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Old 08-15-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Hi, I am looking to relocate to the Charlotte area, can someone recommend nice towns to live in? I would prefer a town not located in Mecklenburg county, but yet close enough to Charlotte for work. I do not want Mecklenburg because of the poor schools. I would like a town with low crime and home prices no more than about $300k. I am planning a trip and would like to check out the towns that someone suggests. I prefer nice neighborhoods that are clean and slightly spread out instead of homes built on top of one another. I am impressed with Union county but what towns are good there? Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hi, I am looking to relocate to the Charlotte area, can someone recommend nice towns to live in? I would prefer a town not located in Mecklenburg county, but yet close enough to Charlotte for work. I do not want Mecklenburg because of the poor schools. I would like a town with low crime and home prices no more than about $300k. I am planning a trip and would like to check out the towns that someone suggests. I prefer nice neighborhoods that are clean and slightly spread out instead of homes built on top of one another. I am impressed with Union county but what towns are good there? Thanks!
What's your maximum commute time & which part of Charlotte would that be to?
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I would suggest Lincoln County Denver has excellent schools better taxes than Union plus
its unincorporated so you dont have to worry about city taxes.
Lincoln County .57 Union County .67.
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Denver is a city that is growing so it may appear to Country now but I think it would be cool
to Live and watch a Town turn into a city.
Best kept secret
Spoiler
The traffic is so much better .


The schools seem to be great. My sweetheart is a proud and smart; Alumni of the Lincoln County School System.

Base on the posts that are in this forum.
Click search from the Charlotte forum page and you can see what I mean.
Just dont harm my Kudzo.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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Check into York and Lancaster counties in SC as well. Quiet living, low taxes and cheaper gas prices.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Harrisburg is great and almost in Charlotte without the taxes or complications of the schools system. Close to highways and a wide range of prices in housing. (Although despite what you hear, there are some very good schools in CMS and not just in the Southeast part of town).
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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I love the Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw areas of Union county. Absolutely love. Schools are rated high, though some say they're overcrowded. Its is VERY spread out in some areas, and some very nice subdivisions.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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So every school in Meck county is bad??? Sorry, but have to laugh at these broad narrow minded statements. Ever wonder why the schools in the county are sooooooo bad. Its a 6th letter word called G-R-O-W-T-H and guess what its coming to a county near you. Yep those beloved Union, Cabarrrus, Lancaster, etc schools will face the same issues down the road. Ever wonder why Union County had a building moratorium forever??? Its b/c they can't keep up with..... wait... wait. GRRRRRRROWTH.

Moral to the story don't write off an entire county the size of all the surrounding counties combined simply b/c you heard a friend of a friend say Union County is the place to be. That friend is probably wishing he did a little more research as he sits in bumper to bumper on Independence trying to get from Trade & Tryon to the Promised Land of Waxhaw.

This is all from a product of Lancaster County schools. Of course that was back when we were poor po dunk rednecks. Darn, I should go dust off the hold sheepskin and hang it proud.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Well I stand by my earlier comment - a child's academic success has more to do with parental involvement than with where he or she goes to school. There at studies that prove this. Furthermore, I stand by my statement that it is irresponsible and borderline ignorant to lump "all CMS school" together as poor. There are some exceptional schools in this county as well as some poor ones - that tends to happen when you have such a large system.

Finally, and this is the important one, don't move way out in the surrounding areas of Charlotte and then complain about your commute a year later.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Since you mentioned Union County you would want to check out Marvin and Waxhaw, both with new schools. Roughly 1 hour drive into Charlotte give or take 15 minutes depending on traffic or where your job is located in the city. I would not rule out South Meck. Taxes are a bit higher but people love the Ardrey Kell schools and you can shave off about 15 minutes on the commute.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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I'd definitely recommend York County. The schools in Fort Mill are great, you can definitely find house under $300k and taxes are much cheaper. And whenever you want to head to uptown Charlotte for a game, concert or dinner it's a 15 mile ride up I-77 which is easily accessible.
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