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I've only been in Greenville once or twice and don't recall much of what I saw. It'll probably be a big change going from NYC to Greenville. Are you considering Greenville because your hubby is wanting to continue his nursing education at East Carolina University. UNC-Chapel Hill is adding a doctor in nursing practice (DNP) to its nursing school so that may be of interest to him. In the triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), housing will be cheap compared to NYC but more expensive than Greenville. Traffic has improved since tconi was here. They have widened I-40, other highways feeding Research Triangle Park and adding a new interstate I-540. If you were to locate here, I would stay west of Raleigh (towns of Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville or Fuquay Varina. Or you could move to North Raleigh or Wake Forest. If your hubby wanted to continue his nursing education, Chapel Hill or Carrboro would be near the school. I'd avoid east or south of Raleigh which includes Garner or Clayton. The traffic heading west toward RTP is horrible in the morning. Starting this summer, the southern section of I-40 near Raleigh is going to be torn up and replaced with a schedule stretching 3 years. The nickname for the construction project is Crawleigh.

As for activities, you'll likely find more things to do in the triangle area than you would in Greenville. You'll be 2-3 hours drive from the beach or mountains. You have several large museums in Raleigh. There is the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham and the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts in Raleigh. Both performing arts centers have off-Broadway shows, symphonies, ballet, and other arts. There is a large number of college sports and one professional hockey team. There is an extensive greenway system for joggers and bikers. Onroad biking is a popular activity here. In Raleigh, there is a large farmer's market. There are about a dozen microbreweries in the Raleigh area.

You can travel a couple hours east to the Outer Banks. Or you can travel west to Asheville which has a large arts community and the Biltmore Estate. Head north and you have Busch Garden Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg itself is an interesting place to visit for Revolutionary history.

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