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Old 04-13-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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Thanks for the quick reply Al. Actually in the Sanford area I am looking at Carthage Colonies a Beazer development. What's that area like?
Hi,

Well unfortunately I am not really familiar with that development. I know the general area it is in, which is a little rural, which depending on your tastes is a good or bad thing. Regardless, Sanford not being very large, the development isn't really far from anything. But going by the Google street view it looks like a pretty typical new NC-style planned neighborhood.

The builder, Beazer, is also one I haven't heard much about. So I'd just suggest coming out and checking out the builder and the homes.

Sorry I couldn't offer more specific feedback on the development.

Al
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Durham NC
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Hi,

Well unfortunately I am not really familiar with that development. I know the general area it is in, which is a little rural, which depending on your tastes is a good or bad thing. Regardless, Sanford not being very large, the development isn't really far from anything. But going by the Google street view it looks like a pretty typical new NC-style planned neighborhood.

The builder, Beazer, is also one I haven't heard much about. So I'd just suggest coming out and checking out the builder and the homes.

Sorry I couldn't offer more specific feedback on the development.

Al
Al Beazer is a large developer on the order of KB Pulte Centex Ryland etc. Rural is fine. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:37 AM
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Do you still have the 5 acres for sale? Where in the Sanford area is it and what are you asking for it if it is still for sale? Please email [email]weshusk@integrity.com[/email]. Not sure how I got to this sight nor how to find again should you respond. thanks

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Sanford has experienced an influx of Latinos and the accompanying statistics. Those problems tend to stay within the Latino community and account for the police calls. We have had a few incidents when the drug problem started to grow, but nowadays it is pretty quiet here.

Like any place in North America the freedom has its price. Still, Sanford can be considered a pretty quiet town. We have lived in Raleigh, NY, L.A. and KC. This is by far a more secure and quiet place.

There are currently a numberl of new homes under construction ranging from 120 to 150k. You also have your pick of rurals and other homes. There are a number of very nice neighborhoods.

We live in town on 50 acres. Our house was built in 1923 and is a great project. In a couple of years we hope to have some bragging rights.

If you are interested, we have a 5.8 acre lot with pond and some woods available. The J Glenn Edwards Elementry School is only a stones throw.

Look before you leap.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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HI! We will be moving to Sanford in a couple of months?? I have a few q's about elementary schools and neiborhoods?? Carolina Trace vs Carolina Lakes??? HOw is Highland Elementary and JR Ingram?? Could you please help!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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HI! We will be moving to Sanford in a couple of months?? I have a few q's about elementary schools and neiborhoods?? Carolina Trace vs Carolina Lakes??? HOw is Highland Elementary and JR Ingram?? Could you please help!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi,

I unfortunately can't offer any specifics on those schools. My kids go to Bullock Elementary, West Lee Middle, and Lee High School. We've had a great experience with all of them. Moving here from California, then a year in Cary, we do have some perspective. Although no school system is perfect, we've found Lee County's schools to be free of many of the more "extreme" issues such as we had in California, and to some degree what Wake County has experienced in the last couple years.

Most of Lee County's schools are relatively new, with the notable(and somewhat infamous) exception for Lee County HS, which is in terrible condition. But Lee County just built a brand new HS, Southern Lee, a few years ago. And we just had a 1/4 cent sales tax approved to begin the long delayed total refurb of Lee County HS, so that issue is planned to be resolved by 2011/2012 with a basically entirely new facility.

I think either of the schools you've mentioned would be fine. You might visit the Lee County schools website. And if you have time to come visit in person before committing, check out both schools in person. And, the principle can really "set the tone" for staff at a school, so it might be helpful to call and chat with the principle to get a feel for if your expectations and their style "click".

Good luck, and welcome to the community!
Al
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me about Sanford?

They really like their high school football
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