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Old 10-15-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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So, I'm going to be moving to NC shortly and will be working in southwest Raleigh. I don't particularly want to live in that area because I'm assuming that mostly filled with NCSU undergrads and I don't want to be surrounded by partying teenagers. Also, my fiancee goes to Duke so I'd like to ideally like to live somewhere that's about a 20-30 minute drive from Durham. However, I'd rather not have a commute to work that's longer than 10-15 minutes either. Is this possible?

I've been looking at apartments near Duraleigh (not sure if that's an area or just a road) because I figure the closer I am to a highway, the easier it will be to drive around. I would really appreciate any input on a location that would be convenient for both work as well as going to Durham on a regular basis. I'm looking for a 1-1, price range around $600-$750. Any information on traffic would be helpful as well since I'm not very familiar with the area. Is going to and from Durham an inconvenient drive?
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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Bump.

Does anyone have ANY input on this? I've pretty much exhausted all my googling skills.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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Cary, Harrsion Road Exit. There are a LOT of apartments (I just moved to one), mostly young professionals and such, but also families and everthing else. To give you an example, where I live, near the corner of Harrison and Cary Parkway, I can get to:

RTP: 14 minutes
RDU: 10 or less
Downtown Raleigh: 10-15
I-40: <2 miles
540: <6 miles

Grocery stores, target, restaurants, all within 5 minutes.
Trader Joes, and other good places< 10-15 minutes...
Maynard (loop around Cary) <5 minutes
Downtown Cary <8 minutes
Greenway <0.25 miles (leads to bike trails ALL OVER Raleigh)

Look near exit 287 on I40
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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Agree that North Cary might be a better bet, but the Duraleigh Rd area would work too.
As far as traffic - create a Google map of Raleigh. Turn the traffic overlay on. Then adjust the the traffic box in the lower left corner to reflect the day/time you're likely to be traveling. It's a rough average, but its something.

Frank
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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Check out Bridges at Wind River at the corner of TW Alexander and Page Rd. It will technically have a Morrisville address, but it's a great area. It was the first place I lived when I moved to the area. They're nice and have several different floor plans to choose from. My wife and I lived there just shy of two years and did not have any problems. It's the perfect area in my opinion.

You'll only be about two miles from Durham Freeway - only about a 10-12 minute drive to Duke. On the other hand, you can take Page to Globe To Aviation and be eastbound on the interstate in about 5 minutes.

Also, it's only a mile from Brier Creek, so you have all the handy shopping & eating right there.

If you want something a little cheaper, you can look at Indigo apartments on Page (owned by Ticon Properties). They're less than a mile from Bridges at Wind River. We lived there for a year while waiting to move in to a house. We had no real complaints and it was safe, etc.

There are also a few other apartments on Page between TW Alexander and I40 - but I don't know the names of them. They would also be an ideal area.

I've been here for a little over 4 years now and still live in that general area...
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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If you want to look at something closer to Raleigh try Driftwood Manor off Western Blvd. Still conventient to Durham via I-40, but a whiz into Raleigh. I can tell you more if interested.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Bmateo View Post
Cary, Harrsion Road Exit. There are a LOT of apartments (I just moved to one), mostly young professionals and such, but also families and everthing else. To give you an example, where I live, near the corner of Harrison and Cary Parkway, I can get to:

RTP: 14 minutes
RDU: 10 or less
Downtown Raleigh: 10-15
I-40: <2 miles
540: <6 miles

Grocery stores, target, restaurants, all within 5 minutes.
Trader Joes, and other good places< 10-15 minutes...
Maynard (loop around Cary) <5 minutes
Downtown Cary <8 minutes
Greenway <0.25 miles (leads to bike trails ALL OVER Raleigh)

Look near exit 287 on I40
Downtown Cary? I mean it's nice and all that you can get there in less than 8 minutes, but who goes to downtown Cary?
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Downtown Cary? I mean it's nice and all that you can get there in less than 8 minutes, but who goes to downtown Cary?
We certainly do. Library at least once a week. My son goes to preschool down there three times a week. Post office and restaurants once in awhile. My wife's hairstylist.

And expanding the definition of downtown just slightly would include Frantz for our car care, my barber, weekly trips to the farmer's market, etc.

Not to mention the brand-new arts center that just opened up right in downtown.
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