I am thinking of moving to the Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Does anyone live there or have first-hand experience with the area? I have checked a few sites on the Web but I’m not finding what I want to know, and no “bad” points are really provided. I am interested in:
[li]Climate - how humid is it? Are the summers unbearably hot? Is central air-conditioning a must?[/li][li]Housing costs - are apartments easy to find? What is a normal price for a 2 bedroom? What do you get for the money (a 2-bedroom shoebox?)? How about houses/condos to buy? Good selection? What kind of money are we talking about?[/li][li]Culture - kind of arts, music, etc., events are there?[/li][li]Jobs - easy to find? What’s the unemployment rate down there? There seems to be a lot of industry; are jobs there for the taking or would I have a long search in front of me?[/li][li]Cost of living - especially, is the cost of living lower (than the Northeast, for example) but the wages a lot lower too?[/li][/ul]
I now live in Boston, if that helps with the comparison. Any info anyone has would be much appreciated. Thanks.