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    Looking to relocate to Asheville, NC

    Currently in Columbus, OH, but I wanna get the hell out of here. Need to find a job and a place to live. What parts of Asheville should I look at and what parts should I avoid? I'd like to be able to walk or bike to most places I need. My current apartment search is revolving around the Whole Foods on Merrimon Ave, heh.
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    as a tourist, asheville is pretty small. don't know if there are any 'areas'.
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    German village in Asheville for good Kraut food
    Silly hot air baloon races every summer.Nice place to stop on way to east coast.

    Better off in Columbus.
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    Have you considered squatting at the Biltmore?
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    Ride what and in what manner pleases you. Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. srsly.
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    Naw. I've been in central Ohio for 27 years. Time to see something else. The summer's been a big pile of crap. Need a nice fresh start.
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    Get an extra bedroom or two. I'll bring some hikers down for trips to the Smokey Mountains and we'll need a place to crash just before and a place to shower coming out.

    We'll bring the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    Naw. I've been in central Ohio for 27 years. Time to see something else. The summer's been a big pile of crap. Need a nice fresh start.
    Try a bigger pile of crap and stay up in Cleveland this summer.
    Jsharr is still hiring a cabana-boy down in Texas.Must be able to fold 10 towels in 5 min..
    Ruben needs an assistant inventor in Wintergarden(fry your ass)Florida.

    Lots of exciting options here other than running away with the circus.
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    I would love to live in Asheville NC. Nice mountains nearby (Mt. Mitchell), and I like to climb.

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    Spent a week backpacking in Pisgah last month and would leave the Chicago burbs in a heartbeat for Asheville. Just need that ellusive job

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    Asheville is sort of full of weirdos. Problem is... with weirdos you generally find good beer. The sacrifices we must make for good beer....

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    I have no problem sacrificing for good beer! And maybe I'm a weirdo, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    Get an extra bedroom or two. I'll bring some hikers down for trips to the Smokey Mountains and we'll need a place to crash just before and a place to shower coming out.

    We'll bring the beer.
    I have no problem sacrificing for good beer! And maybe I'm a weirdo, too?
    OK, you win. You provide the beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    I have no problem sacrificing for good beer! And maybe I'm a weirdo, too?
    Schmidts Deli in Columbus south of the arena district.
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    If you mountain bike there is killer trails there

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Schmidts Deli in Columbus south of the arena district.
    Heh. I'm at least 50% German and I'm not into Schmidt's. Or German food in general, really. Hate saurkraut. I'm a bad German.
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    why don't you try greenville, sc instead? it is 1 hour south.
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    What sets Greenville apart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    What sets Greenville apart?
    harder better faster stronger

    lets just say its on a lot of top ten lists

    google bikeville, george hincapie, swamp rabbit trail, paris mountain, peace center, reedy river falls, greenville public library, amtrak, michelin, bmw, flour, ibm, kemet, lockhead, verizon, scansource, GE, greenville drive, bi-lo center, ceasar's head, usa pro cycling championships, lucky bike, great escape, carolina triatholon
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    Heh. I'm at least 50% German and I'm not into Schmidt's. Or German food in general, really. Hate saurkraut. I'm a bad German.
    You really need to be tared,feathered,and thrown under a bus for not liking Schmidts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trafficcasauras View Post
    harder better faster stronger

    lets just say its on a lot of top ten lists

    google bikeville, george hincapie, swamp rabbit trail, paris mountain, peace center, reedy river falls, greenville public library, amtrak, michelin, bmw, flour, ibm, kemet, lockhead, verizon, scansource, GE, greenville drive, bi-lo center, ceasar's head, usa pro cycling championships, lucky bike, great escape, carolina triatholon
    Weren't you just asking about moving to a more bicycle friendly place this summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordmanvt View Post
    Weren't you just asking about moving to a more bicycle friendly place this summer?
    yeah, he's right, you shouldn't move to asheville. just move to portland or minneapolis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    What sets Greenville apart?
    Quote Originally Posted by trafficcasauras View Post
    harder better faster stronger

    lets just say its on a lot of top ten lists

    google bikeville, george hincapie, swamp rabbit trail, paris mountain, peace center, reedy river falls, greenville public library, amtrak, michelin, bmw, flour, ibm, kemet, lockhead, verizon, scansource, GE, greenville drive, bi-lo center, ceasar's head, usa pro cycling championships, lucky bike, great escape, carolina triatholon
    Just got here last Sat. Other stuff you should know about biking around the Greenville area:

    I've seen few bike lanes. And the roads I've encountered have little to no room for bikes. The main drags through residential areas (at least around my apt) are 35mph speed limit. I hope this is the exception. Get out in the sticks and it's pretty much as safe as anywhere else. The area has been growing like mad for 10+ years. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a step in the right direction. I hear that will be expanded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trafficcasauras View Post
    why don't you try greenville, sc instead? it is 1 hour south.
    and 20 degrees hotter and twice as humid...

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    asheville is nice, i like it, job market sucks. What field are you in?
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    Not really in any field. I have a Creative Writing degree. It's like going to school to master a hobby. So I'm pretty open. My only job lead so far is in Sterling, VA, where I have an interview next week.
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