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Old 08-16-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Charlotte to get a feel for the city. We are actually planning to move to Charlotte in the next year or so also. This question may be better suited for a realtor but what are the best areas in charlotte to purchase a house for 175K - 250K? Area's within 20 minutes of the downtown/uptown.

What's Charlotte's big non sport attractions?

Best hiking parks?

Best non chain restaurants?

Best Shopping areas?

Top employers to work for and what industry?

I'm a real estate investor so what are the best area's for rentals?

Those are just a couple questions we have. As the discussion goes forward we'll have more. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Charlotte to get a feel for the city. We are actually planning to move to Charlotte in the next year or so also. This question may be better suited for a realtor but what are the best areas in charlotte to purchase a house for 175K - 250K? Area's within 20 minutes of the downtown/uptown.

What's Charlotte's big non sport attractions?

Best hiking parks?

Best non chain restaurants?

Best Shopping areas?

Top employers to work for and what industry?

I'm a real estate investor so what are the best area's for rentals?

Those are just a couple questions we have. As the discussion goes forward we'll have more. Thanks in advance!
Look at Belmont in Gaston County & Matthews.

Charlotte has greenways. Then there's Crowder's Mountain State Park http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/crmo/main.php & Kings Mountain Gateway Trail http://www.kmgatewaytrails.org/ .
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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What's Charlotte's big non sport attractions? I don't know if it is considered "big" or not but I like the museums. The Charlotte Museum of History.

Best non chain restaurants? My favorite is Azteca. A few locations (I guess it is a local chain) and a great menu. Homemade salsa, tortillas, guac, real shrimp ceviche, mariachi band, etc. Azteca Mexican Restaurants
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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University area, Harrisburg, and Mint Hill also have plenty of homes in your price range and are (mostly) good areas. Just avoid the University area near Tryon.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Charlotte to get a feel for the city. We are actually planning to move to Charlotte in the next year or so also. This question may be better suited for a realtor but what are the best areas in charlotte to purchase a house for 175K - 250K? Area's within 20 minutes of the downtown/uptown.

What's Charlotte's big non sport attractions?

Best hiking parks?

Best non chain restaurants?

Best Shopping areas?

Top employers to work for and what industry?

I'm a real estate investor so what are the best area's for rentals?

Those are just a couple questions we have. As the discussion goes forward we'll have more. Thanks in advance!

Our biggest non sport attractions would be our museums I think - http://www.bechtler.org/ and http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/ and http://www.mintmuseum.org/

Best for walking (hiking is something I do in the mountains, lol) are our greenways, like Little Sugar Creek, McAlpine and McMullen. The closest hiking to Charlotte would be about 45 minutes away at Crowders Mountain State Park: http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=HGD044-032

Best non-chain restaurants would be Zada Jane's, Hotel Charlotte, The Penguin, Carpe Diem, just to name a few.

Best shopping, South Park for upscale.

Top employers, Family Dollar, US Air, CMS schools, Duke Power, Harris Teeter.

East Charlotte for rental property.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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Loves, I think Bank of America is our biggest employer! And Wells doesn't have plans to shed any more local (non-retail) jobs soon so they're second, right? Love all of the restaurants you suggested but have to add all of our Mexican and Vietnamese spots along South Blvd. and Central Ave. We're lucky to have them in a city with so many chains.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Loves, I think Bank of America is our biggest employer! And Wells doesn't have plans to shed any more local (non-retail) jobs soon so they're second, right? Love all of the restaurants you suggested but have to add all of our Mexican and Vietnamese spots along South Blvd. and Central Ave. We're lucky to have them in a city with so many chains.
hahahahahaha - I was only naming the ones that came off the top of my head - I certainly did forget the banks (and my hubby just started one of those bank jobs!!! )
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Our biggest non sport attractions would be our museums I think - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Levine Museum of the New South and The Mint Museum - Home

Best for walking (hiking is something I do in the mountains, lol) are our greenways, like Little Sugar Creek, McAlpine and McMullen. The closest hiking to Charlotte would be about 45 minutes away at Crowders Mountain State Park: Crowders Mountain State Park Trails | Charlotte North Carolina Hikes | Trails.com

Best non-chain restaurants would be Zada Jane's, Hotel Charlotte, The Penguin, Carpe Diem, just to name a few.

Best shopping, South Park for upscale.

Top employers, Family Dollar, US Air, CMS schools, Duke Power, Harris Teeter.

East Charlotte for rental property.
I think that Duke Power is breaking ground for the training facility this week. Duke Energy to build large training facility in Kings Mountain - Charlotte Business Journal
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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I think that Duke Power is breaking ground for the training facility this week. Duke Energy to build large training facility in Kings Mountain - Charlotte Business Journal

Woo hoo! Good for Kings Mountain, a great little town
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Woo hoo! Good for Kings Mountain, a great little town
I thought I would throw that in because I don't know if they have a training facility in Charlotte, but they will be consolidating the training facilities into the Kings Mountain location, so that should be kept in mind. It would make a difference to someone if they applied to do training in Charlotte for where to relocate to.
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