Good luck on your move!
Great schools, great homeshighway so you are still within a short driving distace to everythi and that small town atmosphere.
Very close to 540 so you are still very close to all the triangle has to offer.
Please call me or send me an email so that I can send you some personalized information and get you into the house of your dreams or at least the house you are looking for to raise your family.
919-291-8502 or email@example.com.
Check out my profile or website. I promise I will not pester you. I just know from what you described this would be a wonderful area for you.
Hope to hear from you
Cary and Apex will meet all your request and then some. The schools are the best in this area and having raised to kids in Cary I can speak from experience. If you need to get pre-qualified for a mortgage before you make a offer I will be happy to assist you. Best of luck on your search for your new home.
Good luck with everything. You are fortunate to have been given great information about all three markets!
If schools are the most important check out http://www.wcpss.net/newcomer/getting-started/ for Wake County and http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/education/components/scrapbook/d for Chapel Hill.
Once you have decided on an area, pick a few Buyer Agents and interview them to see what each one does to help you find the right area, house and coummunity features that best meet your needs. I'd welcome the opportunity to apply for the position.
Take Care and Best of Luck,
I have a question for you. After checking your profile I see that you have asked this same exact question, almost word for word, over the last couple of months about Charlotte and Atlanta as well as this one about Raleigh. In each case you seem certain of your move. Can you shed some light on this? On the surface it appears to be some sort of phishing scheme.
Let's start with the schools and then work our way from there to the home, the lot, and the small town feel.
I know the school your children go into will play an important part in your move. Here are some great websites to help you with any questions you may have regarding school statistics.
http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/ and http://www.ncpublicschools.org/
These sites allow you to search by school or by district. You can also tell whether the school or district is Honor School of Excellence, School of Excellence, School of Distinction, School of Progress, No Recognition, and Low Performing. It also gives great statistics that show how that school/district did compared to the rest of the district and the state.
Let me know if this works for you and I will be happy to show you homes that fit your criteria.
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When will you know for sure if you're moving here? Should all 3 homes be in the same neighborhood? Any special needs to be considered? With some serious digging, you may find a home with a basement. Because we have so many hidden 'jewels' it's difficult to name just the right selection of communities that may serve your needs. Some may have a golf course view, while others may just have trees.
Is this your first visit to the area? Have you had any opportunity at all to visit any of these areas? I, like you, wanted a bigger lot, more house for my money. I am so very happy I chose this area, much less traffic, good schools, easy access to all the major highways and yet have an acre of land.
I moved from upstate NY 8 years ago, spent quite a bit of time in different areas prior to purchasing a home. That is always a great idea before you commit yourselves. There are large differences in some of these small towns, we each have our own likes and comfort zones, So many questions to be asked prior to directing you to any specific township. There are some things about homes here in the south you need to be aware of also...prior to making a purchase.
Glad to answer any questions you might have.
I would enjoy talking with you and giving you more specific info. I have experience building, and renovating in addition to being a real estate broker. I don't just sell houses, I really can show you the best for the price because I have the experience. I am not one of the "high volume" realtors in town, I like to take the time with each of my clients and work with them personally. My business is based on reputation and referrals!
You can reach me at 919 308 5774. My website is jbenjey.com. I work with Keller Williams N. Raleigh. I have lived in NE Raleigh, SW Raleigh, Cary, central Raleigh, Durham,and Northwest Raleigh since I moved here from Michigan in 1973. I've seen the town grow, but still maintain a small town atmosphere in many ways. You'll really like it here, and the weather allows sports all year. The sunshine is invigorating!
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I personally live in Morrisville and absolutely love it. The exact sentiments and criteria you mentioned are why we decided to move to Morrisville. Morrisville is the smallest of the towns surrounding Raleigh yet it is so very close to everything you could ever want and need. It's small town attributes are reminiscent of your good ole American towns of the 50's and 60's. In fact, you can still find large farmland amidst the bustling suburbia here in Morrisville. We are adjacent to Research Triangle Park on one side and Cary on the other three sides. I can't say enough about Morrisville. When you come, you certainly need to add Morrisville to your list of places to check out. You WILL NOT be disappointed.
I took the liberty of looking up your town of Delaware and read up on its interesting history. I also noticed some vast similarities with some of our municipalities around. Should Morrisville not work for you, I think Cary or Apex would be a good fit. I have included the links to those municipality's pages. Please let me know if I can bird dog any more information for you. I would be honored at the opportunity to introduce you to our area and show you what makes calling the Triangle home so a blessing.
Great place for raising family.
Congrats on a possible move! The Raleigh / Cary / Triangle Area is a great place to live and raise a family - very high quality of life - I've been fortunate to live in this area my entire life - and i've been helping families move here for the past 15 years!
A few quick tips about moving here -
You will hear people refer to this area as the 'Triangle' - this is a term referring to the 3 major anchor cities of Raleigh. Durham and Chapel Hill - which form a sideways triangle on the map - in the 'fat' part of that triangle is both the regions 'RDU' airport and the areas largest employment base referred to as the 'Research triangle Park'
Its important to keep in mind the average person relocating to the area will work in the research triangle park - 'rtp' for short - m,meaning when you look at heavy commuter traffic flow the bulk of the traffic is heading into RTP not the downtown raleigh area even though raleigh is the capitol and has a thriving downtown area.
with the schools - we operate on a county base system not a city or town system - so any home in raleigh, cary, apex, etc will all be 'wake' county schools
you mentioned mature trees and homes with at least .25 acre - for the most part you are describing homes built in the 70's and early 80's in our area at the 200-250k price point - during the last 2 decades of major growth our area experienced many developers building on smaller lots and taking out all the trees prior to development - so it becomes a trade off - newer smaller lots versus older larger lots
another point comes into play - as you move out into some of the more rural areas you will see larger lots due to the needed land space for a well and septic system due to not being on city water and sewer.
I did a quick search in the Realtor MLS system - below is the link for a variety of homes in the 200-250k price range with trees and a minimum of .25 acre - hopefully it will give you a feel of whats on the market
You mentioned you have a visit coming up first of the week - I would like to offer you my relocating buyers overview tour - during which I give buyers thinking about moving to the area a very thorough drive around tour of the area - showing you area parks/schools point so interest and the variety in different developments while answering as many questions as you can throw at me! I think you would find it very helpful and valuable in learning the area - if oyu are interested please give me a call at 919-386-9101 and we can set something up!
- David Williams
Broker Owner of CaryRealEstate.com
here is the link for the homes i mentioned