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Old 03-02-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Hi all,

I will be moving to Raleigh area soon and have two quesions. Any info will be much appreciated!

Can anyone tell me what the Medford neighborhood close to the Umstead park in Cary is like? Any neighborhood cafes or restaurants there? what are the demographics like?

The second question is: does anyone know how much money I would have to invest to turn a deck into a screened porch? just roughly, maybe someone has done that before.

thank you!
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hi all,

I will be moving to Raleigh area soon and have two quesions. Any info will be much appreciated!

Can anyone tell me what the Medford neighborhood close to the Umstead park in Cary is like? Any neighborhood cafes or restaurants there? what are the demographics like?

The second question is: does anyone know how much money I would have to invest to turn a deck into a screened porch? just roughly, maybe someone has done that before.

thank you!
Maybe you mean Medfield Estates?
Look at the Wake County Map:
http://imaps.co.wake.nc.us/imaps/mai...pin=0774364590

The property outlined in red is owned by SAS Institute, as part of hundreds of acres of holdings there.

The mapped subdivision below that red outline is Medfield Estates.
Large heavily wooded lots from .5 to 1 acre, to accommodate septic systems. Built in the 1960's and 1970's, with a smattering of newer homes.
Community pool is optional to join, I think.
No HOA or dues.
No neighborhood restaurants or cafes. It is wooded suburbia, with nature the walkable attraction.

I think it is a superb location, with easy access to Cary, Raleigh, I-40, and Umstead Park.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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thank you very much, Medfield estate is exactly the area I meant..
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That's a great area - we would live there if we could find and afford a house there!!! There is also a neighborhood pool you can join!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Currently living in Medfield and LOVE it! Neighbors are always out walking or working in their yards. Lots of trees. Everyone that visits always comments, "I had no idea this was here!"

Able to ride my bike to Umstead or head the other direction on the greenway toward the NC Art Museum and Raleigh.

No restaurants that are walkable, but you can be at the Harrison Ave. exit off I-40 within a few minutes by car. Lot's of options there.

Sorry, can't help with the screened porch. Good Luck!
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hi all,

I will be moving to Raleigh area soon and have two quesions. Any info will be much appreciated!

Can anyone tell me what the Medford neighborhood close to the Umstead park in Cary is like? Any neighborhood cafes or restaurants there? what are the demographics like?

The second question is: does anyone know how much money I would have to invest to turn a deck into a screened porch? just roughly, maybe someone has done that before.

thank you!
I got a nice screened porch done , cost $12K
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Cary
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If the deck has code compliant footings and supporting posts, you can build directly on what you have. Otherwise, the inspectors will want to determine that what is in place is adequate or a modification will be required. (Since a couple of failures in the region, this consideration now gets much more attention.)

A simple roof with an easy attachment and a basic interior would probably cost $15K to $20K depending upon the foundation, the height of the deck above the ground, and condition of the existing deck.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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Unless the deck was torn down and rebuilt recently, a house in Medfield would not have an adequate deck for simple conversion to a screened porch. Nice neighborhood though!
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