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Old 08-03-2007, 04:05 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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Hey Everyone!

I wish I would have found this site much sooner! I have been in the triangle for 7 years and I just stumbled across it. Everyone seems great here, thanks for all of your help.

My wife recently received a job at UNC Chapel Hill and we are planning on moving from our house in Cary to somewhere closer. (My wife's commute is 40 minutes). I work in the park.

We have looked at homes around the Southpoint Mall area, in particular a community called Fairfield. Does anyone have any information on this community or the Southpoint Area in general?

Unfortunately buying in Chapel Hill is just alittle out of our price range :-)

Regards,
Matt
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:51 AM
 
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What's your price range? There may be some homes with better commute times for both of you. Also, are you looking at new, used, or both?
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hey Everyone!

I wish I would have found this site much sooner! I have been in the triangle for 7 years and I just stumbled across it. Everyone seems great here, thanks for all of your help.

My wife recently received a job at UNC Chapel Hill and we are planning on moving from our house in Cary to somewhere closer. (My wife's commute is 40 minutes). I work in the park.

We have looked at homes around the Southpoint Mall area, in particular a community called Fairfield. Does anyone have any information on this community or the Southpoint Area in general?

Unfortunately buying in Chapel Hill is just alittle out of our price range :-)

Regards,
Matt

Are you looking at the older section or new construction?
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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350K ish is right at the top of our budget - We are looking at new construction along with 'used' homes.

We would like to be in a community with a pool. We currently live in Oxxford Hunt in Cary and love the pool, tennis and walking trails...

Thanks!

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Old 08-03-2007, 05:34 AM
 
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What about Brighleaf in Durham? It looks like it's going to be a real nice community. They are going to have all the good stuff like pool and tennis.
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I've driven by that community, its super nice. Very clean, looks like a friendly neighborhood.
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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350K ish is right at the top of our budget - We are looking at new construction along with 'used' homes.

We would like to be in a community with a pool. We currently live in Oxxford Hunt in Cary and love the pool, tennis and walking trails...

Thanks!
Oxxford Hunt is a real pretty community, and has that great pool complex. And...a lo-o-ng commute to UNC.

Fairfield schools are Creekside Elementary, Lowe's Grove MS, and Jordan HS, FWIW.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:05 AM
 
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I'd suggest the woodcroft area. Nice community pools. Mature neighborhoods with nice trees. Straight shot into UNC on 54, and many routes for an easy commute into RTP.

If your wife is currently commuting into UNC, she already knows the situation exiting off west 40 onto 54, and getting onto 40 east from 54 on the way home, stinks if there is any traffic. That's not the case if you don't have to deal with getting onto/off of I40.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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My wife actually take 64 and then up Farrington, but yeah, 40 minutes is rough.

I will have to check out Woodcroft and Brightleaf.

My wife wants a house with a front porch and one where the garage does not stick out.

Thanks for the help!

PS - ferrickhead28 - was your comment in reference to Fairfield or Brightleaf?
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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350K ish is right at the top of our budget - We are looking at new construction along with 'used' homes.

We would like to be in a community with a pool. We currently live in Oxxford Hunt in Cary and love the pool, tennis and walking trails...

Thanks!
We live near Fairfield. Just moved to this area in July but we have good friends who have lived in Fairfield for 15 years. We seriously considered Fairfield. It's a very nice established neighborhood. The people are very friendly and the pool is GREAT! We ultimately decided against it only because in our price range we found a home in another development down Herndon that was 2 years old as opposed to the homes in Fairfield which were about 12-15 years old. However, Fairfield is building new homes starting at 360K. We did not want to build new.

Across the street from Fairfield is a new development SouthHampton. Those homes start at 320K. But I did not like how they cut all the trees.
We ultimately choose a small development near Fairfield (less than 50 homes) all are about 2 years old. It's a nice close knit community. But no pool. There are a couple of homes for sale in our neighborhood right now. Let me know if you want the addresses so you can look them up.

BTW, it's VERY quiet out here. I love that.

If you have any specific questions let me know. I must say that if we had more time in our home search I would have probably ultimately picked Fairfield for the established feel, great neighbors, and the pool.

Good luck!
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