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Old 04-11-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Check out the 'Lake Royale' area/developments in Louisburg. ... but, a bit far out from Raleigh.
BTW, I'm from Boston originally ... we love it here (bought a home in Wendell).
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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If you don't mind commuting an hour to RTP, you can look at Hyco Lake. Or, you can look into a weekend home there, if you're able to.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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We moved from Groton,MA to Raleigh four years ago. There are many lakes of varying sizes,but they don't look like the lakes in New England.
The lakes here aren't as clear or blue.There is no snow runoff here.
That said,I couldn't be happier here. The sky is a gorgeous blue,the weather is wonderful and I still love to swim in the local lakes.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:38 AM
 
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The lakes here are not clear blue like up in the Northeast. Lake Royale (someone mentioned here) is a man-made lake, and has had some problems if I remember correctly.

When I drove across the bridge of Falls Lake for the first time, it was an enormous disappointment as compared to Lakes in the Northeast because the water was not clear, and was filled with mud and muck. It wasn't pretty like the crystal clear blue lakes of New England.

The most beautiful lakes in this country are in the North. Kerr Lake isn't too bad, but it's quite a drive.

Good luck to you.
Toodie
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I know this is a bit off topic, but to clarify, this is not true for all of central NC. There are TONS of lake front properties on Lake Norman and Lake Wylie (outside of Charlotte). This is also true for many other large lakes in NC (ie, Lure, Toxaway, Gaston, etc.) But IMHO the reason that I love the lakes around here is that there are no lake-front homes. It makes for a much more natural view
Not sure about Wylie but Lake Norman is a reservoir like the two aforementioned lakes in the Triangle.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Thanks! Finding out that lakefront/waterfront/waterview may just be a view of a pond - but one you can kayak/canoe - just so hard to give up a lake right in our backyard - have a great dock and was saving up for a pontoon - tough decision
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Thanks to all who responded - yeah - not going to find what we have here - but just came back today from a long weekend in the Cary area - really liked it - may have to give up the lakefront/view for a nicer, larger home -
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Glad you liked it here. :-)
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