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Old 01-12-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's the same old story. People move to a place to avoid all the things they don't like in the "big city," but they end up bringing everything with them that they were trying to avoid.
Welcome to the Triangle, 2000s... **SIGH**
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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But no good for the rest of us who had hoped to maintain a somewhat quiet-ish standard of living a bit further out from the "heart of the Triangle" Oh well.
Hang in there bud,ain't nothing happening to quickly around here.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Default Growing for the better

My wife and I relocated to Wake Forest from suburban Maryland in June of 2004 and in our humble opinion the town has done nothing but improve. Yes the population has definitely increased but the city fathers have done a magnificent job of preserving the small town charm while allowing WF to thrive.

Wake Forest to my mind is the ideal place for those looking to retire to a town thatís still close to everything but feels miles away from the hustle-and-bustle of most modern eastern cities. Of course Wake Forest has always been a fantastic place to raise a family and Iíve seen nothing that would change that going forward.

All-in-all Wake Forest just proves that when something is good and well managed people will flock to it. I LOVE it here and can think of no other place Iíd rather live. In fact, I canít wait until the weather warms and I can spend some more time at the recently opened E. Carroll Joyner Park thatís at the northern part of the town.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Grizz, the park is great, we also love it and plan to spend a lot of time there!
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Thumbs up Build it and they will come

Hereís a link to the News 14 article about Wake Forest complete with a video snippet.

Wake Forest among fastest growing U.S. communities (http://news14.com/triangle-news-30-content/top_stories/620471/wake-forest-among-fastest-growing-u-s--communities - broken link)
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Hereís a link to the News 14 article about Wake Forest complete with a video snippet.

Wake Forest among fastest growing U.S. communities (http://news14.com/triangle-news-30-content/top_stories/620471/wake-forest-among-fastest-growing-u-s--communities - broken link)
Interesting, especially median income and age...
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Interesting, especially median income and age...
Indeed! The medium income is higher than I expected. No wonder so many of my six figure income friends want to move down here.

My only concern for making Wake Forest even better is by insuring that the public school education here is equal if not superior to private school in most other areas around the country. Is that too much to ask?
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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The reporter said he beleived that WF and N.Raleigh will be the new heart of the triangle.Oh yeah baby!Perfect for when I list in the spring and high tail it out of here!
Excellent point. It's also great news for those who already live in Wake Forest. I've been telling people for years who are looking to move that if it were me I'd buy in Wake Forest west of Capital, north of Hwy98, and east of New Light. I'm willing to wager the property values in that area of northern Wake county will have doubled in the next 20 years.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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Excellent point. It's also great news for those who already live in Wake Forest. I've been telling people for years who are looking to move that if it were me I'd buy in Wake Forest west of Capital, north of Hwy98, and east of New Light. I'm willing to wager the property values in that area of northern Wake county will have doubled in the next 20 years.
Thats where we are.Off purnell.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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Indeed! The medium income is higher than I expected. No wonder so many of my six figure income friends want to move down here.

My only concern for making Wake Forest even better is by insuring that the public school education here is equal if not superior to private school in most other areas around the country. Is that too much to ask?
No, it is not,and I can tell you it will be there.
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