I love it here. Never living in the snow belt again. Charlotte is also nice - but to big for me. I don't like that kind of traffic. Wilmington is very nice too - but you can get a hurricane... [/B]
You can get a hurricane in Raleigh too I was in college btw '92-'97, and one of the hurricanes came straight up the Cape Fear river..., it was still a Category 1 by the time it got to Raleigh... boy that was a fun night. There were all these idiots running around outside in the roads, completely hammered... cars got washed into creeks, trees everywhere. We broke out candles and about 4 cases of brew and rode it out... didn't have power for 4 days.
Sorry about the late addition to this thread.
My Wife and kids and I are looking to relocate in the next 6mo-1yr. We have been looking seriously at the Cary/Apex areas. We are going to visit there in the next couple of months. Can anyone share anything about those areas?
Thanks in advance!
I lived for 16 years in the Reno/Tahoe area and thought it was paradise on earth, especially if you are into hiking like I am. But in the mid 90s crime got really bad and I left for the East. Although I don't presently live in NC I spent a few summers there and will probablyy move there permanently in the next few years. There is no prettier place in the eastern U.S. than the Boone/Banner Elk area aka the High Country. Anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway is special. Hiking-wise you can't beat the Asheville area since it's surrounded by national forests and a National Park.