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Old 08-11-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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Someone told me a while back, when looking on realtor.com, look for Raleigh homes with zips 27614, 27615, and 27616.

Are those the best Raleigh areas to live? Curious.

Again, family with 2 kids.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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There is a website called zip skinny that gives you alot of information about different zip codes in the area.

Vicki
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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Excellent, thank you
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Someone told me a while back, when looking on realtor.com, look for Raleigh homes with zips 27614, 27615, and 27616.

Are those the best Raleigh areas to live? Curious.

Again, family with 2 kids.
You really, really can't go by zip codes in this area. They don't define anything but mail service in this area.

Don't waste your time.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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Ok, cool, thank you.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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I don't know I live in 27615 and love it. North Raleigh is great- close to everything but still the suburb appeal. A bit pricey but houses aer appreciating quickly. The only thing is "North Raleigh" also extends past Capital and there's some areas there that I wouldn't consider...I like the Six Forks area =) It really depends, I found that Raleigh can be hit or miss, there can be a house in what seems like it should be a really nice neighborhood and there will be one street that's really gone downhill...You really have to walk the neighborhood and see
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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There is a website called zip skinny that gives you alot of information about different zip codes in the area.

Vicki
This is a good reference, however, be advised that the information from this site if from the 2000 census, so median income, demographics, etc could have changed slightly.

Also my zip code (27617) is not represented here because it did not exist in 2000. We used to be 27613, but now we are 27617 which encompasses brier creek, Harrington grove, and parts of NW Raleigh west of leesville rd. and east of hwy 70.

If 27617 were available from zip skinny I'd imagine it would look very similar to 27613 and maybe even a slightly higher median family income. Out of the Raleigh zip codes (outside of parts of downtown) the most attractive stats come from 27613, 27614, 27615 and 27617 zips.

If I wanted to stay in Raleigh (outside of the downtown area) then I would look at zips: 27613, 27614, 27615, & 27617. I can say this because I'm not a realtor and I'm just giving you my honest opinion.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Yep, be careful with zips as they are assigned by the post office and not the City/County. We have a Raleigh address (27613 zipper) but live and pay taxes in Durham County. Similar areas exist in Chapel Hill/Durham and elsewhere.

Frank
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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You really, really can't go by zip codes in this area. They don't define anything but mail service in this area.

Don't waste your time.
Wow, that's two reallys. But I disagree. Zip code boundaries suggest whether or not an area is a desirable place to live no better or worse than any other type of geography. And because municipalities in NC are so enormous (in terms of area), zip codes are convenient because they define a smaller level of geography.

For someone looking for a suburban setting, my picks for the top zip codes in Raleigh are 27613, 27612, 27607 and 27606 which are all situated west of downtown, not north.

I can say this because I'm not a Realtor and I'm just giving you my honest opinion.

This is my favorite zip code map on the web. For Raleigh, use key zip 27601.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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27612, 27613, 27615, 27616 are all prime areas in Raleigh if you're looking for something suburban outside the beltline, except for areas around Capital blvd.

Using these zips might not be perfect as others have noted in terms of the boundaries of the nicest areas, but it works pretty good as a 'first cut' in your search.
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