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Old 07-07-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Retiring in a 2 years and am looking to relocate to NC. Going down to Raleigh area in Aug to look for a place while the market is in a slump. Need advice on what towns to look at around Raleigh. Not really looking to live in a city environment but something more suburban with decent schools or good private Christian schools near by as I have an 11 and 12 year old. Have heard towns like Carey mentioned a lot. Also if anyone knows of a good real estate agent who could show me some places when I go down it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Retiring in a 2 years and am looking to relocate to NC. Going down to Raleigh area in Aug to look for a place while the market is in a slump. Need advice on what towns to look at around Raleigh. Not really looking to live in a city environment but something more suburban with decent schools or good private Christian schools near by as I have an 11 and 12 year old. Have heard towns like Carey mentioned a lot. Also if anyone knows of a good real estate agent who could show me some places when I go down it would be greatly appreciated.
Cary certainly has that suburban orientation, good Wake County Schools, and a selection of private schools.

Even if you get into Raleigh, you will note that it is really a small city, and not as urban an environment as you may be accustomed to.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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You can certainly live in Raleigh and not have the city feel you talk about. Being a little familair with Nassau (born there), even the small towns are pretty dense and towns run together with literally no land inbetween borders. You can find many areas within the city limits of Raleigh that you would consider suburban or even exurban.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I have heard good things about wake forest.

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Retiring in a 2 years and am looking to relocate to NC. Going down to Raleigh area in Aug to look for a place while the market is in a slump. Need advice on what towns to look at around Raleigh. Not really looking to live in a city environment but something more suburban with decent schools or good private Christian schools near by as I have an 11 and 12 year old. Have heard towns like Carey mentioned a lot. Also if anyone knows of a good real estate agent who could show me some places when I go down it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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You may really miss the public transportation that MSBA and LIRR provide in Nassau.

Otherwise, it's a nice place.

There are some brokers in the board you may try. Look for them in threads and send them a private message.

I really like VickiR as a buyer's agent.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Wake Forest is somewhere to look while your here. Only 20 minute ride to downtown Raleigh depending on time of day you travel. Small town appeal and growing, slower now than in say 2006. There are good Christian schools in the area. Just google Wake Forest Christian schools for a list.

//www.city-data.com/city/Wake-F...-Carolina.html

Good luck with your search and as fas as rel estate help, there are many good ones that contribute to this forum everyday, any one of those would be most helpful!
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Default need advice reloc nassau to nc

I am also in the process of relocating, but not for a number of years. I recently bought a home in chatham county that i will try to rent for a couple of years before i move and worked with a great real estate agent who really took time and showed me all over the area and listened my processing. chatham county is chapel hill, but on the border of CH and Durham, and therefore the taxes are much lower. That area is country, but also suburban, and is easy access to durham, raleigh and chapel hill . With regards to Christian schools, I have heards very favorable things about Trinity School in Durham from some parents and teachers who attend the church I attend down there.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Lowest Taxed/Highest Q.O.L. CARY, NC
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Retiring in a 2 years and am looking to relocate to NC. Going down to Raleigh area in Aug to look for a place while the market is in a slump. Need advice on what towns to look at around Raleigh. Not really looking to live in a city environment but something more suburban with decent schools or good private Christian schools near by as I have an 11 and 12 year old. Have heard towns like Carey mentioned a lot. Also if anyone knows of a good real estate agent who could show me some places when I go down it would be greatly appreciated.
Cary
Apex
Morrisville
North Raleigh
Southwest Durham
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