I am a native Washingtonian living in Northern Virginia with my husband and 3 young children. My husband and I went to check out Raleigh-Chapel Hill to see if we want to consider a move to the area and thought it would take several trips to make up our minds. We only saw North Raleigh homes and did not make it out to Wakefield Plantation (which I had read about) or to Chapel Hill, which my husband thought he would like best. However, at the end of the first day we found a house we loved in Linville (off of Old Creedmoor Rd. near Norwood, I think). We really liked the mature trees, as opposed to vast open spaces like the Registry...just our preference. Ravenscroft is the school that interests us, so if you can give us any insight regarding that, as well, we would appreciate it. My children enjoy things like swimming, ice skating, horseback riding and walking our dog and I hope to have a grocery store and some other shoppling relatively close...in case that helps you help us with your insights regarding the Raleigh area.