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Old 07-28-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Five Points
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NRG- Dreams come true when preparation meets hard work. You seem like the type of person that sets goals and then attains them. You are right in your description. Old ITB neighborhoods are filled with happy, content people that know they could have a huge house in the burbs, but do not want one.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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NRG- Dreams come true when preparation meets hard work. You seem like the type of person that sets goals and then attains them. You are right in your description. Old ITB neighborhoods are filled with happy, content people that know they could have a huge house in the burbs, but do not want one.
Thanks uncletupelo. I appreciate your input on these older neighborhoods and your first hand knowledge on what it is like to live there.

Props to Mike J too for being spot on with his info as usual. Still can't get over the fact that you had a picture of that same house already. Are you holding out on us? I suspect you have most of the triangle photographed at this point! I need to get a new camera so I can compete!
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Most people either call it Mordecai or Oakdale, but I think it falls in between, so, depending on which your house is closer to, if yuo lived there you could claim one or the other. I had a good friend that lived on the first block of Glascock and said he lived in Mordecai, but a friend on Clifton that considers herself in Oakdale.
I live within the shaded area of the map you are talking about - great area! But I tend to agree with VANC (above) about what to call it. Technically, I believe Oakdale is actually the area between Glascock and Oakwood - According to others in the area, it was developed in the 1920s. The original Oakdale included Franklin and Holden Sts. and the southern side of Sasser St.

We've always just considered ourselves part of Mordecai (just not within the original historic bounds), and I believe many real estate listings do the same. The entire area is within the 27604 zip code, so it may help to use this when searching for real estate (although this zip code starts here and spreads very far north along Capital Blvd)
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The original Oakdale development included what is now Franklin and Holden Sts. and the south side of Sasser St., as far west as Wake Forest Rd.; this was mostly developed in the 1920s.

The little houses and duplexes on the north side of Sasser and Virginia are called Brookview. This was developed right after World War II for returning veterans. It was developed by Willie York, who soon thereafter developed Cameron Village.

The original Mordecai development only included the area to the west of Wake Forest Rd., basically Mordecai Dr., Courtland St. and the cross streets named after trees. This was mostly developed in the 20s, 30s and 40s. But the area including Frank St. and Harding St. were developed about the same time, and have long been considered part of Mordecai.

The area to the south of that, comprising the brick cottages, was a development called Meadowbrook. South of that, comprising the cottages originally sided in wood, was a development called Lafayette. These were built in the late 40s and early 50s.

All of these areas are within the Mordecai CAC. That CAC recently defined 3 neighborhoods within the CAC: "Mordecai," to the west of Wake Forest Rd., "Mordecai East," to the east of Wake Forest Rd. south to and including Glascock St., and "Oakdale," to the east of Wake Forest Rd. south of Glascock to and including Franklin St. However, some of that area is also within the Oakwood Historic District and the residents consider themselves Oakwoodites.

Belvidere Park is the development east of Brookside and Capitol, Cape Cod cottages built in the early 1950s, mostly sided in asbestos shingles. I believe many were originally sided in wooden shakes. This includes Vale, Plainview, the western half of Dennis, Myers, Baggett, Midwood, Rankin, Columbia, the northern end of Bennett, and the southern end of Watkins.

Woodcrest is the next neighborhood to the northeast, mid-century modern ranches built mostly in the late 1950s. Woodcrest includes Fenton, Robin Hood, Quail, Acorn, Woodview, Banks, Timber, northern Watkins, eastern Dennis, Cardinal, Barksdale, etc.

All these neighborhoods are enjoying a resurgence as the older folks move out and young folks move in and fix up the houses. The area contains a nice mix of singles, couples, families, and retirees. Mordecai itself has the most young children.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The original Oakdale development included what is now Franklin and Holden Sts. and the south side of Sasser St., as far west as Wake Forest Rd.; this was mostly developed in the 1920s.

The little houses and duplexes on the north side of Sasser and Virginia are called Brookview. This was developed right after World War II for returning veterans. It was developed by Willie York, who soon thereafter developed Cameron Village.

The original Mordecai development only included the area to the west of Wake Forest Rd., basically Mordecai Dr., Courtland St. and the cross streets named after trees. This was mostly developed in the 20s, 30s and 40s. But the area including Frank St. and Harding St. were developed about the same time, and have long been considered part of Mordecai.

The area to the south of that, comprising the brick cottages, was a development called Meadowbrook. South of that, comprising the cottages originally sided in wood, was a development called Lafayette. These were built in the late 40s and early 50s.

All of these areas are within the Mordecai CAC. That CAC recently defined 3 neighborhoods within the CAC: "Mordecai," to the west of Wake Forest Rd., "Mordecai East," to the east of Wake Forest Rd. south to and including Glascock St., and "Oakdale," to the east of Wake Forest Rd. south of Glascock to and including Franklin St. However, some of that area is also within the Oakwood Historic District and the residents consider themselves Oakwoodites.

Belvidere Park is the development east of Brookside and Capitol, Cape Cod cottages built in the early 1950s, mostly sided in asbestos shingles. I believe many were originally sided in wooden shakes. This includes Vale, Plainview, the western half of Dennis, Myers, Baggett, Midwood, Rankin, Columbia, the northern end of Bennett, and the southern end of Watkins.

Woodcrest is the next neighborhood to the northeast, mid-century modern ranches built mostly in the late 1950s. Woodcrest includes Fenton, Robin Hood, Quail, Acorn, Woodview, Banks, Timber, northern Watkins, eastern Dennis, Cardinal, Barksdale, etc.

All these neighborhoods are enjoying a resurgence as the older folks move out and young folks move in and fix up the houses. The area contains a nice mix of singles, couples, families, and retirees. Mordecai itself has the most young children.
Thank you, Mr. Brown!
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Here's a helpful hint for figuring out what subdivision a home is in. Go to the Wake County tax website (Real Estate Search) and type in the address. When it comes up, click "map" in the top right corner. That takes you to the imaps page. Here's one:

http://imaps.co.wake.nc.us/imaps/mai...pin=1704948155

Then on the left bar, click "layers". Then check "existing subdivisions" on the right. It will put a labeled yellow layer over all the subdivisions. Very useful.
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