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Old 12-22-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hello,
My family and I will be relocating to North Carolina, by the end of summer from San Antonio, TX. We plan to visit the Raleigh area in the spring to study the neighborhoods, but any direction to narrow the choices are greatly appreciated.

About myself:. I'm an artist instructor and my husband is a mechanic. I have a child who will be entering middle school after coming out of a montessori elementary. We have 3 dogs.

Preferences: I prefer renting in an older neighborhood or somewhat industrial area. A warehouse to work and possibly live in would be ideal. If not, nothing like living in an old fixer up, not remuddled, house with garage. We both have experience renovating older homes without destroying their architectural integrity.

Been researching online, but I want to hear YOUR opinion. Thank you in advance!
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:00 AM
 
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Price range and rough square footage desired? Architectural style?

Restoration and additional sq. footage is doing well around downtown Raleigh in certain areas. Consider:

1. Fringe areas outside of Historic Oakwood: Cooke St., Oakdale (around Oakwood dog park), College Park (west of Hill St.)
2. Hargett St. b/w East & Tarboro
3. Battery Heights (around Roberts Park)

The houses that will cost you more up front:

Boylan Heights - where the mayor lives right near DT
Mordecai - just north of DT, limited selection
Oakwood - if you can afford to, do it!
Five Points, Georgetown & the NW area inside the beltline
Longview Gardens (my personal favorite) - the most for your money downtown when you find the occasional 2000 sq ft. mid-century fixer on an acre for under $200k for sale
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You are awesome! A collection of zip codes are being scribbled on my notebook because of your suggestions. I started looking up those areas on google street view and was intrigued with the Oakwood neighborhood. I'm sure I'll be hearing from realtors soon.

We can pay rent for up to $950, but would prefer to be below that. I do not require more than 800 sqft for the living space, but as far as my ceramic studio and his handy man inclinations, we'd need at least another 500-700 sqft of enclosed space. So, I'm looking for a small 2 bdrm house with a two car enclosed garage. In San Antonio, there are plenty of 1920's of watered down Arts and Crafts bungalows. I love them! Also, the 1880's "ranch" Victorians out here with the transom windows. Too cool! They do not have to be the fancy and high end of their period, but wood floors and fenced yards get my attention.

Now if the house search does not yield what we're looking for then a warehouse might fit the bill. We would look for a 1500-2000 sqft, enclosed space. We've considered purchasing a trailer for our living quarters inside a warehouse while we install sleeping quarters and restroom/shower. Any era of warehouse would do (1800's brick to 30's Art Deco buildings to modern ones). Other than being secure, and hopefully able have a small room we can heat up, I'd like for the warehouse to have as much natural lighting as possible.

To be continued...
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Is there any warehouse space in Raleigh suitable for living? (Maybe in Durham.)

Does anyone know?
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