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Old 02-24-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Can anyone explain to me the biggest differnece between the two ??

Also if you moved to one or the other what was the deciding factor ?

We are hopefully moving this summer ( yes another nj person moving)... and trying to decide which is better for us. Hubs works from home so commute is not as issue. I will have three kids in schools so that is most important to me along with being close to everything! Do not want to spend over 525 but would rent first !

Thanks
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Cary is further along in the re-development process than Apex is. Cary also has far more shopping and amenity options.

We chose Cary for those reasons, and we just liked the feel of it better. That being said, we're close to Apex and spend a decent amount of time there.

Keep in mind your husband may work from home now, but that may not always be the case. Always a good idea to search in areas convenient to centers where you think he might work should he find a new job.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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To be honest, it depends on which part of Cary you are talking about. Same maybe said of Apex too. Generally speaking there is not much difference, both are growing suburban towns. If you dig a little deeper, downtown Cary is very different than West Cary. If you were looking at downtown Apex I would say the same thing vs some of the booming areas Apex.


I live in what I call central Cary, I don't think it is considered West Cary anymore. We chose it based on location. Work has always been in some part of Durham and this was an easy commute. We also did not want new construction. We did want a large lot and have over a third of an acre and we were also looking for an area that almost built out.


My advice, pick a centrally located place to rent and then explore when you are here and see which vibe fits you. Have you visited?
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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Thanks !

My brother is in apex and feels we can get more for our money there.


My hUbs was there this week networking and he did the commute to the triangle area from apex and it wasn't awful, but you do raise a good point!

Thank you for ur response ! =m378;47308029]Cary is further along in the re-development process than Apex is. Cary also has far more shopping and amenity options.

We chose Cary for those reasons, and we just liked the feel of it better. That being said, we're close to Apex and spend a decent amount of time there.

Keep in mind your husband may work from home now, but that may not always be the case. Always a good idea to search in areas convenient to centers where you think he might work should he find a new job.[/quote]
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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Yes we have been a few times. It is still confusing to me . We drove around a lot and it seems to all mix together .

I just didn't know the main differnece. How do you know where west Cary starts ?

Yes my husbands friend there said the same thing pick a central location to rent!

Thanks for your response. QUOTE=Sal_M;47308063]To be honest, it depends on which part of Cary you are talking about. Same maybe said of Apex too. Generally speaking there is not much difference, both are growing suburban towns. If you dig a little deeper, downtown Cary is very different than West Cary. If you were looking at downtown Apex I would say the same thing vs some of the booming areas Apex.


I live in what I call central Cary, I don't think it is considered West Cary anymore. We chose it based on location. Work has always been in some part of Durham and this was an easy commute. We also did not want new construction. We did want a large lot and have over a third of an acre and we were also looking for an area that almost built out.


My advice, pick a centrally located place to rent and then explore when you are here and see which vibe fits you. Have you visited?
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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Yes we have been a few times. It is still confusing to me . We drove around a lot and it seems to all mix together .

I just didn't know the main differnece. How do you know where west Cary starts ?
West Cary is a mysterious place that keeps moving further west as more and more land gets developed.

At one point, the area around Preston, Cary Parkway, etc was West Cary. Then, the area around 55 was West Cary. Now, I believe west of 540 is becoming West Cary.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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West Cary is a mysterious place that keeps moving further west as more and more land gets developed.

At one point, the area around Preston, Cary Parkway, etc was West Cary. Then, the area around 55 was West Cary. Now, I believe west of 540 is becoming West Cary.
I agree. It used to be West of Davis Drive. Now I do not even consider 55 to be West Cary, although many do. To me it is West of 540 and there is a TON of building going on over there. Cary is very big and it takes time to really get to know all of it. You will find if you settle down in one part you may rarely go to the other end of town.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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Thanks so much !!!

QUOTE=m378;47308349]West Cary is a mysterious place that keeps moving further west as more and more land gets developed.

At one point, the area around Preston, Cary Parkway, etc was West Cary. Then, the area around 55 was West Cary. Now, I believe west of 540 is becoming West Cary.[/quote]
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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One thing we noticed about apex was the houses are very close to each other. We like a little more space between houses .....
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:13 PM
 
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One thing we noticed about apex was the houses are very close to each other. We like a little more space between houses .....
How close are we talking? Neighborhoods built in the before 2000 will generally have more space between houses. You can find older houses with larger lots, or go further away from centers of employment. For example, zip code 27539 in Apex has larger lots, but is less convenient to many things.

Every northerner who has ever come to the Triangle has been worried about how close the houses are. My advice is have an open mind about it - you can still get privacy with a .25 acre lot.
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