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Old 04-22-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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I think we've narrowed it down to these two neighborhoods. I've done all the research I can, and I would really appreciate any input from someone who lives there and knows the real deal.

Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Cary, North Carolina
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It depends on what you are really looking for:

Wakefield Plantation
is a FHale Irwin Country Club community (golf, tennis) with homes reaching into the millions.

Bedford at Falls River is also a great community with amenities. There are also several sections in Bedford, ranging from Townhomes to Executive Homes. The lots sizes are a bit smaller and the neighborhood has that small town feel. The homes have the Charleston style architecture which is very appealing to a lot of families.

What's your style?
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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I think we've narrowed it down to these two neighborhoods. I've done all the research I can, and I would really appreciate any input from someone who lives there and knows the real deal.

Thanks!
Don't know if you already read this thread, but here is a link to a discussion about Bedford:

//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...terior+Bedford
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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Thank you so much for that!!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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We are now down to two homes: one in Bedford and one in Wakefield. I'm still torn, so I thought I'd bump this.

We have two children, ages 12 and 10. Anyone know which neighborhood (if either) has more children or is more child-friendly? Any other differences that are worth noting?

These two houses are very close in price, size, and lot size, so the neighborhood atmosphere itself is really the only variable.

Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: North Raleigh
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I just bought in Falls River. My Realtor talked to a neighbor recently and said there's 21 kids in our cul-de-sac alone. Nearly every house in the development has playgrounds, swings, and basketball hoops. It seems to be chock full of kids. I'd assume Bedford would be the same since they're virtually connected.

There's a few other peeps here that live in Bedford that should be able to confirm or deny that.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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We are now down to two homes: one in Bedford and one in Wakefield. I'm still torn, so I thought I'd bump this.

We have two children, ages 12 and 10. Anyone know which neighborhood (if either) has more children or is more child-friendly? Any other differences that are worth noting?

These two houses are very close in price, size, and lot size, so the neighborhood atmosphere itself is really the only variable.

Thanks!

Based on what I have seen, I think that bedford has more playgrounds, etc within the community. Wakefield has the Y, but doesn't necessarily have the play areas, etc. My friends who live in wakefield always go visit their friends in bedford so that they can use the playground!!!!!

Wakefield has the powerline issue, which bugs some people. It really is a toss up, I think some of it will depend on your commute issues (if there are any)

Leigh
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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Thank you! This is exactly the kind of local input I was hoping for.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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We looked at those two and liked bedford a bit better only because it felst more like one community. Wakefield has many small sections that seem to be disconnected or cut off from one another. I guess they are grouped by price range but they didnt f l o w together like Bedford (or Heritage where we ended up). My brother lives in townhomes in Wakefield and loves the area though. But when he has kids and buys a SF home he likely will go to bedford/heritage.

Good luck!!! Let us know what the outcome is.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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We bought in Bedford! I think we've made the right decision. I'll let you know after June 14th!!
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