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Old 05-27-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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The other thing to consider is whether you plan to join the neighborhood clubs. Preston Country Club is pretty expensive (over 40k). I don't think the facilities at Lochmere are nearly as pricey.

Both are great, overall, though. I tend to think you might get a little more house at that price range in Lochmere, but I could be wrong.

Schools are also a bit of a back-and-forth, IMO.

I'd use commute and quality of the house as my two primary factors between those two areas. Either way, you'll be in an excellent neighborhood.

Mike

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Old 05-27-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Avoid Dillard Middle. The principal does not have the support of most of the faculty. Big racial issues in that school.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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Hey, if they're both great and Preston is closer to Durham then I say Preston so you can be close to your new friends...hint hint

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Old 05-27-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Morrisville NC
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I live in Preston and our part of the neighborhood is full of children..all ages! I would recommend as I do to all my clients that you drive around all times of day and evening and check out for yourself what is going on where the home is located. We are getting more and more shops and restaurants in our area, it is a lovely place to raise a family!

Best of luck
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Miami
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So, it looks like we are going with Preston. The school was the absolute deal-breaker. Thank for your input!

M
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Welcome to NC, see ya soon!
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Containment Area for Relocated Yankees
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So, it looks like we are going with Preston. The school was the absolute deal-breaker. Thank for your input!

M
Hi,

Congrats! We live in Preston. If you have any questions about the area, please feel free to PM me.
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