You are looking at Wake County schools and there really isn't a whole lot of difference between the school except that some are magnet which means they may specialize in one area such as sciences, fine arts, foreign languages etc. You may also be looking at year round vs. traditional schools. You have some choices. Check out the county school systems website at http://www.wcpss.net
to check out the individual schools.
Neighborhoods will depend on what price range you are in. If I knew that, I could definitely make some recommendations to you. Also important would be what kind of amenities you want in a neighborhood, .e pools, playgrounds, golf course, athletic clubs etc. I don't really have to ask about shopping, medical facilities etc because you'll be close.
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