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Old 01-07-2007, 11:22 PM
 
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Default Franklinton?

I've become addicted to this forum; and, yes, I too am relocating to the Carey area. Most of my housing search has been focused on Carey and Apex; but I just found a big 4 br room home in Franklinton. Haven't seen any posts on this area; would you guys live there? My needs are: good, safe schools for a 12 and a 11 year old, good shopping and would the commute to Carey be a killer (I'm used to ATL & Charlotte traffic). Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2007, 01:20 AM
 
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Its a good 30-40 miles depending on what side of cary you are talking about but i would not suggest it. There isn't much out there and Franklinton is a town on the decline. Capital blvd (us1 would be your main road of travel) is gridlock from about 2-6 in the afternoons and pretty bad during morning rush as well. I would not live there.
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I've become addicted to this forum; and, yes, I too am relocating to the Carey area. Most of my housing search has been focused on Carey and Apex; but I just found a big 4 br room home in Franklinton. Haven't seen any posts on this area; would you guys live there? My needs are: good, safe schools for a 12 and a 11 year old, good shopping and would the commute to Carey be a killer (I'm used to ATL & Charlotte traffic). Thanks in advance.
While I don't think US 1 is that bad all afternoon....well....it would be a killer commute into Cary. You are going to have better schools is Cary (they aren't bad schools....Wake County's are just better) with more things for your children to do and it's further away from decent shopping.

Honestly....while the housing costs are very attractive up there....there is a reason why. You'll have to decided if a larger home is worth the difference is quality of life.
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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I looked at property around Franklinton and Warren back in the early 1980s. I was shocked to see a sign for the regular Klu Klux Klan meetings posted right on side of the road.
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Franklin county is just north of wake forest (or wake forest is probably the biggest town you will find close to franklin county). The schools are not as competitive as wake county, and there are no big towns with the amenities like wake forest.

The commute would pretty much suck to cary. We are in wake forest and my husband commutes to rtp, and we are on the west side of wake forest and it takes him 30 minutes (but he doesn't have to use capital blvd or 540).

anyhow, there are a number of communities closer to cary that might be better for you, I don't know!

Leigh
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I looked at property around Franklinton and Warren back in the early 1980s. I was shocked to see a sign for the regular Klu Klux Klan meetings posted right on side of the road.
I think it was in Franklinton (or maybe it was Oxford)...had the KKK listed in the phonebook a few years ago!! (The listing was removed I am told.)
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the local perspectives. KKK? I don't suppose that means Krispy Kreme Klub, huh?
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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During the past 25 years or so, Franklinton had been dying a slow death as its only industry, textile mill factories went out of business. With about 1,300 residents, the town seemed doomed. With US-1 passing directly through the tiny town however, its future may infact be quite bright. Raleigh and Wake Forest are expanding relentlessly north along the US-1 corridor, and now Franklinton suddenly has become an attractive commercial location as well as an easy commute into Raleigh in under 30 minutes. Civilized, not yet, but if you're interested in an old home in a sleepy old relic of a town, Franklinton is worth investigating. Soupy Sales was born in Franklinton!
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Franklinton, NC
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We live in Franklinton. Have lived here almost a year. I havent seen anything about any KKK stuff. The previous post is about about right. They are trying to improve the small town. We moved out here from Texas, near Houston. Never lived in a small town, but I must say, I am really getting used to it. I would describe it as a sleepy little town that has some really great potential. It is about 20 to 30 mins from Raleigh. It isnt a short commute to Cary. You have some nice houses, and you have those that need work. Havent seen any crime. Things along US-1 are building up. More and more people are moving to Raleigh so it will be expanding out this way. Only time will tell.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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It is about 20 to 30 mins from Raleigh. It isnt a short commute to Cary.

Just to clarify, when you say it is 20-30 minutes from Raleigh, is that how long it takes to get to the incorporated areas of Raleigh outside the 540 beltline? I live in North Raleigh and commute to downtown for work each day and it takes about 20-25 minutes from here, so I would immagine a commute from Franklinton to Downtown Raleigh would take even more time.
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