Originally Posted by motivez
It completely depends what you're looking for in a place to live. I have no idea what would compel someone to want to live in a huge city and have to deal with a swarm of people and traffic, etc.. all the run down, high crime areas, etc..
I wish Greensboro were smaller than it is becoming
the reason that its expensive to live in big cities is because of demand. a lot of people want to live here. why? well, it's nice to live here! there are a multitude of things to do, not to mention nightlife and good dining. none of which Greensboro has. this past weekend they had an international boat show here, if youre in to that, if not, next weekend there is a FoodTV sponsored food and wine festival on South Beach, etc... there is always something going on, no matter what you like.
For 3 years we struggled to find a decent place to eat over there. yeah, there are a couple places tucked away, but overall, unless you like the Golden Corral, the selection sucks. shit, we found ourselves driving almost an hour east, to raliegh/durham just to eat at Maggiano's or something resembling a real restaurant at that South Point mall.
you want Greensboro to be smaller??!! yikes, you already have to combine 3 cities, Greensboro, HighPoint and Winston-Salem, just to get on a map and call it "The Triad".
so yeah, traffic is a bitch some days, so be it, it's the price you pay to live in good weather and an entertaining place. as far as crime, I'm sure there is more reported crime here than there, but you have to take that in context and proportions to the population. I have yet to be a victim of any crime in South Florida. I have one friend that had his house broken in too years ago. Thats the only incident I remember having first hand knowledge about. Crime is not exactly rampant here. Don't watch so much TV... we don't live in an episode of CSI Miami.