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Old 04-11-2007, 01:13 AM
 
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Hello All!

My wife and I are moving to the Cary area, due to a job relocation, and I was wondering what subdivisions we should consider.

We are looking in the $450K-$550K range, want to be near shopping, medical centers (my wife is diabetic) and want to have friendly neighbors. I will be doing some work with some people from Duke, but I can put set up my office anywhere in the Triangle.

Any thoughts? We are coming to visit the weekend of April 28th, and have a local real estate agent already, but I wanted to hear from the locals.

I've heard so much good stuff about the area. We don't have kids, but are planning on getting pregnant this summer, so a family will be on the way.

Thanks!

Matt and Olya
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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What kind of house do you have in mind? Older, or new construction? What size lot? Urban/Suburban? (Hopefully suburban if you're looking at Cary)

We live on the western side of Cary, and love it so far. Easy to get to Duke (I assume you'd end up going over there once in a while), RTP, Chapel Hill, or Raleigh. While there's not much immediately around us (aside from the typical chain stores for all your day to day shopping) - Cary is definitely suburbia - we like it as a "home base" where we can access all parts of the Triangle. But if you're looking for a thriving urban center, Cary's not it.

We're in the same boat - no kids yet, but planning on it very soon. It seems like a great area to raise a family. Good luck, and let us know how the visit goes!
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'd say in your price range, you have alot of options.

I'd consider North Raleigh and Cary, mainly. Just because of appreciation and proximatey to medical centers and shopping.

South Cary has some great neighborhoods in your price range...The Park at West Lake, Sunset Oaks, Sunset Ridge (yes, I know the sunsets have Holly Springs addresses but they are about a min. from Cary and Apex, as well).

Enjoy looking at the beautiful homes. Its a great time of year to be searching!

Vicki
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Where in So Ca do you live?
we live in Buena Park and are coming out soon to scout out an area and Carey is on our list . .good luck....lots of locals here to help out
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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Where in So Ca do you live?
we live in Buena Park and are coming out soon to scout out an area and Carey is on our list . .good luck....lots of locals here to help out
We're in Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks area. It's nice to know that Cary is a melting-pot.

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What kind of house do you have in mind? Older, or new construction? What size lot? Urban/Suburban?
I'd like something built in the last 10 years, preferably in the last 5 yrs. Suburban, for sure, but near some shopping (for the wife), grocery, gas, and medical offices (reasonably, within 5-10miles).

I'd like to have closeby parks and hiking if at all possible.

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I'd say in your price range, you have alot of options.

I'd consider North Raleigh and Cary, mainly. Just because of appreciation and proximatey to medical centers and shopping.

South Cary has some great neighborhoods in your price range...The Park at West Lake, Sunset Oaks, Sunset Ridge (yes, I know the sunsets have Holly Springs addresses but they are about a min. from Cary and Apex, as well).
I just sent my agent these areas to look into. I am OK with HollySprings, as long as it's not TOO far south. I want it to be kinda busy/suburban, if you know what I mean.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA on the way to Raleigh NC
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Talking Welcome

to the Raleigh forum Matt n Olya. I am right now over the hill in Oxnard (YUK) and Ventura. Congrats on moving to NC. We have a friend there that used to live in Bakersfield(the arm pit of CA) and she absolutely loves it in Raleigh. I can't wait to move next year.

Good Luck

Char
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