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Old 04-17-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I have heard that the humidity in the summer is pretty rough. Could i get some feedback from locals in the area?

I also wanted to ask if all schools in Wake Forest are year round and what your thoughts are on them?

Thanks

Dan
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Angier, NC
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The humidity in central NC during the summer can be rough. Not sure where you are from but it's not like heat out west, it is sticky, muggy heat. Out there it is "oven hot". Schools in WF are mixed, traditional and year round. I would refer you to NC School Report Cards to check school performance/statistics/etc. for all of Wake County. Also, check out this link for info on schools particular to WF: School Directory: Search Results
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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Summer here is usually hot and very humid. Those conditions can start as early as April, and last until October. 90+* days are not all unusual in this part of the state.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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Depends on where you are from. We're from LI and when we hear people complaining about the humidity here we are like "what humidity?" You may have a different frame of reference.

Schools. Need to search the forum.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Well, I know for a fact it's worse when you get into the more populated areas, all the traffic, less trees that act as big air conditioners I can feel the cooling effect riding along 98 after I leave work in RTP, on the way back to WF.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Well, I know for a fact it's worse when you get into the more populated areas, all the traffic, less trees that act as big air conditioners I can feel the cooling effect riding along 98 after I leave work in RTP, on the way back to WF.
sorry to go off topic, but could you tell me how long that ride takes on average?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I travel ~ 7am in / 4pm out, about 27 miles / 35-40 mins, pretty relaxing ride, only the few miles through Durham, around 70/Miami Blvd get busy. Would take the same amount of miles and time going Capitol / 540, but who wants to deal with those roads Travelling later will increase these times.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Here is City-data's page on Wake Forest for lots of general info. The Wikipedia entry for a given city or town usually has a lot of "almanac" data, as well. Most do find the midsummers humid and there can be many days in a row over 90 with high humidity in late July/August. As has been said, humidity tolerance is pretty relative, so it depends where you're coming from and what you're used to.

School districts are at the county level (Wake County, the largest school district in NC and 17th-largest in the US). There is a long thread in this forum about Wake county schools that anyone considering moving to the county who has schools as a high priority should become familiar with, but the situation is ever-changing.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I am in wake forest and my kids are in year round elementary. Are you looking for information about elementary or middle school? Of the elementary schools, there are 4 year round (north forest pines, jones dairy, wakefield) and 2 traditional (forest pines, wake forest) Some of these schools have a raleigh address but serve wake forest.

Middle schools are: wakefield and wake forest rolesville (traditional) and heritage (year round). A new middle school, rolesville middle, is opening in July, and I believe it is year round.

Leigh
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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It's hot and humid in the summer. If you have AC it's fine and comfortable. Yard work can suck the life out of you in that weather however. I learned to get all my heavy lifting (mulch,pruning) in the yard done during the early spring and get my weekend chores done as early as possible during summer.
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