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Old 11-05-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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Hello! We are looking to relocate to the Raleigh area. My husband will be working downtown (near the Marbles museum) and we are looking for something around 250k or less with 4 bedrooms in a safe, family friendly neighborhood. We are opting for private schools, so school system isn't a factor. We'd also like to be within a 20/30 min drive of his work - something near public transit (like a bus, if there are buses around there) is a bonus.

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Old 11-05-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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Hello! We are looking to relocate to the Raleigh area. My husband will be working downtown (near the Marbles museum) and we are looking for something around 250k or less with 4 bedrooms in a safe, family friendly neighborhood. We are opting for private schools, so school system isn't a factor. We'd also like to be within a 20/30 min drive of his work - something near public transit (like a bus, if there are buses around there) is a bonus.

Thank you for the help
How heavily do you plan to rely on the bus? Because bus transport in the Raleigh area is iffy.

I'm not sure I've ever met anyone here who relied on the CAT system and paid for private schools.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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Hold up...

You're on the Austin forum saying you'll be scouting the area in December. And that your finances are tight because of med school student loans???

Which one of you is a doctor?
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Based on that criteria, I'd look at resales in Garner.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:30 AM
 
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Based on that criteria, I'd look at resales in Garner.
Does Garner have bus service?
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Personally, I really like Wake Forest. It's a nice town, great schools, and you could forgo private schools here.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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Personally, I really like Wake Forest. It's a nice town, great schools, and you could forgo private schools here.
Good bus service?
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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Hold up...

You're on the Austin forum saying you'll be scouting the area in December. And that your finances are tight because of med school student loans???

Which one of you is a doctor?

Yes, we are choosing to relocate between Austin and Raleigh. We've visited Raleigh once, going back next week, and visiting Austin in December. I'm really trying to get a good sense of both. And that would be me, but I'm not practicing. I went to school but am currently staying home. I'm due with our third this winter.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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Bus service isn't a deal breaker. We are from the Northeast and just accustomed to public transit from the suburbs down to the city, but it isn't a must have. It's just convenient if it happens to be there. My husband currently takes the train to work, but when we lived in the Boston suburbs, he took the bus and T.

We are also looking at Chapel Hill. I realize the commute is further, but we'd be spending a lot more on housing bc we could utilize the public schools. We are just trying to also look into a shorter commute with private schools.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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There are other good public schools in the Triangle besides CHCCS.

Personally, I'd never sign up for a daily CH to downtown Raleigh commute.
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