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Old Mar 9th 2006, 4:47 pm
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We are looking at places in the Richmond County area of NC. In particular a ML listing for Rockingham, NC.

Is anyone familiar with this area of NC to advise on the type of lifestyle there, etc.

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We are looking at places in the Richmond County area of NC. In particular a ML listing for Rockingham, NC.

Is anyone familiar with this area of NC to advise on the type of lifestyle there, etc.

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Its where the raceway is, its close to Charlotte, I pass it on my way to Charlotte but have never stopped there. I can tell you one thing, it will be a shock to the system after moving from NYC, although you will fit right at home with the conservative values of NC.
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Its where the raceway is, its close to Charlotte, I pass it on my way to Charlotte but have never stopped there. I can tell you one thing, it will be a shock to the system after moving from NYC, although you will fit right at home with the conservative values of NC.

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But will my so very very liberal hubby?
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We are looking at places in the Richmond County area of NC. In particular a ML listing for Rockingham, NC.

Is anyone familiar with this area of NC to advise on the type of lifestyle there, etc.

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I haven't been there but judging by its location within NC and its proximity to SC, I'd say it's a very quiet, podunk town. If you want to take things slow, that's your place.

This site might help you get a feel for Rockingham:
http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genIn...locIndex=19602

If you're thinking about retiring here, you probably want to consider the distance to good hospitals.

PS: I consider myself an honorary North Carolinian.


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I will be moving to NC very soon... in our new two million dollar home.. courtesy of the HGTV contest .. although they do seem a bit slow in notifying us..
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I will be moving to NC very soon... in our new two million dollar home.. courtesy of the HGTV contest .. although they do seem a bit slow in notifying us..
I'm having the same trouble with Readers Digest.
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I'm having the same trouble with Readers Digest.
Talking about winning competitions/prize money ... has anyone ever won a "Spot the Ball"?
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But will my so very very liberal hubby?
He'll have to hang out in Chapel Hill - only a couple of hours away.
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Rete. If you're considering NC for retirement, have a look at this article .


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I will be moving to NC very soon... in our new two million dollar home.. courtesy of the HGTV contest .. although they do seem a bit slow in notifying us..
Something I said......
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Rete. If you're considering NC for retirement, have a look at this article .


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Thanks. This is a very good source as well.

http://www.carolinaliving.com/default1.asp

We've done our homework, so to speak, and have decided on NC as opposed to SC although SC is more generous regarding taxes to seniors.

Actually I would prefer the Tyron area but Jim wants to be away from the mountains. Can't convince the Canuck that winters in the foothills of the mountains in NC are the same as a Canadian winter in the Rockies.

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Can't believe you're not retiring down here!!

Funnily enough, NC is where many Floridian natives retire to...go figure.

A friend of mine, she's retiring soon, one of the few born here in town, is doing her snowbird thing in Nova Scotia - she adores it there
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Can't believe you're not retiring down here!!

Funnily enough, NC is where many Floridian natives retire to...go figure.

A friend of mine, she's retiring soon, one of the few born here in town, is doing her snowbird thing in Nova Scotia - she adores it there

I love the west coast of Florida around Naples area. But hubby, the Canuck, dislikes Florida with a passion.
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Originally Posted by Ray
I will be moving to NC very soon... in our new two million dollar home.. courtesy of the HGTV contest .. although they do seem a bit slow in notifying us..
Not drawn until April 22nd at 8pm....good luck I am in the running as well
also on visitlondon.com entry for free london vacation I think that closes on the 15th march.
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