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Old 07-28-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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We are considering a move to the area and would hopefully enroll our young children in Durham Academy. Could anyone tell me where most kids from Durham Academy live, specifically which neighborhoods? We would be particularly interested in any estate areas (larger homes with an acre of land or more). It doesn't matter if the areas are in Durham, Chapel Hill or Raleigh, as long as they are reasonably close to the school
Many thanks for your valuable input!
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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You will not want to live in Raleigh and send kids to DA.

Most kids at DA are the children of Hope Valley (SW Durham) owners & residents, or of Duke/UNC professors or doctors.

What's driving the desire for an acre or more of land?
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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the governers club is about 30 minutes away. I think there are also some other communities near the Governers Club that might have what you are looking for.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:17 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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You can get to Durham Academy in around 25 minutes from North Raleigh near Creedmoor Road and Hwy 98. Since you are in the watershed area, lots will be ~1 acre, give or take. Most new construction starts from $500K and works it way up from there. I wouldn't expect to find a lot of folks who attend Durham Academy in this area, though - as Bo mentioned, a lot are children of professors at Duke or UNC, and their parents tend to live near the campuses.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but you're not making it from 540/50 (80% interstate) or 98/50 (30% interstate) in under 40 minutes consistently to the DA campuses.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:40 PM
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I'm sorry, but you're not making it from 540/50 (80% interstate) or 98/50 (30% interstate) in under 40 minutes consistently to the DA campuses.
I drove that all of last year from 98/50. 25 minutes from my door to DA.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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in the morning, around 8 am? I don't know how, but I'm definitely not trying to claim I know better than someone who did it all last year.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:51 AM
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in the morning, around 8 am? I don't know how, but I'm definitely not trying to claim I know better than someone who did it all last year.
I leave around 7:35 - 7:40, arrive at 8:00 - 8:05 (for an 8:10am start). There is a bit of traffic along Hwy 98, not too bad and it doesn't cause much of a slowdown. Once you get to US-70 it is highway all the way to the Cornwallis exit off 15-501, and baring an accident there is no slowdown. From Cornwallis, it is just a few minutes to the school.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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If you're interested in private schools I wouldn't limit yourself only to DA. Ravenscroft in Raleigh has a similar philosophy and reputation.

I have several friends who send their kids to Carolina Friends School and know several adults who are Friends School graduates. It does have a different philosophy than DA, but is also highly regarded. (I also know many DA alums.)

I think DA draws primarily from Durham and Chapel Hill and Ravenscroft picks up that market in Raleigh. I don't know for sure, but I doubt that many Raleigh families send their kids to DA.

This older thread on area private schools might be of interest: //www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...m-academy.html
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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You should probably look into Durham if you want to go to Durham Academy and be with other families that attend Durham Academy.

I know a handful of families here in Fairfield in Southpoint Durham along with another family in Counselors Ridge.

Have we thought about just calling DA and asking? I am sure they would be happy to provide information if you are willing to shell out the $$ to attend


Cheers!
Matt
SW Durham Guy
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