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Old 05-24-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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Can you please tell me what area of Garner to live in. I am assuming the southern part close to Clayton and FV.
Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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If you can explain what you're looking for in a home/area we might be able to help more.

I lived in a really nice, yet older, neighborhood near the end of Tryon Road which is basically right in the middle of Garner and love it! I had the best neighbors! I moved only because I got married and needed to move further east for his job.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:37 PM
 
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Can you please tell me what area of Garner to live in. I am assuming the southern part close to Clayton and FV.
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That's more than a little vague--where will you be working? Do you have schoolchildren? What kind of house are you looking for? What are you crieteria, etc? There's not "ONE" part of Garner to live in...
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:33 AM
 
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Remember that there are other places close to Garner that are not in Garner that may also work for you. Most of the land west of 401 and south of the NC State Agriculture facilities is not in Garner, but is close to jobs and facilities in Garner. This is a mixture of residential and farmland that I would consider semi-rural.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Can you please tell me what area of Garner to live in. I am assuming the southern part close to Clayton and FV.
Thanks!

Best advice is to not live in Garner. It can be a rough area, homes do not appreciate well and traffic can be aweful. You would be wise to pick an area adjacent to Garner.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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Thank you for writing. Let me be more specific. My husband and I are basically what people would call "white bread" . We are moving from Long Island and would like a safe neighborhood. I know safe is a broad term but like I stated earlier my husband and I would be considered dorky white people lol. We would like to move into a home that is no more than 240k and we would like a larger home more than 2500sq ft. We recently visited the Raleigh area and really liked Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina and Holly Springs. We are coming back down 4th of July weekend to see more such as: Clayton and I was thinking the Southern parts of Garner. I would also like to look at the NE area of Raleigh close to WF. If anyone has any other information they could give me I would really appreciate it.
Sorry if I offended anyone with my comments, but it's the truth.
Thanks again.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:11 AM
 
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Thank you for writing. Let me be more specific. My husband and I are basically what people would call "white bread" . We are moving from Long Island and would like a safe neighborhood. I know safe is a broad term but like I stated earlier my husband and I would be considered dorky white people lol. We would like to move into a home that is no more than 240k and we would like a larger home more than 2500sq ft. We recently visited the Raleigh area and really liked Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina and Holly Springs. We are coming back down 4th of July weekend to see more such as: Clayton and I was thinking the Southern parts of Garner. I would also like to look at the NE area of Raleigh close to WF. If anyone has any other information they could give me I would really appreciate it.
Sorry if I offended anyone with my comments, but it's the truth.
Thanks again.

No offense taken, you were just a little vague in your question, so we were trying to tug more information out of you.

From the sounds of things, you aren't tied to any particular area of the Triangle for your job(s). That's good because that really opens up the possibilities.

I live close to Garner, but not in it (I'm 1/2 mile west of 401 on Ten-Ten Rd). I usually am in Garner for some reason or another every weekend. This past Saturday I was at Home Depot and Petsmart (shopping center at corner of Timber Drive and 70) and then we went to dinner at a little restaurant on Aversboro Rd. There is a lot more shopping on the east side of Garner, near Clayton (intersection of 70 with I40), including restaurants etc, but we never go there because it's quicker for us to go to either Cary or Apex.

Off the top of my head, I can only think of 2 neighborhoods in FAR south Garner that I've looked at. The first is the community surrounding the Eagle Ridge golf course. There are some more expensive houses ($400K) surrounding the actual course, but as you go away from the course, the prices go down. I think they may start in the mid 200's. The second neighborhood is Rand Meadows. This may be above your price range. I seem to remember them starting above $300K, but it's worth a look anyway. Rand Meadows is located south of the intersection of Ten-Ten Rd and Rand Rd, just south of Lake Benson. This, I believe, may be outside the city limits.

And speaking of city limits. . . . . a good way to save money is to buy a home outside the city limits. This way you don't have city real estate taxes to pay each year. This is saving us about $2000/year.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:07 AM
 
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Thank you for writing. Let me be more specific. My husband and I are basically what people would call "white bread" . We are moving from Long Island and would like a safe neighborhood. I know safe is a broad term but like I stated earlier my husband and I would be considered dorky white people lol. We would like to move into a home that is no more than 240k and we would like a larger home more than 2500sq ft. We recently visited the Raleigh area and really liked Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina and Holly Springs. We are coming back down 4th of July weekend to see more such as: Clayton and I was thinking the Southern parts of Garner. I would also like to look at the NE area of Raleigh close to WF. If anyone has any other information they could give me I would really appreciate it.
Sorry if I offended anyone with my comments, but it's the truth.
Thanks again.

With these facts, I suggest you look at Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and Clayton. Stay away from Garner. You will regret that one for sure.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:17 AM
 
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I take offense at all the negativity regarding Garner. I live in the Raleigh 27603 zip which is pretty much Garner (off Ten-Ten). My kids go to Garner school (Rand Road). We have been here almost 3 years and love it. People are so nice. My son plays Garner Baseball (GBI) and Garner Pop Warner and the people we have met there have been awesome. We knew noone when we moved here from NJ. We belong to a Garner pool (Hampton Ridge Swim Club) and have made many friends there. We have a lovely house in a great neighborhood.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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Thank you for all your responses. Any other information is welcome. Thanks again.
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