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Old 04-10-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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I posted a few days ago freaking out because I had a job interview in NC lined up and am overwhelmed by the Wake county school system. Well, the job interview went pretty well and I think we may want to make the move down there from the northeast. We are originally from NC and have a lot of family there, so that is why we've been looking.

I do not know too much about the Raleigh area, but I think we'd like ITB area Budleigh, Cameron Park, etc), which would also be extremely convenient for my job. My questions -

1. I see North Raleigh mentioned on this forum a bit - where is that exactly? Our home budget is probably up to about $700k, but we certainly don't need to spend that much (we like a nice safe neighborhood, but are not looking for a Mcmansion).

2. Are there any community pools - swim/tennis clubs ITB?

3. We need a good elementary school - looking for a school with minimal behavioral issues, with a flexible or possible accelerated curriculum for our daughter who will be in 1st grade. We'd love a foreign language class early on. Does anyone on here have experience with Lacy or Olds elementary, or the magnet schools in the area? I am still trying to reach the school board, but I feel like our best bet initially if we move in August is to rent something that guarantees us admission to the school by proximity and go from there. I am thinking getting into a good magnet program is probably out for this upcoming year, and we are hoping to avoid private schools at this point.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:46 PM
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1. I see North Raleigh mentioned on this forum a bit - where is that exactly? Our home budget is probably up to about $700k, but we certainly don't need to spend that much (we like a nice safe neighborhood, but are not looking for a Mcmansion).
North Raleigh covers a large swath of Raleigh. Many view it as bordered by US-70 on the West, Capital Blvd on the East, and north of I-440. Others may move the lower border up to Millbrook or Spring Forest, or narrow the East/West boundaries a bit. Regardless, this is a very diverse area in terms of price, age and architecture.

The cost of a home depends on many factors (location, sq. ft, lot size, custom built vs. tract built, age and condition). You can spend a lot less than $700K as well as a lot more - it depends on what you are looking for in a home.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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Have you looked at Wiley Elementary? Granted it's a magnet so you'd have to be able to get into it but they have a wonderful foreign languages program.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Have you looked at Wiley Elementary? Granted it's a magnet so you'd have to be able to get into it but they have a wonderful foreign languages program.
Can't a child also attend a magnet school simply by living in its zone? Wiley abuts Cameron Park.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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That's the way it used to work. No idea now with the choice plan.
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