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Old 08-02-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Hello all,

I am still trying to grasp how the areas in the triangle and raleigh are. I am under the impression the area around Triangle Town Center, is a high crime area. I have only gathered this form a few posts here.

Is this true? Are there other areas to avoid? So far, I have stuck to Northern Raleigh (above 540, near Wake Forrest) but would like to know other areas of interest and (in some cases) disinterest.

Thank you....
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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East Raleigh (which includes Triangle Town Center) is not the best part--Southest is DEFINITELY not the best part. Northwest is the most "suburban"; central-north (what some are calling "Midtown") is good; inside the Beltline is either old and expensive, or new (and probably pretty expensive).
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Hello all,

I am still trying to grasp how the areas in the triangle and raleigh are. I am under the impression the area around Triangle Town Center, is a high crime area. I have only gathered this form a few posts here.

Is this true? Are there other areas to avoid? So far, I have stuck to Northern Raleigh (above 540, near Wake Forrest) but would like to know other areas of interest and (in some cases) disinterest.

Thank you....
I live there and it's not all high crime.

Just avoid Mini-City area near Capital and New Hope Rd. That has gone down a lot. We lived there 8 years and witnessed its demise.

We live by Capital and Old Wake Forest right by the mall. Safe area.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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East Raleigh (which includes Triangle Town Center) is not the best part--Southest is DEFINITELY not the best part. Northwest is the most "suburban"; central-north (what some are calling "Midtown") is good; inside the Beltline is either old and expensive, or new (and probably pretty expensive).

This is a very good overall description. Most people will feel about the same.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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East Raleigh (which includes Triangle Town Center) is not the best part
What defines East Raleigh? (I know these type of questions are highly debatable). I noticed ALOT of new developments in this area... So I am wondering which are in the ok zone?
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Southest is DEFINITELY not the best part.
Would that be the bottom of Raleigh?
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inside the Beltline is either old and expensive, or new (and probably pretty expensive).
I imagine the beltline is highway 40, right?
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:08 PM
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I imagine the beltline is highway 40, right?
Actually, the Beltline is US 440, which shares I-40 on the South of Raleigh.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Since this question is totally subjective, I'll give you my subjective ratings:

A+ Glenwood South, Cameron Park, Cameron Village, Hayes Barton, Glenwood Brooklyn, Country Club Hills, Anderson Heights + everthing else in the NW quadrant of Inside the Beltline

A Boylan Heights, Oakwood, Mordecai, North Hills, Kershaw Hills,

B+ Quail Hollow, North Ridge, Brookhaven, Coachman's Trail, Springdale Estates, Meredith Woods

B Oak Park, Eastgate, Fairfax Hills

C or below: I am not going to go there. :-)
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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I noticed alot of the "A+" places where in the beltline, near NCSU, are there alot of problems with college students in housing in those areas?

I am still young, but have grown up from that type of atmosphere.

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How does CrabTree Mall and Wake Forest area, stand up to the other areas?
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I noticed alot of the "A+" places where in the beltline, near NCSU, are there alot of problems with college students in housing in those areas?

I am still young, but have grown up from that type of atmosphere.

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How does CrabTree Mall and Wake Forest area, stand up to the other areas?
More of NC State students live in areas South of the campus. While that is by no means an absolute truth, the housing North of campus is typically way more expensive than it is to the South. There are many, many apartment complexes to the South and there even some student condo developments.
It's amazing to me that, even though Cameron Village is really close to campus, it doesn't feel inundated by the college crowd. In the last 20 years, many of the homes just North of Hillsborough St. have been converted from rooming houses back into single family residences.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I noticed alot of the "A+" places where in the beltline, near NCSU, are there alot of problems with college students in housing in those areas?

I am still young, but have grown up from that type of atmosphere.

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How does CrabTree Mall and Wake Forest area, stand up to the other areas?
If I were young and single (which I suppose you are) I'd avoid Wake Forest. It's very family oriented and I think you'd be completely bored. Crabtree can be a good choice though for someone younger and single.
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