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Old 02-27-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Question Wake Forest - Opinions

I tried posting in older threads, but I guess people focus on the OP more than follow up questions, so I haven't really gotten any information.

We are looking to relocate to Wake Forest, we have made several trips down and are really moving forward at this point. I would love opinions on the following:
  • Crime
  • Schools
  • Convenience
  • Subdivisions, specifically - Northampton, Heritage, Crenshaw - pro's and con's??

I welcome any opinions!!!

As always, thanks in advance.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Originally Posted by stephz1008 View Post
I tried posting in older threads, but I guess people focus on the OP more than follow up questions, so I haven't really gotten any information.

We are looking to relocate to Wake Forest, we have made several trips down and are really moving forward at this point. I would love opinions on the following:
  • Crime
  • Schools
  • Convenience
  • Subdivisions, specifically - Northampton, Heritage, Crenshaw - pro's and con's??
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I welcome any opinions!!!

As always, thanks in advance.
If you want to get a real feel for the area, may I suggest a subscription to The Wake Weekly? There is an abridged version online, but a years subscription is just $25.00 a year... slightly more for out of state. You can read the police reports, read about the schools, the editorials alone are worth it. Much better for local news, than say, The Raleigh News and Observer.

Wake Forest has more than doubled since we moved here in 2000. I can say I was here Pre-Target, Pre Bypass, PreWalgreens even Pre Heritage.. so many more I can't think of them all right now.. and Wakefield was but a toddler when we moved here...

One of the things I really like about living here (inside the towns limits) has to be the police presence. Awesome. I mean, they seem like they are everywhere. The flip side is. don't speed, know the speed traps.. thats for sure.. Anytime we've had an issue they are here within 10 minutes.. unlike The City of Raleigh when we had to wait... and wait...
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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One of the things I really like about living here (inside the towns limits) has to be the police presence. Awesome. I mean, they seem like they are everywhere. The flip side is. don't speed, know the speed traps.. thats for sure.. Anytime we've had an issue they are here within 10 minutes.. unlike The City of Raleigh when we had to wait... and wait...
Are there many issues you have had to deal with??

Thanks for the info I will definately look into the Wake Weekly!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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wake forest is a great, growing little town! Pretty much anything you need can be found there. The only time I have to go to raleigh is for craft stores or furniture stores...lol

Been here my whole life- I remember when US1 was only 2 lanes going through Wake Forest! lol. And Wake Forest was considered 'way out there'! lol

my how times (and perceptions) change!
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Are there many issues you have had to deal with??

Thanks for the info I will definately look into the Wake Weekly!!!

LOL we had some problems with our alarm system (don't panic - they are very common around here).

I take my daughter to and from school every morning.. and its unusual if I don't see at least two officers on patrol... they patrol the bypass on a regular basis too.. don't speed...

Its great, and a deterrent IMO. They patrol our neighborhood on a regular basis.

You get to know them.. if only by face.. its cool.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Well, that is a relief!!

Any opinions on the subdivisions??
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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Ooo! Also, if anyone can recommend apartment complexes for my MIL in the Wake Forest Area (or within 15 minute drive) I would greatly appreciate it!!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Another great resource -



Welcome to the Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina
Loads of links and loads of information..
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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When we relocated to Wake Forest about 5 years ago we stayed a Caveness Farm Apartments and really liked it. Since then there have built more apartments such as the ones in Heritage. As the other posted have said the area is still growing, much slower than when we arrived. There are options in schools so best to research first of all if you want or need Year round school versus Traditional schedule. Shopping is pretty convenient unless you live in out outline Wake Forest zip code address then you just have to drive a bit further to the stores.

Another source of Wake Forest information is the Wake Forest Gazette, it is an on line publications that keeps us informed.

The Wake Forest Gazette - Editor Carol Pelosi - Wake Forest News, Weather and Sports - Wake Forest Events - -Wake Forest, NC

Good luck in your travels to the area and Wake Forest!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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When we relocated to Wake Forest about 5 years ago we stayed a Caveness Farm Apartments and really liked it. Since then there have built more apartments such as the ones in Heritage. As the other posted have said the area is still growing, much slower than when we arrived. There are options in schools so best to research first of all if you want or need Year round school versus Traditional schedule. Shopping is pretty convenient unless you live in out outline Wake Forest zip code address then you just have to drive a bit further to the stores.

Another source of Wake Forest information is the Wake Forest Gazette, it is an on line publications that keeps us informed.

The Wake Forest Gazette - Editor Carol Pelosi - Wake Forest News, Weather and Sports - Wake Forest Events - -Wake Forest, NC

Good luck in your travels to the area and Wake Forest!

I heard the Caveness Farms apartments are closing and being replaced with a shopping center. My mother is 65 and lives in The Columns at Wakefield.... I wanted her close to banks, shopping, etc.
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