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Old 05-25-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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We are relocating in July and need help ASAP. We are coming from NY to NC for a job very close to Piedmont Airport so we are looking for family friendly areas (we have two kids, one school aged) to center our home search on. We will be renting for a year and cost is not a factor. Of great importance is schools, crime, amenities, etc. Please help! We have read and heard so many conflicting thins about areas and we are at a total loss!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Check out Jamestown.

http://www.jamestown-nc.us/
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I don't have any first hand experience with the school systems in the area nor do I have any kids, but I hear good things about Southwest, Northwest and Oak Ridge schools. They will give you a pretty easy drive to the area surrounding the airport.

Northwest - Oak Ridge (27310), Summerfield (27358)
Southwest - northern High Point (27264 / 27265), Jamestown (27282)

NC School Report Cards

I'm going to assume since only one of your kids is school aged that elementary schools are the current priority. I have a friend that was in 10th grade when her brother was born so not necessarily a safe assumption but you can of course navigate to other schools via the site. Below are some performance ratings:

Oak Ridge Elementary - High Student Performance - School Level
Southwest Elementary - High Student Performance - School Level
Summerfield Elementary - High Student Performance - School Level
Jamestown Elementary - http://www.ncschoolreportcard.org/sr...Year=2010-2011

Have fun looking around, hope the information helps.

*Just to reiterate, I do not have kids in any school system so this is purely speculation and not first hand experience
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Hi! I know where you're coming from! We moved here in 2008 for my husband's job and it has been a very rewarding experience. I think price range would be a helpful indicator; though it should be said that the Greensboro really holds any kind of real estate for any kind of person and income! One of the many things we love about it.

If your hubby is going to work at, or near, the airport, you may want access to Bryan Blvd/Benjmain Parkway...and highway 68 which is West of the airport.

What are your size requirements? We found it easier to rent a while before making any big decisions on housing. But let me tell you, you cannot go wrong if you live in Lake Jeannette, Southern Shores area. We are close by there in North Hills which are smaller ranch style homes from the 70's, but Southern Shores has comfortable, larger homes with cute landscaping, VERY family oriented and located near all the good schools. While it is a little ways from Bryan Blvd, the access is easy enough. You will find that it usually won't take you longer to get ANYWHERE in Greensboro than 20 minutes, thanks to Wendover Ave and Bryan Blvd.

I think if these two easy-going, pass through roads weren't in Greensboro, this city would have a much more frustrated driving mentality! haha!

Visit GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community for information on schools, public and private.

Generally speaking, it does depend on the neighborhoods and roads themselves in regards to crime, but some areas are safer.

Good luck!
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I posted in the other thread as well, but you should seriously consider Forsyth county. It has lower taxes, lower crime, and higher average income than Guilford county (Greensboro).
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