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Old 03-09-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Hi,

I am interested in the Picardy Point neighborhood in Cary, but had a few questions. We're wanting an active, friendly neighborhood and we have small kids (3 yo and <1). Are there many young families here? Does the community have activities and organized social events? I've driven around the neighborhood a couple of times and it looks well kept and nice, but not a lot of people out and about.

Any opinions? Thanks!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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II dont know much about the place but I had a friend who lives there and he likes living there. I used to go with him to the neighborhood pool all the time. I think its also a plus that the neighborhood backs up to apex reservoir.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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It's an older neighborhood with pretty low turnover. Usually not a recipe for a lot of young kids.
Great location. Nice homes on nice lots with lots of trees. Nothing bad to say at all, really, but with homes that are approaching 20 years old and only 10 resales since 1/1/2008 it's not like there has been a big influx of new young families moving in.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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It's an older neighborhood with pretty low turnover. Usually not a recipe for a lot of young kids.
Great location. Nice homes on nice lots with lots of trees. Nothing bad to say at all, really, but with homes that are approaching 20 years old and only 10 resales since 1/1/2008 it's not like there has been a big influx of new young families moving in.
I don't think that the low turnover nec. means few young children. My neighborhood is also around 20 years old with pretty low turnover and there are a ton of young kids. Some people waited awhile to have kids after they bought their house, others had 3-4 kids with the youngest just now entering preschool or elementary school.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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I don't think that the low turnover nec. means few young children. My neighborhood is also around 20 years old with pretty low turnover and there are a ton of young kids. Some people waited awhile to have kids after they bought their house, others had 3-4 kids with the youngest just now entering preschool or elementary school.
I agree with you but in the case of Picardy Pointe the homes were sized and priced so that 20 years ago they were not for first time homebuyers. Someone buying a home for $250,000 or so in 1993 was not fresh out of school and looking to wait to have kids.

I have a few clients who live in Picardy Pointe and most of them are in their 50s with kids in college or out of the nest-that's what I'm basing my opinion on.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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I agree with you but in the case of Picardy Pointe the homes were sized and priced so that 20 years ago they were not for first time homebuyers. Someone buying a home for $250,000 or so in 1993 was not fresh out of school and looking to wait to have kids.

I have a few clients who live in Picardy Pointe and most of them are in their 50s with kids in college or out of the nest-that's what I'm basing my opinion on.

Good point. My neighborhood may be unusual. We had a big range in house sizes from 1,600 or so to almost 3,000 when the neighborhood was first built so we have a mix of ages/family sizes. Most people have just added on to their houses as they had kid(s) instead of moving so there are fewer houses here on the smaller side than 20 years ago. I do like having the young kids up the street for play dates and having the older ones around too for babysitting!

I do know a family that lives in Picardy Pointe with 5 kids - one is heading off to college and I think the youngest just started elementary school recently. They did a lot of research before moving there and seem to like the neighborhood and the schools.
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