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Old 02-12-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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We are having to relocate fromt he Raleigh area to the Greensboro area. I am trying to gather some info so I know where we should be looking...someplace with lots of young families. and Good schools are a must...are there any year round schools?

Also, what do you know about the Oak Ridge and Kernersville areas? I just started looking but someone pointed me in this direction.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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Sunset Hills, Lindley Park, Latham Park
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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There are a few year round magnet schiools in Greensboro. My children went to Brooks Global, which is one of them. We were very pleased with the school. I beleive General Green is one and there may be another. Go to GCS Online to get a list and more detailed info.
Greensboro has so many different areas with subdivisions that would meet your needs. What is your price range? I can give you more detailed info if I have a better idea of what you are looking for in a home.
Kerenersville has many areas that would also meet your needs. It is easy to get to all amneities there and just fifteen minutes to Greensboro or Winston-Salem.
Oak Ridge is more rural and the homes tend to be more expesive there. Lot prices alone typically start at $90K and can go well above that. If you don't mind spending more for your home, it will offer many choices.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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After looking further, I think Oak Ridge will be too expensive. We are on the fence about whether to buy or rent a home till we get to know the area better. Buying budget would be under $250k and renting would be under $1400/mo.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Both your buying budget and renting budget are very doable in Greensboro and Kernersville.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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I forgot to add that we need at least a 4 bedroom house...
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Nikkibella,
There are many areas in Greensboro and surrounding areas where you can get a four bedroom for $250K. Are you or your spouse going to be working in a certain area? Let me know where and the max commuting time you have in mind and I can narrow it down better.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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He is commuting an hour and 20 min now so anything is an improvement! He is working in the SW part of the city, near the airport ( i think, anyways!). Schools are a bigger concern than commute time. I think within 30 min would be reasonable.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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Kernersville or the Northwest or Southwest side of Greensboro would be convenient for his commute. All of those areas would be under twenty minutes.

As for schools, check out the two web sites I listed in your other psot about schools. They should be very heplful.

I know it will be easy to stay within your budget in most of those areas, unless you go toward Summerfield or Oak Ridge, where home prices are higher.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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Renting for a time might be a good idea unless you want to capitalize on the tax credits - otherwise, why rush it? If you buy, you have a ton of nice 4 bedrooms to choose from ranging from $180,000 and up & you should be able to get a great deal in this market!
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