Are you moving alone or with family? If you are coming alone why not come as a travel nurse..you will make a lot more money, and have a free place to stay...if you hate it you can move on. If you want info email me at email@example.com
...I can hook you up with a great recruiter from Cross Country Staffing. We lived in Chapel Hill the first year we were hear...if you are paying for your own place Chape Hill is EXPENSIVE...it is a quaint college town, very safe. Raleigh is great....rent for an apt averages about 650-750 for a 2 bedroom...we own so I am just going by what I see advertised. We live in North Raleigh which is very saft and about 20-25 min from downtown...LOTS to do...check out digital city-raleigh/durham....Durham is not the safest place..I am sure that there are some safe areas but in general it is bad. UNC and Duke are both very big teaching hospitals...very busy....Rex is a smaller hospital in Raleigh and is GREAT. There is also Wake Med in Raleigh....Cary is close to raleigh...small town and also a bit expensive. Don't know much about Charlotte....Asheville is a nice town...near the mountains....Wilimington is a great beach town. Hope that helps...Good Luck!