Old Northe State....were you in Raleigh? I helped start that club back when I was living in Winston-Salem. Unless you are living in Chapel Hill or Carey, moving out here is going to be a rude awakening to your bank account. I did it back in 09 and I'm still reeling a bit from it. Darn near doubled my mortgage for less house in a similar neighborhood, though much larger city.
Worst part is that BEER costs more out here too! Haha...at least its better and with a larger selection.
I agree with what others have said about Golden. It's probably worth a look. It's kind of a nice inbetween town that will allow you to find work in Denver or Boulder, and you can live just outside Golden and maybe knock rent down a little more.
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 stock
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.