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Old 07-15-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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Hi all,

My parents will be retiring in September and have chosen to move to the Raleigh area for its relative proximity to the DC area (where my sister and I live) and low cost of living.

They are relatively young - in their late 50s - so they are not looking to move to a retirement community or anything like that. They are looking for a newer town home or small detached home, but would like it to be in a friendly, SAFE neighborhood relatively near the usual conveniences (grocery store, Target or similar store, etc.). Given that they lost much of their savings in the economic downturn, they are looking for a home around $100K, which I know is low, even by NC standards.

I understand that Clayton is a nice town with reasonably priced homes, and looks very safe. I saw some homes in the Mitchiner Hills neighborhood around the price range I noted above, but am unsure of its reputation and safety levels. Can anyone provide any insight?

I would also appreciate any suggestions for neighborhoods in other towns near or around Raleigh that might also suit their needs. They are used to the suburban community feel and would like a place where neighbors are concerned with maintaining tidy yards , are friendly and open to folks from other places (although they've lived in the U.S. for over 30 years, they're originally from Central America - so they are a bit concerned about xenophobic neighbors).

Thanks in advance to everyone for their help!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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I should also note that their budget can go up to around ~$115K, so they do have a bit of wiggle room.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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"They are used to the suburban community feel and would like a place where neighbors are concerned with maintaining tidy yards "

Many Mitchner Hills yards are not well maintained. All they have to do is drive through there.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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Try willow springs. I know some people who retired there & they love it
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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I think there is one property in Cottonfield Viiage that meets your budget. No Target close by, but a Superwalmart about 7 miles away. Plenty of grocery stores nearby.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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Moss Creek and Lions Gate are both in Clayton and meet your requirements. Clayton has a lot of free activities. For example a free concert downtown tonight. More outsiders living in Clayton than those born there.
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