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Old 04-14-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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My family and I are looking to possibly relocate in about a year to the Triangle area. We will be coming for an initial "look see" over Memorial Day weekend and would love to have some subdivisions to drive through.

Our price range is up to about 400k.

Ideally we would like to have a house with 4 bedrooms that is in a neighborhood with trees (either not clear cut or older)...especially a house that BACKS to a decent tree hold , but has plenty of young kids. We would like a neighborhood with a community pool that has access to parks and greenways and water. We would like about 3000 sq feet, and cant comfortably do less than about 2400.

The one that comes to mind is Oxford Hunt. Does anyone have an idea whether this is a "kid friendly" neighborhood? (We have a 4month old, 2 1/2 year, and 10 year old).
Are there ones similar or "better"?

Also, can anyone provide me information on how the lottery system works for the magnet schools...when does that process start and how does it work for people moving into the area?

We are also looking at Wake Forest and Bedford Falls....

thoughts, comments, etc.

Thanks!

Anne




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Old 04-14-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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Where will you be working, what kind of commute times are you looking for? I think you'll find there are a ton of neighborhoods all over the Triangle that fit those requirements.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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I work from home, but my husband will likely be working in RTP.

So, we are looking for 30 min (or less) commute time to RTP.

Thanks!
Anne
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Oxxford Hunt is excellent! The homes are about ~20 years old now. Lots of kids, active scout troops, swim teams, tennis courts, playground. Lots of homes are walking distance to Bond Park & Lake.

It would likely fit your budget. However, there aren't tons of houses in Oxxford Hunt with >3,000 square feet. Most of the ones that big are on the lake side or otherwise built into a hill and have basement square footage. Ours is 2,600 and is in the sub-subdivision with the largest footprints.

One tip - always search both Oxxford Hunt (the actual name) and Oxford Hunt in the realtor search engines under subdivision. Lots of realtors list the subdivision name incorrectly. There are always ~ five homes for sale.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Oxxford Hunt is nice, and I would also check out Cameron Park and Scotts Mill in Apex. There is a kids' play center in Scotts Mill and a nice coffee shop that has a play area. Both have community pools and plenty of families around.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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I would check out Wellesley and Berkely (not sure I spelled either of those correctly). They are off of High House across the street from each other. They are "older" (at least 10 years old) neighborhoods with bigger lots and trees. One has a pool and the other does not, but again, I can't remember which has which. So I guess I'm not really helping that much, am I?
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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There are many neighborhoods that are kid friendly with a community pool. Finding a place that backs up to trees might be a bit more difficult.

I agree with some of the other neighborhoods, there is also Cary Park, Highcroft, Amberly and Kitts Creek. All of these are close to RTP. Hope that helps.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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I would check out Wellesley and Berkely (not sure I spelled either of those correctly). They are off of High House across the street from each other. They are "older" (at least 10 years old) neighborhoods with bigger lots and trees. One has a pool and the other does not, but again, I can't remember which has which. So I guess I'm not really helping that much, am I?
Wellsley has the pool. Berkely does not.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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^^Most of those (Cary Park, et al ) don't really meet the requirements of no clear cutting or older neighborhoods that have trees established.
Wellesley, Oxxford Hunt, etc. are all older and would fit nicely.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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If you're looking at new home communities you can find a lot of info on this forum about Brightleaf at the Park which is an Audubon neighborhood. 30% of the entire neighborhood will stay as open/natural areas, there are nature trails, and a lot of other amenities available. It's only about 5 minutes from RTP. There are a ton of neighborhoods that fit that profile however, all over the Triangle.
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