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Old 05-02-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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Hi I live in NJ and wanted to move down to Raleign in the next couple of years. Just wondering if Highland Creek sustained any damage from the tornado and where they are up to in building in the neighborhood. Is it going quickly? thanks
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Hi I live in NJ and wanted to move down to Raleign in the next couple of years. Just wondering if Highland Creek sustained any damage from the tornado and where they are up to in building in the neighborhood. Is it going quickly? thanks
I am a homeowner in Highland Creek and we were spared during the latest storms. The tornado got within a mile of us but it stayed on the other side of 401 on Forestville Rd for the most part.

They are building out Phase 2 right now and from the plot map we saw in the sales center they are selling pretty well.

It is a great place to live and if you need a name for any of the sales people I would be happy to send them to you via PM.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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Thank you for your response. I liked the area a lot when I visited and it is tops on my list so will see it again when I visit in June and keep coming back until I am ready to move down there. Thank goodness no one was hurt or damage was done. I have a real estate person so I am set. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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How long has it been since you visited? They opened the children's splash pool and several of the other amenities late last year and they are improving 401 / Lousiburg Rd to open up more lanes of traffic to 540 so the choke point at Ligon Mill / Mitchell Mill Rd will no longer be a problem during rush hour times like it was before they started.

We are looking forward to the completion of that as the buildout has been interesting for construction traffic slowdowns, but hopefully by the end of the year it will be done.

PM me if you have any questions about the area and I will be happy to try and answer any of them from an owners perspective.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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How long has it been since you visited? They opened the children's splash pool and several of the other amenities late last year and they are improving 401 / Lousiburg Rd to open up more lanes of traffic to 540 so the choke point at Ligon Mill / Mitchell Mill Rd will no longer be a problem during rush hour times like it was before they started.

We are looking forward to the completion of that as the buildout has been interesting for construction traffic slowdowns, but hopefully by the end of the year it will be done.

PM me if you have any questions about the area and I will be happy to try and answer any of them from an owners perspective.
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but adding additional lanes is only a temporary solution to congestion as it just encourages more development. Enjoy it while it lasts I guess.

Michael
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but adding additional lanes is only a temporary solution to congestion as it just encourages more development. Enjoy it while it lasts I guess.

Michael
I agree somewhat. 401 was a two lane 55 mph (some people think it's 45 but whatever) road, and the amount of traffic was getting way too much for it. Following that logic, does that mean people will move away from the area if they made roads smaller? No probably not. If anything they needed to separate the two lanes of 401 with a barrier, I have nightmares meeting a DUI driver at night or in the early morning going to work on that road.

Plus, a little development wouldn't be bad, there really isn't anything along 401 north of 540 besides Forestville Crossing which is still about 70% empty.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Hi, sure I would love to send you a PM but don't know how. I did befriend you though. If you could just let me know how to PM and I will. Thanks. I came last year also by the way I believe in October and will be back again on 6/6 for the day and will stop by again.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I agree somewhat. 401 was a two lane 55 mph (some people think it's 45 but whatever) road, and the amount of traffic was getting way too much for it. Following that logic, does that mean people will move away from the area if they made roads smaller? No probably not. If anything they needed to separate the two lanes of 401 with a barrier, I have nightmares meeting a DUI driver at night or in the early morning going to work on that road.

Plus, a little development wouldn't be bad, there really isn't anything along 401 north of 540 besides Forestville Crossing which is still about 70% empty.
I agree with you wheelsup. I am somewhat uncomfortable as well depending on time of day as there were also deer to contend with on top of the crazy drivers and lack of street lights.

I am not quite sure what their plan is for the different directions as they built the "northbound" lanes higher then the original lanes, so there very well may be a barrier once they are done.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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From what I understand 401 will be a divided highway when they're done (up to Louisbury anyway. I haven't heard much about what's planned beyond that point). Left-hand turns will be limited. I've also heard of plans to widen Mitchell Mill, but I haven't seen the details.

And tmasek, that grading has always puzzled me too. It will be interesting to see the final outcome.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:13 AM
 
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Hello, I just sold my Nyack, NY home and Highland Creek also appeals to me. Although it looks luxurious, I'm apprehensive about extreme weather conditions and crime (have you been to www.spotcrime.com?). I'll be going down in July and am interested in sharing and learning from people like me who are considering relocation. Thanks.
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