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Old 01-07-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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I will be moving to the Fayetteville area this summer. Does anyone have any info on the area? Where to live? I was thinking about Linden. I also have two school aged children. Know anything about the Cumberland or the surrounding counties schools? Any info will help. Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:15 AM
 
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I live in Fayetteville and can tell you that it is growing by leaps and bounds due to BRAC (base realignment and closure plan). The schools are not very good. I can't tell you about Linden but within city limits, the schools have much to be desired. Within city limits, the best school district is the Terry Sanford school district. Housing is relatively cheaper than other parts of the country. Fayetteville is one of the few areas in the country that is experiencing a booming home sales market. The weather is mild in the winter (compared to the north-although this year they are mild too!) and in the summer it is hot and humid. Good luck and feel free to pm me if you have any other questions.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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You may want to check out the thread here called"Worst Towns in NC",just for another side of opinion of the place

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Old 01-08-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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I am planning to move to Fayetteville, NC ASAP and am wondering if you can supply or tell me where to look for a reasonable priced apartment. My son lives near Stedman. But, I can live in Fayetteville as long as the area is o.k I am a Sr. citizen.

Also, do you know how would I apply for Section 8 housing?
Thanks,
Lucille
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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I was thinking about the Linden area to live and that falls under the Pine Forest district. Do you know anything about that? Another option we have discussed is Sanford. What do you know about that?
Thanks
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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Hi again,

Here is the cumberland county school website:

http://www.ccs.k12.nc.us/

The county site will also have a link to each school's webpage. Pine Forest is okay, certainly not the worst! Our neighborhood was originally part of Pine Forest but was redistrictedd to the worst school district. I heard from some of the original folk in the neighborhood that it lowered our property values. I wish I had thought about the importance of school districts in terms of property value!

I also like to look at the www.greatschools.org site as it has lots more information for each school and often times will include a parent's review. Good luck on your move!
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:09 PM
 
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Default Sanford

Sanford is about 30 mins. north of Fayetteville. It's a smaller city, but still has a lot to offer with its own nice downtown, along with quite a few of the usual chain restaurants and stores you find everywhere. Many choices for housing and a variety of industry.
Our experience with the public elementary schools was excellent, middle schools good, high school OK. The new high school, Southern Lee, seems to be on track to be the better of the two high schools in terms of the leadership, focus on academics and school spirit. So try to live in that district if you come to Sanford and have a high schooler. Private schools, religious and Montessori, offer additional options.
Sanford is also within 30 mins. of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Southern Pines and Pinehurst, so you can't beat the location.
Google www.leecountync.com to learn more.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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Ms. Lucille,

This organization can probably give you a lot of helpful info on housing and other Senior Citizen services in Fayetteville, NC:

Nc Senior Citizens Assn:
910-323-3641

2529 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28305, US
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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People overlook EAST of Fayetteville.....there's Eastover, Stedman, Beaver Dam. Excellent schools there--Cape Fear District. It's rural, and the kids still say, "Yes ma'am" and "no ma'am" and hold doors open for adults!
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Default Fayetteville is Great!!!

Fayetteville is Great!!! Great Place to Live!!
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