I am doing some initial investigation about living in the Raleigh area. I may or may not have the opportunity to move down there however, knowledge is power...or something like that. I would like to hear from anyone who lives in the greater Raleigh area. Even better if you have a family there. I have a family: wife and two sons (10ish and 6ish). We love the outdoors of course. Hunting and big into bass fishing. We try to vacation in OBX every year... I have read about how great the area is for raising a family. Close to beaches, close to mountains. How people are so welcoming and hospitable, etc. Tough to find bad experiences from the area. Are there areas that are more conducive to family and outdoor activities? Are there locations around the area I should steer clear from? Top priorities: - Great school / district (public is prefered) - Family environment, low crime, drugs, distractions - Nice housing / neighbors (development living is OK however, single family home with some land would be ideal) Would consider waterfront property if reasonable and fit the first two bullets above - 35 minutes or < to work and airport is prefered (work would be located close to airport) - Drugs stores, groceries no more than 15 minute drive. -No more than 25 minutes to HD, Lowes, Target Would appreciate any responses so I can be a bit better informed of the area.