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Old 11-14-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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We are in the process of trying to decide where to buy and we've found we really like Picardy Pointe as well as Camden Forest in Cary. We haven't decided on which city to buy in - my husband works by the airport, we want to be within 20 mins or so of his work but not in the direct flight path of the airport - Sunset Oaks in Holly Springs was another favorite but I think the commute will get tedious pretty quickly. We have a 3 year old and 10 month old so we really want a neighborhood with other younger kids for them to play with. And schools are definitely important to us but we haven't ruled out Durham since they do have what seems like a decent magnet program. Our preferred price range is low to mid 400k (realizing we probably could spend less in Durham to get what we want), around 3000 sqft, and we don't want to be at the top of the price range of a given neighborhood. Are there any suggestions for neighborhoods that fit this bill? We would consider newer neighborhoods too but really like the mature trees and wooded lots. We'd also love if it had a neighborhood pool or a community center close by and near a greenway area.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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Wellsley, West Park might fit the bill although houses are less than $400Ks ... Weatherstone might be another option.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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If you want young kids I would go back to Sunset Oaks and suck up the commute until the new section of 540 opens (about a year).
Picardy Pointe and Camden Forest are low turnover neighborhoods where the homeowners are in their 40s and 50s with kids in high school or college-many of those homes are still owned by the original owners who will likely stay put for a while. Both really nice but not the right demographic.
Once 540 is open to Holly Springs the Airport commute from the Optimist Farm area will be better than from Camden Forest.
The Northwest section of Sunset Ridge might be a fit as well-more mature trees and more younger families. Some resales either side of $400K in that section-look at streets in the vicinity of Creekvista, Holly Glade, Skymont. Nice cul-de-sacs full of kids. That phase is only 5-6 years old at most so the homes are not as dated looking as something in Picardy Pointe or Camden Forest that has not been updated yet-fewer white kitchens with bright brass knobs.

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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Thanks for the info! We have looked at Wellsley and it seemed a bit run down for us. I haven't seen West Park yet though so we'll look into that. Thanks for the feedback on Picardy Pointe and Camden Forest - we weren't sure if there were young kids in there or not. Would the same be for Cambridge at Regency then? As for Sunset Oaks/Ridge, we have still be contemplating moving out there. We're on the far west of Apex right now though and most of what we do is in Raleigh or Cary, which I find a bit frustrating and I'm not sure I want to take that on permanently in Holly Springs. I imagine it will be a while before Holly Springs is built up to the point where you can stay there for pretty much everything.
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