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Old 11-18-2017, 03:40 AM
 
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We recently looked into the new Trinity Creek community in Holly Springs that will be opening in 2018.Fielding and Saussy Burbank homes,$390,000 plus range.I was shocked to find out that the nuclear plant will be roughly 6 miles away.I then looked up more information on the plant and now we are re-thinking Holly Springs and Apex all together.Part of me feels like North Raleigh may be a better choice.

Is it not crazy that homes are selling for so much just miles away from this power plant?12 Oaks is right there also as well as a bunch of other high dollar new home communities.Am I missing something?If these houses were in the $200s I could understand why people would justify buying so close to the plant.But for these high prices?The power plant is literally right there next to this area.The closest we have ever lived to a plant was about 40 miles away.I would be fine with that,but literally a few miles away?No.Do other people feel this way?
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:17 AM
 
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Some surely do feel that way. Obviously many do not, or else there wouldn't be over 100,000 people living in Apex, HS, and F-V combined.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:30 AM
 
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I lived within 8 miles of the power plant for about 10 years, and it never bothered me one bit.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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It's a risk-reward thing. Chances of a Chernobyl style meltdown are low enough to entice people to the new construction. They're playing the odds, and so are you, you just have different levels of comfort with the risk. So is it crazy to buy there at those prices? Only you can decide that.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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None of the long term residents in that area have two heads. What are you worried about?
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC
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We recently looked into the new Trinity Creek community in Holly Springs that will be opening in 2018.Fielding and Saussy Burbank homes,$390,000 plus range.I was shocked to find out that the nuclear plant will be roughly 6 miles away?

You are far more likely to die by a texting driver.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Cary...."Heritage Neighborhood"
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Holly Springs presented a plethora of faults/deficiencies that lead us to chose elsewhere in the Triangle. The nuclear plant was actually pretty low on that list; even then, due to aesthetics and not so much a safety concern (didn't want to be staring at a cooling tower). We were more concerned with the proximity of a very large and active county dump near 55-540 interchange (the smell and ground leakage/infiltration). Again, personally for us, we had a laundry list of other issues -related more to the general location and vibe of the town:
-distance to employment centers and cultural opportunities
-relative lack of amenities and recreational opportunities (greenways, parks)
-too homogenous, lack of diversity
-traffic congestion and "pay to play" concept of the 540 toll road
-lack of history, downtown/core, community (unlike Apex, Cary, FV or Wake Forest) = pure suburban sprawl
with mostly a hodgepodge of individual mutually exclusive neighborhoods full of, as you've noticed, relatively
overpriced homes
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The power plant is literally right there next to this area.The closest we have ever lived to a plant was about 40 miles away.I would be fine with that,but literally a few miles away?No.Do other people feel this way?
If you are inside 10 miles, don't you get free iodine pills ?

6 miles, 10 miles, probably even 40 miles - if it blows, we are all in a lot of trouble. For me, there are too many other things more likely to occur to worry about.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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We live eight miles from the power plant and have no concerns whatsoever.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've had buyers purchase in 12 Oaks when it was brand new and recently helped another buyer purchase there.

I was surprised at the amount the prices have risen!

12 Oaks has since built another pool. I stopped in to visit my previous clients and they raved and raved about the neighborhood and how they are thrilled with the amenities and the amount of fun things that go on at the clubhouse.

So, it does seem that Sharon Harris doesn't bother many folks.
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