Review of Rocky Mount, North Carolina


Living in Rocky Mount
Star Rating - 2/17/2009
I live in Rmt and I will be moving in a few months. I have a two bedroom apartment and my utility bill averages 250 during the coldest winter days and hottest summer days. I travel about 2 weeks out of each month and keep my thermastat at 75 and avoid using extra energy but it doesn't matter. The utility company is robbing these poor people here. It's really ashame. The crime rate is the same as charlotte even tho it is considerably smaller. There are many murders here but they are unpublished. Last year, the first week of the year, there were 7. The gangs are overflowing, the city is run down, there are no jobs availble, Rocky Mount has the highest unemployment rate in N.C and the racism is a trip. If you are looking to move here...Don't. There are no opportunities for advancement and the level of crime is outstanding.
teka | Rocky Mount, NC
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I feel your pain from 11, almost 12, years ago. This place sucks. They have not yet invented mufflers here, and every lowlife has acquired a 200 decibel radio these days, so try not to live near a road, folks. This is not the place for writers, programmers, web developers, or anyone else who uses their brain. I grew up living near NC 97 and later US 301, so I'm accustomed to traffic noise, but it's impossible to bear in 2020. That's of course in addition to all of the more serious problems you mention. This used to be "The City on the Rise," but now it's the city gone to heck. And they can get all the crooked city officials and all the worthless police to come here and click on the disagree button, but it's still true, and they don't even care about making this community a place worth living in.
Ron | Rocky Mount, NC | Report Abuse
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