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Old 09-27-2006, 07:38 AM
 
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Hi all, I will be moving down to the Raleigh area and have narrowed my choices down to either North Raleigh or Wake Forest - how do these areas compare? Is one more family oriented than the other, have a younger crowd, etc. Does Wake Forest feel more like a separate city or an extension of Raleigh? Just looking for some basic demographics I guess (I did check out the census stats but I'd love to hear from someone who lives/has lived in both areas).

I am a 31 yr old male, single, IT professional. I am looking to rent a house in a super-quiet area. I currently live in NYC and would like to trade in the sweet sounds of horns, alarms, and cussing in Spanish with birds chirping and leaves rustling

Thanks!!
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Hi.

I live in wake forest, and have for the since may of 05. I would have to say that wake forest is definitely smaller than the north raleigh area, it has a small town feel, a quaint downtown area, and quiet. North raleigh is great as well, it is bigger, there are more areas to look through though! North raleigh has "older homes", (20 years old or more), but also has sections with newer homes. Wake Forest has older homes, but generally speaking it has more newer community. I would say wake forest feels like its own town, but north raleigh is very close by (20 minutes to the mall in north raleigh).

let me know if you have specific questions! I am also a real estate broker (own my own company) and I have lived in the triangle since I was 3.

Have fun searching!!!!

Leigh
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:01 PM
 
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If I were single with no kids, I'd prefer to live in N Raleigh.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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If I were single with no kids, I'd prefer to live in N Raleigh.
In many ways I would agree, but it depends on where in north raleigh. North raleigh is relatively family oriented, but has great areas (like north hills) that are both family friendly and adult friendly. Wake forest certainly has a number of families, and people who live here and want to go out tend to go to raleigh/north raleigh. Honestly, it all depends on what you are looking for..........

Leigh
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:01 PM
 
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Sorry, I wasn't clear on my reason. It takes a decent amount of time to get from Wake Forest to downtown Raleigh so N Raleigh is closer to downtown if nightlife if your thing.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:32 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies,

I'll be heading down next week actually to check things out, so I'll explore both areas.

As far as renting a small house goes, would Wake Forest and North Raleigh be similar in price?
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