Erin - Hopefully you've decided where to live in this area by now but just in case.These are all very different communities! If you are mainly looking for the nightlife you will want to get closer to downtown Raleigh. Wendell is a bedroom community with a classic walkable downtown with some shops and services. The local community is very involved and it's great for families. The Agave restaurant on third street in Wendell is offering mexican and american food as well as drinks and live music.
Knightdale will have more chain restaurants that should be open later at night.
I don't know much about Wilson but if you will probably be going against the traffic to get there from the Raleigh, Wendell area.... more
Carey - The simple answer is as"so far, no". However, it's not necessarily an easy metric to track. Not much time has elapsed since the approvals were given, and it will take a bit of time to work through the processes before the first shovel of dirt will turn.
Do we anticipate an increase in activity? Absolutely. Do we see that it will have a positive impact on property values? Absolutely. The first activity will, for certain, be construction workers coming in to the area. They will occupy every available rental, hotel and/or RV site to be found. If you own a vacation rental home though I wouldn't jump and down and shout for joy! These are not necessarily the most desirable tenants for your beautifully appointed mountain get-away. Rather this initial group will be construction workers (think hard hats and muddy boots) looking for inexpensive housing who don't mind "bunking" with 5 or 6 of their closest buddies.
The second phase of trades - plumber, electrical, mechanical will be a bit more "tidy" since they work mainly indoors!
Finally after what seems like an eternity construction will be complete and the doors will be ready to open. That should be when we see an influx of activity. Visitors will come to the area to enjoy the casino and, hopefully, decide they'd love to have a place of their own here.
Hope this helps and, if you have a property in the area that you'd be interested in marketing, please don't hesitate to give us a call.... more
The Night Life!So, you wanna buy a house, or even rent... after you have your keys... then what. I don't want to decorate all day, and stare at the walls... I want to know what the area has to offer....The
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You can find some good deals uptown as Inventory is high and Rates are lower than 6%. There are a few properties that I consider good investments and a lot of Condos I do not. There is a lot of pre construction which is going to lower the future demand and make it harder to find renters.... more