Should I move to Goldsboro? Is it a s...

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08


#64 Feb 16, 2010
No apologies necessary. me and my fellow 'idiots' couldn't leave it alone trying to one up each other. trying to clever insteads of just making a statement and moving on. we were justifibly called out. at least i feel that way.

and thanks for your condolences and concern. i shouldn't have opened the door to my pain on this thread. wasn't my intention for it has nothing to do with the question.

tell me what the thread headline is and i will read it. sorry for your loss in advance.

Raleigh, NC

#65 Feb 20, 2010
I have lived off 111 south for most of my life. Like any other place there are bad and good areas to live in. I have never had a problem in my 43 yrs. This day and time things are getting worse anywhere you go and you need to do research before you move into a area. Goldsboro and surrounding areas are fine. I think unless you lay down with dogs you should'nt get up fleas. Know what I mean ?

Apo, AP

#66 Feb 22, 2010
stay far away wrote:
30 years ago goldsboro was nice. As to date, stay far far away..........
dont be hatin! goldsboro is awesome!

Apo, AP

#67 Feb 22, 2010
RaC wrote:
I have lived off 111 south for most of my life. Like any other place there are bad and good areas to live in. I have never had a problem in my 43 yrs. This day and time things are getting worse anywhere you go and you need to do research before you move into a area. Goldsboro and surrounding areas are fine. I think unless you lay down with dogs you should'nt get up fleas. Know what I mean ?
111! hells yea! i used to live down there by spring creek nice and quiet

Since: Mar 10

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#68 Mar 3, 2010
I recommend first visiting Goldsboro and the surrounding area for at least a week so that you can make a decision based upon your own observations instead of relying upon someone else's. It's just like buying a brand new car... if you want to assess a dealership's REAL reputation, ignore the shiny cars in the showroom and instead casually drop by the service department a couple times beforehand to see how they treat customers AFTER they buy their cars.

Since: Jun 09

Raleigh, NC

#69 Mar 8, 2010
Hey looking to move, I moved to Dudley which is down the road from Goldsboro. We love it here, true you don't want to go shopping at the Gettoo Wal-Mart on Spence Ave at 4:00 A.M. but normal people wouldn't be out that late anyway. We use the Wal-Mart at Mt Olive because we like it better. Goldsboro has crime like every where else but I have also lived in towns like Orlando and trust me Goldsboro is heaven compared to Florida.

“there are no words”

Since: Oct 08


#70 Mar 8, 2010
it's spelled 'ghetto' hondaracing...and some folk like the parking better at

“It ain't got no gas in it.”

Since: Mar 10

The Nervous Hospital

#71 Mar 9, 2010
It all depends on ifin Goldsboro has any place that makes mustard & biscuits, potted meat and French-fried potaters. Umm-hmm.

Sun City, AZ

#72 Mar 28, 2010
Hello, new here, have been reading the posts , very interesting. Myself,my wife are planing a moveto Glodsboro,along with my daughter and her amilywhich includes our two grandkids 8 and 10 years old. wife and i ar retired, she on a disability. looking or a nice quit smalle town, we are movig from Phoenix, Arizona, whichis a BIG city. Daughter is moving thee, and asked usif we would move with hem,to stay cos to them, and grandkids.we said yes. It is tre, things happen in every cty, Aso you yourself make a place what it is. Hope to meet some of you in the near future

Sun City, AZ

#73 Mar 28, 2010
excuse the typos bad keyboard.
Goldsboro Fan

Clayton, NC

#74 May 5, 2010
I am really amazed by these posts. I have lived in Goldsboro most of my adult life and enjoy living here. Like many, I ended up in Goldsboro via Seymour Johnson (my dad was stationed here). It was my choice to stay. Many times my parents tried to get me to move back to the Northern Virginia area, but with traffic, high cost of living, etc. I CHOSE to stay in Goldsboro. There is crime everywhere. I have lived in the DC area, worked in the Raleigh area for several years and have sisters that live near Richmond, Seattle and DC. For people to say crime in rampant in Goldsboro is a little ridiculous. I do live in the city and when I say in the city, I mean "in the city." I am within walking distance to Herman Park. I LOVE it. I have never had any problems with crime, I have great neighbors and I do not feel afraid at all. I think gleening crime from the News Argus is ignorant. We are a small town and that is just part of the the paper. If you buy a copy of the Raleigh News & Observer, you will notice that they do not have a "Charges" section in their paper. Nor do other large metro areas. There's just not enough room! If you want the stats, don't rely on the News Argus, check with the police department. The most complaints I hear about Goldsboro is "there's nothing to do." But, like someone else said, it is what you make it. When I worked in Raleigh, I heard the same complaint about Raleigh. You have to make an effort. There are plenty of thinks to do and activities if people take the time to find out and pay attention. It won't fall in your lap - no matter where you line!

Birmingham, AL

#75 May 13, 2010

Harrodsburg, KY

#76 Jun 10, 2010
i have to be in snow hill nc next week on peanut st. can you tell what i there.what kind of place it is.i have never heard of this place

Richmond, KY

#77 Jun 10, 2010
Sorry, but I must chime in. I myself have lived all over the country and have to say West Virginia has gotta be one of the best kept secrets in the country. Beckley, Louisburg, Princeton, White Sulfur Springs, they're all great places. And with the mountains! It's so beautifully in winter!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#78 Jun 16, 2010
Goldsboro = boring! Don't do it....
Heck No

Boynton Beach, FL

#79 Aug 23, 2010
I have friends in Goldboro. Its horrible. The schools especially Goldsboro high School is horrible. Two many outdate buildings and projects. The 90% of the city needs a total overhall. I have bee all over the United States and Goldsboro is one of the most saddest cities I have ever seen. They city needs a serious upgrade! Its one of those towns that still have ignorant racism, but dont take my word for it google the town's history.

United States

#80 Sep 22, 2010
Goldsboro and Wayne County have an extremely high crime limit. A C- rating as of today. If you do not have children, do not live within a 20-30 block radius of Herman St, do not wander downtown after dark by foot then I would suggest doing your homework and research for yourself.

If you like drugs and gang violence, which has been steadily rising for the past three years in Goldsboro, then welcome!

We have constant contact with both GPD and WCSD and have become numb to all of the crime that you wouldn't expect in this size of a city.

Raleigh, NC

#81 Nov 12, 2010
Goldsboro Police Dept has a poor crime-solving rate. Very few citizens know any of the military tranplants turned Cops which is troubling for a small city like this. Utilities (water and sewer) are surprisingly high (no one once to be annexed). Schools are low-scoring, but not the worse (if that's positive). The lack of "things to do" breed kids finding something "to do".(Paul Simon was not only talking about Allentown when he wrote "you see nothing but the dead and dying back in my little town). The city lost thousands of residence during the 90's according to the 2006 mid Census..very little growth (2010 Census may fare better) There are good surrounding "refuse to be annexed" communities near Goldsboro, and a good automobile can get you to a "real city" with activities in less than an hour. A post with links were done earlier, here is an important one: (52 crimes between 11/3/2010 - 11/9/2010)

Is that good or bad?

Cary, NC

#82 Nov 18, 2010
And West Palm Beach is crime free right?

WEST PALM BEACH — A man shot his estranged wife to death in a suburban West Palm Beach apartment this afternoon and then shot and killed himself as his 18-year-old sister-in-law looked on, authorities said.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL --- The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation in the 4900 block of 22nd St. North in West Palm Beach Saturday morning.
Upon arrival, they observed that the driver of a red Acura had a gunshot wound to the face and the subject was deceased

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-- A crash led authorities to discover a woman and two young boys dead from apparent gunshot wounds.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, paramedics called to a crash shortly after 7 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue and U.S. Route 441 in Delray Beach told deputies that a man involved "stated that he had just killed his family."

WEST PALM BEACH, FL --- Police say the bank robbery which took place Tuesday at a West Palm Beach Chase Bank was an inside job.

Two men rode into a West Palm Beach bank on a motorcycle, held the place up at gunpoint, then sped away with more than a hundred grand.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— Mother and son huddled together, battered and beaten, in the bathroom — sobbing, wondering why no one came to help.

Surely the neighbors had heard their screams. The walls are thin, the screen doors flimsy in this violence-plagued housing project on the edge of downtown.

For three hours, the pair say, they endured sheer terror as the 35-year-old Haitian immigrant was raped and sodomized by up to 10 masked teenagers and her 12-year-old son was beaten in another room.

Since: Mar 10

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#83 Nov 25, 2010
"Golds-bro" be otay. Now we haz us some crymes now & den but it aint be a cawz ub drugz likes whitey be a sayin. It be a cawz ub da lack ub drugz. Ifin folkz jest hab sum drugz awl da tyme, they wuddint start a gettin dem withdrawerz & be a gettin intu trubbel.

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