Interesting. Someone I know who lived in NY all his life moved to Cary about 10 years ago. He absolutely loves every aspect of Cary. So what area in NC don't you colonize NY'ers from the real south?
Only an insane person would move Down East, my home. It’s a hole, as my dear mother would say. Like the Bronx of North Carolina.
I presently live in the Yankee colony of Wake County, in the Central part of the state. It’s where I teach and make a fairly good living.
But note: I don’t hate Yankees. I lived in New Jersey for six years while courting my wife, and had a wonderful time. The people of New Jersey (and NYC) are friendly and pretty funny, truth be told. I was pleasantly surprised.
The difference is we here are inheriting the losers, who couldn’t make a go of it in their home state. They move here, bring their loser attitudes, and give all Southerners the wrong impression of Yankees, particularly those from the NE. I am forever explaining that one shouldn’t measure Yankees by the pitiful unemployable immature freaks we have pouring into the area today. They are pathetic, though.
Southerners assume if it’s a Yankee, it’s a loser, fairly or not.
My wife, by the way, is Cuban, not NJ-esque.