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Old 10-03-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me about any rural areas that I could consider living where the commute to RTP would not be more than an hour one way. I want to life in a small town and would like to buy a house with at least 2 acres. Also would like to know about magnet school.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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wow that literally covers a lot of ground! You could be up near the VA border or east towards Goldsboro or west towards Greensboro. Grap a NC map and go out in all directions 60 miles from Raleigh - you'll find plenty of rural space.

As to magnet schools, well, that'll depend on what areas you narrow down.

Good luck!
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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The further west you go the hillier it is, in general. Just something to take into consideration.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Davis Park RTP
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There is a Charter School in Saxapahaw in Orange County west of Chapel Hill. It is a cute little town, but a long commute to RTP. You will be living in your car, but your kids may not have THAT far to go to visit friends or their lessons etc. It is very close to Alamance County. At any rate, when you live far out in the country with a lot of land, you will be in your car a great deal.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wendell
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Wendell has that rural feel but close to everything. Also Zebulon is close to everything and you can get homes much cheaper there than in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, or Chapel Hill.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I can't help you with schools but I wanted to throw out some suggestions for you. These towns/areas are more rural or have rural areas and are mostly within one hour of rtp, some are even closer.

Willow Springs
Clayton (still has rural areas but growing fast and maybe become less rural in the future)
Zebulon
Fuquay Varina in Harnett County (same issue as Clayton)
Angier
Lillington
Pittsboro
Franklinton
Creedmoor
Louisburg

Good luck!
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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Foxcroft in NE Raleigh - no city taxes - avg 2 acres/home - older community
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:09 AM
 
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Foxcroft in NE Raleigh - no city taxes - avg 2 acres/home - older community

We just moved here this summer, and it's a really nice community. Close to everything, but with a very country feel. It is an older neighborhood and seems to have less families with kids than many of the surrounding newer homes (Hedingham, etc)

It's a nice place to live and there are some good home values here if you're not wedded to 10 foot ceilings and "transitional" homes.
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