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Old 08-03-2006, 03:26 PM
 
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Default Best Towns of the Raleigh Area?

I'm in my mid 20's with two small kids and wondering if you could rate the best towns (Cary, Apex, Garner, etc.) to live in. Thanks
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:12 PM
 
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Out of the three you listed; Apex. Cary is snooty and overpriced; and Garner is........not as nice as Apex.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:03 PM
 
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Holly Springs, Clayton, Morrisville, Knightdale?
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:44 PM
 
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I like Eastern and NorthEastern Wake Co. best. Anywhere out in the country is nice out that way, to me.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:10 AM
 
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Holly Springs, Clayton, Morrisville, Knightdale?
How far of a drive (time wise) is it to the Southpoint Mall from:

Holly Springs?

Clayton?

Morrisville?

Knightdale?


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I like Eastern and NorthEastern Wake Co. best. Anywhere out in the country is nice out that way, to me.
Same question. And what are housing prices like there along with the age of the homes? We like older turn of the centuries.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:25 AM
 
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Raleigh
Durham
Chapel Hill
Carrboro
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:07 AM
 
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How far of a drive (time wise) is it to the Southpoint Mall from:

Holly Springs?

Clayton?

Morrisville?

Knightdale?
Holly Springs --> Durham: 45 mins (non-rush times); more than 1 hour (rush times)

Clayton --> Durham: 1 hr. (non-rush times); 1.5 hours or more (rush times)

Morrisville --> Durham: 10 min. (non-rush times); 15-20 min. (rush times)

Knightdale --> Durham: 35 min. (non-rush times); more than 1 hour (rush times)
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by CaliBoy
How far of a drive (time wise) is it to the Southpoint Mall from:

Holly Springs?

Clayton?

Morrisville?

Knightdale?




Same question. And what are housing prices like there along with the age of the homes? We like older turn of the centuries.
Morrisville and Holly Springs are the only towns you mentioned even remotely close enough for the drive to Southpoint to be worth it. With Morrisville being much closer. You won't find many turn of the century homes in this area. Infact, after you get about 5 minutes outside of dowtown, you won't find too many homes built before the 70's or 80's. There are a few, VERY few, older turn of the century era homes in downtown Raleigh; but I doubt you'll find any for sale. There are some old 19th and early 20th century homes scattered around and developing parts of wake county that used to be on huge farms though.
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Thx for the replies. Seems downtown Durham has a lot of older homes, but also seems a bit sketchy.

As far a drive times, seems we might be on the highway for some time if we move anywhere outside of the boundaries of the main metropolitan. Apex is one we are also targeting.
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:26 PM
 
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But the other thing is; why southpoint? I mean, there are other malls in the area; Cary Towne Center, Crabtree, Triangle Town Center. Southpoint is all the way in Durham, the aformentioned 3 are actually in Wake County.
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