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clicpostreta

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Re: Moving To southeast US, looking for recommendations
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 02:23:06 PM »
The more I think about it the more I think Asheville area or environs is for me. I want to stay somewhat close to MA for proximity to family. So not looking out west anymore. I am still looking in WV, SC and VA still. For unknown reasons I am also excited about SC, so will research some smaller towns there as well...(in addition to Beaufort which is on my list of places to visit). I think Beaufort sc is going to be too expensive for me even though the realtor I've talked with says it's a mix. The welcome factor always seems an issue with these small towns which is why I haven't had a reason to take Asheville off the list.

After reading some about Hendersonville NC it sounds too conservative for me, and like a retirement village. City data forums are really helpful.. (And all of you!!!) OTOH I can see myself offering home computer support to which there might be a market in a town like that. And it'd be less stressful.  I avoid home users and stick to business clients usually but that might be a nice change. I have to agree with some of the advise given: I need to focus on business first, but LP is a close 2nd or third.

My current town of research is weaverville, nc. Pretty small, good for the LP. it appears to be borderline orange/yellow, which might be slightly better than my backyard. and yet pretty close to Asheville. There are Some fixer upper housing opportunities. I can't wait to explore the area and surrounding towns like black mountain. There might be some outskirts of Asheville I can afford as well.

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Re: Moving To southeast US, looking for recommendations
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2018, 12:14:30 PM »
Matt, here's a drone's eye view of downtown Asheville. It was made by Stephen Ramsden, who started the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Our club and PARI were doing a public solar observing outreach with him Friday a week ago.
https://www.youtube....&v=R_XCV21iM7E

It includes shots of the radio telescopes at PARI.

Jim H.

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Re: Moving To southeast US, looking for recommendations
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 08:32:01 AM »
Matt,
The June/July issue of "Garden and Gun" (yes there us a periodical by that name) has an article titled 10 Great Escapes. Some these like Davidson NC, Ellijay GA, Middleburg VA and Water Valley MS may meet some of your criteria. Davidson is a college town for example so may more easily assimilate a Yankee. Do know that when we stay in the Deep South, we become "[email protected] yankees"

Actually the people down here are great. Most all are willing to help a person in need. Aside from bigger cities like Hotlanta and Nashville, the slower pace is very refreshing. My place is so rural that drivers still "wave" to those going in the opposite drection. This necessitates keeping one hand on the wheel at 12 O'clock just to be at the ready.

Best of luck in your new start. Might even find a lovely southern lady.