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Old 03-05-2014, 01:56 PM
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We currently live in Seattle, originally from Long Island, NY. My husband is getting transferred to the Greensboro area and we have two girls, ages 6 and 11. What areas should we look into living? We are going to come down there in April to look at different neighborhoods. We want a safe family oriented neighborhood within a great school district. Since we are going next month to look I would love any suggestions. Thank you so much!
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Without knowing where in the Greensboro area, price you're looking to pay, type of neighborhood you want, etc., I'd like into Oak Ridge.

fwiw, we moved from the Portland, OR area to North Carolina in 2005. I loved the first winter here - actually seeing the sun and blue skies!
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:16 PM
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It does depend a bit on where you husband is working...but that said...the Northwest area is the safest with the best schools. This includes Oakridge and Summerfield. They fed into Northwest and Northern Guilford HS. (NW is better academically, Northern is brand new) If you locate outside Greensboro City limits the property taxes will be cut in half, you also can get a newer house with less money.

In the city limits the Cardinal area (also in NW) is very nice and family oriented. (but close to the airport and planes fly over all the time.)

In the city, I'd send my kids to Grimsley...but not any other school in the city limits.

You are moving from a very expensive area, to a very affordable area. You will be surprised at how much house you can get.

My daughter moved to Seattle last year to teach in Kirkland, and likes it a lot...but misses the NC sun. April is a beautiful time here.

By the way, you'll find a lot of NY and NJ transplants here.

If you want more details, give us a general idea where your husband is working. Most of the growth seems to be near the airport and the highway 68 corridor. (which is easily accessible from the NW).
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