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Old 08-18-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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My husband and I and our 3 children will be relocating in about a month to Statesville area. We know nothing about the area and wanted to know where a good school districtis for our daughter who is hardofhearing and needs support services. I called the school districtbut she wouldn't say what schoolarea is better then others. We want to live in the best school district for our children even if its out of statesville and my husband has to commute to work.

We are also looking for a rural home with land, not intereted in subdivisions or new construction.
We lived in Philadelphia all of our life and grewup in rowhomes where the houses are attached and feel like sardine cans. We want at least 2-3 acres. Does a place like this exsist in the Statesville area? If so any information would be greatly appreciated.

Also, hows the crime around Statesville. I'm sure it can't be worse thenPhiladelphia but we know where the bad areas are here.

Thank you in advance for your posts.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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My husband and I and our 3 children will be relocating in about a month to Statesville area. We know nothing about the area and wanted to know where a good school districtis for our daughter who is hardofhearing and needs support services. I called the school districtbut she wouldn't say what schoolarea is better then others. We want to live in the best school district for our children even if its out of statesville and my husband has to commute to work.

We are also looking for a rural home with land, not intereted in subdivisions or new construction.
We lived in Philadelphia all of our life and grewup in rowhomes where the houses are attached and feel like sardine cans. We want at least 2-3 acres. Does a place like this exsist in the Statesville area? If so any information would be greatly appreciated.

Also, hows the crime around Statesville. I'm sure it can't be worse thenPhiladelphia but we know where the bad areas are here.

Thank you in advance for your posts.
I came down from Cherry Hill & sort of did much the same that you want to do. Where I am is not the least bit convenient to your husband's job in Statesville, but you might want to look at the Lincoln County school system. It's across the lake from Iredell County. School systems are by county here.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: mooresville
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Well,if I had to work in Statesville,I would live in Troutman or Mooresville. Some areas around Statesville would be ok,but not a very good school system.Look for areas in Troutman that are in the Lake Norman High Scool district as opposed to South Iredell High. The Mooresville Graded School District is wonderful. That is in Mooresville city limits but also reaches into some areas in the county. Either town would be an easy commute to Statesville. What price range home are you looking for and maybe we could help point out some specifics for you.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Thank you for your response. I think were going to look for houses in Mooresville.



How close are the supermarkets in Mooresville? Does everyone shop for their groceries at the Super Walmart? When we lived in SC the walmart and Ingles were 10 miles in spartanurg. I'm hoping shopping is a little closer to us ut yet were still rural and secluded from busy streets.

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Old 08-19-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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Well,if I had to work in Statesville,I would live in Troutman or Mooresville. Some areas around Statesville would be ok,but not a very good school system.Look for areas in Troutman that are in the Lake Norman High Scool district as opposed to South Iredell High. The Mooresville Graded School District is wonderful. That is in Mooresville city limits but also reaches into some areas in the county. Either town would be an easy commute to Statesville. What price range home are you looking for and maybe we could help point out some specifics for you.
Dang, I was just about to post this - great minds must really think alike
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Thank you for your response. I think were going to look for houses in Moresville.

Is NC as southern as SC? We lived in SC for 1 year in 07 and my husband lost his job right when the recession started. Some people were not too friendly to us "Yankees." My husband was the runt of a lot of northern jokes, he just laughed it off but some people are still angry at us about the war.

How close are the supermarkets in Moresville? Does everyone shop for their groceries at the Super Walmart? When we lived in SC the walmart and Ingles were 10 miles in spartanurg. I'm hoping shopping is a little closer to us ut yet were still rural and secluded from busy streets.
It's a much different atmosphere in NC.

I love Ingles. It's the Pathmark of the South. I think that there's an Ingles in Statesville. I have a huge Ingles supermarket here in Kings Mountain, NC (~40 some miles north of Spartanburg on I 85). There's talk of Ingles supermarkets going into Lincolnton & either east Gastonia or Belmont, but just the same, Statesville will probably be closer to you.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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You will be more than close enough (within 20 mins) of almost anything you would need in Mooresville.

Plus hubby driving opposite way of most traffic and you would be closer to Charlotte if you do need special services downtown at the Children's Hospital etc....

I had some patients near "downtown" Troutman area-it definitely is still more remote--their closest grocery store was a Food Lion but you could drive 15 mins and be at this big shopping area on I 77.

Perhaps calling a hearing specialist in the area could you give you better details on which school districts have more resources?
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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That's a great idea! Calling Charlotte's Children Hospital and talking to an Audiologist. We go to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia now and they are the best! I'm sure Charlotte will have the same resources we do here.

Were coming down July 31st - Sept 7th. Were going to drive area the area and look at rentals. I'm so excited to leave the hustle bustle of Philadelphia!
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman
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That's a great idea! Calling Charlotte's Children Hospital and talking to an Audiologist. We go to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia now and they are the best! I'm sure Charlotte will have the same resources we do here.

Were coming down July 31st - Sept 7th. Were going to drive area the area and look at rentals. I'm so excited to leave the hustle bustle of Philadelphia!
I am certain Mooresville will be more to your liking over Troutman or Statesville, coming from Philly. Statesville is a very charming old southern city, but there's just not much going on up there. Troutman is very, very rural. Although they do have a great Italian restaurant now!!

Most anything you could want in Mooresville is about 15 mins from anywhere else. The Lake Norman or Mooresville Graded schools are great and the living is pretty laid back and easy compared to Philly, except for some traffic congestion now and then. And yes, a lot of people do their grocery shopping at the Super Walmart @ Exit 36. There are an abundance of places both to shop and dine.

I am guessing you meant that you are coming Aug 31, not July since that is long gone.
If I can help you with anything else please let me know.
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