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Old 02-25-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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I currently live in the Northern Virginia/D.C. metro area. My husband's company wants to relocate us to NC. We have a six year old daughter so the thought of getting out of NoVa sounds great. The job is on Ft Bragg outside of Fayettville. From what I have read and heard this is not the best area. I s this true?? If so do you have any suggestions like where we could go? He commutes almost an hour now so I am sure he could do the same there and we could pay anywhere up to 450k for a nice house. We would like something with some land for our daughter maybe 1/2acre or more. I just want a safe family oriented neighborhood and good schools to raise my daughter in. Can anyone help??
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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I interviewed for a job in FV about 3 years ago. Didnt get the job, and its a good thing. The town isnt that nice, isnt near anything nice etc...

Still, any place is what you make of it. Coming from DC to FV will be a huge culture shock!
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I've been to Fayettville a few times and I grew up in NoVA so I can tell you that F-ville is very different and probably not the best area to send your child to school in. Interestingly enough, Ft. Bragg I found to be really nice while driving around the base. It's a totally different world inside the gates vs. outside. I'm sure there are some nice areas of F-ville, but I wouldn't know where they are.

You might want to look into Fuquay-Varina in Southern Wake County. The commute would probably be closer to an hour, but it's a wonderful community that's still very country and you're close to Raleigh and all it's offerings on the weekends. Schools in Fuquay (Wake County) are much better than Cumberland County.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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You can also try Moore county. Fort Bragg that has a gate in Southern Pines which would make the commute very doable. Not sure if that gate remains open though.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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They don't call it Fayette-nam for nothing.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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It's pretty bad, I wouldn't live there. It's not just the city.....the people too.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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here's a link to a post I replied to:
Info on Fayettville

Please do a search for the word Fayetteville on here, there is plenty of good there too, it all depends on where you decide to live. I don't have tons of time to reply now, but our 10 mo experience there was much better than I had anticipated. Yes, it's true, there's not tons to do, not a good mall, but there is what you'll need, and you can drive for what you want.
You'll find when you search that plenty of people will say they lived there x yrs ago, but from what I saw when I was there was a lot of new areas, shopping etc. If it's a good job I say go for it, PM me if you have specific questions, I can tell you where the better schools are, you may find other posts of mine on here where I listed good areas/schools etc.
Good luck.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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It's pretty bad, I wouldn't live there. It's not just the city.....the people too.
what is that supposed to mean? i mean there is over 200,000 people in fayetteville now and your saying you know all of them and they are all the same?
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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Fayetteville isn't as half as bad as most people make it out to be. The one thing that may frustrate you the most is that if you decide to work it may take sometime for you to find a decent paying job and as of right now, the city is starting to get really overcrowded. Other than that if you do your research you'll be fine. I can't really tell you too much about the schools because i don't have any children or younger family members there anymore and as far as neighborhoods I don't really venture out of the one where my parents reside.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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Fayetteville makes Rocky Mount seem like Cape Cod. It is the armpit of the East Coast, an area of flat land, tackiness, strip malls, low wages, cultural conservatism, fast food, and undereducation.
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