Which neighborhood is most ideal in the Triangle, NC?
May 7, 2012 4:05 PM Subscribe
I am moving to the Triangle in North Carolina but work from home so a commute is not an issue. Recommend the best neighborhood(s) in the entire region!
posted by JacksonEsquire to travel & transportation around Durham, NC (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I will be moving to the Triangle later this year. We're in our late-20s. I primarily work from home so my location is not dependent on a commute. She is a teacher so it's pretty easy to find jobs anywhere. Here is what I'm looking for:
- Dense, walkable, residential neighborhood
- Places to actually walk to! (restaurants, music venues, shops, etc...)
- Nearby parks/recreation
- Midsize houses, around 2000 SF
- My housing budget is around $300k
- I'm an historic house nerd, but it is not a must
- I probably won't have school-age children for another 7-8 years, but good school system is a plus
- Relatively safe (see note below)
I currently live in an historic neighborhood in Birmingham, AL (South Avondale, if anyone is familiar). I absolutely love it. Lots of craftsmen houses squeezed about 15 feet apart from one another. Although my neighborhood mainly experiences just petty crime, itis pretty bad in general in Birmingham, so I doubt anywhere in the Triangle that fits the criteria above would be much worse than what we currently live in (even in :gasp: Durham).
A couple people have recommended Carrboro, but I also like the idea of being in more dense area in Durham (if that exists). However, I'm having a hard time finding specific neighborhoods in either places. So, please recommend me the best neighborhoods in the region!