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Old 11-04-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Considering a relocation to the triangle from DC. Want to check out some family friendly areas (Cary, Apex?) My job would most likely be in the tech field, so somewhere close to there. Looking for great neighborhoods in great school districts. Do not mind the suburb life. Also, great places to eat and great places to entertain the kids, I have a 9 year old and 1 year old.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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The predominant high tech area would be in the Research Triangle Park area, but there are also a number of high tech firms/jobs located in Cary, Morrisville, Raleigh and Durham too. Cary, Apex and Holly Springs are all very family-friendly areas that are relatively convenient to all these areas. The schools in and around these 3 towns are all very good as well. (School districts in NC are a subject onto themselves, which you can and should research separately.) All three towns may remind you a bit of some of the far western suburbs of DC in Va - Reston, Herndon, etc., with well laid-out thoroughfares and new and nicely appointed subdivisions. Cary is very large, and has many parks and activities for families with children. It also has a good deal of commercial and retail developments - and thus restaurants and so forth. Cary's close enough to both Raleigh and Durham, so getting to either is pretty easy as well.

See the following sites:
https://www.townofcary.org/
https://www.apexnc.org/
Holly Springs, NC - Official Website
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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This area is mostly suburbs; any of the cities/towns in the Triangle have suburbs of various ages and styles that all offer the "kid-friendly" experience. Impossible to cite any specifics now, but this metro is first and foremost a giant sprawling suburb. Morrisville is the town closest to RTP, but Western Raleigh, SW Durham, and of course Cary are all right there nearby. not all of the tech in the area is at RTP, though--more and more is moving to downtown Raleigh or Durham
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Thanks all. Any area with good Asian grocery stores or just larger Asian presence?
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Which kind of Asian? Morrisville has a large Indian population.

Two big stores are Grand Asia in Cary and Li Ming's World Market in Durham.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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Thanks all. Any area with good Asian grocery stores or just larger Asian presence?
If you look at demographics for the area you will see a very large Asian population. It is mostly Indian.

But, as a DC native you might be familiar with Super H Mart? We are getting one of those. If you are not familiar with it, think Wal Mart sized Asian market. It is Korean owned chain, so heavier on K products, but a wide range of food and products from all over Asia. I am so excited for it!

As for Cary Morrisville - ptttthbbbbth.

#TeamApex

https://www.apexnc.org
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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If you look at demographics for the area you will see a very large Asian population. It is mostly Indian.

But, as a DC native you might be familiar with Super H Mart? We are getting one of those. If you are not familiar with it, think Wal Mart sized Asian market. It is Korean owned chain, so heavier on K products, but a wide range of food and products from all over Asia. I am so excited for it!

As for Cary Morrisville - ptttthbbbbth.

#TeamApex

https://www.apexnc.org
H-Mart is great! There are 7 H-Marts in the DC Metro area. It's nice that this area will finally be getting one!
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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If you look at demographics for the area you will see a very large Asian population. It is mostly Indian.

But, as a DC native you might be familiar with Super H Mart? We are getting one of those. If you are not familiar with it, think Wal Mart sized Asian market. It is Korean owned chain, so heavier on K products, but a wide range of food and products from all over Asia. I am so excited for it!

As for Cary Morrisville - ptttthbbbbth.

#TeamApex

https://www.apexnc.org
Yep. Familiar with H Mart. Do most of the Asians live in Cary?
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Yep. Familiar with H Mart. Do most of the Asians live in Cary?
Cary is 14% asian or 21,000 people
Morrisville is 34%, or 7,000 people
Raleigh is about 5%, or 20,000 people

Many, if not a majority, are from India, especially in Morrisville.
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