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Old 02-06-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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All,
We are interested in buying a house in Preston Grande. I have two questions:

1) How loud is the train noise? Does it take a while to get used to? Or is the noise no big deal from the beginning? Or do you hear the noise every time a train goes by?

2) I know they are building that shopping center with Target right behind it (with the train tracks in between). Do you think that the center will be visible from Preston Grande? I would hate to have this monstrosity in sight.

I would appreciate any insight here. It looks like a great neighborhood.
Thanks in advance....
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:43 AM
 
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Best advice is figure out when Amtrac and freight go thru there and schedule a viewing for it. I used to live next to the track (in Morrisville) but it was an old sturdy house so it didn't bug us at all .my 2 cents
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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I have a friend who lives in Preston Grande. Her house is close to the tracks. She said the train whistle blows during the wee hours every night. It took her a long time to adjust to the noise and sleep through it.

I have another friend who lives close to train tracks in an Apex neighborhood. She said she never hears a whistle and the sound of the train going by does not bother her.

I don't know how big the planned Target shopping center is going to be, but light pollution at night may be a problem if your house butts up to the center. Go over to Riggsbee Farm (Davis Dr & High House) at night and look at the houses backing to Stone Creek.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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All,
We are interested in buying a house in Preston Grande. I have two questions:

1) How loud is the train noise? Does it take a while to get used to? Or is the noise no big deal from the beginning? Or do you hear the noise every time a train goes by?

2) I know they are building that shopping center with Target right behind it (with the train tracks in between). Do you think that the center will be visible from Preston Grande? I would hate to have this monstrosity in sight.

I would appreciate any insight here. It looks like a great neighborhood.
Thanks in advance....
There are exactly 3 houses for sale there, if I recall correctly.

1 of them is 675k and backs up to the power lines. It's gonna be closest to the train tracks and noise from Park West. And, imho, that baby is way overpriced (my realtor agrees, btw).

The other is slowly dropping in price. It's over on Ridge Creek. Has two way fireplace from the master bedroom to the great room. If you don't have kids or anyone else living with you, it might be fine. Otherwise? Weird. Also, the back yard is a bit of a shambles. And... it's the first house in the neighborhood, so there's that thing where people cut through Preston Grande to get to Cary Parkway, and it's possible it'll get worse once ParkWest opens, so I'd be careful there.

The 3rd house is on Trellingwood. Lovely street. Lovely houses. More expensive (I believe it's maybe 799k?). Probably won't be affected by the 'drive thru' people, nor will it be a big deal re: train tracks and such.

There's my 2 cents and change. We've been casually exploring the idea of buying a house there since about September. (We already own a townhouse that we're gonna rent out, so we are being very choosy)

If you have any other questions about that place (we've driven through it at night, during the day, on weekends, and at rush hour). Yeah... we research.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Preston is a desirable neighborhood, but for 500K + range, why would anyone want to be so close to
1. Train tracks
2. Power lines
3. Big Box store and cars cutting through to Cary Parkway at rush hour every single day
4. Commuting to RTP on Chapel Hill Rd.
for older and perhaps not even updated homes?
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