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Old 10-08-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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I will be relocating to NC next year and working in the Fayetteville area. I recently spent a few days in the area to check it out and have to admit that I was less than impressed and couldn't really find a town that could make both me and my wife happy. I am willing to commute up to an hour each way and my wife is extremely concerned about the quality of the schools for our soon to be growing family (amung other things). My wife seemed to like Chapel Hill/Carrboro the best but if my watch is the least bit accurate that seemed to be closer to a 2 hour drive.
Are there any towns of a similar size and feel closer to Fayetteville?
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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It's going to be hard. Chapel Hill is nice, but, like you said, a bit of a drive. Plus, it's a pretty expensive place to live. I know the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area (west of Fayetteville) is nice, but not sure about the cost of living. Might want to try Sanford too (north of Fayetteville). Have some friends who live there and seem to like it. Good luck!!!
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:46 PM
 
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hey chubby ,, is this the chubby from small block posse with the 1st gen nova
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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You could also check out Raeford. It's more of a country town, but seems to be nicer (cleaner & safer) than Fayetteville.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:29 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. We didn't drive through Reaford while we were out there. I think that we will just have to take the plunge and sort it out when we arrive. Or, not relocate at all.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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Try Fuquay Varina in extreme southern wake co. This is where I live. It is a very nice and booming town. It is clean hear and the schools are very good!

We are located right along hwy 401, which takes you straight to Fayettville. I think your drive would be anywhere from 50 minutes to 1 hour.

By living in Fuquay Varina, you are close to everything in the Triangle. You will be 20 minutes or so away from all the big malls, and from downtown Raleigh. You will also be 20 minutes from Cary.

Give us a shot!

Oh yeah, you will make money off of your house. We bought ours 5 years ago, and the value has jumped over 100,000! No joke!
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Actually, what Beffery2 said is a good idea. I didn't realize FV was within that driving distance to Fayetteville. I'd check that out if I were you.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:38 AM
 
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Fuquay-Varina...I'll have to check that out. It does sound ideal, driving time wise. Any insight into that name? Would that be considered the suburbs of Raleigh then?
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Fuquay-Varina...I'll have to check that out. It does sound ideal, driving time wise. Any insight into that name? Would that be considered the suburbs of Raleigh then?
If you didn't mind the longer commute, that would be an excellent choice of a place to live.

The area was originally two different little communities; one named for a man (Fuquay) and the other named after some landmark (Varina). Many years ago the communities merged and hypenated the names to show that they were two that had become one.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Fuquay-Varina...I'll have to check that out. It does sound ideal, driving time wise. Any insight into that name? Would that be considered the suburbs of Raleigh then?
Oh, and I think it is approximately 30 minutes south of Raleigh and is one of its suburbs.
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