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Old 10-16-2006, 10:11 PM
 
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Thanks to all for the info on these forums...they have been very helpful! My wife and I are moving to the area because my work is relocating me. We have looked at all the areas of the Triangle and have settled on the Wake Forest area, possibly North Raleigh or Rolesville.

We've found a couple of subdivisions we like but are worried there are some hidden gems we have yet to unearth...can any locals give any tips to good subdivisions? We're in our late 20's expecting our first child in the beginning of '07. Here is our housing wish list, :

-Established subdivision with mature trees.
-Family oriented community
-2 car garage
- ~2000 square feet
-Close to a park if possible

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Hi!

I live in wake forest, and there is a great neighborhood (with a park) called holding ridge. I have a friend who lives there, and they like it. The homes were built in the past 10 years, are probably close to or a little more than 2000 square feet. and there are trees in the neighborhood! This neighborhood is very close to downtown wake forest, so it is in a centralized location. There are some other neighborhoods as well, smith creek, pemberly, moss creek.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Leigh
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:23 PM
 
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thanks so much! we actually looked at a house in Holding Ridge and really liked it. however our realtor pulled up some data about the subdivision and expressed some concern about the appreciation of that area. I did some research on my own and I asked her to look again as I think her initial concerns were wrong!

we also looked in moss creek and liked it too. I'll check out the other two you listed...thanks again it's so good to get this info from a local!
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I am glad you did some research on holding ridge. The reasons I like the neighborhood is:

It is very conveniently located and has a park in the community
It is getting harder and harder to find homes conveniently located in wake forest with that price point
The homes are well built, and there are actually trees in the neighborhood
I think the resale market will hold its own in that neighborhood. You certainly won't make 50k on your home, but you will make something.

Just my opinions though! I think the area where moss creek is located is more accessible now that the 98 bypass is up and going.

Hope this helps!
Leigh
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:05 PM
 
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Check out villages of Rolesville as well
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you're still considering North Raleigh, make sure you check out Durant Trails, great location on Durant Rd., has a community park and pool, and a nice stroll to Durant Nature Park, with wooded trails, a lake, a playground - they even offered a weekly toddler hike called "Wee Walkers" that I took my kids on when we relocated here three years ago!
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Default More in North Raleigh

A couple other options in North Raleigh include Falls River off of Durant Road and Bedford off of Falls of Neuse Road, just north of Durant. Both offer common areas and playgrounds and the homes have character and include New Orleans and Craftsman designs (among others).

Good luck.
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