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Old 03-15-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Justthe6ofus--I'm really drawn to Holly Springs (at least online) and my husband will be working in Garner. Can you tell me anything about the drive? Are y'all reassigned schools every year. And most important is there a Target nearby--okay, I'm kidding--kind of... People talk about driving alot from there but I'm from Texas so driving is normal for me and even though I'm a few miles from a grocery store here--and Target of course, 2 no less!--it can take 15 minutes or more to get there. I'm wondering if Holly Springs is really that far from everything ~ thanks!!!
I would say there are 2 Targets 15 mins (if that) from Holly Springs...Crossroads & Beaver Creek. Between those two shopping areas you should have your fix of big box stores. 3+ Grocery stores are 5 mins tops, and we have a nice new Walmart in town.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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THANKS! I'm going to have my husband check out the rush hour driving when he is there next month. I don't know why but I've always hated the Walmarts I've lived near. In Austin the local Walmart seemed to draw strange folks out of the hills or something but hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised especially if helpful people like you shop there
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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Justthe6ofus--I'm really drawn to Holly Springs (at least online) and my husband will be working in Garner. Can you tell me anything about the drive?
The drive is about 25 minutes and depending on the traffic, he takes a variety of different routes. Sometimes it's the highway, sometimes it's ten-ten...all depends on where the accidents and traffic are reported. For the most part he is going against the flow of "rush hour".

Are y'all reassigned schools every year.
In my specific location we have not been reassigned at all since moving here in 2005.

And most important is there a Target nearby--okay, I'm kidding--kind of... People talk about driving alot from there but I'm from Texas so driving is normal for me and even though I'm a few miles from a grocery store here--and Target of course, 2 no less!--it can take 15 minutes or more to get there. I'm wondering if Holly Springs is really that far from everything ~ thanks!!!
I completely understand asking about a Target! We moved from "the sticks" of NY...the closest Target was about 25 minutes from my house as was the mall and any other decent shopping. When we moved here I told my realtor I wanted to be far enough away to enjoy the peace and no traffic, but close enough to just hop in the car on a whim. Like a previous poster said, we have Beaver Creek in Apex and Crossroads in Cary about 15 minutes from us. There is a Target planned for Holly Springs, but I'm not sure when that will become a reality. Fuquay is about 10 minutes and there are some chain restaurants there as well as a Khols and other shopping options.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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THANKS! I'm going to have my husband check out the rush hour driving when he is there next month. I don't know why but I've always hated the Walmarts I've lived near. In Austin the local Walmart seemed to draw strange folks out of the hills or something but hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised especially if helpful people like you shop there
Hahahaha!! This is soooo true! Around here, not only do the freaks come out at night, but the daytime too!! I would never want a Walmart in my back yard. 10-15 minutes away is close enough! I personally love Target but have gotten used to grocery shopping at the Super Walmart here. If I never had to set foot in another Walmart, I would be so ok with that!
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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And as an example here is a rental for $1300.

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Too bad. I would have liked to have seen it.. Thanks for the info though!
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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Good Luck with your search and move!
Thanks for all the info! Very helpful!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:48 PM
 
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I disagree that $1200 is too low to find what you're looking for. It all depends on what luxuries you're accustomed to and what you feel you have to have in a home. You can rent a 4 bedroom home for $1200 EASILY, as long as you dont absolutely need it to be huge and have granite this and that. Apex and holly springs have cheaper options than cary.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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I'd say Apex would be your best bet for everything you want. Its a little less expensive than Cary, but still close to all the conveniences you are looking for. Shopping in Beaver Creek, there's a Wal-Mart, a new Wake Med Emergency Room, and a cute downtown area with locally owned stores/restaurants. Plus the schools are good! We ended up buying in Apex and we love it here
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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My husband and I loved Holly Springs and Cary, though we decided on Holly Springs for convenience reasons. I am coming for a ginormous metropolitan area, so that will probably skew my perception, but I did not find Holly Springs "out" I found it as central as Cary and honestly could not tell when I was leaving one area for another when traveling between Cary, Holly Springs and Apex. My hot points in finding the right area were: Target, Sams Club, Trader Joes and daily supermarket. I found all of this in close proximity to both Cary and Holly Springs. I've been doing my research on rentals and I tend to think that 1200 is on the way low end for what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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THANKS! I'm going to have my husband check out the rush hour driving when he is there next month. I don't know why but I've always hated the Walmarts I've lived near. In Austin the local Walmart seemed to draw strange folks out of the hills or something but hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised especially if helpful people like you shop there
Its true...I'm not a Walmart fan...but if you have to go to one, the one in Holly Spring is it! Its actually decent...the best one I've ever seen. The ones in Cary & Fuquay are nasty...I don't set foot in either one.
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