Cathy, Home Buyer in 27523

Moving to N.C. end of May 2008. Have 2 kids 5 and 9. Looking for a safe area ,w/great schools. Thinking

Asked by Cathy, 27523 Wed Mar 5, 2008

about the Cary/Apex or Clayton area. Any suggestions?

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Think Greensboro. Affordable housing still abounds. Platform is in place for economic growth. Enjoying our 200th year. Give central NC a look, you might find what you are looking for. School infomation is available at "Community Links" at Give me a call for the nickel tour of our great City.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
If you are looking for a house in a kid-friendly neighborhood, look no further! I am in the process of getting my house on the market and we live in a great area. The Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs area is growing, but still affordable. The neighborhood we live in is full of children. From pre-schoolers to high schoolers, there are a great variety of children and surprisingly, the ethnic and cultural backgrounds of the families in our neighborhood is quite diverse. The trip to Raleigh is less than thirty minutes and the trip to Fayetteville is less than an hour. This allows you to be home quickly to our quiet neighborhood but still have access to the amenities afforded to you in the city. I think you'd be quite pleased living here. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 8, 2008
Hi Cathy:
I lived in Garner right on the Wake and Johnston County lines, just minutes from Clayton. I think Clayton is an amazing area with lots of growth potential. As the bypass continues around from knightdale I think you will see more and more appreciation there. Plus you are close to 40 and 95 as far as travled interstates and that is important to people who have family out of town.

I live in Western NC now and that is where I was born and to me there is just nothing that beats the mountains. The Raleigh area just got to congested for me and when I had my daughter I wanted to move back home to the mountains to raise her. Good schools and good morals here. But I did like Clayton due to the similarties between it and my hometown because they are both small towns (for now).

If you are set on the Raleigh area, I would recommend going with Clayton. I know some great agents there that I use to work with and would be happy to refer you. They have offices in Clayton and know the area very well. Let me know if I can be of any help.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 18, 2008
Look at my web site and click on local info, go to the chamber of Commerice sites and they have information about the schools. The schools in Cherokee and Clay Counties are always rated at the very top of all the schools in the state, you might want to also consider Union and Fannin Counties in Georgia, they also are rated at the top. Give me a call if you need more info.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 18, 2008
This site can help educate you on the Wake county school system: & this one is great for testing info.
Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
As far as a safe area you can go to each county's website and look up any crime statistics. You can also see the school stats as far as student to teacher ratio's and check out the test score percentages by grade and school. You can look those up by going through the county to the board of educations sites. Yes Cary is a nice area as well as Apex. I use to live in Raleigh, Charlotte, and the Western NC areas. I now live in Greensboro and feel like I have the best of the three. But, if you need help finding out any specific information just drop me a line and I can point you in the right direction and get you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 13, 2008
Have you thought about moving to the Mountains of Western NC, a great area to reside and excellent schools, small town atmosphere and family oriented communities. If you would like further information you can reach me at .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 10, 2008
I live in Apex and love the area and the schools. I grew up in Raleigh but when I returned to live in North Carolina, I decided on Apex because I love the small town atmosphere (approx. 32,000 year-round residences) and was looking for safety and good schools. My elementary (grade 4) child's school was changed to year round beginning 2007/2008 (Olive Chapel) and my middle schooler was reassigned to Lufkin Middle which is year round. They are on the same track. You do have a traditional calendar choice school if you wish, however it turns out that we are loving year-round. We live in the Scotts Mill neighborhood, 1400 Town Home Drive. Our home is currently listed on "" as a "make me move." If you desire, you may look it up on Zillow. Any more questions about Apex, please feel free to contact me via email at: Renee Rauscher
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 10, 2008
Cathy, we have a historic home for sale in Rutherfordton, NC which might just be perfect for your family. It is beside the Elementary School , close to all amenities yet in a very quiet, safe area. It is listed on Trulia here -…
Hope this helps.
Kevin & Gail
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 8, 2008

I am a Realtor in Charlotte and have also lived in Winston-Salem and Raleigh-Durham (Cary is a great suburb). While I am not familiar with Clayton, the Raleigh area has some great public and private schools that are nationally ranked and has a strong job market. Please check out the website below for additional school info. Best of luck with your move!
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