I am excited to share that my family and I are planning on moving to North Carolina by the end of the summer! It was a stressful search. I admit that it may have been ambitious; my husband and I planned 3 days in North Raleigh and expected to find a home in an already established neighborhood. That was not to be.
We realized after our first day of looking at houses that choosing and putting a bid on one would not be as easy as we thought it would be. Indeed - we had no idea of the extra hurdles we would have to deal with when when we decided to move to North Carolina (i.e.“Due Process”). Being from out of town, this extra step made it close to impossible for us to buy a home that was already built. Fortunately for us, we found a development in Wake Forest that is almost at the end of their building cycle. They had one home that will be available for move-in in August. It’s just want we wanted.
I’m excited that we found a new place that we will be calling home in a couple of months. Now the work really begins…
In the meantime, I want to share some photos I took of Wake Forest. As its name suggests, there are trees trees and more trees. I love it. The town itself has been around for at least 200 years and it started off as a college town. I wanted to walk around the most historical areas, so we went downtown and parked by the Dr. Calvin Jones house. We strolled past all of the Victorian homes and mature landscaping. It was refreshing to see that there wasn’t a lot of traffic, even in the middle of the week. At the end of the street is a seminary. I am sure my brother will love visiting it when he comes to visit!
For lunch we went to Shorty’s. When I read its history, I couldn’t help but snap a photo of their old menu. Despite the increase in their prices, the long line for lunch was proof that Shorty’s is doing something right.
We left for the airport a few hours after these photos were taken. I am looking forward to walking down these streets with our children soon!