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Old 01-30-2010, 06:42 AM
 
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Woodcreek, Sunset Oaks, Sunset Ridge
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Whatever you decide I suggest you include a visit to the following websites. While these projects may not be close enough to influence whatever neighborhood you're interested in, it's always a buyer-beware market. Your realtor should provide full disclosure, but it's also good to know what questions you need to ask to show them you're aware there may be an impact. Who knows, it might give you a negotiating edge on price.

1. NC Dept. of Transportation to look at what projects are planned in Wake County (look for TIP numbers that start with R or U as they will be bigger road projects rather than routine maintenance work) NCDOT: Projects
2. NC Turnpike Authority to look at the new Western Wake Parkway/I-540 that clearing work has begun for. It will be near Cameron Pond, certain parts of Highcroft and Hilliard Forest, and other west Cary, Apex neighborhoods. North Carolina Turnpike Authority: Projects
3. If you're interested in Cary, the Town of Cary website has info on their new roadway projects. Morrisville Parkway extension will connect to the new Western Wake Parkway near Hilliard Forest and Highcroft. Streets Projects
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Given what you are looking for... I would really consider Sunset Ridge in Holly Springs, where I used to live. In a couple of years... you won't be able to tell where Cary ends and Holly Springs begins. Although the original side of Sunset Ridge is older and you have said you want a newer house.... I know a lot of people who live there have been pretty good about updating and the lots tend to be larger and more more private.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Consider Carpenter Village. It is a beautiful neighborhood with custom built homes. Great location, excellent schools, friendly neighbors, and lots of amenities (pond, pool, volleyball, tennis, restaurants, shops, library, etc). I love living here.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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Look at Preston Village, specifically. You can walk to the Elementary school. There is a huge playground and they have their own pool. In addition, there are great tennis courts right across the street from the elementary school.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Have you considered the subdivisions along Ten-Ten: Seagroves Farm, Wrenn Meadow, and my favorite Churchill Estates? Ten-Ten is convenient to the major highways, but the feel is suburban to rural. Schools are great and all of these neighborhoods offer amenities and friendly neighbors. Block parties, holiday get-togethers, and helping hands are commonplace.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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Thank you all for taking the time to respond. I am reasearching each & every suggestion. Please keep the ideas coming. I am starting to lean towards subdivisions like Hilliard Forest, Highcroft Village, Greystone Estates etc. The pros & cons of these & other subdivisions to look into or avoid would be appreciated. Thanks again!
I would not recommend Highcroft (not High. Village) or HF due to 540.

Highcroft Village has better/ custom homes compared to Greystone Estate (M/I=Trac). However, the lot size at HV (.15) is way smaller than the Estates (.30). In Estate, you can have 3 car garage. Though, there are only a few opportunities left in the current phase, both are planning to start the next phase in the next few weeks/months.

It's a tough call & all depends on what are you looking for.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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You cant compare MI Homes with anything in Highcroft or Highcroft Village....the ONLY downside to Highcroft Village is the lot size but it doesnt bother most people. The homes are selling great because of the location and the schools.

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I would not recommend Highcroft (not High. Village) or HF due to 540.

Highcroft Village has better/ custom homes compared to Greystone Estate (M/I=Trac). However, the lot size at HV (.15) is way smaller than the Estates (.30). In Estate, you can have 3 car garage. Though, there are only a few opportunities left in the current phase, both are planning to start the next phase in the next few weeks/months.

It's a tough call & all depends on what are you looking for.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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FWIW, I live in Carramore which is right across from Preston, in the Green Hope/Davis Drive school areas, hits the upper end of your price point, is convenient to RTP and Cary and Houses were built 2005-2007. Most houses are 4-5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and anywhere from 3500-4000 sq feet, although there are only about 80-90 houses in the neighborhood. Pool and small neighborhood park.

There are also many other choices and you might consider Preston Village (although some of the houses are a bit older it's a great neighborhood), Cary Park, Amberly, etc.

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Old 03-05-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Amberly is a good place to look. Just out of curiousity why do you not want any wooded lots? I would have thought small, flat, unwooded areas would look bland - just a personal perspective and I know everyone is different.

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