Post # 1
FI and I may possibly be moving from Orange County California out to the Wake County area (Raleigh) if he gets hired out there. I’m just wondering if you have any tips for us about areas that are nice and family oriented and areas to avoid! Thanks bees!
We’re visiting in January to check out housing/etc.
Post # 3
@Cory_loves_this_girl: hi! I’m a Raleigh bee (all my life)! Lets see..depends if you want to be in Raleigh or the outskirts apex, knightdale, rolesville etc…
there are def more expensive areas, avoid inside the beltline unless you want to pay 1/2 million for a house on 1 acre.
Rolesville and apex are booming! Tons of new neighborhoods and schools being built. but if you have school age children reassignment keeps changing, so in wake co. they may end up in different schools. Anything I can help with just ask! 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2012 - Country Club
@Cory_loves_this_girl: I live about an hour south of Raleigh. I have some friends that live in Cary and Apex and both of them seem really nice.
Post # 5
Thanks for your responses ladies! I think we’d want to be near Raleigh and Durham. I’m still not very familiar with the area, but we’d love to be able to find a house in a nice neighborhood in the low to mid 200k range.
What do you like best about living in North Carolina? What do you like least?
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2012 - Country Club
@Cory_loves_this_girl: Well I am from Ohio, I have only been here a year. The weather is nice and the people are all really friendly. I hate the bugs and roaches! Another thing that bothers me is a lot of people don’t use turn signals here, haha. There is a lot of good shopping and restaurants in Raleigh, we go there a lot!
Post # 7
@Cory_loves_this_girl: you should be able to find a house in that range for sure! There are a lot of older neighborhoods in the middle of Raleigh that are in that price range, if not lower, (140k-ish).
Well, I honestly don’t dislike anything about Raleigh! Like I said, I’ve lived here all my life, and have no plans of leaving ever, either.
So we are:
3 hours from the beach (Wilmington, etc.)
4 hours from the mountains (Boone)
about 1 hour from any major lake (Lake Gaston in VA/NC and Kerr)
and 4 hours from Charlotte (the major metropolis in NC)
Downtown Raleigh has a lot now that they have re-vamped much of the area. Theres a TON of nightclubs, museums, kids museums, resturants and hotels. Theres also an IMAX theatre downtown as well.
Post # 8
I’m really hoping we’ll be able to move out there! It sounds wonderful 🙂 Thanks for your help!
Post # 9
I live in Greensboro now, but I lived in the Durham/Raleigh area all my life. Northern Durham County is nice, but might be a drive to Raleigh. My parents lived in Morrisville near RTP for awhile, and it was nice out there.
Post # 10
@Cory_loves_this_girl: good luck! If you ever need help with vendors/venues, I’ve been around the block so to speak, lol.
p.s. I love your ring!!
Post # 11
Welcome to NC girl! Its a wonderful place to live. I second the recommendations of Apex and Cary. I have lived in Brier Creek for the last year and I love it! There are tons of activities, parks, farmers markets, museums, and fun things to do throughout the Wake county area! Welcome!!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - The Millennium Center
I also live in Greensboro but my FSIL and her husband live in Raleigh. They live in North Raleigh . I’m not too familiar with house prices, but town homes and apartments, but I would suggest looking in Cary. It’s between Raleigh and Durham, closer to Raleigh, but the house prices are much cheaper. You’ll get much more for your money even if its a tad longer of a drive. Wake county schools are great, though!
Post # 13
My partner lives in Durham and I’m moving there soon. We both love it there, and it’s *very* family-oriented. We have an 8 year old and have no problems taking her around; there’s lots of events and activities for families (some we love – free museums in downtown Raleigh, other good (but slightly $) science and kids’ museums throughout the triangle, the planetarium in CH). Since my daughter and I are still living in our hometown, we haven’t much experience with the school systems in the area but there are many great schools (including magnet schools and international baccalaureate programs).
Housing is fairly affordable, whether you’re renting or buying (some areas are obviously VERY pricey, of course). In Durham and within driving distance, you can rent 3 bedrooms for about $1000+ – we’ve never looked into living in Raleigh so I don’t know costs for that area. We haven’t seriously considered buying, but you can absolutely something in your price range. We come from a pretty expensive city in Canada, and the lower costs for pretty much everything were pretty exciting for us :p