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Old 05-27-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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Default Relocating for job with Wachovia downtown

What are some nice, family friendly (small kids) subdivisions that would not be a bad commute to Wachovia (Fayetteville Mall Rd)? We are looking to spend no more than 350,000 and would like a decent sized yard, not a postage stamp lot. Thanks in advance for everyones help!
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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$350K gives you a lot of choices; Brookhaven (near Crabtree Valley Mall)has nice big yards, mature landscaping, and is not a bad drive from downtown--but that's just one that came to mind off the top of my head.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Just a quick search turns up about 75 houses so you should have no trouble finding something you really like.

I'd suggest to keep your commute down that you look at North Raleigh and South Cary, but there are quite a few other areas that may appeal to you, as well.

I used to be a customer service rep for Wachovia and still bank with them!

Vicki
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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Thanks a lot! Any subdivisions you'd recommend?
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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A $350,000 guide with a large lot is not enough information to make suggestions. How big of a house do you want? Do you want an established neighborhood (more likely to get a large lot) or do you want new? Are you willing to update something yourself or do you want move-in ready? Is a short commute important? What do you consider to be a postage stamp lot? yadda, yadda, yadda...
The answers to these questions can change the type of house available to you in your price range.
If I were you, I'd look at areas that are just outside the Beltline (I-440) between Lake Boone Trail and Wake Forest Rd. This "arc" of established neighborhoods have some terrific homes with larger lots. Some will be renovated while others will need attention. In your price point, you can probably find sizable homes that need updating or smaller (under 2000 SF or so) that are either renovated, excellently located or both.
I'd search Meredith Woods, Brookhaven, North Hills, Quail Hollow and other neighborhoods in 27609, 27607 or 27612. If you stay south of Millbrook road in 27609 or close to Crabtree in either 27607 or 27612, your commute should be pretty easy to downtown.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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You can also look south of the city out in the county. The commute will be fairly painless. Take a look at Turner Downs and King's Ridge.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for the information. We have decided that if we do move to Raleigh then we are investing in our dream house (with upgraded appliances, hard wood floors, nice size lot and in a good neighborhood for kids). We initially had looked into the Wake Forest area but I'm scared about the commute and traffic on Capital. I will definitely look into everyones suggestions. Thanks again!
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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A lot depends on what kind of commute time you are looking for. I think you will have a hard time finding your "dream home" with all of the modern amenities inside the beltline or close in to ITB at the price point you are searching for.

I would avoid any place that involved commuting on Capital Blvd., jmo.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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Turner Downs would be a great sub-d for you - with about a 20 min commute to downtown and 20 mins from Cary. Has a neighborhood pool but you can also put an in-ground one in if you desire (I know someone there who has!)
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