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Old 07-09-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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I would like to move to either Brier Creek or Cary. I am looking for a diverse and excellent school district. ALSOFamily friendly area because I have a 3 year old and 9 year old daughter. Employment is not a factor right now but I would eventually like to get back to work in the RTP area. Moderate cost of living is a fator as well. I love Cary but it doesn't seem to be as diverse as I was hoping being that we are African American.

Also any affordable preschools in those areas?
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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Have you visited yet? I can't tell by your post.

Brier Creek is basically a shopping area of Raleigh near the Durham border that has mostly restaurants. Personally, I don't see its appeal unless you are really interested in living near franchise restaurants.

Cary is a town that is immediately next door to Raleigh.

It's diverse throughout the Triangle.

There are lots of good preschools. Affordable is in the eye of the beholder.

The school district is the same: Wake County -- and it's huge. http://www.wcpss.net/
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Brier Creek is basically a shopping area of Raleigh near the Durham border that has mostly restaurants. Personally, I don't see its appeal unless you are really interested in living near franchise restaurants.
Please, please, please don't give people this inaccurate information. Brier Creek is not a "shopping area". Brier Creek is a neighborhood near the corner of Glenwood / Brier Creek Parkway. There are several different housing developments, including the Brier Creek Country Club, many apartment buildings, as well as condo & town home developments. We have a community center and several schools in the area. Umstead Park is less than 10 minutes away.

While we do have many chain & franchise restaurants, we also have many independent restaurants. Those include Flame Kabob (Persian), Zayka (Indian), Tasu (Asian). We have many services in the area, including several dentists, two dry cleaners, two wine stores, two grocery stores (Lowes, Earth Fare) and many other services.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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Of course you have several schools, neighborhoods, a community center, and services. It's Raleigh.

But the thing that distinguishes Brier Creek from other similar areas that have neighborhoods, schools, a community center, and services is the very large shopping area that has lots of franchise restaurants that is called "Brier Creek."

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Please, please, please don't give people this inaccurate information. Brier Creek is not a "shopping area". Brier Creek is a neighborhood near the corner of Glenwood / Brier Creek Parkway. There are several different housing developments, including the Brier Creek Country Club, many apartment buildings, as well as condo & town home developments. We have a community center and several schools in the area. Umstead Park is less than 10 minutes away.

While we do have many chain & franchise restaurants, we also have many independent restaurants. Those include Flame Kabob (Persian), Zayka (Indian), Tasu (Asian). We have many services in the area, including several dentists, two dry cleaners, two wine stores, two grocery stores (Lowes, Earth Fare) and many other services.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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You said Brier Creek is "basically a shopping area", which it isn't. That is way off and clearly gives newcomers the wrong impression.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:09 AM
 
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You're right. It is an area that surrounds a shopping center.

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You said Brier Creek is "basically a shopping area", which it isn't. That is way off and clearly gives newcomers the wrong impression.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:22 AM
 
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Returning to the original question, I think you could probably scoop up the entire Brier Creek area and plop it down in Cary without too much trouble. Brier Creek is a fairly large golf course community that has apartments, town homes and single family homes. As you might imagine, its has also attracted its share of shopping too.
We live a few miles north of Brier Creek, but appreciate the restaurants that zitsky mentioned as well as some of the shopping.

Some preschool info here:

//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...ier-creek.html

Frank
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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You're right. It is an area that surrounds a shopping center.
An area where thousands of people live.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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Obviously, we're going to have to "agree to disagree" on the definition of Brier Creek.

If anyone has any specific answers for the OP, please add them here.

Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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You are probably fine with either location. I happen to live in Cary and lived in west Raleigh for 4 years prior.

I believe that Cary is more 'family-oriented' or at least that's the general assumption by most people. It's certainly larger than Brier Creek area and, depending on where you work in RTP, could be closer to your job. I think of Brier Creek as a golfer's paradise with the whole country club as a main attraction along with (yes) a huge shopping center that has grown & grown.

As for schools, I have no idea which area would suit better.

I like Cary even though I'm single with no kids (obviously I'm a boring person).
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