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Apex
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Garner
Holly
Knightdale
Morrisville
Raleigh
Rolesville
Wake Forest
Wendell
Zebulon




DURHAM COUNTY

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County Public Schools:

Main Phone: 919-560-2000
Wake: www.dpsnc.net

Cities in Durham County:

  • Durham
    Durham is known as the City of Medicine, USA, with healthcare as a major industry including more than 300 medical and health-related companies and medical practices with a combined payroll that exceeds $1.5 billion annually. The Research Triangle Park is a 7,000-acre Southeast Durham-based, special county research and production district, encompassed by the city of Durham and served by Durham postal substation, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. It has more than 140 major research companies employing 39,000.

    City Office: 919-560-4185
    Website: www.ci.durham.nc.us/

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Cable TV: Time Warner: 919-595-4892
    Electricity: Duke Power Company: 919-845-4174
    Piedmont Electric Memb. Co-op.: 1 800-222-3107
    Garbage & Trash Pick-up: 919-560-4185
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy: 1-877-776-2427
    Recycling: 919-560-4185
    Telephone: Verizon South: 1-800-483-4300
    Water & Sewer: 919-560-4411

    Average House Price: $173,510

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E. Wake, Johnston & Harnett County

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Wake County Public School System
Main Phone:  919-850-1600
Website: www.wcpss.net

Harnett County Schools
Main Phone: Main 919-774-6226
Website: www.harnett.k12.nc.us

Johnston County Schools
Main Phone:  910-893-8151
Website: www.johnston.k12.nc.us


Cities in Wake County:

  • Garner
    Garner is located approximately eight miles south of Raleigh at the interchange of Interstate 40 and US Highway 70. In May, 2005, Garner celebrated its 100 year Centennial. With a population of over 24,500, Garner is a place that has a small town feel with uptown access to everything Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and other areas have to offer. Ask Garner residents what they like about this town and you will find that many say they enjoy the small town atmosphere, that the area is less congested, and that they have all the benefits of city living, as well as, the enjoyment of many parks, recreational activities, arts and entertainment right here in their community.

    City Office:(919) 772-4688
    Website: www.ci.garner.nc.us/

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity: Progress Energy  919-508-5400
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Telephone: BellSouth 1-888-757-6500
    Cable TV: Time Warner 919-595-4892
    Water & Sewer 919-250-2737
    Garbage/Trash Collection 919-772-1316

    Average House Price: $159,615

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  • Knightdale
    Knightdale’s motto is “Living at its Best.” Long thought of as an interim location, between where you were and where you want to be, Knightdale has matured into a destination of its very own. The opening of the Highway 64 By-Pass and I-540 has made Knightdale more convenient and easily accessible to and from all parts of the Triangle Region than ever before. Knightdale has transformed itself into an attractive place to live, work, play, shop, learn, raise a family, retire or just visit again and again. Knightdale’s convenient location, just six miles east of downtown Raleigh, offers the best of both worlds: large city amenities and a sense of close-knit community that can only be found in a small town.

    City Office: (919) 217-2220
    Website: www.ci.knightdale.nc.us

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity: Progress Energy  919-508-5400
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    McCraken Rolesville Propane 919-556-3143
    Telephone: BellSouth    1-888-757-6500
    Cable TV: Time Warner 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer/Garbage/Trash 919-217-2212

    Average House Price: $133,820

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  • Wendell
    Wendell is a beautiful, small, historic town nestled just 10 miles east of Raleigh in North Carolina's Wake County. Wendell features city convenience and country living combined to give an easy comfortable lifestyle. And an ideal place to live, work and play. For a dose of nostalgia, locals visit Saunder's Pharmacy, one of the few remaining local pharmacies with an ice cream counter still in use.

    City Office: (919) 365-4444
    Website: www.townofwendell.com

    Local Utilities Companies:

    Electricity: Progress Energy 919-508-5400
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    McCraken Rolesville Propane 919-556-3143
    Telephone: BellSouth 1-888-757-6500
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer: Wendell Town Hall  919-365-4444

    Average House Price:  $125,435

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  • Zebulon
    Zebulon offers a small community environment just minutes from the state's booming capital of Raleigh. Zebulon is known as "The Town of Friendly People" and this holds true in the way we welcome new residents and businesses. We believe Zebulon is a wonderful place to live and work, and that it is important for to the community to continue to grow and flourish. This small town with comes complete with tree-lined streets, fine homes at reasonable prices, active civic clubs, recreation programs for all ages, a community hospital, a regional shopping center and its own double-A baseball team the Carolina Mudcats.

    City Office: (919) 269-7455
    Website: www.ci.zebulon.nc.us

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity: Progress Energy 919-508-5400
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Telephone: Bell South   1-888-757-6500
    Cable TV: Time Warner 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer: Town of Zebulon 919-269-7455

    Average House Price:  $125,435

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Northern Wake County

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County public Schools:

Main Phone:
  919-850-1600
Website: www.wcpss.net

Cities in Wake County:

  • Raleigh
    Raleigh was founded in 1792 as North Carolina's capital city. It was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who attempted to establish the first English colony on the shores of the new world in the 1580s. Raleigh is the only state capital to have been planned and established by a state as the seat of state government. The city's founding fathers called Raleigh the "City of Oaks," and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area's wooded tracts and grassy parks. Raleigh is accessed by I-40 and four major U.S. Highways. I-85 and I-95 pass nearby. Raleigh is home to seven colleges and universities and the N.C. State Fair, North Carolina's largest event.

    City Office: (919) 890-3100
    Website: www.raleigh-nc.org

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Cable TV: Time Warner  919-595-4892
    Electricity: Progress Energy 919-508-5400
    Wake Electric Membership Co-op  919-863-6300
    Garbage & Trash Pick-up: City of Raleigh 919-831-6890
    Town of Wake Forest 919-554-6120
    Natural Gas:  PSNC 1-877-776-2427
    Recycling: City of Raleigh  919-831-6522
    Telephone: BellSouth Residential  919-780-2355
    Sprint (Wake Forest)    919-556-0080
    Water & Sewer: City of Raleigh 919-890-3245
    Wake Forest Public Works 919-554-6120

    Average House Price:$180,000

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  • Rolesville
    Rolesville, the small town with a bright future, is a town with the goal of guiding and maintaining a community that has a small town atmosphere while still being close enough to the large city and its offerings. The town was named for an early prominent citizen, William (Billy) Roles, and was originally incorporated in 1837. Rolesville, the second oldest town in Wake County, is growing more than it ever has and is constantly focused on making it the best place to live, work, play, relax, and raise a family.

    City Office:
    Website:

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  • Wake Forest
    Wake Forest - Located in northern Wake County, Wake Forest is a progressive community of over 25,000 residents with a vibrant downtown that boasts more than 100 businesses, including several outstanding restaurants and specialty shops. Mindful of its rich heritage, the downtown is also an officially registered historic district. Incorporated in 1909, Wake Forest continues its emergence as a major player in the phenomenal growth and activity witnessed throughout the Triangle. Wake Forest maintains its small town character, however, by captivating newcomers and long-time residents alike with its incomparable warmth and charm.

    City Office: (919) 554-6100
    Website: www.wakeforestnc.gov

    Local Utilities Companies:

    Cable TV: Time Warner  919-595-4892
    Electricity: Progress Energy 919-508-5400
    Wake Electric Membership Co-op  919-863-6300
    Garbage & Trash Pick-up: City of Raleigh 919-831-6890
    Town of Wake Forest 919-554-6120
    Natural Gas:  PSNC 1-877-776-2427
    Recycling: City of Raleigh 919-831-6522
    Telephone: BellSouth Residential 919-780-2355
    Sprint (Wake Forest) 919-556-0080
    Water & Sewer: City of Raleigh 919-890-3245
    Wake Forest Public Works 919-554-6120

    Average House Price: $294,150

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S.W. Wake & Lee County

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County Public Schools

Main Phone: 919-850-1600
Website: www.wcpss.net

Cities in Wake County:

  • Apex
    Apex is an ideal urban community with a key location near the heart of internationally renowned Research Triangle Park. Well known for its small town character, historic downtown area, top-rated schools and quiet neighborhoods, Apex also offers an excellent business climate for expansion and relocation for many different areas of business. Apex has successfully worked to maintain its small town charm while experiencing a successful economic growth rate. Apex was named # 1 Small Town in North Carolina by North Carolina Business Magazine. Apex is positioned in an area that constantly receives accolades.

    City Office:(919) 362-7300
    Website: www.ci.apex.nc.us/

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity/Water/Sewer  919-362-8676
    Telephone:  BellSouth Residential 1-888-757-6500
    Natural Gas:  PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable  919-595-4892

    Average House Price: $263,215

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  • Cary
    Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The January 2004 issue of Money Magazine named Cary, N.C. the hottest town in the East and one of six Hottest Towns in America. In August 2006, Cary was again recognized by Money Magazine as one of the Best Small Cities in America, ranking fifth on the magazine's 2006 list of Best Places to Live.

    City Office:(919) 469-4000
    Website: www.townofcary.org/

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity:  Progress Energy 919-508-5400
    Telephone:  BellSouth Residential 919-780-2355
    Natural Gas:  PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV:  Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer 919-469-4050
    Solid Waste 919-469-4090
    Town Clerk  919-469-4011

    Average House Price: $295,628

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  • Fuquay-Varina
    Fuquay-Varina is located in southern Wake County, about 18 miles south of Raleigh, and situated at the southeastern tip of the Triangle Area. Its latest population estimate is 10,300, and the current estimate including our urban service area is approximately 30,000. At the turn of the last century, tourists flocked to Fuquay Springs because they believed water from the local mineral spring would cure whatever ailed them. The old spring, largely forgotten for many years, was recently turned into a local historic site. Today high-tech industries and innovative businesses balance the town's economy, blending economic development and community preservation.

    City Office:(919) 552-3178
    Website: www.fuquay-varina.org/

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity: Progress Energy 1-800-452-2777
    Telephone:  Sprint Carolina 1-800-877-7746
    Natural Gas:  PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable  919-595-4892
    Garbage/Trash Collection  919-552-1408
    Water 919-552-1406

    Average House Price: $230,287

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  • Holly Springs
    Holly Springs - Nestled among Apex, Cary and Fuquay-Varina, the Town of less than 1,000 in 1990 grew to more than 9,000 in 2000. By 2006, the population was approximately 17,500. While the town welcomes growth, leaders also are determined to control the quality and placement of new developments while preserving open space and creating public areas. Whether it is the Town’s balance of commercial and residential development, its reasonable land prices coupled with its proximity to urban centers, or its small-town charm, new residents and businesses continue to be attracted to Holly Springs.

    City Office:(919) 552-6221
    Website: www.townofhollyspringsnc.net

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity: Progress Energy 1-800-452-2777
    Telephone:  BellSouth Residential 1-888-757-6500
    Natural Gas:  PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer/Trash 919-557-3920

    Average House Price: $227,663

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  • Morrisville
    Morrisville is located in the central Triangle area, equal distance from Raleigh and Durham. Morrisville, like much of Wake County, has experienced tremendous growth in the last few decades with a population of about 14,000. Morrisville offers easy access to I-40, I-540, US-1 and are adjacent to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, which is a prime location for doing business. People move to Morrisville for many reasons–excellent schools, proximity to RTP and the Raleigh-Durham area, safe neighborhoods and a superb quality of life.

    City Office: (919) 469-1426
    Website: www.ci.morrisville.nc.us

    Local Utilities Companies:
    Electricity: Progress Energy 1-800-452-2777
    Telephone:  BellSouth Residential 1-888-757-6500
    Natural Gas:  PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer/Trash 919-463-6200

    Average House Price: $287,732

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ORANGE COUNTY

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County Schools:

Main: 919-732-6271
Website: www.orange.k12.nc.us

Cities in Orange County:

  • Carrboro
    Carrboro is a cozy town with an absence of parking meters and a reputation for a terrific farmers market. The town, commonly referred to as the “Paris of the Piedmont” takes pride in being known as a community rich in cultural and economic diversity. With a population of around 16,000, Carrboro is home to a community of artists, farmers, musicians, laborers, writers, performers, creative minds, and just plain folks.

    City Office: 919-942-8541
    Website: www.townofcarrboro.org

    Utilities:
    Electricity: Progress Energy 919-508-5400
    Duke Power 919-967-8231
    Piedmont E.M.C. 919-732-2123
    Telephone: BellSouth Residential 1-888-757-6500
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water and Sewer 919-968-4421
    Garbage 919-918-7433

    Average House Price: $288,115

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  • Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill was named after the New Hope Chapel, which stood upon a hill at the crossing of two primary roads. Chapel Hill is nicknamed "the Southern Part of Heaven" and is best known as the home of the University of North Carolina, our nation's first state university. Town lots were auctioned in 1793, when work began on the university's first building. Along Franklin Street, the town's center of activity, visitors will find foods to please every palate, specialty shops for the most discriminating shopper and a variety of nightlife.

    City Office: 919-969-5100
    Website: www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us

    Utilities:
    Electricity: Progress Energy  919-508-5400
    Duke Power 919-967-8231
    Piedmont E.M.C. 919-732-2123
    Telephone:  BellSouth Residential 1-888-757-6500
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water and Sewer 919-968-4421
    Garbage 919-968-2796

    Average House Price: $313,008

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  • Hillsborough
    Hillsborough is ideally located at the junction of interstates 40 and 85 and about 15 minutes northwest of Chapel Hill. Hillsborough was laid out where the Great Indian Trading Path crossed the Eno River. The town is 5.35 square miles and is on the western edge of the greater Triangle area. With a population of a little more than 6,000 people, Hillsborough remains the flourishing small town it has been since the 18th century. It is an excellent destination for day trips from the greater Triangle area. Historic Hillsborough, founded in 1754, celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2004. It is located Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the central district boasts over one hundred late 18th and early 19th century structures.

    City Office: 919-732-1270
    Website: www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us

    Utilities:
    Electricity: Duke Power 919-967-8231
    Piedmont E.M.C.  919-732-2123
    Natural Gas: PSNC Energy 1-877-776-2427
    Telephone: Sprint/Centel 919-732-2131
    Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 919-595-4892
    Water/Sewer: Town of Hillsborough 919-732-2104

    Average House Price: $188,071

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