What towns in the Raleigh area would be good for a young growing family relocating from NJ?

Asked by Gina Marquez, 08882 Fri Feb 1, 2013

Looking for at least 1/2acre lot, 4 bed, 3 bath, inground pool built within last 10 years

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Ekingdrugsaf…, Home Buyer, Cary, NC
Wed Feb 6, 2013
If you're from NJ you will love Cary. I relocated from NJ 10 years ago to Cary to raise my family here and we are very happy. Cary is a very large suburb of Raleigh (~140K people), close to RTP jobs, close to RDU airport, great parks system, great schools, tons of options for kids sports, dance, etc., close to all the universities and safer in comparison to raleigh and durham. Try searching for homes under Cary zip codes 27513, 27511, 27518, 27519 (a bit west). The housing options are unlimited! Apex and Morrisville are nice as well, but Holly Springs and Fuquay are a bit country. Specifically for a larger property and a pool you may want to look at the Lochmere neighborhood in Cary (and surrounding neighborhoods off of Kildare Farm Rd.), there properties are a little older (built in 90s-00) however there are larger yards and some pools.
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My NC Homes…, Agent, Chapel Hill, NC
Sat Feb 2, 2013

I would suggest you consider Durham, Cary, possibly parts of north Chatham county (Specifically Briar Chapel), possibly Chapel Hill.

I'd like to speak with you as price point, school systems, where you and/or your husband will be working all are going to factor in. You may contact me directly through my profile here on Trulia if you'd be interested in speaking a little.
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Jason Keller, Agent, Cary, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hello Gina,

I would be happy to assist you any way I can. There are multiple great towns, most of which have been mentioned in some of the suggestions already posted. In no specific order here are a few things that may help narrow down the town that best fits your needs.

1) What you see as a reasonable commute time to the area you work, or foresee yourself working.
2) Quality of Schools
3) Your Budget

Holly Springs, Cary, and Apex come to mind. You may also consider Garner, and Fuquay Varina.

Best of luck to you! It's a great area!

Jason Keller, Realtor

If I can be of any further service please contact me at kellerj@hpw.com
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Melissa Albe…, Agent, Wake Forest, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hello Gina,

All the answers below are good information but I just wanted to add you may want to check out this website for area specific information. http://www.city-data.com/

If you are not already working with an agent, I'd be happy assisting you and your family in finding a home to meet your needs. Please select my contact button for email directly to me.

Thank you,
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Hagopian-Edw…, Agent, Cary, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hi Gina!! I'm from NY and grew up in South FL (which is just like being in NY or NJ) and I love Cary. If you need a Buyer's agent please call me. Thanks, Judy (Judy Edwards, Selling Directly Real Estate 919-522-8846)
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Jenniffer We…, Agent, Cary, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hello Gina-

So you are considering the big move to NC! First, let me say, "Welcome!" Second, let me say that this is one the best place to move to in the Country! Yes, I can personally qualify that statement because I relocated here with my family in 2006. This area has everything to offer: major employment (jobs), affordable housing (low property taxes compared to NJ), and a great place to raise a family (personal experience). There is so much information to cover with you regarding the different areas within the "Raleigh Area" that it really is a Client-to-Agent conversation. Many of my Clients, who have relocated from the NJ/NY area, have ended up in N.Raleigh, Western Cary, and Apex. Hope this helps!
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Matt Peedin, Agent, Cary, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hi Gina. I'd be glad to set you up with a home search with your specific criteria. I've helped many people relocate to the area over the years.
Matt Peedin
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Tucker Beck, Agent, Rolesville, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hi Gina,

The 1/2 acre home-site can be somewhat elusive for homes built in the past 10 years. I briefly looked in MLS for something in line with what you want (only properties with in-ground pools), and the results are somewhat limited. Budget is going to come into play. I do work for a builder selling new homes only, but plenty of good real estate people will answer your question and offer their services. More than likely, you may have to find a home, and build the pool after the fact.

To find the home-site size you want, you may have to look in areas that are 30 minutes or so outside of "Raleigh"

Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Wake Forest etc... are towns you may want to start researching.

The higher your budget can go, the easier the search will get (This is pretty much with anything though, right?)

Happy Shopping.
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Jim Bartlett, Agent, Cary, NC
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hi Gina;
Because of restrictions of State and Federal Law I can not address your subject directly. When I look at your requirements I can think of several communities that potentially have homes that meet your criteria. I would be honored to assist you with your move as I did a similar move from NY many years ago. Please give me a call so we can discuss your needs more fully and I can setup a specific search around those criteria.
Jim Bartlett - Cary Home Seller
"Simplifying Real Estate"
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