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Old 07-08-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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We are strongly considering moving. This is our fourth time going down to visit, and each time we check out different areas.

right now, we are really loving the area of South Park, specifically, the townhomes in Park South Station...

We do not have any children yet, and my sis is only about 5 minutes from there.

Could you please tell me the good bad & ugly of this area, if any?? As far as I can see, the only bad for me would be getting used to everything. Thanks everybody!

If this makes a difference, I am 30 and my husband is 34.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As far as I can see, the only bad for me would be getting used to everything
Somehow I find this amusing...!

We need more info to answer your question, as different people are looking for (and choose) different things. Where will you be working is the most important? Do you want more urban, suburban or rural? What amenities do you need close by versus not care about? There are lots of factors and it's not as if there is an objective list of "good" and "bad" things.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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having lived in southpark for 20+ years I can assure
you that there won't be much to hate.

the best shopping , YMCA < parks , schools , Dean&Deluca
greatest restaurants. IMO>
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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We are strongly considering moving. This is our fourth time going down to visit, and each time we check out different areas.

right now, we are really loving the area of South Park, specifically, the townhomes in Park South Station...

We do not have any children yet, and my sis is only about 5 minutes from there.

Could you please tell me the good bad & ugly of this area, if any?? As far as I can see, the only bad for me would be getting used to everything. Thanks everybody!

If this makes a difference, I am 30 and my husband is 34.
The only problem in that otherwise very desirable area is the occasional whiffs of bad air from the sewerage treatment plant at the corner of Park and Tyvola. However, I understand they did some improvements to that plant and that oder is less an issue these days. I would not let that stop me from living there personally
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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The only problem in that otherwise very desirable area is the occasional whiffs of bad air from the sewerage treatment plant at the corner of Park and Tyvola. However, I understand they did some improvements to that plant and that oder is less an issue these days. I would not let that stop me from living there personally
Agreed. If I were to move from Lake Norman back to CLT this is the area I would head towards. Of all the places I have lived in the city, this was my favorite. I would however, recommend staying on the Charlotte side of Selwyn.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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right now, we are really loving the area of South Park, specifically, the townhomes in Park South Station...
We've lived in the neighborhood accross the street from Park South Station for the past 9 years. My wife and I are almost the same demographic as you. We used to call it the best kept secret, but its not so secret anymore. Park South is a great development. It offers newer construction/floorplans/amenities with the great close-in location.

The knock on this area has always been the proximity to South Blvd. It is still true today that South Blvd is a commercial hub that you do not want to live immediately (ie within 100 yards of) next to. Park South is a good distance from South. However, the light rail is causing this notion to change dramatically as many newcomers to the neighborhood choose it specifically to comute uptown. The knock in particular to Park South Station is being next to LeafCrest, which is a small public housing complex next to the development. CHA has tried to clean it up, but it still is what is and is known to have some "fireworks" every few years. However, things are usually fairly well contained within the complex and most of the time you really won't know its there. That being said I still wouldn't prefer a unit backing up directly to it no matter how big the fence is. The sewage plant mentioned is not a concern. The tanks were capped years ago and can hardly be noticed 20 feet from them let alone in the surrounding neighborhoods.

As for the upside well I think you've figured out its one of the best ways to get into the SouthPark way of life. BTW the pool there looked pretty nice today when it was 100!!!
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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I believe there has also been some discussion about the water company at Park South Station - high water bills. You might want to check into this so you won't be surprised!

You should be able to get a great deal right now - good luck!
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Depending on where you are relocating from (we relocated from NY 12 yrs ago) the water bills will surprise you to begin with...definitely worth some investigating as suggested above. Also consider commute time to work, if that is an issue for you.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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Um, hello? The schools?
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