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Old 10-15-2013, 06:45 AM
 
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We are relocating to Raleigh for a job and wish to have a acreage and a smaller town feel. Looking online, we have found houses that meet our criteria in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Durham and Fuquay Varina. We won't be heading to Raleigh to search for a few weeks and wanted to rule out any of these areas if the commute is more than an hour. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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From where in "X" to where in Raleigh? The local parts at the beginning and end of your commute really matter in determining route and time.

There are few commutes in the Triangle that would be as much as an hour. Chapel Hill and Durham would both be doable in under an hour regardless of starting and ending points. Pittsboro may or may not be. I can't speak to Fuquay Varina.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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From Pittsboro to the south western side of Raleigh will be 40 minutes everyday. Traffic is light from PBO.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Acreage and a small town feel don't require you to actually move to what you consider a small town. There are areas within a thirty minute drive of Raleigh that offer exactly that sort of experience. Don't limit your options to what you can decipher from online maps, come down here and spend time driving around with as open a mind as you can manage.

And I can't stress this enough, an hour commute in the Triangle is the exception, not the norm and could eventually become unbearable. I speak from experience because I moved from a place where I spent nearly four hours per day commuting and now if my drive takes even half an hour I'm miserable.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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The one thing many are fogetting is the Crawleigh coming to the southern side of Raleigh starting next year. The state will be tearing up I440 south of Raleigh. The project will take 3 years to complete. It will add a considerable amount of time from Eastern Wake to Western Wake. There are not many other roads to take other then I40 from say garner to RTP. Something to consider.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Acreage and a small town feel don't require you to actually move to what you consider a small town. There are areas within a thirty minute drive of Raleigh that offer exactly that sort of experience. Don't limit your options to what you can decipher from online maps, come down here and spend time driving around with as open a mind as you can manage.

And I can't stress this enough, an hour commute in the Triangle is the exception, not the norm and could eventually become unbearable. I speak from experience because I moved from a place where I spent nearly four hours per day commuting and now if my drive takes even half an hour I'm miserable.
It is funny that many people move here and SAY they are ok with an hour commute since that is what they have now.

Then, they move here and can only bear a 20 minute commute!

I've heard it time and time again. I often tell my clients this and yet, they pay no mind!

Vicki
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:28 AM
 
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From my house on the northern edge of Fuquay, I can be in downtown Raleigh in 20 minutes. Parts of the Fuquay zip code would be closer to 40 min from downtown, though.
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