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Old 03-07-2007, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Boylan Heights is just about paradise. Beautiful architecture, landscape and gardens; interesting, friendly, intelligent people; close to downtown, Pullen Park and N.C. State, lots of neighborhood activities. Old and young, rich and poor, families, couples & singles. If I had to leave my own neighborhood, this is where I would move.
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I bet homes in this neighborhood are pricey eh..
Typically Boylan Heights homes are topped off in the 400's.
Fixer bungalows start in the upper 100's.

Now, if you get a shot at one of the real treasures...
who knows. They don't hit the market often.

Just wait until the azaleas and dogwoods bloom!!!!
NRG will have to do another photo shoot.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Default thanks!

just wanted to say thanks for the pix! what a great neighborhood!
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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im thinking of moving to NC and these post are a load of help, but i have one question about yours... whats with the landscape of these homes? im from miami and the grass over here couldnt be greener but is there something about the NC weather that kills the landscape? thank you!
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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im thinking of moving to NC and these post are a load of help, but i have one question about yours... whats with the landscape of these homes? im from miami and the grass over here couldnt be greener but is there something about the NC weather that kills the landscape? thank you!
It's called "winter" . Unlike in Miami, the seasons change up here, and the landscape changes with them. Having lived in all green all my life, I've truly enjoyed the change of seasons up here in NC . Autumn is absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait until spring is in full bloom - you just don't get some of the lovely flowers down in FL that you get farther north.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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Default looking for a 2 br rental

I was driving around Boylan Heights today and it was wonderful. I am a physics grad and looking for a new 1 or 2 br. place somewhere between campus and Glenwood. Hunting on Craigslist. Any other suggestions?
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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im thinking of moving to NC and these post are a load of help, but i have one question about yours... whats with the landscape of these homes? im from miami and the grass over here couldnt be greener but is there something about the NC weather that kills the landscape? thank you!
Those pictures were taking in early March.....we have seasons in NC. They aren't drastic like in more Northern states...but we do have them.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Raleigh's Mayor, Charles Meeker lives in the large yellow house featured in the first couple of photos.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Default grass in NC

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im thinking of moving to NC and these post are a load of help, but i have one question about yours... whats with the landscape of these homes? im from miami and the grass over here couldnt be greener but is there something about the NC weather that kills the landscape? thank you!
NC is slightly too far south for fescue to do very well and slightly too far north for summer grasses like Bermuda. Grass here takes a ton of work. When I lived in Ohio, it just sprung up and stayed green and you occasionally had to pull dandelions. Here, it's a constant battle with re-seeding, aerating, lime application, weed and feed, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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NC is slightly too far south for fescue to do very well and slightly too far north for summer grasses like Bermuda. Grass here takes a ton of work. When I lived in Ohio, it just sprung up and stayed green and you occasionally had to pull dandelions. Here, it's a constant battle with re-seeding, aerating, lime application, weed and feed, etc. etc. etc.
Shade is a "killer" here too As one may notice in many of these photos, these older neighborhoods often have quite a bit of mature tree cover, and lots of ornamental and understory trees like Dogwood, Crepe Myrtle, etc as well. This creates a lot of shaded area that can be a real challenge with regard to typical turf.

I have a few areas my landscape architect called "deadly shade" and indicated were really impossible to grow any grass upon. He recommended a bed of shade tolerant shrubs or some sort of liriope, monkey grass, or other ornamental "grass" that likes shade.

Al
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