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Old 01-21-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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We are looking at house to rent in Apex. As I look at it on the map I see that it is fairly close to the railroad. I have heard great things about the town but fear that an overly active train schedule would be an annoyance.

Does anyone know how often the train runs through the city? Is there a schedule for the mornings, evenings and weekends? I have a young child who is a fairly sound sleeper but I am not willing to take the chance for a 6am Sunday am train..lol!

Any information you have is greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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There are plenty of rental homes in Apex AWAY from the downtown tracks; Haddon Hall, Walden Creek, Cameron Park, Scotts Mill to name a few. We live a mile away from the train in NW Cary and sometimes can hear a soft whistle blow as the train rolls through a crossing. I remember as a child hearing the trains run more than 4 miles away at night and I liked hearing the whistle at night.

Now, if it were blowing 10 feet away and rumbling dishes off the shelf that would be another story!
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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Agreed...we rented a house for about as far from the railroad tracks as you could get in Apex in Hollands Crossing (far west end of town off Olive Chapel). 4 Bedrooms 2300 sq ft for under $1500 a month. You could barely hear the train as it passed, it was faint and distant and actually kind of a peaceful sound. What neighborhood is the house you are looking at now in?
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Those are active tracks, freight trains come through every day and every night. The Amtrak Silver Star runs on the track heading out of Apex to the northeast, I'm sure you can find that train schedule but I doubt the freight lines publish theirs. If train noise bothers you, you aren't going to want to live near those tracks.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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Agreed...we rented a house for about as far from the railroad tracks as you could get in Apex in Hollands Crossing (far west end of town off Olive Chapel). 4 Bedrooms 2300 sq ft for under $1500 a month. You could barely hear the train as it passed, it was faint and distant and actually kind of a peaceful sound. What neighborhood is the house you are looking at now in?

It is in Salem Oaks... what is that neighborhood like?

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Old 01-21-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I had clients that lived in Sugarland Run. The train was across from their house, which wouldn't have been too bad except that it was a crossing so the train had to blow it's whistle when it came through. They were originally told that it would come only occassionally but they found out differently. Ask the neighbors!

Vicki
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