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Old 04-27-2007, 05:36 AM
 
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We're looking for a small town in the Durham area within easy commuting distance of DSA. Home prices can be around $700-900K. I have one 14 year old boy who will be going to DSA. We're relocating from a small town in NJ in July.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:04 AM
 
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If your going to the Durham School of the Arts and not want to be right in the middle of the city, I have some great communities that you might want to check out. In your price point you may want to look at Treyburn, priced from the $300s-$2 million+ They are custom homes on one or two acre homesites. half with water views from $600s-$2 million It is a country club which is available by membership. Greenway trails, neighborhood parks, Little River and Reservoir. It is a beautiful community with a country feel to it. Their are many other choices in the Durham area, and the outskirts if I know what your looking for in a home. Good Luck and I hope that you enjoy the area as much as I do.

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Debbie
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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We're looking for a small town in the Durham area within easy commuting distance of DSA. Home prices can be around $700-900K. I have one 14 year old boy who will be going to DSA. We're relocating from a small town in NJ in July.
If you're moving from a small town in NJ, Hope Valley would probably be your best bet. Forest Hills is nice, but is fairly close to some sketchier areas of Durham...not that big of a deal if you've grown up around it (like me), but might be if you're coming from a small town in NJ.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Hope Valley -- Forest hills is beautiful, but a little too close (walking distance)to the downtown "projects" area. Hope Valley is beautiful. Great golf club too. By the way, try Sunday brunch at Foster's market at the end of Hope Valley Rd and Chapel Hill Blvd.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the tips. My husband really likes HOpe Valley - but not sure my son will since he's not much of a sportsman. I'll check out the other communities. Can't thank you all enough for your input!
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I think they're both wonderful neighborhoods! Forest Hills does border less economically disadvantaged neighborhoods but doesn't suffer for it -- it has terrific home values and re-sale, and is closer to the historic downtown core than HV. On the other hand, Hope Valley is a wonderful neighborhood with terrific historic homes.

Treyburn is worth a look too, but be aware it's a somewhat less diverse and much less historic community (i.e., all new construction) than FH or HV. I'd suggest looking at it as well, though.

Good luck! DSA is a really wonderful school.
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