Triangle & Coast Realty
When it comes down to safety all of the numbers are in favor of Cary. Here is a link if you want to take a look at crime comparisons: http://www.areaconnect.com/crime/compare.htm?c1=cary&s1=
When are you thinking about moving? While I would love to help you further when you get here I can definitely recommend you an agent in CA. My company, Fathom Realty, is also based out of Southern California and we have some awesome agents that can help list your home. Just let me know.
My husband teaches at Duke and we chose Chapel Hill because of the schools and community. My suggestion is that you choose the schools that you think will best serve your kids, check out the community options to make sure it fits your lifestyle and values, then choose a house there. It will take some driving around to see how places feel to you.
I love that the area has become more diverse--not in comparison to CA but in comparison to the way it was when I moved here in 1994 and all through the 90s. When we moved here from Austin, TX my daughter, then in 7th grade, noticed that kids were not that status oriented as compared to Austin, which is far less so than southern CA. It is something I appreciate about this area.
Wherever you decide to live, with whomever you choose as your Realtor, I hope you enjoy moving and living here.
May I suggest you visit my website at http://www.RaleighHomeSite.com . I have many links to area websites that may help you do more research about this. If there is anything I can do to help you personally, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
Best wishes, Ernie
There are many sites and scenes to photograph and I would think the area would be a photographer's delight. From nature (lakes, parks, woods, etc) to culture (festivals, parades, functions, etc) we have it all.
You can check out some of these websites below to get a better feel for the Cary area:
1) http://www.townofcary.org/ (town of Cary's official website)
2) http://www.researchtriangle.org/ (A website for Research Triangle Parks)
3) http://www.rtp.org/ (Another RTP website)
4) http://www.visitraleigh.com/things-to-do/ (Raleigh visitor Bureau website)
5) http://raleighdurham.about.com/od/VisitRaleighDurhamChapelHi (things to do around the Triangle)
6) http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Photography-Club/ (Triangle Photography Club)
I would love to assit you with any specific questions or information you request. Feel free to contact me at Mark@PremiereTriangleHomes.com or call at (919) 627.8087 for further questions.
If you want more information on the houses for sale, go to http://www.TeamForYOUrDreams.com. If you want information on relocation, go to www. RaleighDurhamRelocation.com . Feel free to call me at 919-812-5111 as I can tell you exactly what it is like to move from your area to this area, because I have done it.
Please let me know your address and I will send you a welcome package for the area. For a good link to entertainment in the Triangle, try http://www.events.triangle.com. That will help you get an idea what is available by city & date!
Welcome to the Triangle! You are going to love it here and stay forever!
To give you an idea of that demand for the area, I represent the Jim Allen Group, which is the second highest volume real estate firm in the whole nation. (we've sold over $175 million in homes in just this year and we only operate in the Triangle.) This must be one of the most relocated to area in America.
Anyhow my name is Daniel Harmon. If you do decide to move here, we would love to show you the area.
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