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Old 09-03-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Considering these 2 neighborhoods. Is there a big difference in the commute time to Duke Medical Center? Commute times will be 6am and 7pm if that makes a difference. Also anyone have an opinion on why one area may be better than the other? We have a 6 month old and 2 year old which is why we are considering these types of neighborhoods. Thanks for any input!
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Bedford will be about 45 min, unless you get hung up in traffic. Not a fun commute in my book, Falls of the Neuse is a pain in the butt in the evening.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I would say the commute from west lake wouldn't be much better............if it is the same place I am thinking about (southern wake county).

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Old 09-04-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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I commute from West Lake to northern Durham - 45 mins in the morning if I leave by 6:45, upto 1:15 in the evening depending on traffic. Duke Med Center would roughly be about the same (my wife did some time in her residency at Durham VA up there).
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Bedford falls of neuse traffic won't hurt you at those times. I usually leave RTP after 6:30pm and it's fine all the way. If I leave at 5:30pm it's a nightmare. Again in the morning at 7am things are smooth, by 8am it's tanked up. Given your hours you should be fine with the commute
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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You could find plenty of very family-friendly neighborhoods MUCH closer to DUMC that would afford you more house for the money, a much shorter commute & thus much more quality time to spend with your young children.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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You could find plenty of very family-friendly neighborhoods MUCH closer to DUMC that would afford you more house for the money, a much shorter commute & thus much more quality time to spend with your young children.
Probably not what you want to hear, but I totally agree! If the schools are scaring you away, don't listen to the naysayers!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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Keep in mind that the 540 extension; that will include access from Holly Springs, has begun and will be done in a couple of years. From the Park at West Lake and all of the neighborhoods in the SE Cary, Holly Springs, Apex area, it will make a HUGE difference and probably increase property values. I commute to RTP now from that area and it really isn't that bad and there are a number of different ways to go. It is about 19 miles from my house to my office in RTP...take me 30 min on average in the morning.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Keep in mind that the 540 extension; that will include access from Holly Springs, has begun and will be done in a couple of years.
This will be a toll road, right? Has anyone heard how much the toll will be?
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: The Charming Town of Fuquay-Varina
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Considering these 2 neighborhoods. Is there a big difference in the commute time to Duke Medical Center? Commute times will be 6am and 7pm if that makes a difference. Also anyone have an opinion on why one area may be better than the other? We have a 6 month old and 2 year old which is why we are considering these types of neighborhoods. Thanks for any input!
We live a few miles away from The Park at West Lake. We can get to Duke in 45 minutes, so it would be a little less from TPAWL. The drive on the southern end is easy as can be and along beautiful country roads. As far as living in this section of the Triangle, it is the most beautiful area in the entire Triangle by far. There are so many families living here, as it is such a quiet and pleasant environment, yet so close to everything in every direction.

You can't go wrong living in this area of the Triangle.
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