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Old 08-23-2007, 11:15 PM
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Anyone have an opinion whether west clay or stonegate is preferable? I like west clay better, but the hugeness of carmel schools bothers me. Zionsville school size seems more manageable (but still large IMHO), but Stonegate seems a bit behind west clay in terms of development. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:25 AM
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:18 AM
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I frequent both areas, though I don't know anyone that lives there. Our wonderful dentist is in West Clay and with orthodontics, we are there monthly. I've walked around etc.

This is just my opinion...

1. I'm all about Zionsville schools. I had a personal court case six years ago and had to do my own research of school districts in central Indiana. I won, of coarse, because Zionsville consistently is in the top five public school district in the state. So is Carmel, but they are breaking at the seams. You couldn't drag daughter and I out of here. She's a junior and I sleep well at night knowing she had the best. So Stonegate here.

2. I would also choose Stonegate because of lot size. I know West Clay has a couple areas with larger lot sizes, but for the most part the houses are right on top of each other.

3. I would also choose Stonegate because of it's close proximity to the expressway....Indy and Chicago access. West Clay is out in the middle of no where.

4. The only problem I see with Stonegate is that with the Anson development, there will be a lot of construction outside of Stonegate for a few years.

Other than that, beautiful homes in both. I love the replica architecture of both developments.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:57 AM
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We stayed out of Carmel for the same reason you did. I vote Stonegate.
If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:23 PM
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Default thanks for the advice

Thanks for the advice. You have confirmed what I was thinking about Carmel v. Zionsville schools. Carmel High School is larger than the college I attended. Zionsville is big too, by my standards, but less so obviously. If I didn't have kids, we'd probably end up inside the beltway in a more established, less artificial feeling neighborhood. But the schools there seem iffy, especially in relation to how much you pay in RE taxes.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:43 PM
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Are you still looking down on us "suburban" people who don't live in "real" neighborhoods with "real" people?? Even after you got your property taxes in your "WONDERFUL" neighborhood??!! Come up and visit sometime, we're not really bad people, I bet you'd have a good time and may even not hate us as much. Cheers to you!
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