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Old 02-23-2007, 05:21 AM
 
Location: morrisville
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i have seen a lot of houses for rent in these two subdivisions. which one is nicer, and which is closer to the RTP? which has the better school system? any opinions on either place is greatly welcomed! thanks.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Brier Creek is very close to RTP. Lots of ammenities and new. Built 2002-present. And it is in Wake County schools which as a rule are better than Durham county schools. Don't know much about Hope Valley Farms, it is in Durham somewhere I heard somewhere it is the wealthiest zipcode in the Triangle.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hope Valley Farms is just on the "other side" of RTP. It is a popular and upscale neighborhood in Durham with many folks commuting to RTP. It is also close to Southpoint and other shopping in the area, but is in an older area of Durham with (in the Hope Valley Country Club area) many beautiful, older homes.

Personally, I don't like the Brier Creek area because it feels too recently-developed, with a Walmart/Target/BJ's complex right on top of the whole area. But, that's subjective and up to individuals' preferences.

That area of Durham generally has excellent schools. As a search of the topic of Durham schools on this board will show, Durham is a much more racially and socio-economically diverse community than Raleigh or Cary, so "total" scores look worse but, broken out by class/race, students generally do about the same in Durham schools as their peers in Wake.

The two areas are pretty comparable and I'd encourage you to look at both. Good luck!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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my problem with Brier Creek was more to do with proximity to RDU - especially with the C Terminal redevelopment and that runway being almost inside Brier Creek itself
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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My problem with the entire BrierCreek area is the traffic... it seems horrendous no matter what time of day I've been out there... weekday..weekend.. doesn't seem to matter.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:56 AM
 
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Does Brier Creek get any noise from the airport? I notice that the flight path is parallel to Brier Creek and not overhead. However, it is pretty close.

Is the commute to the southern part of RTP from Brier Creek made longer by traffic congestion? Looking at a map, it seems like it's right there and wouldn't be a big deal.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:13 AM
 
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I have a colleague who lives in the Country Club section of Brier Creek and he said there is no airport noise. On the other hand, I live iabout 15-20 mintues from the airport, but am in the flight path and get airport noise.
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