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Old 03-11-2010, 06:37 AM
 
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We went through the same difficult issues you are going through and finally made our choice with a 10 year old home in PV . . . . .
OK. I'll ask. What's "PV"?
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:46 AM
 
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Preston Village?
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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Preston Village?
That was my guess also, but the OP would never figure that out.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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I would add a suggestion to this search: look for a house with an unusually large lot in a neighborhood of smaller lots. We don't have a 1/3 of an acre, but in our community .10-.15 is the typical lot size and ours is .24. Plus, we are on a pie shaped lot at the bottom of a cul de sac with woods and preston golf course behind us. So we have exactly ONE neighbor whose house we can see from our windows (except the front--and we can see all down the street but there's no one directly across the street). You might find a house with an exceptionally private/spacious lot even in some place like Highcroft Village or elsewhere. B/c our house was new when we bought it, we even negotiated so we didn't have to pay the $7k lot premium.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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We were in the same boat as you. We wanted a newer home, some land and lots of kids in the neighborhood. We ended up building with Ryan homes in Hilliard Forest and love it! There are currently 38 kids in the 20 houses that are occupied and there are several houses being built. The lots sizes are .25-.30 and we find that is great space for the kids to play in. Ryan told us they could build our house in 4 months and they were right. Their customer service was fantastic and overall a very positive building experience. You can DM if you have more specific questions about the neighborhood. Good luck!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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I would add a suggestion to this search: look for a house with an unusually large lot in a neighborhood of smaller lots. We don't have a 1/3 of an acre, but in our community .10-.15 is the typical lot size and ours is .24. Plus, we are on a pie shaped lot at the bottom of a cul de sac with woods and preston golf course behind us. So we have exactly ONE neighbor whose house we can see from our windows (except the front--and we can see all down the street but there's no one directly across the street). You might find a house with an exceptionally private/spacious lot even in some place like Highcroft Village or elsewhere. B/c our house was new when we bought it, we even negotiated so we didn't have to pay the $7k lot premium.
OP - using this philosophy, try Blackstone @ Amberly - currently 2 resales with 0.25 or greater lot size (Slate Blue/Siltstone). Extremely family friendly - ~200 people at the Labor day block party last year.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Thank you for all your quick responses! We'll consider everything suggested.

Also, any thoughts on The Peninsula at Amberly? I know this particular subdivision of Amberly is part of the Chatham Co school system, but can anyone comment on the neighborhood itself? We heard the lot sizes are decent but haven't checked them out yet. One of the things we loved about Highcroft is that we always saw ppl out and about, running, kids playing etc. Is The Peninsula pretty active?
Pretty much every neighborhood in Amberly is "active". I suggest stopping by the Residents Center to pick up a calendar of events to see what is going on at Amberly on a monthly basis.
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