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Old 08-22-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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My Husband and I are looking to relocate from NYC to NC area next year, we are in our early 30's with 2 kids (13 & 2 YRS. OF AGE BY THE TIME OF THE MOVE ). We are not very familiar with the areas but we know we want to be on the outskirt but not far from the city because hubby will have to drive in everyday (he is a sheet metal worker so must of his work will be in the city.. we want areas that are up and coming or that have recently developed for mid-class families.
We want a good school district because I'm a teacher and i will have a high school and daycare child by the time of the move. looking for gated community areas if possible. LOOKING FOR HOMES RANGING FROM 160,000 TO 260,000....

ANY SUGGESTIONS????
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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we are considering Charlotte or near Raleigh- Durham area
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Did you just pick North Carolina by throwing a dart on a map?
Does he have a job in both cities. Both cities have suburbs with plethora of homes in your price point we can give you countless recommendations but best bet is to move to where the job will be.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Near Raleigh, you might want to look into Clayton. It's an up and coming area that is welcoming lots of transplants right now. There are many threads about Clayton and Johnston county on the Raleigh, etc board.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My Husband and I are looking to relocate from NYC to NC area next year, we are in our early 30's with 2 kids (13 & 2 YRS. OF AGE BY THE TIME OF THE MOVE ). We are not very familiar with the areas
Just curious why you are thinking of moving somewhere you "are not familiar with"? Isn't it better to visit somewhere and see whether it's for you (and in the process, look around at neighborhoods that appeal to you) than to decide to move somewhere (unless a job is transferring you, which I do not get that impression from your writing) you don't know anything about? How do you know you will like it?

NC is a very diverse state; you can't really say "NC is like ___" that's applicable to the whole state, any more than you could say that about New York. It really depends on where you can find a job and what sort of areas you're looking for.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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looking for gated community areas if possible. LOOKING FOR HOMES RANGING FROM 160,000 TO 260,000....
There are plenty of places in that price range in Raleigh, however, not many in gated communities. The area is not so dangerous that gates help anything.

Clayton is a very nice area. I'd especially mention Flowers Plantation and Riverwood Athletic Club as well-planned communities with good schools. However they are about 30 miles into the center of Raleigh.
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