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Old 06-09-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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I know (through your help) that both CV and WC condos are older, in very convenient locations (transportation and shopping). Online photos look very similar. But a two bedroom in WC seems to be selling for thousands more
than a two bedroom in CV. In preparation for my visit, can anyone explain
this significant price difference? Also, if anyone is familiar with condos at Bishops Park (Raleigh), are they similar? (I'd love to have the candid lowdown before I meet with a real estate agent. Thanks!)
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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Simply put? Chapel Hill real estate is the lucky recipient of the fabulous press that comes with being home to one of the most well-regarded public school systems in the country. Entry-level real estate in Chapel Hill is decidedly inflated mainly for that reason (getting a house in CH or Carrboro is exponentially more expensive), so that explains that.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:23 PM
 
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I know (through your help) that both CV and WC condos are older, in very convenient locations (transportation and shopping). Online photos look very similar. But a two bedroom in WC seems to be selling for thousands more
than a two bedroom in CV. In preparation for my visit, can anyone explain
this significant price difference? Also, if anyone is familiar with condos at Bishops Park (Raleigh), are they similar? (I'd love to have the candid lowdown before I meet with a real estate agent. Thanks!)
One is in Chapel Hill....it's going to be more then almost any other area around.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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Simply put? Chapel Hill real estate is the lucky recipient of the fabulous press that comes with being home to one of the most well-regarded public school systems in the country. Entry-level real estate in Chapel Hill is decidedly inflated mainly for that reason (getting a house in CH or Carrboro is exponentially more expensive), so that explains that.
Combined with the fact that Orange county in general and Chapel Hill in particular have a pretty strong control on growth, while Wake County has virtually none.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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Thanks for the "bottom line" comments! I have grown children but when they were of school age, the best school system would have been top priority. Good public schools don't just happen.....I wonder why Wake County has been less successful than Orange County? Higher property taxes can't be the whole answer!
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Thanks for the "bottom line" comments! I have grown children but when they were of school age, the best school system would have been top priority. Good public schools don't just happen.....I wonder why Wake County has been less successful than Orange County? Higher property taxes can't be the whole answer!
Toot68 touched on part of the answer:

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Combined with the fact that Orange county in general and Chapel Hill in particular have a pretty strong control on growth, while Wake County has virtually none.
And really, comparing Wake County schools to Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools is not a fair comparison on its face. For one thing, Wake County schools encompass an entire county with a wide variety of schools and varying test scores, teaching styles, curiculums, etc. Chapel Hill/Carrboro is a VERY SMALL geographic area; it needs not be said that the shadow of the University looms large over those kids before they are old enough to understand the weight of that expectation.

The tight geographic reins under which the CHC schools exist had its genesis under Jim Crow and classism (let me put it this way: Carrboro used to be where the "help" lived, close to the wealthier classes in Chapel Hill, who did not want to be associated with the rest of Orange County). Nowadays, the legacy largely exists to maintain the exclusivity that comes with attending a CHC school.

But are they better than WCP schools? That's a loaded question and one I won't touch, but let me put it this way: I JUST attended a WCPS (as did my sister) and we both got into Carolina! Muahahahaha!
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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SeattlitefromNC, thank you for offering a master class in reply to my
(now) rather embarassing question. I'm an ESL/Special Education teacher
in Toronto, retiring this June. I've avoided teaching in high schools which
are known for their exclusivity; I suspect that I would have found my way into the Raleigh school system by choice, if I had decided to relocate earlier. And next week, when a student shares great news (and that could be acceptance into a top university or becoming the family's first high school graduate)....we will shout together....Muahahahaha! And when you arrive at Carolina, I suspect you'll take the town.
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