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Old 01-14-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Syracuse NY
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Spouse living in Kernersville, NC temporary, I'm still in NY for another year.

Looking to buy a 3+ BR (newer) house somewhere in between my job in Charlotte(85/485 meet) and spouses job in High Point. Understand commute to Charlotte can be long/traffic - years ago commuted from Long Island not a problem.

Looking at a map, Lexington & Salisbury are the larger cities along 85 to split commute. Any pros/cons? Any other towns suggested?

Open to all suggestions of all types of neighborhoods. Kids in college so primary focus not on school district but would still like to be in a good neighborhood.

If we were to build (built 2 houses in 20 yrs), any comments about Wade Journey Homes or Eastwood Homes/The Vineyards at Lexington?

Thanks ALL SUGGESTIONS welcome
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Not having to worry about schools is a good thing in this case. I'd definitely pick Salisbury over Lexington. Its a little bigger, and a whole lot nicer. The Lexington economy was decimated by the by troubles with the furniture industry in the 1990's. Salisbury has the headquarters of Food Lion, at least for the time being, and has more and better shopping, dining, etc. than Lexington. Salisbury isn't the greatest place, but its a nicer place to live than Lexington.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I think Wade Jurney has a better reputation than Eastwood, but I don't have personal experience with either.

I'd agree with Salisbury over Lexington.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:11 AM
 
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Salisbury/Rowan county is probably your best option. It's the half way point between the Triad & Charlotte metro. Decent amount of retail & other shopping areas like Concord Mills are close by
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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Check out the northern parts of Rowan County near I-85. Exit 81 will get you to High Rock Lake area. Their are a couple of lake front Communities which sound like they hit your needs.
Sunset Pointe Has a sign in front with a second section opening. Good Luck.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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I'd agree with Carolina Dawg. as a resident of Lexington. Haven't spent much time in Salisbury but it looks bigger, livelier and more upscale to me. The one real plus in Lexington is High Rock Lake. The southern end of it may stretch close to Salisbury, but I haven't explored that far yet.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Syracuse NY
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Default Thank you

I thought I replied a few days ago but don't see it(still trying to navigate this site)
THANK YOU everyone for your responses.
We are going to check out Salisbury next week when I am in NC.

Someone mentioned: Salisbury isn't the greatest place, but its a nicer place to live than Lexington.
Is there another area you would recommend? We don't have to be on the 85 line - I could go east/west/north/south but ideally splitting the commute for both of us if not 3/4 for one 1/4 for another. THANKS AGAIN!
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Someone mentioned: Salisbury isn't the greatest place, but its a nicer place to live than Lexington.
Is there another area you would recommend? We don't have to be on the 85 line - I could go east/west/north/south but ideally splitting the commute for both of us if not 3/4 for one 1/4 for another.
Not sure whether you prefer urban or country living. However, if you have the budget for it, why not a lake-front house at High Rock Lake?
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Syracuse NY
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Looking at the prices on the lake we do not have that budget.
Sorry if misspoke in my original thread, having built 2 houses in UPSTATE NY which is very different then Westchester/Long Island housing lol When I win the lotto one day I can have a Lake-front house
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