Rural isn't really for me :) I'm a city girl and of course I don't mind a 'little' rural, if there are coffee shops, restaurants, museums, etc. within walking distance/downtown, then I would be fine, but if I have to drive and drive to see civilization other than a mom and pop store, I would go nuts!
Thanks for the info! I am in Raleigh and know there are several travel assignments in the area. It's a great city!