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Old 02-09-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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After our first trip down to the Triangle last September we spent a week checking quite a bit of the area and enjoying nearly everything we saw, particularly the area around Duke University and downtown Wake Forest. At this point, we were more concerned with general areas, rather than real estate. We have a house to sell so we aren't going anywhere for a couple years realistically, but I was wondering how tight the market is in the general vicinity of downtown WF. I'm thinking within a mile and a half up to two miles away from downtown. Walkable---not across a bustling road. I'm thinking in the area of $225,000, around 3 bedrooms, 1500-1900 square feet. Single family house. My knee jerk guess is that to be close to downtown, only townhouses are going to be available in this price range. Looking at listings, it seems most of what I see are a bit further afield.

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Hmmm---not one response. I guess that's my answer then.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hmmm---not one response. I guess that's my answer then.
It hasn't been but half a day (including overnight hours). Perhaps not everyone is sitting by C-D on a Friday morning waiting for your question to arrive?

I don't know the answer to your question, but patience is a virtue, at least in this part of the country.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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You arent moving here for a couple years. What do you want from us?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As you know, downtown Wake Forest is cute cute cute but it isn't a city downtown! Not sure how much time you'd spend down there but if you'd like to stay within your price range and be able to walk a couple of miles, it IS do able!

I suggest you look at Cimarron, Heritage and Holding Ridge. You should find a few single family homes.

There are a couple of shopping centers close enough to Heritage that you may find walking to them is fun, as well.

My dad is in hospital so my responses will be slow but hopefully this is helpful!

Vicki
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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To Vicki--My thanks and best to your dad. I hope all goes well with him.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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After our first trip down to the Triangle last September we spent a week checking quite a bit of the area and enjoying nearly everything we saw, particularly the area around Duke University and downtown Wake Forest. At this point, we were more concerned with general areas, rather than real estate. We have a house to sell so we aren't going anywhere for a couple years realistically, but I was wondering how tight the market is in the general vicinity of downtown WF. I'm thinking within a mile and a half up to two miles away from downtown. Walkable---not across a bustling road. I'm thinking in the area of $225,000, around 3 bedrooms, 1500-1900 square feet. Single family house. My knee jerk guess is that to be close to downtown, only townhouses are going to be available in this price range. Looking at listings, it seems most of what I see are a bit further afield.

Thanks in advance for any input.
Is there a specific attraction to the downtown? As if you open up the range from the down town you will have even more options. And house hunting with more flexibility typically leads to better price points.

As you have seen Wake Forest down town is quaint and small and to some rather charming. Nice specialty stores and few good restaurants.

For general food shopping and big box mart purchases one does not think down town Wake Forest. This is from someone that lives in Wake Forest. Several nice locations where listed from the other posters and that in my opinion is best left up to the realtors that contribute to this site.

Good luck with the sale of your home. Wake Forest is as good as any in the area to drop stakes in after a move!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Dan and Vicky, First of all, thanks for the extremely helpful replies and good wishes. When I initially saw 40 people view with no response, I took that as meaning this is an area of town that doesn't have the kind of house we may want in the area we may want---NOT ---why isn't anyone answering me yet. So I'm sorry about that misunderstanding. I was thrilled to have 40 people view my question so quickly.

Having said that-=--My spouse is pretty much set on walkability---not necessarily to the everyday places we have to get to because you'll always have to drive somewhere for shopping, but just to be around people in a setting conducive to meeting and greeting. You can end up on a charming street but may never see your neighbors. I get where he's coming from, everyone can have a pipe dream. You start with a wish list and then get real.

I hope looking too early isn't considered silly. People get blasted for not researching enough as well as too soon.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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When I initially saw 40 people view with no response, I took that as meaning this is an area of town that doesn't have the kind of house we may want in the area we may want---NOT ---why isn't anyone answering me yet. So I'm sorry about that misunderstanding. I was thrilled to have 40 people view my question so quickly.
The Raleigh forum is a fairly busy one, and you'll find that many threads receive more views than responses. People are interested in reading what other people have to say, even if they won't be able to offer any input themselves.

If people have suggestions for you, they'll respond.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Since the original question was answered, is there anything else you'd like to know? I'll be happy to answer later today when I return from hospital.

Vicki
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