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Old 10-22-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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That's great. Thanks meh_whatever. Big part of our life revolves around our home, backyard, and our subdivision streets, since we have pre-school age kids. So the home and subdivision are of prime importance. Another part involves outside activities for the kids (swimming, sports, music classes, park if weather is good, occasional dining out, etc.). Those need to be within "reasonable" driving distance (15-20 minute drive). Once in a while, my wife and I get a small break for grown up activities (dining out, movie, etc.)
This pretty much sums up Cary and Apex. I rarely have to drive more than 20 minutes to get to anything, and when I do it seems a bit annoying. This place is very convenient!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Mike - Abbington looks good online. Looks like their price range is similar to Bella Casa's Estates, which we came across online recently. So, how would you compare these two communities then?
There is a broad price range in Abbington, since Stratford at Abbington is newer with a bit larger lots and higher spec homes, and the older section has slightly smaller homes at a step down in price.
Of course, nothing new is going in at Abbington, as Stratford was built out a couple of years ago.
Comparing to the Estates?
Well, it would be very hard to turn down a JP Swain Abbington resale, I think.

Location?
I would prefer Abbington, due to proximity to US-64, NC-540, and Beaver Creek Shopping. Add in a quick pop to Jordan Lake out US-64, and many bases are covered. And I would also suggest selecting wisely considering lot location in Abbington, to not back to the busy roads, US-64 and Kelly Road. But that leaves many alternatives in the neighborhood.

Bella Casa borders the Apex Nature Park, which will be a fabulous amenity.
Abbington has swim and tennis facilities, and a very well supported swim team.

And both communities will fulfill your desire for suburbia.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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This pretty much sums up Cary and Apex. I rarely have to drive more than 20 minutes to get to anything, and when I do it seems a bit annoying. This place is very convenient!
That's great!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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The two communities are very similar. I think you'd be happy in either one. I actually looked at a house in the Manors at Bella Casa yesterday. I liked the huge park/community (apex nature park.)sports center going in nearby. I think Abbington is nice as well. It seems to me that Cary is a little further along with some of its development, but I think Apex has a nicer/more quaint downtown area.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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The two communities are very similar. I think you'd be happy in either one. I actually looked at a house in the Manors at Bella Casa yesterday. I liked the huge park/community (apex nature park.)sports center going in nearby. I think Abbington is nice as well. It seems to me that Cary is a little further along with some of its development, but I think Apex has a nicer/more quaint downtown area.

That's great! Thanks MB. What sports center going in nearby? Is that for Bella Casa use? Since you looked at the Manors, did you feel that the Manors have a better location than the Estates (relative to outside traffic) or vice versa or are they all relatively private?

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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It's the Town of Apex park going in basically across the street from Bella casa. I think you really have to consider the individual lots as some are better than others. I believe the price point is higher in the Manors section. There were some nice homes going in there.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I absolutely love Abbington.. if I had $$$ to spend and wanted a bigger house, that's where I'd live!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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We moved here from so Cal a little over a year ago and rented for 1 year in western cary. We drove neighborhoods every weekend looking for the place we wanted to buy. We also read as much and researched the school system the best we could to figure out where we'd like our 4 yr old to go to school (i know assignments could change) then we were able to zero in on an area. We liked Scotts mill, and dogwood ridge. We also liked abbington ( but out of olive chapel es zoning). Then our realtor suggested we checkout Bella Casa....as soon as we entered the subdivision we noticed there were younger children and families out everywhere...for not too much more we bought a brand new home. We moved in 2 months ago and couldnt be happier!! It seems when you move into a new subdivision all the neighboors are new so people are trying harder to get to know each other.
Also not sure if you know about Apex Nature Park, 160acres within walking distance. You can check it out on the city of apex website. There is also plans for a new highschool to be built next year a mile away. Coming from CA, it will be a big change but sounds like you will love it!
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Bella Casa does feel more the middle of nowhere. Would not want to drive around there at night, but I have terrible night vision so maybe that's me.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Bella Casa does feel more the middle of nowhere. Would not want to drive around there at night, but I have terrible night vision so maybe that's me.
Yeah. I hate dark, country roads.
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