Advice on moving to Hickory, NC
Christine

Union City, NJ

#21 Sep 20, 2007
Harrisburg Pawn Shop wrote:
We moved to Hickory in March. Viewmont is lovely. It is a wonderful community with some of the friendliest and considerate folks I have ever met. Before we made the desicion to relocate our business, I had a difficult time dealing with the folks and traffic near the mall (Hwy 70). As we explored the rest of the city and the communities that surrounded we found that Viewmont had the type of qualities one could compare to Nieman Marcus customer service. Harrisburg Music and Trading Company moved here in March and we have loved it ever since. If you decide to move come visit us!
Do you have children that go to schools or have friends that send theirs to school? What's the take on the local schools?
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Sep 20, 2007
looking for a waterfront home. does viewmont have any waterfront homes there. if so do you know anyone selling
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Sep 20, 2007
do you know if there are any waterfront homes in viewmont
Loopy

Wake Forest, NC

#24 Sep 21, 2007
You have to go through Viewmont to get to water front homes. Viewmont is not located on the water.
Jay

Lyman, SC

#25 Sep 21, 2007
Waterfrount homes are located off of hwy 127 which is considered Viewmont. If you travel 127n you will cross over into Alexander County which has many waterfront homes also.
Loopy

Wake Forest, NC

#26 Sep 21, 2007
There are even more waterfront homes in the Grace Chapel area to the right just after you cross the bridge on Highway 321.
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Sep 22, 2007
Do you know anyone selling waterfront home in the grace chapel area. Have went in that area already and seems very nice.
Loopy wrote:
There are even more waterfront homes in the Grace Chapel area to the right just after you cross the bridge on Highway 321.
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Sep 22, 2007
I have been to the grace chapel area. It seems very nice. Do you know of anyone that is selling over there. If so maybe we can talk. Would be happy to purchase there home.
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Sep 22, 2007
They may e-mail me at [email protected] about any waterfront home in the caldwell area... thanks again
A former Wisconsinite

United States

#30 Sep 22, 2007
BriKris wrote:
My fiance and I are thinking about moving to Hickory due to oppurtunities with my job. I with be graduating pharmacy school in March 2008 and have already committed to a job with Walgreens. It just so happens that North Caorlina is one of what Walgreens calls a "featured market" meaning that new stores will be popping up everywhere (approximately 60 new stores in the next 3 years!!). The expansion gives me a good oppurtunity to move up in the company. There are a few places that need help: Hickory, Charlotte, Shelby, Swansboro, Jacksonville, and North Wilkesboro (we are currently set on Hickory). I was just wondering if anyone could give some insight on which area might be best for a newly wed couple moving from big city Chicago looking for a nice community. We both enjoy the outdoors (eg fishing, hiking, beaches, boating etc...). How is the outdoor recreation in these areas? Also from reading other threads it seems like the housing market is much cheaper than out here in Chicago...great! Any advice would be appreciated. THANKS!!
My husband's job moved us down here in 1998.Let me tell you our experience since,we lived an hour from Chicago and understand the 'northern way of living"..Being in Chicago, you are probably used to parades and ethnic festivals...those ar enot to be had in the Hickory area although, I hear Charlotte and the Raleigh area have things similiar to that..But, the flip side to that is that Hickory does offer a very nice Farmer's Market twice a week with some wonderful vendors and delicious produce. That can't be found up north without traveling to the "country"..The are about 380 restaurants in Hickory that cater to everything imaginable..If you are hungry and can't find a place to eat in Hickory, you may as well stay home...The mall area offers many nice stores with the Macy's and such offered in Charlotte which is only a hour away. The weather here can't be beat..you will never own winter wear or have to worry about being snowed in..It doesn't happen here...There is ice at the peak of winter season here but, it is here for a day or so and melts away..We have grilled out with friends during New Year's wearing shorts and t-shirts...you will never find that in Illinois...people are interesting,laid back, and some of the older residents have fascinating stories to tell of days gone by in the South and in this area...Take a weekend, check it out,and for your opinion...Take care
Kex

Lenoir, NC

#31 Sep 23, 2007
A former Wisconsinite wrote:
<quoted text>you will never own winter wear or have to worry about being snowed in..It doesn't happen here...There is ice at the peak of winter season here but, it is here for a day or so and melts away..
Not entirely true. Keep in mind there are ski resorts just over an hour's drive north. It is true that we don't get much snow, especially compared to Wisconsin, but every 5-10 years, we do get nailed. There were 18"+ storms in 1993 and 2002, for example. In the warmer years, we get an average of 2-3 1"-6" snows, and temperatures down to 0-10F aren't unheard of.

The summertime humidity can be hell, but for the most part, the weather is nice. Parts of Central-Eastern NC like Raleigh tend to have much less humidity, though.
cjg

Black Mountain, NC

#32 Sep 23, 2007
joann wrote:
I have been to the grace chapel area. It seems very nice. Do you know of anyone that is selling over there. If so maybe we can talk. Would be happy to purchase there home.
check out area off grace chapel rd and gunpowder rd ...before owens gs station...a nice area a newer home for sell in this area
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#33 Sep 23, 2007
cjg wrote:
<quoted text>check out area off grace chapel rd and gunpowder rd ...before owens gs station...a nice area a newer home for sell in this area
If you happen to have a phone # of the home for sale can you pls. e-mail it to me [email protected] Thanks so much
Loopy

Wake Forest, NC

#34 Sep 23, 2007
Whats your price range Joann?
Ali

AOL

#35 Sep 23, 2007
I, too, would like to know about the quality of schools. Can anyone provide advice? I currently live in TX and my son attends private school as our district is deplorable. While I really like Hickory, I don't want to go from the frying pan to the fire as far as schools go.
I've been by the Viewmont Elementary School. It looks nice enough but does not have much of a playground. I was surprised by this as the city has several very nice parks in town. If the district has problems, are they throughout or specific to one school? Any help would be appreciated!
Loopy

Wake Forest, NC

#36 Sep 24, 2007
Personally, I am not fond of Hickory High School unless you have tons of money for your kid to drive a Lexis, Corvette, or BMW your kid is a nobody there. Lots of drugs in that school as well.
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#37 Sep 24, 2007
looking for home from $350,000-$500,000
not looking for big home or newer one.
just a place to call our own.
Ali wrote:
I, too, would like to know about the quality of schools. Can anyone provide advice? I currently live in TX and my son attends private school as our district is deplorable. While I really like Hickory, I don't want to go from the frying pan to the fire as far as schools go.
I've been by the Viewmont Elementary School. It looks nice enough but does not have much of a playground. I was surprised by this as the city has several very nice parks in town. If the district has problems, are they throughout or specific to one school? Any help would be appreciated!
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#38 Sep 24, 2007
Loopy wrote:
Whats your price range Joann?
looking for home around $350,000 -$500,000.
not looking for big home or updated one.
just something to call our own that is on the lake.
joann

Brooklyn, NY

#39 Sep 24, 2007
cjg wrote:
<quoted text>check out area off grace chapel rd and gunpowder rd ...before owens gs station...a nice area a newer home for sell in this area
Don't have the money for a newer home. thanks anyway. just looking for something that is older but not falling down on the water.
Yep

United States

#40 Sep 24, 2007
You can buy a very nice new home on the water for the price range your looking to spend in Grace Chapel area.

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