I was born in NC and have lived here my entire life - minus a few months in DC for a summer. I’ve done a lot of traveling around the country and in Western Europe, so I’m not completely sheltered! I LOVE North Carolina. It’s a wonderful place to be. My mom was a Navy brat and my dad grew up in MO, so I’m the first generation of my family to have lived my whole life here. I grew up in Raleigh, went to college in Winston-Salem (Go Deacs!!), worked in Charlotte for a little more than a year, and have lived in Greensboro for about 11 years. So, I can answer questions about any of the “big” NC cities!
The weather is wonderful, the people are great, etc. Greensboro is much different from Charlotte and Raleigh is different from Greensboro and Charlotte. Charlotte is the most “cosmopolitan” of the bigger cities here which would explain Gia’s thoughts on shopping with no makeup!
My husband was a banker and is now in commercial real estate - I’ve just started back as a CPA. What kind of banking do you do? There have definitely been a lot of layoffs with the BofA and Wachovia craziness going on, but I don’t know how that might affect the sorts of jobs you’d be looking for.
Let me know what further questions you have! I can’t say enough great things about my state!