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Old 10-11-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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Any area with lots of higher paying jobs will eventually become crowded. Unfortunately I think you missed the boat on this one, but maybe keep an eye on the Pittsboro or Sanford areas or something.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You could definitely get a property and setting more your speed with a commute of under 40 minutes to UNC. This is possible in eastern Chatham, Northern/Western Orange, and Eastern Alamance counties.
Hmmm, maybe we will at least check out that area tomorrow and open up our options a bit. I appreciate the info very much!
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Any area with lots of higher paying jobs will eventually become crowded. Unfortunately I think you missed the boat on this one, but maybe keep an eye on the Pittsboro or Sanford areas or something.
I can't argue with that statement. I've added that to the list for tomorrow to. Thanks a bunch!!
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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If you don’t HAVE to be within 30-40 min of Raleigh, I’d suggest heading a bit northwest and check out Mebane, Efland and Graham. Smaller towns, affordable. Decent schools. Your wife can easily commute to Duke or UNC.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:15 PM
 
Location: NC
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Some people may disagree, but we live in Zebulon, but not IN Zebulon. We are in a nice, rural area. I have yet to have someone come to visit us who doesn't comment about how pretty it is out here. We are off from 96 about 3 miles east of 401. It's beautiful farm land. We had lived in Raleigh, smack dab in the middle of North Raleigh for almost 20 years, then moved to the mountains for 3 years and then needed to move back. We didn't want to deal with the crazy N Raleigh stuff anymore, so we moved out. We looked from Caswell County over to Franklin County and our Zebulon house won out. We have almost 2 acres and only have approximately 15 neighbors in our neighborhood. Prices are reasonable (in your range) and houses are good sized (1500-2500 sq feet). If you were to work at Wake Tech's north campus, you would be at work in less than 30 minutes and it's a straight shot up and back with nice country/farm views north of Forestville Rd.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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If you don’t HAVE to be within 30-40 min of Raleigh, I’d suggest heading a bit northwest and check out Mebane, Efland and Graham. Smaller towns, affordable. Decent schools. Your wife can easily commute to Duke or UNC.
I appreciate it very much! added for tomorrow.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Some people may disagree, but we live in Zebulon, but not IN Zebulon. We are in a nice, rural area. I have yet to have someone come to visit us who doesn't comment about how pretty it is out here. We are off from 96 about 3 miles east of 401. It's beautiful farm land. We had lived in Raleigh, smack dab in the middle of North Raleigh for almost 20 years, then moved to the mountains for 3 years and then needed to move back. We didn't want to deal with the crazy N Raleigh stuff anymore, so we moved out. We looked from Caswell County over to Franklin County and our Zebulon house won out. We have almost 2 acres and only have approximately 15 neighbors in our neighborhood. Prices are reasonable (in your range) and houses are good sized (1500-2500 sq feet). If you were to work at Wake Tech's north campus, you would be at work in less than 30 minutes and it's a straight shot up and back with nice country/farm views north of Forestville Rd.
looks like we have a lot of places to visit tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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Can't do it in a day, but I know 2 people who have recently moved from the Triangle to Shallotte, a small town outside Wilmington. 1 of them purchased a really nice home for between 200-250000. Close to the beach, but not immune to the occasional hurricane or flooding.... I visited one of them briefly (a weekend) and it seems nice. Not terribly diverse, but everyone was friendly.

Another friend moved to Concord NC, just outside Charlotte. Haven't had a chance to visit yet, but she loves it.

Just a couple of suggestions. Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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I love Pittsboro! However I'm not sure how Chatham Park will change it?
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Chatham Park will change Pittsboro drastically.

I think y’all should look around Winston-Salem. Good hospitals there. Several colleges.

Raleigh is literally one of the fastest growing areas in the country. It’s a pipe dream to think growth won’t continue. Clayton is already booming. https://www.ncdemography.org/2019/07...united-states/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ties/39442201/
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