It sounds like you need to stay near Cary to be near your friends. You may want to look at Cary, Apex, Morrisville and maybe even Holly Springs. These should be about 0-15 minutes from Cary depending on where they are in Cary. The schools here are in Wake County. Some of Cary is in Chatham County. The school system is involved in a big change right now. They are looking at neighborhood schools instead of busing across the county. This should be decided in the next few months. We have year round schools as well as traditional and a few modified schedule schools. I think you will enjoy living here! We are so close to so many colleges and Universites and the Capital that there is something for everyone here. Please let me know if you would like some help with communites. I would suggest that you may want to start looking at homes about 6 months before you move to get an idea of what we have to offer in our market. The homes may not be here when you arrive, but you will get a feel for the prices and areas that interest you the most.
You may contact me at Cindy @ CindySmithHomes. com
Our office specializes in areas west of RTP: Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Southwest Durham. The area around Southpoint Mall is close to RTP and has a lot to choose from in planned communities. Let us know if we can help.
April Grossman, Owner-Broker
You are right about one thing....the heat will be a huge change for you.
I am from Upstate NY, moved to Raleigh 8 1/2 years ago and love it! You eventually adjust to the heat and don't really pay attention to it until the temps are over 95 :)
There are a few things different here than the NE when looking for a home, some of which I wish I knew prior to buying a home here.
Feel free to email or call me if you'd like my assistance. I work with a very small company which I love. It allows me more freedom to be myself and be honest.
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.
When you have found the district you want to move to, call me on my toll-free number 800-225-5947 ext. 8554, and I will be happy to register you on my website so that you will receive only homes that meet your criteria. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Regarding your choices in location: here is the link to the Wake County school system site
We have year-round, & traditional calendars as well as a "magnet " school program with accelerated tracks such as I.B.
School assignment is not guaranteed in Wake County! Once you decide on the districts of interest I can send you a customized web search portal. In the meantime you can search all the local listings in my website listed below to get a feel for the subdivisions/neighborhoods.
NC Real Estate Commission mandates consumer protection In NC, basically, sellers have agents and buyers have agents. Here's the brochure:
Welcome to the Old North State! Let me know how else I can help.
Jay Music , REALTOR
You have found a great area to live in! The Triangle has so much to offer! Cary has a lot of neighborhoods that would fit your criteria. Here is a link to some great properties currently available in the area. Please let me know if you have any questions about these properties or any others that you find.
You are more than welcome to send me an email and I would love to give you some guidance on your search. I'm a Cary resident whose fiance is a teacher in the public schools here. There are many such neighborhoods in the area and I think you'll be pleased with your choices. You may call me at the office at 919 301 8777 or simply send an email to me at email@example.com
You can also check out our property search portal on our website...it allows you to customize searches and save favorite properties. Thanks and happy hunting!
Good luck with your relocation. Gathering information early in the process will pay off greatly! Find a great agent to work with that knows the area and understands relocation and things will go even smoother.