, newton, taylorsville.

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3. Re: Visit with relocation in mind - please help!

Does anyone else have any ideas? We are looking at the western part of North Carolina specifically.

Anyone have any ideas about state jobs such as quantity, availability in these areas?