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Old 04-23-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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Where do prefer to live: Raleigh area or Durham area?
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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Depends upon the person! Personally, I prefer Durham, but I like Raleigh, too.

I imagine that Raleigh would be considered more desireable generally speaking. It has a larger population and the population growth has been higher there in recent years than Durham.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Such a broad question!!! In order to get anything valuable, I think you're going to have to ask something more particular or share some details about your situation and what kind of preferences you have and we can help you find out which area might be the best fit!

That said, if I had to choose between just Raleigh and Durham, I'd probably choose Raleigh. I think there are more choices for dining, shopping, entertainment, work, school, etc. If I had the whole region to choose from, I'd choose Cary (where I live) or Chapel Hill. In truth, all of these places are fairly close together and it's great to live anywhere here and have all of the facilities of all the areas available to choose from!
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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I think it'd depend on the house itself, the neighborhood and the location. There are really nice parts of both cities.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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My husband and I want to move to NC and we were looking at the Raleigh area. We are looking at houses that are around 200k. What areas are to far out and really rural? I would like to avoid those areas. I would also like a safe area and a family friendly town because we would like to have children. Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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Where do prefer to live: Raleigh area or Durham area?
For me it would depend 100% on where I worked. I work in downtown Raleigh so living in Durham doesn't make much sense for me right now so I live in North Raleigh. If my job was in RTP I would prefer to live in Durham. Both great places, but one isn't inherently better than the other. A lot depends on your individual situation. I would focus on where your jobs are and start from there. Good luck!
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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It's true, it's really broad. Also varies by neighborhood. I live in Durham and I like that - I also like Raleigh inside the beltline, but that's more expensive. North Raleigh is very nice, but I'm not as interested in living there as I am other areas. I agree that where you work heavily figures in.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Raleigh - Downtown or ITB....maybe North Hills
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Raleigh - Downtown or ITB....maybe North Hills
I don't think you'll be able to find many options at $200,000 in ITB, downtown, midtown or North Hills. Those areas are going to be pretty expensive. Do not be dismayed, however, as there are going to be good options in the Triangle area in the $200,000 range which may have the characteristics that you desire for your family. I would not rule out the other Triangle towns (Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Garner, Knightdale, Hillsborough, to name a few).
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I don't think you'll be able to find many options at $200,000 in ITB, downtown, midtown or North Hills. Those areas are going to be pretty expensive. Do not be dismayed, however, as there are going to be good options in the Triangle area in the $200,000 range which may have the characteristics that you desire for your family. I would not rule out the other Triangle towns (Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Garner, Knightdale, Hillsborough, to name a few).
Money wasn't a part of the question. It simply asks where you prefer to live.
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