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Old 09-26-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thinking about moving to Youngsville/Rolesville area if can sell my house in NJ! Taxes and cost of living here have gone through the roof! I my husband and I are each 39. I have 3 children 2 girls, 6 & 7 and 1 boy who is 2. I want a great quality of life for my kids with things gettting so expensive up here I see us sinking in the future. My brother-in-law move to Youngsville and is very happy. This is our motivator. We want to be happy and not have to worry...

How are the schools in the area? Are there activities for the kids i.e. Community sport, Girl Scouts, dance classes near by? I am use to driving 10-20 minutes to activities now. so I am not worried about driving a distance for activites. How are the taxes? Crime rate?

I am looking for a place where my family can have a great life. Is this area for us?
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Only you can truly answer that question. Many folks, like myself relocated from other places (NJ for me too) and LOVE it here. Its certainly not perfect but it has enabled us a quality of life that we could not have in NJ. Plus we just love the weather (we don't even have a snow shovel...which I hope we continue not to need for a very long time).

There are so many areas in the triangle, search the forums and make a short list then come visit! Then if you decide to go forward, rent before you buy. We put all our stuff in POD storage, sold our house in NJ and rented (slept on air mattresses) while we house hunted. Worked well for us.

Also, the CD site has crime info. Most of the schools in the triangle area are good, some better than others. Not sure if Youngsville is in Wake but make sure you are okay with the Wake County school issues (busing and year round)...it works great for many. We chose Johnston county as its a traditional school year and that seemed to fit us better especially after a grueling relocation (Clayton).

Good luck!
Lauren
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thanks! You have been a great help. I know it is not going to be perfect (leaving family up here that I am VERY close to) but I to want my kids and myself to have a great quality of life - and not sweating each time the electric or tax bill comes. Who know's, this could be the best idea - I do believe everything happens for a reason. We do need to look all over, really depends where my husband finds work to.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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That is the age old question....

One thing you have in your favor is first hand 'family' knowledge. You said your Brother-in-Law made the move and is very happy. Seems like he would know many of the questions you are asking.

Youngsville is a nice area, I would classify it as rural. I don't know about their schools so I cannot comment. They are in Franklin County and not Wake. If you want to be closer to more shopping, activities for your children, and a short drive to Youngsville you may want to check out Wake Forest. It is south of Youngsville on Rt 1 South. It would be on your way from Youngsville to mall shopping, or visiting downtown Raleigh or RDU airport.

Quality of life is good but that is a very subjective subject. If your from a larger town in New Jersey nearer to NYC you may think Youngsville is to slow of pace. But as the other poster wrote that is truly up to you.

Here is a website on Wake Forest! Good luck with your decision.

Welcome to the Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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I live in Wake Forest and know many people in Youngsville who are THRILLED with the schools. Youngsville is rural. Very rural but it's not that far from Youngsville into Wake Forest and North Raleigh but you will have to drive to get to shopping and that type of thing.
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