Wake County Schools Update

Hello Friends! 

There are a couple of important dates for the Wake County Public School System Assignments that we wanted to bring to your attention:

Monday, December 19, 2011 – ends the “Magnet Selection Period” for 2012-2013 school year

January 13, 2012 – the last day for presently enrolled students to request a different school from their base assigned school

For more information, please be sure to visit the Wake County Public School System website: http://www.wcpss.net/.

The 2011 NC State Fair is Here!

October in the Triangle is packed full of fun fall events!  One being a long standing tradition that brings in visitors from all over the state – the NC State Fair

Beginning on Thursday, October 13 and running through Sunday, October 23, this years’ theme is “Love a Fair”.  And there’s something for everyone of all ages ~ enjoy the rides, dancing contests, horse shows, food, musical performances, magic shows, cooking contest, the fireworks extravaganza every night and so much more! 

Below is a list of helpful information: 

General Info & Hours of Operation 

Directions, Parking, & Maps 

How to Purchase Tickets 

Entertainment & Concerts at Dorton Arena 

Exhibits 

Competitions 

History of the NC State Fair

 

**Source: NC State Fair

2011 Wake County Parade of Homes Starts This Weekend!

The 46th annual Wake County Parade of Homes starts this weekend, Saturday, October 1!  Homes will be open each weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the first three weekends in October (1-2, 7-9 & 14-16). All homes are open FREE to the public to tour from 12-5 p.m.

The Parade Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, October 11.

Parade tour books are available for FREE at the Home Builders Association office (Limit 1 book per person) beginning on September 28. Access the Parade of Homes app on your iPhone or iPad.  Other SmartPhone users can use this mobile app.  Users will be able to filter and search parade home information by price, builder, community, square feet and location. Parade books will also be available at the parade houses during the tour.

Click HERE to view the Parade of Homes online

Join Us this Saturday, June 11: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

RE/MAX United and Linda Trevor & Company will once again be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® on Saturday, June 11th. Komen NC Triangle invests 75% of the net funds of this fundraiser locally in education, screening and treatment programs. The other 25% is dedicated entirely to research and finding a cure for breast cancer. This is an amazing event you won’t want to miss. Click here for more information.

Secluded N Raleigh Home with Wooded Views & Screened Porch!

6413 Barton Pines Road, Raleigh, NC

Welcome to this beautiful home located in North Raleigh on almost 1 acre!  The wrap-around front porch greets you as you approach the home.  The 2-story foyer welcomes you with warm hardwood floors, a chair rail, catwalk, and a front door with side transoms.  Stay warm next to the marble surround gas fireplace in the living room that also features crown, a ceiling fan with light, and double French doors that lead to the screened porch.  The elegant dining room is grounded with hardwood floors, wrapped with crown and a chair rail, and includes a chandelier and double window.  Cooking is a delight in the kitchen that offers 42-inch cabinets with crown, a center island with breakfast bar, all appliances, a tile backsplash, and pantry.  Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast area that features a bay window, updated fixture, a Bill desk, and French door leading to the back deck.  Journey upstairs to the master suite that hosts His & Her walk-in closets, dual marble vanities, a garden tub, and tile surround walk-in shower.  The secondary bedrooms are a good size with good closet space.  A spacious bonus room includes a double window, closet, and attic access doors.  The 2nd floor hallway also includes built-in bookshelves.  Relax after a long day on the peaceful screened porch that has two ceiling fans and wooded views.  The back yard is fenced for additional privacy and includes a gazebo, waterfall with pond, and a patio with a fire pit.  Located in a secluded neighborhood, this home offers plenty of living space, both inside and out. 

Be sure to check out the VIRTUAL TOUR

Priced at $319,900      MLS# 1758758

Raleigh-Durham Among Best Cities Situated for Recovery

NEWSWEEK has compiled a list of the 10 American Cities Best Situated for the Recovery. These are places where the jobs are plentiful, and the pay, given the lower cost of living, buys more than in bigger cities. In other words, places unlike much of the rest of the country.

The cities, most of which lie in the red-state territory of America’s heartland, fall into three basic groups. There’s the Texaplex-Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston-which has become the No. 1 destination for job-seeking Americans, thanks to a hearty energy sector and a strong spirit of entrepreneurism.

There are the New Silicon Valleys-Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Salt Lake City; and urban northern Virginia-which offer high-paying high-tech jobs and housing prices well below those in coastal California.

And then there are the Heartland Honeys-Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, and Des Moines, Iowa-which are enjoying a revival thanks to rising agricultural prices and a shift toward high-end industrial jobs.

Read the full Newsweek article here

Source: Newsweek

I-540 Update: Three Routes Eliminated (Raleigh, NC)

This just in from the State of North Carolina, Department of Transportation:

TURNPIKE AUTHORITY ELIMINATES ROUTES IN TRIANGLE EXPRESSWAY

SOUTHEAST EXTENSION STUDY

Nov. 4, 2010: RALEIGH–The N.C. Turnpike Authority today announced that three routes being studied for the Southeast Extension project have been eliminated from further consideration. These routes, known as the Blue, Purple and Yellow Corridors will no longer be considered potential routes for the project. They are being eliminated because of high impacts to neighborhoods, community resources, and the natural environment, and because of public input.

Major neighborhoods that would have been impacted by the eliminated routes included Sunset Ridge, Sunset Oaks, Bentwinds and Brookstone.

Read the FULL ARTICLE!

**Source: NCTurnPike.org