Any recommendations for relocating to Raleigh. I'm looking for a bit urban atmosp. Grace Park (parking issues?), Brier Creek and Carpenter Village.

Asked by brenda2of7, New Bern, NC Wed Dec 19, 2012

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Gabe Macaluso, Agent, Apex, NC
Wed Dec 19, 2012
Will you be working normal business hours? If so, Raleigh has a unique reverse commute, that being said, getting from Downtown Durham to RDU in the morning will not be that bad, well I guess it is relative as it depends on what kind of traffic you are used to.

Brier Creek has a lot of good options and will make your drive to RDU very easy.

West Village in Durham:
is probably the closest thing you are looking for. The prices range from 1100 and up.

There are single family homes you can find as well if that is something you would be interested in. is a complex in North Raleigh, there are enough back roads and cut throughs that the longest your commute will be is 20 minutes.
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brenda2of7, Home Buyer, New Bern, NC
Wed Dec 19, 2012
Hi Gabe, Thank you so much for the quick response. I'm going to be working at RDU, didn't want to have to fight traffic, walk or bike ride/trails, easy access to coffee shop etc. I was looking at crime rates in central Raleigh so not sure where is best there. What range of rent are you thinking I will find what I'm looking for? I will be in the area only for a few hours on Wed next week, so trying to do some research before I go.
Thanks again.
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Gabe Macaluso, Agent, Apex, NC
Wed Dec 19, 2012
For a true urban feel in the Raleigh/Durham area, you will want to take a look at North Hills in Raleigh, downtown Raleigh, or downtown Durham.

Unfortunately, if you would like to stay in the price range of the property you asked about, then you will lack a true urban experience. Parking is no problem in any of these locations, and there are a few restaurants within in walking distance.

Brier Creek has some nice apartments, but it is definitely more geared towards driving to different places.

Lastly, there is a new development coming to Cary called Bradford, but it is not leasing until Summer of 2013, this may provide what your looking for in an appropriate price range.

All the best,
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