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Old 07-15-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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Hi All: I am new to Durham County from NYC, I hope to purchase a home of at least 2300 sq ft by next year this time. Where are some of the best areas to purchase? I want to get the best bang for my buck, my young son is entering 4th grade, so I am interested in schools (the public schools here are worse than NYC public schools) What do you know about Cresset Academy? It is on Garrett Street. I would like a integrated community and my range is $150-175,000. Landon Farms is cool but I do not want to purchase here. Any suggestions are appreciated. I love it here so far, no more parking tickets..lol
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:14 PM
 
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Hi All: I am new to Durham County from NYC, I hope to purchase a home of at least 2300 sq ft by next year this time. Where are some of the best areas to purchase? I want to get the best bang for my buck, my young son is entering 4th grade, so I am interested in schools (the public schools here are worse than NYC public schools) What do you know about Cresset Academy? It is on Garrett Street. I would like a integrated community and my range is $150-175,000. Landon Farms is cool but I do not want to purchase here. Any suggestions are appreciated. I love it here so far, no more parking tickets..lol
Why do you think the schools are worse than in NYC? What are you basing that on?
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Karen, are you interested in staying in Durham or would you prefer to live in the suburbs? Where do you work and how far are you willing to drive to get there?

I can't help you with schools because I don't have children. But I have lived in both Hillsborough and south Durham and I find them both to be quiet, friendly, and safe. Prices for homes are pretty similar in both areas (a bit more than $100 per square foot with a quarter-acre lot). But if you want a house that big for less than $175K, you may need to look a little further out (like Mebane perhaps).
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