Should I move to Goldsboro? Is it a safe place for families?

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Looking to move

House Springs, MO

#1 Dec 26, 2009
We are looking for a nice, safe town to move to after my husband gets out of the military. He was stationed there many years ago and liked it. I am just wondering what current residents think. Is it safe? Do you generally enjoy living there? Is the cost of living affordable? Do you find there to be ample shopping and entertainment opportunities in the area?

I'd love to hear your opinions. Thank you!
stay far away

Stuart, FL

#2 Dec 27, 2009
30 years ago goldsboro was nice. As to date, stay far far away..........

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08

Goldsboro,Nc

#3 Dec 28, 2009
Looking to move:

I'm a current resident of Goldsboro, and have been here since 1987. I have found it to be a good place to raise a family. Housing is reasonable, there are great schools in the local area, and it is growing as far as business are concerned. Now shopping is not my strong suit, and i will admit the Mall needs updating, but if you Google the stores that interest you by a Goldsboro zip code that would help you decide if this aspect is good for you. As for entertainment, what do you like? I find between what you can do in Goldsboro, Wilson, Greenville, Raleigh and the Beaches you can entertain yourself within an hour or two in some venue. As you know, a place to live is what you make it. People here are on the whole friendly,housing affordable, and Goldsboro is a decent place to live. hope this helps. Good luck with you decision.
Looking to move

House Springs, MO

#4 Dec 28, 2009
Thanks Mann 4ever. I appreciate the info. We are looking for a small town feel with enough amenities to get by. We homeschool our children and are just looking for a quiet, simple life. We currently live in a small town (2000 people) and about an hour and a half away from anything besides Walmart. I'm not a big shopper and don't need fancy entertainment. Would love a place to settle down, make a life, and enjoy simple things...without getting bored out of our minds. Not too much to ask for, huh?=)
Silas Jayne

United States

#5 Dec 30, 2009
goldsboro is a poor town. over 50% of the school children are on free or reduced lunches. jobs are scarce and gang activity has become an issue.

try to move to the rosewood area of goldsboro, stay away from the city!

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08

Goldsboro,Nc

#6 Jan 1, 2010
Looking to move

you're welcome. please forgive the veiled racism of Silas Jayne post. Although Rosewood is a nice area to live, so is pikeville, saulston, and several other areas of Wayne county. the 'inner city' has it's issues, the so called 'gangs' prey on themselves where they live, as 'gangs' do.

simple shopping we can do. three Walmarts in Wayne co. Target, Sears, Belk's, Penny's, Kmart, Big Lots, Ollies,Sam's club. An outlet mall 25 mins away.
job market: depends on what you do, and like some, may have to commute.

there are negatives to every city. from job choices to negative attitudes of small minded people. but i hope you and your family will make the best choice you can and live well.
Stay far away

Stuart, FL

#7 Jan 3, 2010
Subscribe to the Goldsboro News Argus prior to making your choice. Follow the news for a month. Don't make a wrong decision based on some fool making or using words like RACIST or RACISM. Make your choice on common sense to identify and reconize an unsafe area to raise chidren.
Stay far away

Stuart, FL

#8 Jan 3, 2010
12/30/09 A Goldsboro man tried to get away with armed robbery but instead landed himself behind bars.

Authorities say 22-year-old Rhyel Atkinson of Goldsboro held up a person at gun point in the Walmart parking lot on Spence Avenue around 4 a.m. Monday. The victim wasn't going to let Atkinson get away and decided to follow him while talking to 911.

Goldsboro Police located the vehicle and made the arrest. Atkinson has been charged with armed robbery and larceny of a firearm among other charges and was placed in the Wayne County Jail.
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Stuart, FL

#10 Jan 3, 2010
12/21/2009 A man is accused of kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her.

Police say it happened Monday at 708 Corporate Drive, Room 107, in Goldsboro.

A call to that address shows it to be the Country Hearth Inn.

Shonshi Chavez, age 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault, second degree kidnapping, assault on a female and possession of marijuana.

Chavez was locked up in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 bond.
Stay far away

Stuart, FL

#11 Jan 3, 2010
12/15/2009 GOLDSBORO
North Carolina police are investigating the deaths of a couple found shot to death in a hotel where they lived and worked.

WRAL-TV reports that 65-year-old Suryakant Patel and his 61-year-old wife, Bhavanaben, were discovered dead Monday morning inside their room at the America's Best Value Inn in Goldsboro, about 50 miles southeast of Raleigh. Both worked there.

A co-worker found the couple inside the room where they lived.

Goldsboro police and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating their deaths as murders.

Police would not give any more details about the deaths
Stay far away

Stuart, FL

#12 Jan 3, 2010
Sat Dec 19, 2009
Goldsboro News-Argus

Suspect will face murder charge

A 45-year-old Goldsboro man originally charged with involuntary manslaughter was indicted this month on a count of second-degree murder, a far more serious charge
Stay far away

Stuart, FL

#13 Jan 3, 2010
Much more than these postings, this is a sample to get your attention.

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08

Goldsboro,Nc

#14 Jan 4, 2010
Stay far away: now that you are suffiently 'net brave, allow me to enlighten you. when people or in this case, aperson, starts expounding on what percentage of CHILDREN are on school lunches and suggesting where folk should move to IF they come to Wayne county, what would you call it? it is a bigger fool that won't admit to what the post was 'recommending'.

as for all your examples of 'crime out of control', when did i ever say Goldsboro was perfect? crime and stupidity happens everywhere, everyday.if you are looking for a perfect place, may i suggest Heaven? the streets are paved with gold i hear, but it is a Gated Community with a great security force, so crime is not a problem. and i hear nobody is on free lunch programs and there are no gangs. kinda like Rosewood...

i don't know where you live. i don't care. i live here. i've experienced more good than bad, and trust me my BAD was BAD. in fact it was the WORST THAT COULD EVER HAPPEN. i do not blame the city, or a group of people, for what happened. but for you to sit at your laptop and act like you know EXACTLY whats going on is wrong. i'm sure Looking to move would check out crime stats BEFORE they come here IF she thought Goldsboro was unsafe. And by your examples YOU posted we must have a pretty good POLICE FORCE for THREE OUT OF FOUR of the CRIMINALS were CAUGHT or IN JAIL. 75% caught or in jail. nice examples of wild and out of control Goldsboro.

if i GOOGLE Stuuart FL, do you think i'll find any crime? just a fool being curious...
Stay far away

United States

#15 Jan 4, 2010
I have for many years interacted with the worst of the worst on a daily basis, I drive to big cities to find the worst of the worst. Goldsboro is a small town and yes the crime is out of control for a small town. Reading your posting your probally not going to like this bit of news, seriously your stats and information are incorrect. Inferring poverty doesn't make someone a racist! But suggesting that someone is, is just that just that them self! Proving that crime exist is a sign of intelligence, denying that crime exist is a sign of ignorance.
Looking to move

House Springs, MO

#16 Jan 4, 2010
Wow! Thank you both for sharing both sides of the story. It is definitely not a choice we will make without plenty of information.

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08

Goldsboro,Nc

#17 Jan 5, 2010
Looking to Move

you are welcome. Just make sure you're getting your information from someone who lives here. If you or your husband has friends in this area, ask them the pros and cons. Anybody can rip the worst headlines from a newspaper. Bad things happen everywhere, all the time. Trust me, i know this for a fact. However, the actions of a FEW misguided souls don't paint the whole picture, no more than standing in a garage makes you a car. Goldsboro's problems are the same as any city in a depressed economy. the actions of the desparate and stupid are magnified while the happy things are pushed to the back pages. I hope you and your family find what you are looking for.

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08

Goldsboro,Nc

#18 Jan 5, 2010
Stay far away

You "proved crime exists"? Really? Wow...i didn't know MY CITY had any crime to speak of. It took you and you're awesome skill of copying and posting helped me get out of ignorance and now i see the light! Your many years of seeing the worst in BIG cities allowed me to see what my small city is ALL ABOUT! Thank you! Without your help i would have thought that i lived in a PERFECT place.

And sorry for not seeing that Silas Jayne "inferred poverty". I assumed when one writes "goldsboro is a poor town. over 50% of the school children are on free or reduced lunches. jobs are scarce and gang activity has become an issue.

try to move to the rosewood area of goldsboro, stay away from the city!", they were speaking in code. Maybe i did jump too soon, i mean when I see POOR, GANG, CITY and an area of my city not known for it's diversity, I tend to call folk on it. Since that person didn't respond. I thought i was right. But nope, you are the authority here. so i bow to your wisdom. By the way, if 50% of ALL Goldsboro children are on a lunch program, does that include the Rosewood children? For Rosewood is in GOLDSBORO. Seems like some folk forget that. Wonder why?

I digress, from here on out, if i want to know how MY CITY is, i'll just ask you. When will you be here or will you just comment from afar?
U R unstable seek help

United States

#19 Jan 5, 2010
Yo Mann 4ever, It's not hard to read your posting and imagine that you sir are obviously taking some sort of psychtropic meds. If not, please immediately seek professional help, before you're the next news posting regarding crime in Goldsboro.
What cha going to do

United States

#20 Jan 5, 2010
Hey "looking to move", a word to the wise, always beware of any person using the famous quote "Trust me". Yo Mann 44, to what stake or interest do you have in the crimes in Goldsboro for you to be compelled to defend the criminals and people responsible dishonor and the criminals' lack of integrity? What level are you involved in regarding the Goldsboro Garbage Gang which you have displayed so much emotion and compassion to defend. What is your involvment! What cha going to do when they come for you!

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08

Goldsboro,Nc

#21 Jan 5, 2010
*sigh*
U R unstable: check UR spelling before you try to use words beyond UR IQ. as for the rest of your post, not worth commenting on. go away.

What cha going to do: trying to be clever incorporating a chorus from a terrible song from a reality show doesn't excuse your ignorance. at no time did i defend a criminal. i defended the city i live in as a decent city to live in DESPITE what some outsider tried to portray. so as you try to play with a subject near and dear to my heart let me ask you both this: WHY DO YOU CARE? do i ask what's the crime rate in Fountain Valley,CA? do i ask why Fountain Valley,CA is now concerned about Goldsboro NC? no.

and you haven't seen passion yet sunshine. find out the reason a call myself Mann4Ever. and i suggest you respect the name when you learn it.

What started from a simple question from ONE person has turned into a flame war from people WHO DON'T LIVE HERE. if you people want to debate, crack lame jokes, let's take it where we can truly express ourselves, shall we? until then, if you can't help answer the lady's original question, go away.

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