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Old 09-18-2016, 04:49 PM
 
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Hi, Need your suggestions/inputs and opening up for discussion.

I currently reside in Connecticut. Working as a IT Consultant.

Planning on moving to one of the below locations. Can you let me know the pros and cons with these locations in terms of Jobs (IT Consulting), Buying a Home and settling, School and Extra curricular Activities for Kids.

1. Cary/Morrisville, North Carolina
2. Charlotte, North Carolina

Thanks for your help!!

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Old 09-18-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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Start with this thread.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...des-photo.html

You'll probably want to hit the Charlotte forum for Charlotte info.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Cary & Morrisville are very convenient to Trianle Research Park, 30 minutes if traffic is bad. Nice communities, quiet. If you are single you might want to live in Durham or Raleigh. Cary and Morrisville are very family oriented.

Cary is about 30 minutes from Jordan Lake and there are a lot of greenway paths for biking and walking. We're about 3 hours from the coast or the mountains.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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I am a married Dad living in Raleigh (down the road from Cary/Morrisville). I would choose Cary, Morrisville, or West or North Raleigh (personally) way before Charlotte. It has its plusses but Charlottes missing a lot of college-educated people (unless you love hanging with bank employees), because its not a college area. I spent a lot of time driving around the Charlotte area, and besides having a pretty cool downtown, I just don't feel it at all. The Triangle, though, has 3 major universities, and Raleigh and its downtown are growing fairly fast, along with other areas surrounding it. There's a reason that Cary and Raleigh appear on so many top 10 lists. Its not even close, bro.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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I am a married Dad living in Raleigh (down the road from Cary/Morrisville). I would choose Cary, Morrisville, or West or North Raleigh (personally) way before Charlotte. It has its plusses but Charlottes missing a lot of college-educated people (unless you love hanging with bank employees), because its not a college area. I spent a lot of time driving around the Charlotte area, and besides having a pretty cool downtown, I just don't feel it at all. The Triangle, though, has 3 major universities, and Raleigh and its downtown are growing fairly fast, along with other areas surrounding it. There's a reason that Cary and Raleigh appear on so many top 10 lists. Its not even close, bro.
I believe they call it "Uptown" in Charlotte.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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I am a married Dad living in Raleigh (down the road from Cary/Morrisville). I would choose Cary, Morrisville, or West or North Raleigh (personally) way before Charlotte. It has its plusses but Charlottes missing a lot of college-educated people (unless you love hanging with bank employees), because its not a college area. I spent a lot of time driving around the Charlotte area, and besides having a pretty cool downtown, I just don't feel it at all. The Triangle, though, has 3 major universities, and Raleigh and its downtown are growing fairly fast, along with other areas surrounding it. There's a reason that Cary and Raleigh appear on so many top 10 lists. Its not even close, bro.
Hi Mike,
Thanks for your response! Appreciate it.. I am a married Dad too.

Can you provide your suggestion on Apex and Holy Springs. I am planning on buying a home (Single Family Home) and settling in NC. Could not find any new constructions that are affordable for me in Cary and Morrisville. Still Trying though.

Will be looking forward for your reply.

Thanks so much
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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Cary & Morrisville are very convenient to Trianle Research Park, 30 minutes if traffic is bad. Nice communities, quiet. If you are single you might want to live in Durham or Raleigh. Cary and Morrisville are very family oriented.

Cary is about 30 minutes from Jordan Lake and there are a lot of greenway paths for biking and walking. We're about 3 hours from the coast or the mountains.
Hi Kellstr,
Thanks for your reply!! Appreciate it.

Can you let me know how are schools in Wake Country. I am hearing that schools are overcrowded and often kids will be asked to move from one school to other if it is full.

Do they maintain different school time schedules in different schools. Eg:
1. Some schools will give 3 weeks breaks after every 2 months of school curriculum. With this scenario, kids have to go to school almost through the year with breaks in between.,
2. Traditional schooling: Give winter, spring and summer break.


Will be looking forward for your reply.

Thanks so much.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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Hey Vina! What is your budget? If new construction is a priority I know several people who love Apex and Holly Springs schools. I believe Apex's base for much of it is Salem which is year round unless it's changed. In year round they do what you describe - 9 wks on 3 wks off. They also get holidays, 2 wks at Christmas and the week of July 4th. We love year round but it's not for everyone.

North Raleigh is great too - don't let the older homes deter you. Many have been renovated or updated and have more mature landscaping. Again we'd need to know your budget to recommend specific areas. Many of my neighbors commute to RTP and I'm in North Raleigh.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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Hi Kellstr,
Thanks for your reply!! Appreciate it.

Can you let me know how are schools in Wake Country. I am hearing that schools are overcrowded and often kids will be asked to move from one school to other if it is full.

Do they maintain different school time schedules in different schools. Eg:
1. Some schools will give 3 weeks breaks after every 2 months of school curriculum. With this scenario, kids have to go to school almost through the year with breaks in between.,
2. Traditional schooling: Give winter, spring and summer break.
Did you read the thread that was suggested? That's what we point people to who have essentially no knowledge of the area. There should be plenty of threads about schools.

The website for Wake County Schools is a good place to find answers about school questions.

What has put this area in your sights? Have you been here before?
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