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Old 07-22-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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Anyone living in these communities have feedback? Thanks
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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They're nice communities, but I take exception with their use of "Chapel Hill". That is an area that was traditionally considered to have a Pittsboro address (my kids went to school down Manns Chapel Rd north of that area and the school had a Pittsboro address). So don't be fooled by that and think that they're in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools district because they're not. Kids in these neighborhoods go to Chatham County Schools.

I have not been in Westfall, but I know where it is. I've been to Briar Chapel several times. They've got a great set of pools. There's lots of development happening along 15-501 so I have heard that traffic can be bad at rush hour.

Other than that if you're okay with Chatham County Schools, being not in Chapel Hill but outside of it, and the potential for bad traffic they are nice communities. Your taxes are a little lower in Chatham.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We came very close to buying in Briar Chapel. Ultimately, tiny lots with lots of very small kids made me think twice. I think it is a GREAT place if you have small kids.

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Old 07-24-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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Wife and I looked into the neighborhood. Great homes, proximity to what we wanted to do wasn't bad either but we did not want out kids to have to deal with Chatham County schools.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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My wife and I love Briar Chapel and have seriously considered relocating there. Our one (major) reservation is that it's remote from all that we know in North Raleigh. Our doctors, service professionals, restaurants, etc. are all somewhere convenient to I-540 between Brier Creek and Capitol. Plus, my wife currently works on Six Forks just south of I-540 and doesn't want to change jobs (nor do I want her to). That would require her to drive nearly an hour each way and that's kind of crazy.

But with young children, I doubt there are many better places to consider. Plus, if either the Amazon or Apple campus wind up opening in the area everything off of 15/501 is going to soar in terms of property values.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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houses way to close for my preference and I think the HOA is active can you even park in the BC neighborhoods?
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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Thanks, we are looking at the newer section of BC backing to some wooded buffer so it doesn’t feel as crowded in. We also like Westfall Pines off Jack Bennett but it doesn’t seem to be selling very well. Can’t afford Chapel Hill city ��*♀️
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:37 AM
 
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I'm in the process of building at Briar Chapel (November completion date). I don't have children and don't mind the small lots--there's tons of green space in the community. The larger homes have larger lots--and I believe the new section will have slightly larger lots. I was drawn to Briar Chapel because of the homes and the community activities. I'll be relocating from New York and am optimistic about the move and my choice of Briar Chapel.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cary...."Heritage Neighborhood"
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My wife and I love Briar Chapel and have seriously considered relocating there. Our one (major) reservation is that it's remote from all that we know in North Raleigh. Our doctors, service professionals, restaurants, etc. are all somewhere convenient to I-540 between Brier Creek and Capitol. Plus, my wife currently works on Six Forks just south of I-540 and doesn't want to change jobs (nor do I want her to). That would require her to drive nearly an hour each way and that's kind of crazy.

But with young children, I doubt there are many better places to consider. Plus, if either the Amazon or Apple campus wind up opening in the area everything off of 15/501 is going to soar in terms of property values.
Addressing the parts I bolded above: If you want to actually spend time with your family, outside the car, I bet there are (better places). Maybe if you both work in Chapel Hill.

Also, if, and it's a huge IF, Apple and/or Amazon do relocate here they are not going to be anywhere near BC. Just forget the idea of either one going into Chatham Park. It will be RTP or DT Raleigh. If you think this will cause property values off 15/501 to "soar", just think what it will do to property values that are within a much more decent/reasonable/acceptable commuting distance/time. Suits me fine.....I'm literally sitting (27513) right in-between them both (15min to either).
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: My House
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Thanks, we are looking at the newer section of BC backing to some wooded buffer so it doesn’t feel as crowded in. We also like Westfall Pines off Jack Bennett but it doesn’t seem to be selling very well. Can’t afford Chapel Hill city ��*♀️
Beware the "wooded buffer" until you know for sure it isn't a piece of land that cannot one day be built on or have a road on it.
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