Originally Posted by rrcarlbe
J_Lurk do you think the Apex or Wake Forest area would feel too far away from everything (too much like a Forest Lake or Chanhassen)? Looking on-line it you seem to get more house/yard for the $$...A nice house would be great, but we still want to be able to enjoy the area.
Thanks for the ideas thus far!
My hesitation with those areas is mostly related to the running! There just is not a well-developed network of trails in Wake Forest. I did originally think about recommending some of the areas in far North Raleigh or Southern Wake Forest because they do have the lot size, especially if they are in the Falls Lake protected area, and I think they have a lot of the look and feel you may want, but other than perhaps doing cross-country type running around Falls Lake I don't know of good running opportunity around there.
Apex has a lot of new construction. It's still a reasonable distance from anything, but also doesn't have as much for running unless you can get close to the American Tobacco Trail or to one of the big parks like Crowder. To me the feel is kind of like Burnsville. Most of the restaurants are going to be chains, except that there is a very cute very small downtown a bit like Red Wing.