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Old 09-24-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: NC
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I have lived in Northwest Raleigh, Five Points, and now East Downtown Raleigh (behind Enloe) and I have been here for four years. In the short amount of time that I have been here, many people that I know (in their 20's and 30's) have bought homes in surrounding neighborhoods and general consensus is that this is a safe area that is close to downtown and on the upswing. I'm happy here and I know a lot of other people that are happy here too.

Mike
Yes, that area is being re-discovered. I've heard quite a few people say how they love the neighborhoods there. Most have really nice sized and well established yards. I've been in some very nice houses both around the school and across New Bern on the golf course. I think they are a great long term investment. It's a great location for being close to downtown and the beltline.

Longview neighborhood has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. I've been here long enough to remember when Oakwood and a lot of Five Points was run down and houses looked like they needed to be pulled down. Instead, some forward thinking people starting fixing things up, house by house, and now (for folks who don't live here) they have snob appeal and are hot areas as well as great locations.

27610 has just about every style and price of home you'd want. We have new and existing homes from starter to $800k.

Wraunch mentioned River Ridge s/d. I was thinking that was a small entry level s/b off Poole/Rock Quarry, it wasn't, I was thinking of the wrong "River". The one he/she said the homes weren't selling (quick enough in their opinion) ranged from $300's-$600's. River Ridge Golf - Raleigh Golf Course Real Estate Specialist Mike Pratt
And here is the golf course, it's Raleigh's only 4 1/2 star course. It looks like it might straddle a couple of zips as it's at the southern end of 27610.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I think RR is a great golf course. Too bad it's bleeding members and the real estate in the neighborhood is plummeting in value.
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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I recently moved into the Longview Gardens area and was curious what CD had to say about the area now. It seems like most posts are from 2010 or earlier. As a new resident, I have to say the area is much better than I had anticipated. I've always heard it was the bad part of town but figured I would give it a try as I found a great home for a great price. The convenience to downtown and other areas in Raleigh is incredible. Prior to living in this area I was in Crabtree area. I was about the same distance from downtown but the drive took at least double the amount of time. The only downside I've experienced is my commute has more than doubled time wise to my job in RTP area.

Curious if anyone has moved into the area since this thread went quiet and your opinions/observations of the area. I'd also like to hear long time residents opinions of the changes to the area. It seems downtown revitalization (gentrification) is making its way up New Bern at a rapid pace recently.

Also, with Alamo Draught house coming do you think this will change the area or become a new amenity to the existing fabric of the area?
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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My wife & I just moved into a new construction community on the Garner line and we're happy so far with the decision. We were a little nervous after reading about people's opinions of the area, granted our 2nd night here one of our cars were gone through, but I just kind of attribute that with any area if you leave your car unlocked.

We're definitely excited how easy it is to get into DT and with some of the changes coming up, like Alamo Draft House.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I recently moved into the Longview Gardens area and was curious what CD had to say about the area now. It seems like most posts are from 2010 or earlier. As a new resident, I have to say the area is much better than I had anticipated. I've always heard it was the bad part of town but figured I would give it a try as I found a great home for a great price. The convenience to downtown and other areas in Raleigh is incredible. Prior to living in this area I was in Crabtree area. I was about the same distance from downtown but the drive took at least double the amount of time. The only downside I've experienced is my commute has more than doubled time wise to my job in RTP area.

Curious if anyone has moved into the area since this thread went quiet and your opinions/observations of the area. I'd also like to hear long time residents opinions of the changes to the area. It seems downtown revitalization (gentrification) is making its way up New Bern at a rapid pace recently.

Also, with Alamo Draught house coming do you think this will change the area or become a new amenity to the existing fabric of the area?
I don't live there, but I tried to persuade my wife to buy a nice old home on King Charles Rd. in 1998 when we moved to North Hills. I'm very happy to see what's happening now in Longview Gardens. I grew up close to Longview Gardens and it was a major influence in my life growing up in the 50's and 60's...school, church, friends, ball field, shopping center etc. I look forward to checking it all out when I get back to Raleigh some day. Hoping you made a great choice in Longview Gardens
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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I live in that area and think it's great. It's got it's quirks that are outweighed by the positives, in my opinion. Since you are new to the area I have some recommendations for you.

-Try Franks Pizza at LongView Shopping center
-Try El Taco Market on New Bern
-Try Jack's Seafood & Soul Food on New Bern
-Try to patronize Larry Supermarket on Milburnie. (I haven't tried his large meat selection and he has limited produce, so I get salt, sugar from 'him')
-Checkout the Crabtree Greenway]
-Cycle to Downtown

Also, with Alamo Draught house coming do you think this will change the area or become a new amenity to the existing fabric of the area?
-This is a highly residential area, so I'm not sure what you would define as change in the area. Maybe you can elaborate.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Pinehurst ,N. C.
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Your realtor is a ninny if they said to stay away from here and yet helped you buy in Garner. I'm sorry, Garner is no higher on the totem pole. You talk like someone new to the area who knows nothing of the history of our areas and fell for misinformation.

We have some very nice family neighborhoods in 27610. Great amenities, excellent location - in 20 mins or less I can be in Cary, downtown Ral, North Hills, Wake Forest, Airport. We have a skate park, a rustic, rural park, farms - incl a organic co-op, the Neuse River, Ice Rink, and a host of other amenities.

Foreclosures are everywhere and every price point. I would expect that when the economy goes sour, that lower to mid income individuals will suffer disproportionately. So yes, in newer neighborhoods with price points of $160k-$250k, I'd expect to see more. And, many are first time homeowners, some the first in their family to own a home, again another reason for potential issues. Consider too, junk mortages were widely available for these new homes, allowing folks to buy with little down, easier to walk away from.

Hate to tell you, Jones Sausage was always considered a Garner rd. In fact, it runs into Old Garner Rd from Rock Quarry which is the southern end of 27610!

As for your euphemism of "not a lot of diversity", I'm not sure what you mean but it sounds like you are delicately saying there are a lot of African Americans, not many whites or others. For an African American person looking to live around people who look like them, this is a good thing. For a white person, either they are over that nonsense or it bothers them to be in the minority. Either way, there are neighborhoods here to suit all needs Some mixed, some majority one race or another. My neighborhood is mixed AA and white, and we have other nationalities, I can tell you, we are in this together! We all want the same- good health, secure lifestyle, educated children, happiness. Many of my neighbors are like family to me. I would drop anything, anytime if they needed me and I know it would be reciprocated. My youngest child has had the advantage of growing up here in a rather old fashioned way as the neighborhood is well designed for kids to play and be out on their own. Many bike to the store or park. We all look out for each other's kids.

There are some great family neighborhoods here. Please don't disparage an area you have no experience with other than driving around looking at houses. I've lived in Garner, N. and W Raleigh and inside the beltline. This area has by far, offered me the best location, price and amenities. I may have to move due to work, I will have pay at least $100k more for the same conveniences and amenities.
Sounds like where i grew up in southern nc and as empty nesters moving to your area to be near kids id love to move there
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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We have friends that live in River Ridge and while it's a nice sub division, the schools are not good. I would highly recommend checking out schools before purchasing or even looking there. Several families we know ended up moving due to the schools.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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27610 - especially homes that are 30+ years old - is light years different today from 2010
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