Neighborhoods & other input
By - Former-Astronaut-841
Greensboro is less than three hours from the ocean. I gotta go NC on this one.
I mean, I live in So-Cal like 5-10 minutes from the beach and found myself going there rarely... I think that's only really a draw, if you're that kinda person. Plus, it's easy to jsut get caught up in your daily life and forget to experience the world around you.
SGF has quite bit of outdoors stuff to do within a very short distance. I feel like the outdoorsy activity comparison is a bit of a wash between NC and here.
It's 3 hours from North Myrtle Beach. It's 5 hours from a beach you won't get murdered at. The devil is in the details.
And that's still closer than the half a day you need to get from Springfield to a beach, so about those details...
Yeah but its a 0 hour drive from Springfield to get murdered so we have that going for us.
Just thought I’d chime in as someone that moved to Springfield from out of state because there seem to be a lot of Springfield haters out there lol.
Town is small but there are tons of local owned restaurants, really are some gems out here.
Cost of living is low, home prices are rising quickly but I think that is everywhere. There really is a lot to do here, no ocean but lots of lakes nearby. Branson close by. You within 3 hours from a lot of tourist places without actually living in one which can be nice for a quick weekend getaway.
I think the general consensus is the further south you go the better the neighborhoods.
If you can afford it my suggestion would be to visit both in person and not trust everything you read on the internet 😀
We don’t have time to visit either place at all. Thanks for the input though.
I lived in Greensboro for many years. There are pros and cons both places. What field are you in and what is your career level?
He is airplane mechanic, starting off. Will be his first job after getting his certifications. I am in project management but work from home. My company is fine with me working from wherever.
He will have a ton more opportunities in Greensboro. Larger airport, Honda Jet, B/E Aerospace/Rockwell Collins, and tons of smaller support companies. Everything within 10 miles of the airport is decent.
If he came here, unless it were a job that rotated to other locations later, I would think his career would stagnate due to not enough companies competing against eachother. If he were later in his career and happy with the wage, Springfield would win due to lower cost.
Thank you for your input! Very helpful. We are leaning towards NC and this point helps.
SGF is expanding, which means room for growth.
Envoy is who he was talking to about a job in Springfield.
Yeah we have an airport getting a little bigger. Greensboro/Triad is a major aviation cluster. Bigger and more diverse than Wichita. It's where Honda invented a new class of jets and set up their aviation headquarters. Jobs are excellent and lots of learning and growing...the opposite of SGF where there are only a handful of places people recycle through. The decommissioned Reynolds airport in downtown WS alone has more aviation jobs than SGF metro.
Can't be that great if it's "comparable" with SGF. X'D
SGF offered free flights. That was their one way to incentivize our move to SGF instead of Greensboro.
sgf offered a way for you to leave sgf. consider the meaning of this offer.
it is beautiful here though, and as others have said,stagnation is easy. there is something in the water, if you plan on staying a short time, you will blink and 30 years have gone by.
But everything else was comparable
LOL. SGF's job market is so insular you get some weird dynamics going on. I would hate to start a career here. I've watched a lot of young grads get completely used and not learn much or have any real opportunities. Or people with grand titles but half the experience, responsibilities, or pay that should go with it.
Not sure where you are from...we do get snow and winter weather here. When I lived in NC we got a dusting of snow one time and the world STOPPED for 2 days
Our winter weather could be worse but we also have such unpredictable weather changes, usually Springfield is in top tens for most varied weather. From 80 to 30 in one day. Love the thunderstorms though.
Driving in any storm or winter weather here is kind of chaotic. I'm sure people have a lot to say about driving here but it is nice, on a good day to drive entirely across town in 20-30 min.
Personally if I were to move I'd choose based on how severe my allergies are here and the high humidity from June to September. Plus, severe storms and occasionally tornados.
Nope. Go w NC.
I like Springfield a lot; the more I travel, the more I know this place feels like home. But I was born and raised here, and my family are from here going back to the 1850s.
One reason I could say for moving here is the low cost of living relative to the rest of the country. Also, you can do a day trip to St. Louis which has the amenities of a larger city.
But there are tons of drawbacks as well, high property crime rate being one. Also, it's way too conservative for my taste, and I'm pretty much a centrist. I feel like healthcare is middling to poor, but I don't have a basis for comparison.
All the good schools are on the south side, but even some of them are Title V.
All in all, I don't think there's a wrong choice, but if it were me I'd go for Greensboro just because it's like three or four hours from the beach. But, I know nothing more about Greensboro than that.
Do not move here it's a black hole and you'll never get out.