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Old 04-25-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Moving From New York Into The North Forest Apartment Complex On Stadium Drive. Anyone Familiar With It. We Are Renting The Evergreen Model. Any Opinions On The Area / Schools We Ny's Should Consider. Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Moving From New York Into The North Forest Apartment Complex On Stadium Drive. Anyone Familiar With It. We Are Renting The Evergreen Model. Any Opinions On The Area / Schools We Ny's Should Consider. Thanks!
When we were in the middle of moving I looked into them. They were okay several years ago. I never saw most of the folks who lived there...most seemed to be gone (at work) during the day and we ended up finding a house to buy so I never went back. I drive by them once a week or so....the neighbhorhood seems fine. Remember though, that is just a surface impression....you'll want to continue to do your research.

The schools...either WF Elementary or Jones Dairy...both are good schools. Jones Dairy is on a year around schedule. Middle is WF-Rolesville....my daughter has many friends that go here and they and their parents are happy. The high school is just down the road on Stadium....and again, it's a bit crowded (Heritage High opens in a few years, this should help) but again, the parents and students I know like it.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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Thank you for your input. It is greatly appreciated! I look forward to hearing more about the area....For what I am told and from what I am reading, I see that Wake Forest has a very small town feel - which is what I am looking for at this point in my life. Basically and most important, a better quality of life for my family. Any info received is again GREATLY APPRECIATED!

MammaD
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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We rented across the street- Much bigger apts, more of a neighborly feel
Jones Dairy- Heritage middle are the schools
The development does not have a name, only 12 units, they do have some open- contact Debbie F from this board, she found the place for us
It worked for us b/c the place was so big we did not need to rent a storage unit.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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Nyer...thank you so much for your response. Actually we already rented in North Forest but I do thank you for your input on the place across the street. I'm sure it must be nice - you are moving from NY or are you already there? How do you like it? Look forward to hearing from you! Ciao...MammaD
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Hi Mamma D- we are in WF... we were at the townhouse while our home was being built. You are in a good location- you can walk into town, and also just walk down by the bridge on nice days.
As you may have noticed, the bus ride to Jones Dairy is very long in the afternoon- almost an hour, they do a reverse route so the morning is fine.
I bet you will be glad for the pool in a week or so! that is one thing we missed in our townhouse.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Hi NYer; no no you misunderstood, we rented there already, signed a lease but don't get there until July 1st. So I can walk to town. Is food shopping nearby? Anything else you can tell me? I love hearing about things.

Thanks Again, Mamma D
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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Hi NYer; no no you misunderstood, we rented there already, signed a lease but don't get there until July 1st. So I can walk to town. Is food shopping nearby? Anything else you can tell me? I love hearing about things.

Thanks Again, Mamma D
It's a mile or so...but yes, you can walk (on sidewalks) to the small downtown area with resturants, coffee shops, CVS and so forth.

No, there are not grocery stores that are walkable really....but go up Stadium to Capital and turn left....there is a nice Lowe's Foods right there, go a half mile further there is Food Lion (I don't recomend them) and just a bit beyond that a Super Target. All that is about 5 minutues away.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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Desdemona; so happy to hear that I can walk to restaurants and the drug store and such. Here in NY it's impossible on LI you need a car for everything which makes it close to impossible to get any kind of excersise other than walking to and from the car in the parking lot. So I am just tickled Pink. How about movie theaters, bowling - any of that kind of stuff in walking distance, Diners things like that....So excited, the time is just dragging by here in NY I CANNOT WAIT TO GET OUT OF CONCRETE CITY!. These messages are great, Love reading about Wake Forest.

Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Desdemona; so happy to hear that I can walk to restaurants and the drug store and such. Here in NY it's impossible on LI you need a car for everything which makes it close to impossible to get any kind of excersise other than walking to and from the car in the parking lot. So I am just tickled Pink. How about movie theaters, bowling - any of that kind of stuff in walking distance, Diners things like that....So excited, the time is just dragging by here in NY I CANNOT WAIT TO GET OUT OF CONCRETE CITY!. These messages are great, Love reading about Wake Forest.

Thanks!
Well, Mamma, it will be an uphill walk to town!!!
Just had to tell you the ugly truth! As Des said, Lowe's is literally around the corner- there is a decent dollar stoer, a Quiznos & Wendy' s there too. 5 minutes south on Capital is Wakefield shopping- Krogers, plus the multiplex, Spinners (it's like a diner), an Italian deli, WJ's which is a small old fashioned toy store, and more.

In the town of Wake Forest there is the Well, which a local coffee shop, a hardware store, restaurants, etc. We like to walk on teh seminary grounds, and north of town in the historic district.
East of town, by Heritage, is a strip mall with a great Italian deli & Irish pub. The drycleaner there is great, too.
Further down Rogers road is Harris Teeter, a more upscale grocery.
Any other ???'s?
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