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Old 09-14-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

I am planning on relocating soon and the job I am interviewing for is on West Market Street (zip is 27401).

I am looking for a family friendly area nearby in a good school district with a low crime rate. I obviously don't know much about the area at all, and am going to be renting while we look for a new home. Trying to stay within a half an hour (preferably less) of my new job.

As far as home budget is concerned, we are hoping to stay under 150K for a 3+ bedroom 2+ bathroom home. It may be a stretch, but we don't mind a home that needs a slight amount of TLC.

Any input is appreciated!
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:43 AM
 
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I also forgot to mention, if we could have a small town feel that would be great, but since I don't know the area I am assuming that's not possible with a small commute into greensboro!
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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You're working in downtown Greensboro. Traffic in G'boro isn't that bad, for the most part, so you can commute 30 minutes and be in a somewhat rural area, if thats what you mean by "small town feel". Frankly, I think most of Greensboro has a small town feel (in a good way). If you really want to get out of G'boro, maybe look at the Pleasant Garden or McLeansville areas. I think you're budget may be a bit of a constraint, but you'll probably find something. In Greensboro proper, you might want to look at the various neighborhoods in the west and northwest parts of the city, Lindley Park, Guilford Hills, Westwood.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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Thank you for your input! I will be looking into those areas!

Our biggest concern is the schools..... I keep seeing greatschools.com having rating of around 3 in the greensboro area, which is making me reconsider this move altogether :-/
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Thank you for your input! I will be looking into those areas!

Our biggest concern is the schools..... I keep seeing greatschools.com having rating of around 3 in the greensboro area, which is making me reconsider this move altogether :-/
There are lots of good schools in G'boro. Matching one to your price range may be a challenge, however. You'll probably have to do some hard searching and get a good realtor to help you.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Our biggest concern is the schools..... I keep seeing greatschools.com having rating of around 3 in the greensboro area, which is making me reconsider this move altogether :-/
Generally speaking, the northwest side of Greensboro has better schools. I turned up a few listings on North Holden Road, zip code 27408 with schools in the 6-7 out of 10 ratings:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...92-01349?row=1
http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...43-12774?row=2
http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...88-80515?row=3

The first one is only two bedroom, but it might be usable.

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Old 09-14-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I grew up in Greensboro, went away for a long time, and came back. I'm still surprised at how little traffic is a problem. It feels like a small town, but it isn't. Look at the neighborhoods dawg gave you and include Green Valley.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I wouldn't rule out the Oak Ridge area. It's definitely got the small town feel and it's not to terrible in terms of commuting to most places around Greensboro.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Southport
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I wouldn't rule out the Oak Ridge area. It's definitely got the small town feel and it's not to terrible in terms of commuting to most places around Greensboro.
Not a lot for sale in Oak Ridge under $150,000.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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Try Stokesdale...
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