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Old 03-29-2009, 08:54 PM
Location: Ladera Ranch, cA
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Originally Posted by jvick View Post
Don't know where you/wife will be working, but Kernersville is smack in the middle between WS and Greensboro. Something to consider...
Kernersville is an option...it is actually closer to where I will be working. What is the area like? Is there a small downtown? Or do you have to commute to either GSO or WS to get the necessities?
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:13 PM
Location: NC High Country
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Kernersville has an actual downtown, and on South Main Street (south of Busines 40) plenty of retail. Several of the "big boxes" have stores in Kernersville, and you can find all the basics locally. There is an active chamber of commerce, and most of the usual choices of civic clubs (Rotary, Lions, Civitan, etc.). They have an active Little Theater group, separate from those in GSO and WS.

If it is of interest, Bishop McGuiness High School is THE Catholic high school for the entire Triad and is quite a good school.

Kernersville has seen a lot of growth over the past few years, residential and commercial. It still has a touch of "Mayberry" (in a good way), but also your typical suburban sprawl.

Sorry, but I know nothing about specific names of housing developments or neighborhoods to recommend.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:56 PM
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I concur with roadpony. K'ville is a nice town. Convenient, not too busy, close to 2 cities full of stuff to do but you aren't living in it. We like it.
We live in the Wyndfall subdivision. If that's not your cup of tea, there's a new community starting in the $240's that's still being developed. There are several homes up now, and it's on the corner of Union Cross and Sedge Garden. Can't remember the name of the division off hand.

One of the popular developments is north of town, called Abingdon. There are some nice homes up there, but it takes like 15 mins to get down to the interstate, so it makes the convenience aspect of living there less convenient.

Anyway, that should give you a starting point.

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:28 AM
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Default Think outside of the WS box

Winston Salem is a lovely city, however, please dont limit yourself to just that area if you are visiting the Triad.

Kernersville, Oak Ridge and Summerfield offer beautiful options and play host to several popular school districts if that is important to you. I personally prefer Greensboro. It is where I live and work (as a real estate agent!). Greensboro is a physically beautiful locale with an awesome downtown scene and tranquil lovely suburbs.

For shopping in WS visit the Reynolda Rd area and Hanes Mall. It is quite congested but there are a ton of stores. Main St in Kernersville will give you a good vibe of that particular city and the people who call it home. In Greensboro, go downtown and stroll the unique shops and by all means go to a Grasshoppers Baseball game. (Stadium is also downtown). This team and its stadium is not at all like minor league games you may be accustomed to. Awesome stadium with huge turnouts and beer brewed from a local brewery, Natty Greenes!

Good luck!


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Old 04-02-2009, 05:54 AM
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Unfortantely I do not have the exact percentages of property taxes in the various counties. I do recall that a house with a property tax of $2400 in Forsyth would have a property tax of $1700 in another county. Of course, one needs to be happy/satisfied in the area that they live. The tax on vehicles here is certainly a mystery to me. I believe it is based on the value of your car but they seem to have some complex formula that does not make sense to me. I just pay it If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Again, we just moved here in Sept, so we dont have the input that longer term residents do, but have input from a "newbie" perspective. Good luck to you!
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