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Old 12-19-2006, 08:15 AM
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We have been looking on the internet for houses and have noticed a TON of houses on the market in the whole sunset ridge area, many of them empty. Can someone please tell me if something is "going on" in that area? I can see by the map I have and what I could tell by the DOT web site that 540 will go north of there so I didnt think that would have any impact. What do you think is going on?
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:25 AM
Location: Wake Forest
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Sunset ridge is the first "big" neighborhood in that area, with a great beautiful golf course. My guess is that a number of people who buy there tend to get relocated. I used to live close to there, off of holly springs road, and that neighborhood in particular seemed to have a vast number of families who were relocating from other places based on their jobs. Although you can say that with many neighborhoods, sunset ridge was one of the first places that had homes in that price range, so it was very popular. The couple of friends we had living there relocated to the part of cary that is closer to RTP because they worked at IBM.

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Old 12-19-2006, 09:06 AM
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Default School reassignment maybe?

I live in Holly Springs, and there's absolutely nothing negative going on around that area that would make it undesirable (well...maybe long commute times during rush hours). And Sunset Ridge is one of the nicer subdivisions in the area.

My best guess would be that the recent school reassignments caused this particular subdivision to switch schools, and parents are moving so that their children stay in the same school.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:28 PM
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I have several friends that are living in that subdivision and they are seriously considering to move out of that area because of school reassignment. They have more than 3 kids and it was frustrated with them taking to their kids at different school. So from what I heard from them, they loved the subdivision and would like to stay there forever, but school is what caused the problem.
The teachers and schools are extremely wonderful, no problem. It just that families are tired of taking their kids to school at different places and different vacation break time. You know what I mean?
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:49 PM
Location: Wilson
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Sunset ridge is huge! Thats why there are empty houses.

All I have to say is it is probably one of the best subdivisions you could live in. You would have no problem making friends, there is a lot going on as well. Tons of kids of all ages as well.

The pool is crazy cool. I hang out there all during the summer (because I know people there)

The area and schools are great. They have some great pizza also (homegrown pizza)

Nothing negative...other than expensive

Only 10 minutes from where I live in Fuquay Varina
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:58 PM
Location: SoCA to NC
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I live in Sunset Ridge. Nothing going on here. I have not spoken to one parent personally that is moving due to the elementary school (Holly Springs) going year round. They have given us the option of moving out Elementary school children to Holly Ridge elementary (traditional) of we have siblings in middle or high schools. First of all as far as resales in the neighborhood go I think a couple things are happening. 1. resales on a whole across the entire nation are sitting on the market. 2. They are building new homes in the neighborhood and many people would rather buy new and get the latest updates than buy a home that is even slightly outdated (i.e. corian vs granite) and lastly what may seem like a ton of homes for sale here is comparitively not a lot based on the sheer size of the neighborhood. This is a massive neighborhood that runs on both sides of Holly Springs road. Compared to other neighborhoods it probably has 3 X the amount of homesites in it. That said we love it here and everyone we talk to here does as well.
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