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Old 04-13-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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is wake forest to far "out there".
I would probably be working at low paying job- home depot,lowes,target,etc.
My wife may have to travel to downtown(in the hotel business)
IVE HEARD of sudivsions like marshall landings,woods crossing,austin creek,bennet park,heritage,traylee,etc...
Does anyone have any favs?price range is 200,000 to 280,000.
What about the schools,?
Im in miami, and our search as strictly dealt with noth raleigh-as far as bedford.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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is wake forest to far "out there".
I would probably be working at low paying job- home depot,lowes,target,etc.
My wife may have to travel to downtown(in the hotel business)
IVE HEARD of sudivsions like marshall landings,woods crossing,austin creek,bennet park,heritage,traylee,etc...
Does anyone have any favs?price range is 200,000 to 280,000.
What about the schools,?
Im in miami, and our search as strictly dealt with noth raleigh-as far as bedford.
No, Wake Forest is not 'out there'. We have all the stores you mentioned. It's not too bad a commute to downtown.

I like Heritage, but the others are nice....for a small area near downtown there is also Deacon's Ridge in your price range. Don't neglect to look in the town of Wake Forest proper.....some great homes aren't always in subdivisons.

Schools are Wake County and perform well.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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There is a brand new luxury hotel in Cary, The Umstead, that recently opened (funded by Jim Goodnight-SAS owner) that might interest your wife.

A brand new Marriott is also opening in Raleigh 2008 in conjunction with the new Convention Center. The Lafayette is another boutique type hotel schedule to open in 2009 in Downtown Raleigh. Here's a link to the Raleigh Convention Center (http://www.raleighconvention.com/index.php/homepage/event-planning/Hotels - broken link) website
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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great info ,keep the info coming,
thanks so much
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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The only problem with Wake Forest is that although it's not very far from downtown Raleigh in terms of distance, you have to travel on Capital Blvd to get there. Capital south of I-540 is stop-and-go traffic lights. Capital north of I-540 is bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hours. Expect at least a 1/2 hour commute to downtown.

The problem is that there is no highway connecting WF to downtown, and there aren't plans for one either. There are long-term plans for converting Capital Blvd to a limited-access expressway north of I-540, but it's not funded, and probably will not happen for a very long time.

I currently live farther away, just south of Holly Springs. Yet it only takes me about 20 minutes to get downtown since it's all highway driving. In fact, I can get to some areas in North Raleigh, like North Hills Mall, quicker from Holly Springs than I can from Wake Forest.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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cant you take i-540 the whole way from wake forest
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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cant you take i-540 the whole way from wake forest
540 come in at capital blvd (which is also called US 1) about 10 miles (maybe 8) from wake forest.

To downtown (from where I live in wake forest, which is the west side) I always go six forks straight into downtown............

Leigh
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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so you go down six forks from wake forest to downtown,
how long does that take?
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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From my house (west side of town) six forks to downtown is, at max, 35 minutes.

leigh
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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The only problem with Wake Forest is that although it's not very far from downtown Raleigh in terms of distance, you have to travel on Capital Blvd to get there. Capital south of I-540 is stop-and-go traffic lights. Capital north of I-540 is bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hours. Expect at least a 1/2 hour commute to downtown.

The problem is that there is no highway connecting WF to downtown, and there aren't plans for one either. There are long-term plans for converting Capital Blvd to a limited-access expressway north of I-540, but it's not funded, and probably will not happen for a very long time.

I currently live farther away, just south of Holly Springs. Yet it only takes me about 20 minutes to get downtown since it's all highway driving. In fact, I can get to some areas in North Raleigh, like North Hills Mall, quicker from Holly Springs than I can from Wake Forest.

Now I don't quite work in downtown - I work at New Bern Ave and I-440 - but I can make it there from our house in Wake Forest in 15 minutes easy. We live on the southern end of Wake Forest off Burlington Mill Rd and I take either Ligon Mill/Forestville Rd to Hwy 401 to I-540 to the new 64 Bypass. Now this is not the most direct route but it's FAST. If I did work downtown I may take that route, anyway, as downtown is only another 5-10 minutes past my work.
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