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Old 10-24-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Thanks Mike. Excellent feedback! On Cameron Pond, you mentioned something about "power lines". What do you mean by that? Do some lots have power lines adjacent to them or do they have power lines running ABOVE the property? Are those high voltage lines or low voltage home distribution lines? Are we talking: health safety issue, noise, or asthetics/resale value?

Also, which subdivisions would you recommend for "community privacy" (i.e. no through traffic whatsoever, no outsiders having a reason to be there other than visiting a resident/socials/playdates, etc.)? Or are they all similar in that regard?
High voltage. They run right along the highway (540). Some of the houses back up to the highway. The community pool is right beside them.

With most high-interest communities, I don't think you'll ever be guaranteed 100% a community with absolutely zero thru traffic.

Many appear to have none, but they have adjacent land that could be developed one day, so who knows?

We chose our neighborhood because it was small and it's impossible to have thru traffic here unless someone razes Umstead Park.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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High voltage. They run right along the highway (540). Some of the houses back up to the highway. The community pool is right beside them.

With most high-interest communities, I don't think you'll ever be guaranteed 100% a community with absolutely zero thru traffic.

Many appear to have none, but they have adjacent land that could be developed one day, so who knows?

We chose our neighborhood because it was small and it's impossible to have thru traffic here unless someone razes Umstead Park.
Great. What about low voltage lines? Are low voltage lines running adjacent to a property/backyard ever an issue in the area (i.e. from the standpoint of resale value)?
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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High voltage. They run right along the highway (540). Some of the houses back up to the highway. The community pool is right beside them.

With most high-interest communities, I don't think you'll ever be guaranteed 100% a community with absolutely zero thru traffic.

Many appear to have none, but they have adjacent land that could be developed one day, so who knows?

We chose our neighborhood because it was small and it's impossible to have thru traffic here unless someone razes Umstead Park.
Can you help me understand which are the most popular neighborhood parks in the Cary area?
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Can you help me understand which are the most popular neighborhood parks in the Cary area?
Cary is full of parks. What types of amenities are you looking for in a park?
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Great. What about low voltage lines? Are low voltage lines running adjacent to a property/backyard ever an issue in the area (i.e. from the standpoint of resale value)?
I wouldn't buy a house with low voltage lines running through the back yard. I suppose some people wouldn't mind. Here in Cary, it's pretty rare to see them cutting into a neighborhood. You might see that more often the further out into the country you get, though.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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My faves:

Bond Park
North Cary Park
Thomas Brooks Park
Sears Farm Rd. Park
Ritter Park
MacDonald Woods Park
RS Dunham Park
Marla Dorrel Park
Walnut Street Park
Godbold Park
Hemlock Bluffs, a joint venture with the state.

Town of Cary Parks and Recreation, PARKS http://www.townofcary.org/Department...ways/Parks.htm
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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My faves:

Bond Park
North Cary Park
Thomas Brooks Park
Sears Farm Rd. Park
Ritter Park
MacDonald Woods Park
RS Dunham Park
Marla Dorrel Park
Walnut Street Park
Godbold Park
Hemlock Bluffs, a joint venture with the state.
Parks
I think my favorites fall roughly in the same order. We love being close to North Cary Park, Lake Crabtree, and Umstead, but would've been happy over by Bond as well.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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I think my favorites fall roughly in the same order. We love being close to North Cary Park, Lake Crabtree, and Umstead, but would've been happy over by Bond as well.
Well, no real order was intended. It was just off the top of my head, except I can never remember RS Dunham without looking at TOC site.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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Well, no real order was intended. It was just off the top of my head, except I can never remember RS Dunham without looking at TOC site.
I rather like that one. I always think "Dad."

And it's just funny that they fell about in the order in which I would've listed them.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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I rather like that one. I always think "Dad."

And it's just funny that they fell about in the order in which I would've listed them.
Walnut Street Park should not be so low on the list. It really is truly lovely, and the best thing to happen in that area since annexation.

Walnut Street Park, Cary NC - a set on Flickr
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