Review of North Carolina, North Carolina

Western NC is Not the place to live
Star Rating - 3/4/2020
Western NC (eg Asheville, Hendersonville and surrounding areas) is Not the place to move to. No proper supporting jobs except tourism and elderly care. Horrendous drug problem of Crystal Meth and other deadly addictive illegal drugs. Children kidnapped for sex trafficking (worst kept secret) and significant increase in violent crimes (due to drug problem).

It's expensive to buy a reasonable home - expect
to pay over $300k for modest house and property. Air, water, and soil are polluted and NC state and local governments refuse to do anything about this growing environmental disaster.

Do Not move here if you have children and want them safe and reasonably well educated. Do not move here looking for decent employment. Do not attempt retirement here because prices have skyrocketed and medical care is overwhelmed by other baby boomers jamming doctor's offices.

Locals are slow, stupid and nasty. If you want Anything done correctly, seek northerners-- including doctors, lawyers, mechanics, plumbers, electricians, etc. Locals have No work ethic and are plain lazy.

Locals complain bitterly about northerner influx and impact on the area but forget northern money, expertise, and huge efforts in community support have been the uplifting factor for this area.

Western NC is not nirvana. Visit for a week before making the decision to move here. Take note that winters are frigid and summer's are hot and humid.
Ash | Hendersonville, NC
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This is so good to know . I have kids so I know to not go here but where is good to go ?
Renee | Ridgefield, CT | Report Abuse

Humm wonder why locals complain about yanks here? Maybe it is that sour attitude just like yours that we deal with every time we encounter you. Please move back, why are you here?
Mike | Normandy, TN | Report Abuse

Thank you, relocating from Los Angeles area, hoping to get away from the alcoholism, drugs and bad manners, the noise of loud stereos, mufflers... street racing and gunfire... The climate, will be a challenge anywhere after So Cal but telling myself, worth it to be surrounded by trees and peace... But, sounds like... there are other problems there. Sorry to hear things not going well for you there, thanks for the information.
Gwen | Torrance, CA | Report Abuse
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