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Old 01-31-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Sometimes you can watch the town meetings on tv & see a developer get up & brag about open space, & then a board member will point out that most of waht is being bragged about as some sort of
"gift" is required to be open- for instance, creek buffers & sewer easements!
But, then the board just goes along & votes yes on the project after the faint criticism, instead of demanding lower densidty or a big piece of land for a public park or school or something. Ah, politics!
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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I've been to a home in Bedford. The house was pretty but it was small and had NO yard (or as they call it... "courtyard"). It was for sale for $365K. For this price you can get a house twice the size and WITH a nice yard somewhere else in Holly Springs, Apex, etc.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:29 AM
 
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I investigated Bedford. It looks like a movie set. It also looks like the stepford wives movie. It's way too planned for my tastes. It touts being the best "planned" community. Although it looks nostalgic, I don't care for that. Cookie cutter houses make my skin crawl.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:41 AM
 
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I appreciate all the pictures but the crammed in feeling being so close to neighbors is too much. And I live in Jersey but we have land. Again thank you.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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We've been in Bedford for two weeks today, and we love it. I enjoy being close to my neighbors, who have turned out to be some od the friendliest people I've ever known. There is so much common space and so many people around...I love it!
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's cute, I like it but....shouldn't it read "Stepford?" ;D Just kiddn
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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Thumbs up Retail coming to Bedford in Spring 2008

I was driving through Bedford the other day and noticed some signs up in a small vacant field close to the area where the clock tower is and where the old farmer's market was located. It looks like there are plans to develop the vacant field into some sort of retail development. The Sign advertised a fitness gym (Anytime Fitness) and a Pizza place (Cinelli's Pizza). There is also a sign for a daycare center (The Growing Years).

I really hope they get some place like a coffee shop or similar as I can easily walk to this location even though I do not live in Bedford. I am looking forward to the convenience!

Map showing location of future retail site in Bedford with the clock tower marked as a land mark.



Vacant Lot in Bedford that is slated for retail development in Spring 2008





Signs advertising some of the businesses planned



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Old 01-06-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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Another vote for a coffee shop, from one who lives in Bedford. A convenience store would be good too.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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How much do theese homes run?
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'm actually amazed at the number of 'cookie cutter' homes that exist out here. But what I don't care for is the lack of quality and design aesthetics. A great deal of development in and around RDU appears cheap, commercial grade and do not seem like they will stand the test of time well. That's how I see it and have experienced it elsewhere, of course.

But developers put up a lot of crap in other states too, so it's not exclusive to NC. I just think there's more of it here than, say, where I grew up. Maybe it's because profit margins weren't as great here as they were in CA. I just think aesthetics should come into play more when considering a development, along with all the other elements that come with developing an area (i.e. community shared areas, utility accessibility, building codes, parking, etc.).

But staying on topic when it comes to Bedford, I like Bedford a lot. Not all the building designs I care for, but I am impressed that there exists an attempt to create vintage design in a state that has far more history than say, California (I hadn't seen a lot of vintage design in CA, but a lot of Mediterranean/Italian style, though).

I particularly like what Preservation Homes is doing and the quality of craftsmanship they put into their homes. Like all developers, their product is certainly built to create profit, but I enoyed most of their floorplans and styles. I'd love to see more of their work and quality copied rather than see more developments built with vinyl side walls that sometimes do not even have a window on a large side of a two/three story home.

As for the close quarters, I'm sort of used to that myself. I enjoy living close to my neighbors and creating a bond. One just hopes that the neighbor buying or moving in next door is kind and respectful. Unfortunately, we cannot choose our neighbors, so living so close in proximity with a neighbor that makes a positive impact can be a crapshoot.

Unfortunately, most of the prices there are such now that we cannot afford them at this time what with all the pressing economic issues at hand right now.
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