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Old 09-19-2011, 10:13 AM
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My husband is getting transfered first week of Nov to Winston-salem and we think we would rather live in Greensboro as it is a bigger city. We've never been there and not sure we have time to go visit, so we might try to get a house to rent at first 'really quickly'! we have a 2 and 5 years old and we are looking for a kid friendly neighborhood where they can play outside and us meet others parents/neighbors! the most important thing for us is a good daycare and a good school...if there are parks or playgrounds for kids activities and shopping (groceries) not too far would be great plus, so does anyone suggest a neighborhood? from google, it seems Guilford is good school district?? any sugestions are welcomed! Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:59 PM
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So I just spent the whole day looking for houses for rent next to EP elem and it seems very rural...may be I should be looking into Winston-Salem instead...
Please any advice is welcomed
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:48 PM
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Ep Pearce Elementary School? NW Guildford and Ep Pearce is overall best district for Greensboro.

Erwin Montessori off E. Bessemer is a 10 where Ep Pearce is a 9. Parents rate both schools very highly. Erwin Montessori is more "city" flavor.

Pleasant Ridge Rd is a beautiful area. If you can't find a house to rent around there; Allerton Place apartments have very large two and three bedroom units; many with a golf course view. They're "kid" friendly, have several outdoor play areas, and a nice walking path around the whole complex. Large groups of kids often gather and play, etc. Lots of transfer families live there initially while waiting to buy a house or for their next employers transfer.

If you do look at Winston-Salem; Meadowlark is the highest rated Elementary school. It rates a 10 in scoring, but parents only rate it 4 stars. Where the two examples for Greensboro Parents give both schools 5 stars.

Right now, I live in Clemmons, NC because I work in W-S. If I had kids, I'd be commuting from Greensboro in a heartbeat...so that they could go to school there. Greensboro's got a lot of beautiful parks, the nature science center...the water park, etc. Gosh knows I drive over there every weekend when I want for people to be around and/or something to do.

I've heard that the Ardmore section of Winston around Baptist Hospital area is enjoyable for people with younger children. Adam's Farm and New Garden Road areas of Greensboro are also nice. Greensboro's structured differently vs. Winston. Like it's basically "nine small towns" that interconnect to form the whole. Takes less than twenty minutes to get from one side of Greensboro to the other even from Pleasant Ridge Rd.

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:08 AM
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Thank you so much for the response that is really helpfull! I was giving up on Greensboro and only focused on W-S but after reading your comments, I will keep a more open mind to Greensboro and I also did not realize that Montessori was a public school... Will look into the apt complex too!
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