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Old 08-04-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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We are both young professionals moving to the area, both around 28. My job will be on the west side of Greensboro and husbands potential job is on East of Winston Salem. We have heard of Kernsville between the two but really want a bit larger of a town and want things to do. We would like to eventually buy a house in a good school zone (although no kids yet) and neither of us would like a long commute ( greater 30 mins). Is this feasible? And if so where should we look? Thanks!!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Kernrsville would be your best bet though for halfway point between both jobs. Far as things to if what is going on in that town you are only a short distance between three cities with more options of things to do. Around 15 minutes to Winston Salem, around 25 minutes to Greensboro and around 25 minutes to High Point. Also Hanging Rock Park is also nearby.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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We live near Wallburg and it's 20 or so minutes to Winston and about 30 go Greensboro. Though if you want a larger town, Wallburg's not it. lol

I'd vote for Kernersville also. You could go up 150 a bit towards Oak Ridge for great schools. We almost bought in the Harvest Ridge section off up 150, between Kernersville and Oak Ridge. That might not work if you want to be closer to "the action" (and I don't know your price range), but the portion of the subdivision in Guilford County (part of the subdivision is in Forsyth County) attends Oak Ridge schools.

What part of Winston and what part of Greensboro are the jobs located?
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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It depends on what you prefer/what you are used to. We moved here (Winston Salem) about a year ago from the Philly area (married, ages 28/29, no kids) and we looked at Kernesville as an alternative to actually living in Winston Salem (on the recommendation of some locals/research) It was way too small/country like for my taste; we moved to the Ardmore area of winston salem which some folks consider crowded on some online reviews, but being from Philly, it this area was actually quite spacious and we like it very much here. Plan on spending a few days in the area to get a feel for what works for you. We didn't buy yet, and might explore other area to purchase a house that feeds into different schools (my research indicates that the ardmore schools are so so)
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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We are both young professionals moving to the area, both around 28.

My job will be on the west side of Greensboro and
husbands potential job is on East of Winston Salem.

We would like to eventually buy a house in a good school zone (although no kids yet) and neither of us would like a long commute ( greater 30 mins).
Unless you NEED to be near what passes for the hipster in NC...
you could drag out a paper map of the Triad to throw a dart at it and be just fine anywhere.

Come. Rent for a year. Poke around and see it all for yourself.
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