North Hills is great. It's got a movie theater, shopping center, some great restaurants ( Ruth Chris anyone?), the best nail salon is over there :) They serve champagne and give a neck massage with your mani/pedi :) North Hills is close to Crabtree Valley Mall, and if you have children or plan to have them one day St.Davids is a great optioin and right in the neighborhood.
Chapel Hill- Very nice community. A lot of people with their degree, working hard and making a good living. They have a some good eats, and a nice feel to the city. Also was voted in MSN Money as the top 20 places to live to find a Rich Single Man. Not sure if you're single or not but hey I guess you never know. I'll have to find that article so you know I'm not crazy lol.
Also if you go to my blog I'm in the process of updating all the major neighborhoods in the area and what festivals and things to do are happening. I update daily so if you want to learn about the neighborhoods it would be a good place to check out. http://www.RealEstateWonderWomanBlog.com and if you want to do a home search my website offers that feature and puts it on a map so you can better judge where you would be. http://www.RealEstateWonderWoman.com
Hope this helps :)
You will also find walkability throughout the triangle. For the maximum walkability with proximity to cultural activities you could consider downtown Raleigh or downtown Durham. I live in downtown Raleigh for these very reasons.
There are a lot of positives about the "Triangle" area and I really encourage you to browse through my website at http://www.RaleighHomeSite.com. Having moved so much in my younger years, I know how important it is to find good information about an area before moving and I have worked extremely hard on this site adding hundreds of links to other area websites including; cultural activities, shopping, entertainment, schools, medical facilities, parks & recreation, job links, and much more. All these links are found under the Helpful Information section on the main page. At the same time, you can access out local listing service to search for homes so you can get a good idea of what is available in our area and pricing.
If there is ANYTHING I can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Thanks for your question... Ernie
You may look at Charlotte as it is growing and the job market is growing as well. If you have children a lot of the Union County schools are excellent and so are the low taxes. Feel free to use my website to help you with your search and here are a couple of links that may help as well.
Matthews ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Matthews
Marvin ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Marvin/
Indian Trail ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Indian%2
Waxhaw ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Waxhaw/
Wesley Chapel ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Wesley%2
I hope this is helpful to you.
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I moved from D.C in 2001and lived in Raleigh and have since moved to Durham. I think you will find the Triangle area, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill very much to your liking. If I can help in any way please let me know.
Each city has its own unique characters depening what you are looking for. We would love to share our local knowledge with you and help you to make a right decision.
It would be my pleasure to introduce you to this lovely area and help you find a wonderful new place to call home. Please feel free to call or write at your convenience. Check out my web page for more information and contact details: http://www.jeankwilliams.com
I agree with previous comments about the Raleigh area. The Triangle in general is known for the parks and walking trails. You'll find many individuals involved in fitness activities including boating, biking, hiking, running, golfing, and more. It's a huge sports area with the Carolina Hurricanes, Railhawks soccer, and exceptional college sports. Cultural opportunities range from art and science museums, musicals, ballet, concerts, and more. Many people have found their way here from NJ and seem to love it. Best of luck with your decision.
Wake County offers what you are looking for and more. From an outstanding symphony, to 2 minor league baseball teams nearby, great restaurants, hospitals and churches. You will fit right in for day one. Contract me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to help.