My husband works for Cisco Systems out of San Jose, CA as a software engineer. We have a 1 year old and expecting a 2nd in December 2012. We also have a son who will be in high school at the time of this move.
We want to be a reasonable commuting distance from RTP, as Cisco is located there.
Excellent public schools are important to us. The homes on Zillow at this time are beautiful, and very much what we are looking for... but we really know nothing of the area as of yet.
Can you recommend areas:
-Close in commute to RTP (20-30 min)
-Great public schools
-Wooded property, about 2 acres
-4 bedroom minimum, about 2500+sf
-water/lake on/near property
-decent amount of distance from neighbors, yet neighborly is fine
-200k to 400k
On Zillow, the homes in Mebane are really nice! But I'm wondering if it's too far from RTP. Is there a place like Mebane closer to RTP?
Any ideas, links, recommendations... all welcome. I have three years to plan, and you'll probably get to know me here, but I'm a quick learner!
We are so excited to have made this decision. CA is not our home, unfortunately. We want to move where there is heart--where we can raise our youngest children.