Flowers Plantation

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by Hannah Bowers, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Hannah Bowers

    Hannah Bowers Member

    Hi Everyone! I didn't see a place to introduce yourself so I am going to post a thread about the question I have with the hope that you'll can provide feedback! My family was looking at homes in the flowers plantation area and after doing research I discovered news stories about crime in that area and I wanted to see if this is as bad as it appears. The links to the specific articles are below for your reference. Thank you in advance for any info you can provide!

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-durham-chapel-hill-cary/2291720-meth-problem-clayton.html

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/clayton-news-star/article55959175.html

    http://www.wral.com/johnston-author...ck-cars-following-rash-of-break-ins/15678164/
     
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  2. gcoats3

    gcoats3 Well-Known Member

    Flowers Plantation is a safe community. One of the articles you reference a Wake County resident was chased from Clayton area. The meth problem is east of Flowers. Not a Flowers Plantation that I know about. The car break-ins occurred in both Wake and Johnston County. I believe those arrested were from Wake Forest.
     
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  3. Harvey

    Harvey Well-Known Member

    You have a county sheriff police force since it is not inside Clayton town limits. They do a good job, but maybe spread a little thin considering the county's growth in the last few decades. Add this to Flowers being a tad remote and affluent then some unsavory types might see this as easy pickings, I guess. I have a similar problem where I live. My two cents.
     
  4. DontCareHowYouDoItInNY

    DontCareHowYouDoItInNY Well-Known Member

    If you live in the area already, you can't leave a car or door unlocked anywhere around here, doesnt matter where you are. But Flowers is one of the nicer parts of JoCo, no big concerns of crime within the Flowers neighborhoods.

    If you dont live in the area, I wouldn't move here if I were you, it's horrible. My house and car get broken in to every day. They steal my stuff and build meth labs in there. They even turned my dog in to a car stealing meth addict.
     
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  5. Hannah Bowers

    Hannah Bowers Member

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! After really scouring the broader area of the triangle and getting a lot of feedback from locals, I'm surprised at how highly priced the homes are in flowers plantation.
     
  6. MamaApe

    MamaApe Well-Known Member

    Depending on what areas in Flowers you are looking, they are a very protective community meaning it is gated, security, private roads, private sewer & water etc with no city taxes, these are a few of the reasons I believe the community has done so well. In addition they have many community events, sports teams, concert series etc. So it is a different type of living than just ordinary subdivisions. If you are not interested in the amenities it probably does seem higher priced, it all depends on what you are looking for. I am not aware of any major crimes & I work in the area frequently. Hope this helps!
     
  7. dgsatman

    dgsatman Well-Known Member

    AND.......there's a great (kinda) new restaurant/ local tavern in Parkway Village, across from Food Lion, behind Dr. Riccobene -TAVERN 42. Fantastic food, great beverage selection, warm inviting atmosphere, and nice friendly folks!!!
     
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  8. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    Cheers.
     
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  9. Hannah Bowers

    Hannah Bowers Member

    Thanks MamaApe! Private roads and water/sewer can have its advantages I guess but in the end the homeowners are paying for those services/maintenance in some form or fashion, likely more than if they were just taxed. I imagine road maintenance can be pretty expensive!
     
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  10. MamaApe

    MamaApe Well-Known Member

    There is a capital contribution everyone pays if you buy in the FP village to maintain the roads and hopefully avoid future assessments. Hope this helps.
     
  11. 101ABNVET

    101ABNVET New Member

    New to this site overall, clicking around and found items on Flowers. Great place!
     
  12. Auxie

    Auxie Well-Known Member

    Do they have an HOA like most of our Communities? If so, how much are the dues?
    YEP. This Site is a great place and so are most of our Communities.
     
  13. panthersdude2001

    panthersdude2001 Well-Known Member

    Okay, I don't live in Clayton, but did go see a house in Lee Woods. Flowers Plantation is not as bad as you think. It is owned by Royal Oaks, and 127 Homes. Go to https://homefacts.com to see more about the Crime rate.
     
  14. DWK

    DWK Well-Known Member

    Does give you pause, but it’s much safer in that neighborhood now, ever since they arrested this awful meth-addicted, car stealing, dog.


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