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Old 03-25-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Thank you for your responses. My family and I are actually coming up again next week for vacation and this time we want to take a look at Advance and then go into Davidson County. I did see another post that said they lived in Clemmons, but their kids went to West Forsyth schools..I am a little confused. Schools are a very high priority for the place we choose to move. I know Davie County has an issue with the high school and would not want to live there and then feel I needed to move once my kids get to high school. Say if I lived in Advance can I choose a school in Davidson County or West Forsyth? Not sure if anyone knows the answer to that or not but any help with schools will help. Also I would like some help with proximty issues. My husband will 90% be working in Salisbury. We chose not to live there based on my research of the schools. We don't want a big town and that is why we are looking in these counties (Davie and Davidson). Is West Forsyth too far to live if he works in Salisbury? He does not mind a 30 to 45 minute drive. I like what I see about Davie (except the high school issue) and West Davidson, but always though Forsyth would be too far for him to drive. Thanks for your help and if anyone has any ideas of places to visit please share. We love good BBQ!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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That's not a drive I'd want to make daily (western Forsyth to Salisbury). It's probably 45-60 min each way.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I did see another post that said they lived in Clemmons, but their kids went to West Forsyth schools..I am a little confused...Say if I lived in Advance can I choose a school in Davidson County or West Forsyth? Not sure if anyone knows the answer to that or not but any help with schools will help. Also I would like some help with proximty issues. My husband will 90% be working in Salisbury. We chose not to live there based on my research of the schools. We don't want a big town and that is why we are looking in these counties (Davie and Davidson). Is West Forsyth too far to live if he works in Salisbury? He does not mind a 30 to 45 minute drive. I like what I see about Davie (except the high school issue) and West Davidson, but always though Forsyth would be too far for him to drive. Thanks for your help and if anyone has any ideas of places to visit please share. We love good BBQ!!
I'll try to address your questions:

-I'm a little confused about your question r.e. Clemmons...it is in the West Forsyth school zone, so (for the most part) anyone who lives in Clemmons would normally go there. There are some places in Davidson County that have a Clemmons mailing address, so perhaps that's what you're referring to? In general, such people would not attend Forsyth County schools. But, if you live outside Forsyth Co., you can apply to attend Forsyth Co. schools. If there is space at the school, you would likely be allowed to attend (this is common for teachers who live outside Forsyth Co. but want their kids to attend the school where they work, for example).

-Clemmons is a relatively easy commute to Salisbury, especially if you live on the south side of town.

-For good barbecue, you'll have to drive at least two hours towards the eastern part of the state.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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That might explain my confusion a little. When I look at real estate in Davidson county sometimes Clemmons pops up so I was assuming Clemmons was in Davidson County. Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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-Clemmons is a relatively easy commute to Salisbury, especially if you live on the south side of town.
Relatively easy? Perhaps. But still nearly an hour in each direction, even from the south side of Clemmons.

Re: "Clemmons"
Most real estate searches will define location based on ZIP code, so you'll find many homes in Davidson County that are identified as being in Clemmons or Winston, because that's how USPS has identified them.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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^ Google says 40 minutes if you take the US 158/US 601 route, but I think you could do it in less time. From the south side of Clemmons, you could also take the back roads (Hampton Rd. to NC 150 to I-85). Takes roughly the same amount of time.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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If you choose West Davidson and I know several people who went there and I consider them now bright adults very good academic & sports
look in the Tyro community for that school plus its only 30 minutes from Salisbury
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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^ Google says 40 minutes if you take the US 158/US 601 route, but I think you could do it in less time. From the south side of Clemmons, you could also take the back roads (Hampton Rd. to NC 150 to I-85). Takes roughly the same amount of time.
If Google says 40 minutes, then I'd assume the morning commute is 30-50 minutes. 30 might be fine, but sitting in the car for 80-100 minutes every day is not my cup o' tea, personally. Not to mention the cost of gas to drive 60+ miles every day. The work commute alone would probably cost at least $150/month if your car gets around 25 MPG.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:41 PM
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Have you thought about living in lake Norman or Near Davidson College. That is such a nice area. Take the back roads to Salisbury. The LN -Huntersville area is booming. Wouldn't go towards Mooresville... I wouldn't send my kid to N. Davidson HS... like Davie HS, very "country".
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:12 AM
 
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The high school resolution seems to be near; an architect and engineer have been chosen. From the Davie County Wipe

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By Beth Cassidy - For the second time in three months, the Davie County Board of Education has unanimously chosen Walter, Robbs, Callahan & Pierce (WRCP) as the architectural firm that will design the new high school. The board members also chose John Grey to be the civil engineer.
Word has it that the new school will go out on 158, close to the I-40 interchange. I haven't been able to find a confirmed date of completion, but at least we're a lot closer now than these past 5-6 years when people did nothing but squabble over how it would be paid for, or how the school would cause a clear line between the "haves" and "have nots" of this county One high school, big enough to provide for the needs of the entire county.


And 601 will cease to be a cluster around the time when school starts and ends, thank Bob.

One thing; I'm not sure if this has been addressed in the thread; when looking for a house, check the available services. Davie County, outside of the eastern section, is considered rural. You might have to deal with a home that is on well and septic; I certainly wouldn't count on frou-frou amenities like cable. Internet service is one thing (strange as it is) that is quite advanced. We've lived out in the stix for almost 13 years. We've had DSL since about 2001. Check with Yadkin Valley Telephone about that. They have an office in the strip mall by the Walmart on I-40/601.

A commute from Davie County/Advance area to Salisbury? It's going to be two-lanes. I live near the 64/801 crossroads, work in Salisbury, and always give myself 45 minutes for the 20 mile drive. I typically arrive at work ~10-15 minutes early. Why the 45 minutes? You never know when you might get stuck behind Farmer Bob as he trundles his tractor between fields with a big load of hay. Or, since most of us have learned about the little roads that provide short cuts vs taking a main route, we have to be wary about the deer on the roads in the early morning or the fact that cows might have busted through a fence and will be grazing alongside the road. In the winter, as sporadic as snow can be, the county maintenance will be out spraying roads with de-icer - that's always been one thing we could count on - but the main roads come first as far as clearing, then the more populated areas, then the rural roads. If you live on one of the little private lanes - fugetaboutit.

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