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View Poll Results: Which Triangle City or Town has Made the Biggest Strides in the Past 5 Years?
Raleigh 9 18.00%
Cary 21 42.00%
Durham 19 38.00%
Chapel-Hill 1 2.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Some of Durham's improvement over the past 5 years:

Downtown streetscape improvements
Durham Performing Arts Center
Golden Belt
Kress
Rogers Alley
Continued improvements around Brightleaf & Ambacco
Durham Station
Central Park
Farmers Market
Many new restaurants & condos
More & more shopping around Southpoint
15-501 improvements
I-85 widening
Historic Durham Athletic Park restoration
Kings Daughters Inn
Improving DPS test scores & dropout rates
Lower crime rates
Etc...
And there are very ambitious development plans for Durham on the horizon...just look at what Scientific, Greenfire, etc... have in the works; it's exciting stuff!

I would be curious to see a similar list for Cary given the significant votes in the poll.
I just think that there are a lot of Cary people on this thread.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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I think the diff. is Cary isn't up and coming,it's already there.Clean,polished,well behaved,well manicured with a ton of shopping,dining.
Easy to do when all it takes is some clearcutting and bulldozing. How are the initial sections of Cary sprawl that are 20+ years old doing?

Hint...

http://static.mync.com/images/uploads/cache/111209_screwed_420x280.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Wake County
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I often wonder why they opened Fayettville St., then close it all the time.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Easy to do when all it takes is some clearcutting and bulldozing. How are the initial sections of Cary sprawl that are 20+ years old doing?

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If you say so.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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Darn, i'd have never thought Durham has become such a "progressive" city. Economically, infrastructurally. That is cool.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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I would have to say Durham has changed the most positvely and Raleigh negatively. They are about even in Crime now, beleive it or not!
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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what about cities/towns not even mentioned, like Apex? Wake Forest? Morrisville?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Crime Durham style.Durham crime rates and statistics - Neighborhood Scout
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Interesting. According to this site, my current neighborhood area in Durham has a safer rating than my old neighborhood area in north Raleigh.

Another popular site, greatschools dot net, shows that our base elementary school in Durham is better rated and has better test scores than what would have been our base elem. school in north Raleigh, too.

FWIW, we lived in a desirable and family friendly area in North Raleigh...Falls River, and now live in a small neighborhood near Riverside High School in Durham.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Easy to do when all it takes is some clearcutting and bulldozing. How are the initial sections of Cary sprawl that are 20+ years old doing?

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The 35 year old part of Cary I live in is doing great. One jerk who made a bad investment and bought a house where a major road was planned, and then didn't take care of it or allow the town to help him fix it, is not representative of the rest of an entire town.
But to answer the specific question, I'd have to pick Durham out of the choices provided if we're looking at a 5 year time frame. Otherwise I would choose either Apex and Wake Forest.
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