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Friendly Center: distinct possibilities houses and amenities combination, scouting expedition

 
Old 02-27-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Not Weird, Just Mildly Interesting
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Mr. Arizona and I were in Raleigh for a family event, and swung over to GSO for a day trip (this is our third scouting trip). It was really productive, especially since we were only there from 11a-6:30p!

Our launching and regathering point was the Cafe Carolina at Friendly Center. It's a familiar area for us, and near the Sunset Hills area that's we're keeping in our peripheral vision. Besides, I forgot to pack my map, so the friendly Barnes and Noble came in handy (said map has zip codes on it!).

Mcleansville is out for us. A little too far, a little too sparse, and it looks like you have to go into the city for groceries--unless we totally spaced it? Beautiful there, but it was not saying "you must live here!"

From there, we cut through Jamestown on our way over to the I-85/Groometown Road area. J'town has distinct possibilities, especially since it seems to be a nice combination of space around houses and amenities.

We stopped by the B&B we stayed at during last year's scouting expedition. The proprietor was a huge help then, and she graciously gave her time last Sunday as we swung through town to push us in the right direction, putting ideas in our heads we wouldn't have thought of otherwise. She even led us across the 85 to a neighborhood we never would have known about (Oh! A house there to die for! *weep*). She was invaluable. So, a hint for those scouting like us: make friends with your hosts.

She also told us to take a look at the Lake Jeanette area. WOW WOW WOW is it gorgeous, but HOLY COW are they building some serious castles up there! She said that sometimes smaller houses pop up at a reasonable price, so we'll keep half an eye on that. That area was just gorgeous--that was our last stop for the afternoon before returning to Raleigh and our Monday flight.

The next 18-24 months can't pass soon enough. That's our rough timeframe.

WOOHOO!
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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Sound like you had a productive trip. I hope things work out for you.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Lake Jeanette has large homes but on small parcels of land. Since they have city water and sewer they are crammin em in there. Oak Ridge and Summerfield have larger lots because of well and septic, but if you want city water and sewer, there you go.

Jamestown has everything from older homes to McMansions, and it is centrally located to HP and GSBO. Might be nice if you work in split towns.

Sunset Hills is my neighborhood, and I love it there. Next time you come to town, let me know and I will gladly give you a tour of our lovely county.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Not Weird, Just Mildly Interesting
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Lake Jeanette has large homes but on small parcels of land. Since they have city water and sewer they are crammin em in there. Oak Ridge and Summerfield have larger lots because of well and septic, but if you want city water and sewer, there you go.

Jamestown has everything from older homes to McMansions, and it is centrally located to HP and GSBO. Might be nice if you work in split towns.

Sunset Hills is my neighborhood, and I love it there. Next time you come to town, let me know and I will gladly give you a tour of our lovely county.
Thank you for the info! I'll surely stay in touch and let you know when we're back in town and finalizing things.
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