move to raleigh area

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    Oct 04, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    I recently was offered an interesting job opportunity in the raleigh Nc area. The problem is that i have never been there an dont really know what the area has to offer. Any suggestions on places to live and cool things about the region would be great.
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    Oct 04, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    Morrisville is nice. Raleigh is really a compact city - spent a lot of time there. Msg me with any particular question(s)
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    Oct 05, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    I guess it depends on several things.

    Where your job is, and how close you want to be to it.


    Downtown can offer lots of nice things, though living in raleigh in general is more expensive. North Raleigh is a completely different world than downtown. Morrisville and Cary are right next to the airport and touching raleigh border, so no impossible to live there and commute, i've friends who do that.

    One suggestion would to get a place near one of the lakes, they provide nice scenery to go running, and if you don't, it doesn't take long to get there. I'm trying to think of other things, but can't.. if you've got any other questions, i've lived in raleigh for 16 years, just send me a message
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 05, 2009 12:06 PM GMT
    I live down in Fayetteville, about an hour south. The great thing about the RDU area is that you can get away to the beach one way or the mountains the other easily. There are many outdoor activities to do in the area. It's definitely a quality place to live.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    Granted it's been some years since I was passing thru the Research Triangle Park area on my way farther south, I decided to meet my Sis there while she was attending a conference. We went out for something to eat.....out, out and WAAAY out. Why are (were) there no places to eat within 10 miles of the Park??? How odd.
    Otherwise, I thought it was a nice, groomed, decent place.
  • adidas0783

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    Oct 21, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    Everyone has left some great advice.

    Where will you be working?

    Cary/Morrisville is nice. My family and I lived there for 14 years when we moved to NC. A bit too uppity for me though.

    Raleigh is great. I live in North Raleigh which is about 15-20 minutes from downtown. If you want to live closer to downtown there is Five Points/Glenwood South which is awesome! Mordecai is also very nice. I just had a friend from Chapel Hill who bought a house there. Downtown has a lot of awesome places to eat, grab a drink, listen to some live music and hang out.

    Durham is also great. I lived there for a year. It always gets a bad wrap, however, the city is really getting gentrified and has a lot of culture. Great places to eat and drink at. I lived in South Durham and there are some great neighborhoods there. West Campus (close to Duke Gardens) near is beautiful.

    Overall, the Raleigh/Durham area is liberal and progressive for the south. You are 3 hours away from the beach and 3 hours away from the mountains. You get all 4 seasons.

    Any questions, just message me.
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    Oct 27, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    thanks for the advice. I think i am set in the north hills area. found some really cool spots there.
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    Oct 27, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    voyagerpa8 saidthanks for the advice. I think i am set in the north hills area. found some really cool spots there.
    Good luck, man. RDU is a nice area. Definitely one of the more progressive areas in the South, as has been mentioned earlier.
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    Oct 27, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    I enjoy living in a high rise condo downtown Raleigh, but then again, my office is just 6 blocks away from where I live. The North Hills area is nice, you'll like it there. If you work in the RTP the commute could be challenging during rush hour. Hopefully, one day we'll have a decent mass transit system for the area.
    Good luck, let me know if I can answer any questions for you.icon_biggrin.gif
  • adidas0783

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    Oct 28, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    voyagerpa8 saidthanks for the advice. I think i am set in the north hills area. found some really cool spots there.


    North Hills is a nice area. I think you will like it. Message me if you have any questions about the area.