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Old 12-27-2007, 01:31 PM
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What towns should I look at for housing in the range of 150-180k. I have a daughter entering kindergarten next year so I want to be in good school district but also be able to afford house. Which areas should i stay away from, i don't want to live in a bad area
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:38 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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I think it depends on what are you are looking for. Just about every town and city in the triangle has homes in that price range. You can probably get a newer house for the money though if you choose to live outside of the metro areas and more towards the SE side of Wake County or in Johnston County or Durhma County.
The larger metro areas have homes in this price range that tend to be older and smaller, but frequently have larger yards.
I live in central Cary and own a home in that price range. Our yards are large but our homes are all 70's built ranches and split levels. Many people are starting to take advantage of the lower housing costs here and remodeling these older homes. The area is extremely convenient to just about everything in the triangle, but some people just don't like the older neighborhoods and prefer something newer in place like Knighdale, Wilson, Rolesville or Garner.
Find a good agent who knows the area and with whom you can discuss your specific needs.
Good luck!
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:51 PM
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Default Apex Homes in 150-180 range

My husband and I actually live in a nice little neighborhood that is in the West Lake schools(top notch) and are moving soon. The average house is about 1200-1500 sq ft and built in early-mid 90's. They go for 150-170k. It's only a five minute drive to Fuquay where they've built a lot of new restaurants and shops and only 20 minutes to most malls (crabtree/cary towne). great location and great value. BTW they're building new homes right behind our development and 1800 sq ft starts at 240...so the area is obviously becoming a hot commodity! Amherst (off johnson Pond Rd)....you may also want to look in Sawyer's Mill.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:37 PM
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IMO, your best bets for nice houses in nice areas in that range are:

Holly Springs
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