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Old 07-27-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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We're considering moving to the seven lakes area from washington dc congestion. we have children and want to know if the schools, area etc. are good? we want a low crime area, but also a great place for the kids to grow up. any comments??????? suggestions????
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:02 AM
 
Location: West End, NC
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Vermillion, 7 Lakes would be an excellent place to raise your children. Since 7 Lakes is in West End, West End Elementary and Middle Schools and then Pinecrest HS (unless a new HS is built in the interim). By now you should know that there are 7 lakes. Boating, fishing, swimming, horses, pool, are all located within the gated community. 7 Lakers have their own private police force. And of course, 2 golf courses.
Downside? 1 Food Lion, a Italian rest., a pizza place, drug store, 2 gas stations, a Mexican rest., a Dollar General, and 2 banks.
For movies, "fast food" (ex-Subway), shopping, or just about every other "must have" for the modern family, it's a 20 minute ride to Southern Pines/Aberdeen.
If there are any other ?'s I can answer, please ask.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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Thank you so much. do you know much about the schools? this year we will have a 7th, 6th, 5th and 1st grader? They have only attended private christian schools. In our area near the dc area, public schools are not an option.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:19 AM
 
Location: West End, NC
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My 2 granddaughters have been in all the schools I've mentioned. Except for the usual "drama" associated with most "tweens" and "teens" the only problem is with the school bus. Both had 1 hour rides and were harassed by children from the poorer sections. The oldest stood up to the bullys. The younger is small for her age and gets driven to school. That said, the oldest had come from NY suburban schools and was way behind. I had to tutor algebra. Now that she's in HS, she's made honor roll twice. Both were harassed on the bus on the way to Pinehurst Elementary School. The eldest has been through West End Middle with no problems and the youngest starts that school (WEM) in another year.
There are several private schools in the area: The O'neal school, 2 Catholic schools, Calvin Baptist, and more. O'neal is pricey but has a good record of college entrance. And of course the "charter" schools.
Since the West End schools are less than a mile from the gates of 7 Lakes, I'd seriously consider them to start off with. At least until you're settled in.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Before you relocate be sure this is what you want.I did 3 1/2 yrs ago and am I sorry I did.
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