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Old 03-27-2007, 10:27 PM
 
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Hello,
My husband and I are moving to Apex in June from Charlotte, NC. We're wondering what neighborhoods have a lot of families in their young 30's with young kids. We have a 8 month old son and are planning more children very soon. We want a place where the neighbors are friendly and our children will have a lot of playmates. Our price range is in the $400's. Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:24 AM
 
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I have heard Apex is good. I don't know anything about it though
I do know that we went for a drive in Bedford subdivision in North Raleigh on Sat and Sun and the place was ALIVE! There were so many people out running/walking/biking. There were children and babies everywhere. They have 4 separate parks and playgrounds plus a huge pool with smaller pools for the kids. I would check this area out if you get a chance. There are beautiful, unique homes here that are in your price range. Great location too!
www.bedfordtradition.com
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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ktroskey,
You won't go wrong in Apex.
Great schools too, for when that is important.
Apex has tripled in size in the last 10 years, and that is due to Relo's.
Your desired price point opens up plenty of options, with neighborhood pools and play areas.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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A wonderful neighborhood in Apex is Abbington. I have been out there alot lately, and just put another offer in on a home there last night for a client. Beautiful homes, trees, landscaping, space between the homes.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I think Abbington is pretty much the only Apex subdivision in that price range (unless maybe you go out towards Holly Springs). It's very nice - I drive by it just about every day. There are a couple of new developments being built that are in the $500's, but I'd say most of Apex is in the $200-$325K range. I think more people move to Apex because it's affordable and in a good location. For more choices in the $400's you'd probably want to look in Cary or North Raleigh.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The Op didn't say new construction or resale. There are many options for 'newer' construction.
Between $400,000 and $500,000, one can see homes for sale, "Active" on the MLS in Abbington, Haddon Hall, L'Hermitage, Scott's Mill, Merion, The Park at West Lake, Sutton Place.

If the OP would consider a Cary Neighborhood very near Apex, Whitebridge, Upchurch Farms, Tatton Place, and Stonecrest have current "Active" listings.

I wouldn't call any of these a 'bad' neighborhood. Several have community pools and play facilities.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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The newest hot neighborhood in Apex will be Trackside in downtown Apex. It's going in on the piece of land between Laura Duncan Rd and Salem St. It is going to be similar to Meadowmont in Chapel Hill with residential and commercial, restaurants and shopping, etc. Dense housing but a large park and rec facilities. The only problem is that homes (built by custom builders) won't start until the beginning of 2008.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I forgot that Haddon Hall has more expensive houses - I think that's a pretty family oriented neighborhood. Scotts Mill is pretty, but you don't get much house for your money. I'd much rather live in Abbington (assuming I wanted a 3000sf house). L'Hermitage is interesting (and pricey) - I don't think anyone actually lives there yet. I don't picture it bustling with families any time soon. It's fairly small as well.

I've lived in Apex for the past year and really like it. It definitely has family oriented neighborhoods - but the ones I see the most discussion about are generally in the under $300K range. Heck, my neighborhood has tons of kids and two pools - but the average price here is maybe $210K.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Oh and I forgot to mention - Apex has been in the news lately for two things - the chemical fire - and now.. sheep!

http://www.newsobserver.com/141/story/558301.html
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Here's some useful links for Apex -

Interactive development map
http://www.apexnc.org/docs/plan/dev_map.pdf (broken link)

Town message board
http://www.apexnc.com/forum/

The map is fun to look at.
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