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Old 01-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Location: North Carolina
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I'm originally from Massachusetts and we have been renting in Apex for over a year now and adore it. All three towns you asked about are great places to live. The only issue I can think of off the top of my head with Holly Springs is lack of real easy access to highways yet that's going to be a non issue soon with 540, and even without that it's really not far at all to other highways.

Two pieces of advice I can offer you:
1. If you have not yet been down here, I highly suggest you take a road trip for a couple days and drive around the area to get a good feel for it. My husband and I did this twice before moving down and it was a big help in getting a feel for the areas.
2. If you cant do this, or are still not sold on a certain area, rent for a year. It gives you a lot of time to really get to know the area, find out which places you love or don't and you're not stuck with a mortgage on a house in an area you may decide you don't like as much as another. We rented near Beaver Creek, a place we hadnt given too much thought of previously, but after living here and traveling around a lot, I've found it fits everything we are looking for. So we know exactly where we want to live when we finally purchase.

Best of luck to you on your new move!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:43 PM
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My husband and I moved here after our children were grown. We live in McArthur Park in Cary, which has all kinds of families, some with kids, some without. We have been very happy. Home prices range from high $200,000 to $400,000. There aren't usually many for sale and they go fast. Also, I have a lot of friends who live in Apex and like it--it has that wonderful main street, yet Beaver Commons is also right there.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:05 AM
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I grew up in MA and have lived in NC for 11 years. You may want to check out Hilliard Forest in Cary. It's about 15 min drive to St. Mary's and the traditional schools are great. The location is great b/c you can get to Chapel Hill in 20 minutes, Southpoint Mall in 12 min, Apex in 5 min. You can definitely get a large house for your price range with Ryan Homes. The lots are larger than most new Cary subdivisions and there are lots of children in the neighborhood. Please DM if you would like more info.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:54 PM
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Thank you Juanvald. I appreciate your comments, and we will be sure to look into this area!
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