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Old 03-23-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Ladera Ranch, cA
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We posted another thread earlier this month on places to live..thanks to all who've helped!! We are flying into WS for a site visit, see the area, all that jazz...any advice on focal areas? Nice neighborhoods, o/s the airport flying zone, with access to parks, everyday shopping, and central to both GSO and WS? Where are the better schools? Looking at this move as longer term, and want to find that right mix of neighbors, schools, and amenties...
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Must go to Krispy Kreme when the giant red neon sign is on with "Hot And Fresh Now" you will just DIE they are so good, comes right off the line. Unbelievably delicious. When are you all coming?
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Oh - a neighborhood that is older and well established, lots of people love it is the Robin Hood area in Winston-Salem. It's north or northwest. Also take a look at Wake Forest University in W-S (yes, they are NOT in Wake Forest! lol)
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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My wife and I are fairly new transplants to the W-S area, but we do have some ideas of areas. Of course not as much as people that have been here a while but during our home search we saw quite a few areas...just some things you might want to consider. Property taxes are considerably higher in Forsyth County compared to others. Having said that, I also "agree" that the Robin Hood/Sherwood Forest area is super nice. Other areas include Meadowlark Glenn and Century Oaks. You may might to consider looking around the Clemmons area. We ended up in a development called Oak Valley in Advance. Hope that this helps you and best to you. Oh...we dont have any children so cant be of much assistance as far as the school issue goes.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Good luck, Gipper!

Will you give us a report when you return?

Enjoy yourself!
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: greensboro
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Greensboro is awfully nice too.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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What is the area considered around the 27104 zip code?
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Ladera Ranch, cA
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Oh - a neighborhood that is older and well established, lots of people love it is the Robin Hood area in Winston-Salem. It's north or northwest. Also take a look at Wake Forest University in W-S (yes, they are NOT in Wake Forest! lol)
Okay, ibeg4sushi et al, we spent this weekend in WS...just got back to OC...first, it rained ALL weekend, so it was hard to truly explore, but we drove around downtown, went through the historical area, performing arts, etc --- actually, better than expected. As for food, lots o' chains, but did have dinner at Ryan's, Village Tavern, and Ichiban (Sushi lovers as well!!) --- first, Ichiban is NO SOCAL sushi -- okay salmon, decent tuna, terrible mackerel --- rolls were too small and too much rice. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. Ryan's was very good --- village tavern was a lil' chainy, but overall, nice atmosphere and good food. It looked like there are quite a few cool spots that are under the radar or known by locals that we did not have time to hit in WS. We did geta cheesesteak and meatball parm the first night (late arrival) -- pretty good, and gave us a taste of out time in Philly. On the housing, went through Buena Vista, Sherwood Forest, BrookBerry Farms, Greenbriar, and a few other smaller developments. The two schools we visited -- Jefferson and Meadowlark -- were awesome, and my wife was very happy with them and proximity to the neighborhoods. This area, in general, seemed to be on point with what we were looking for --- sad, but true, we did not venture to GSO -- not enough time, and we stayed with the best schools on GreatSchools.Net. I have to admit, and we were forewarned, it was a bit difficult yo depart from the SOCAL frame of mind into WS pace. Overall, it was a great visit, but we (i) need to vet out some more details on the job front -- if this works, I think WS is a go, and we will work on our southern manners, driving skills, and overall "toned down liberal thinking"!! Kidding!
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Ladera Ranch, cA
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My wife and I are fairly new transplants to the W-S area, but we do have some ideas of areas. Of course not as much as people that have been here a while but during our home search we saw quite a few areas...just some things you might want to consider. Property taxes are considerably higher in Forsyth County compared to others. Having said that, I also "agree" that the Robin Hood/Sherwood Forest area is super nice. Other areas include Meadowlark Glenn and Century Oaks. You may might to consider looking around the Clemmons area. We ended up in a development called Oak Valley in Advance. Hope that this helps you and best to you. Oh...we dont have any children so cant be of much assistance as far as the school issue goes.
Thanks for the input, headdr...when you refer to "considerably higher property taxes" in forsyth, how much should I be considering? I am figuring 1.3724 per $100 or 0.013724% of purchase price...am I missing something? Also, I am figuring $700/yr for auto tax on 2 cars (2006 infiniti & 2005 A6)...what else I am missing? thanks
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Don't know where you/wife will be working, but Kernersville is smack in the middle between WS and Greensboro. Something to consider...
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