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Old 02-16-2006, 12:59 PM
 
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So far all i've researched on Wake Forest and the surronding area looks great and seems to be a wonderful place to raise my family. Now i'd like to hear the thoughts of those who live in the area. Any advise, notes, thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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we love it here - we lived in an apt when we first moved here, scoped out the area and found wf met all our needs. there are lots of great neighborhoods - drive through around dusk to get a sense of how the neighborhood works - do neighbors get together, or does everyone stay inside, etc. Check for kiddos playing and other stuff you would want for your family. remember, you'll be LIVING there! Good luck!
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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I grew up in a nice quiet town on Long Island, NY, where there were tons of kids playing ball in the streets and families out for walks at night. I've lived in Wake Forest for 3 years now and it reminds me a lot of that town I knew from my childhood.

It's very small towny in a way, but you can get the city experience by bopping into Raleigh whenever you want. My only complaint is that there aren't enough decent restaurants. But those might be on the way, what with all the building they are doing here.

Best of luck.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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So far all i've researched on Wake Forest and the surronding area looks great and seems to be a wonderful place to raise my family. Now i'd like to hear the thoughts of those who live in the area. Any advise, notes, thoughts would be appreciated.
I grew up in the chapel hill area, moved around the triangle and 4 years ago moved to wake forest! We love it! I have one in elementary school, one in preschool, my hubby works in RTP and I just really love this town. I feel like I can find most of the "things" I need in wake forest, it is definitely growing, great people, great resources. I have been happy with the schools, the the extra curricular activities have been fun for the kids!

We live on the west side of town (wake forest is divided by capital blvd) which tends to have bigger lots (usually an acre) and are on septic. Anyhow, there are tons of great neighborhoods in the area!!! I cannot say enough good things about it.

Leigh
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Wake Forest.

Plus-ess - Nice area with growth yet still small town feel. Close enough to the Capital City to take advantage of what it has to offer yet far enough away to miss all that it has to offer! IMO it offers what other comparable towns in the triangle offer. It does not have all the conveniences of say Cary but that is a much bigger Town.
Nice parks, close to Falls Lake, range of homes new & old from $100's to several million $. Large, medium, and small to no subdivisions to chose from. Good highway access in all directions. As good a Public schools as anywhere in Wake County being they are controlled by Wake County. For the 1/2 backers your Rt 1 North away from Virginia, Pa, Jersey, NY, and all points north.

Minus-ess. Could have more shopping and Restaurants. Could have..... If it had.... Oh my small towns I am at a loss for more minuses but I'm sure some contributors can help me out here.....

All in all or y'all or dem'all kind of all like Wake Forest. Its aka Jersey South, the Southern Hampton's, the southern NYC burb....what ever its name its a pretty nice place to live and raise a family!

Welcome!!!
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