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Old 10-02-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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We were able to visit the Charlotte area a few weeks ago and really loved the trees and established look of Lawson. Any other subdivisions fit that "look"? I felt like Lawson was a little far out there...seemed a distance to a mall, highways, etc. Is that true or did it just seem that way since we were all over with the agent? Budget approx. 350k. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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I'm a fan of Lawson & actually keep pointing my cousins toward the neighborhood. I think it is so pretty with all the trees. It seemed as close as any other neighborhood to stuff. It's funny when we were trying to sell our home down there our neighborhood would always get lookers but they would buy in Lawson. The trees really make the neighborhood
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Berkeley is a great subdivision. Great location, excellent schools, close to shopping, 485, Ballantyne, Uptown, etc. Check it out.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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We were able to visit the Charlotte area a few weeks ago and really loved the trees and established look of Lawson. Any other subdivisions fit that "look"? I felt like Lawson was a little far out there...seemed a distance to a mall, highways, etc. Is that true or did it just seem that way since we were all over with the agent? Budget approx. 350k. Thanks!
Did you see Providence Plantation? Very treed, very established
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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I'm a fan of Lawson & actually keep pointing my cousins toward the neighborhood. I think it is so pretty with all the trees. It seemed as close as any other neighborhood to stuff. It's funny when we were trying to sell our home down there our neighborhood would always get lookers but they would buy in Lawson. The trees really make the neighborhood
Your old neighborhood is probably a smarter buy long term. They have 1 ginormous tree! Then again, 350k for 3 sides vinyl is whacked.

Are "trees" the only requirement for the OP? Lawson is pretty far out there. Are you settled on Union County? If not you should take a look at loves' suggestion. If you are settled on Union County, I could make some other recommendations if you helped with other requirements / needs.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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The "TREEE" drew us in to the old neighborhood but the unkept properties helped us leave- along with lack of job ....

Is Lawson that far out anymore? I remember when I would take the kids to dance in Wesley Chapel there was a lot of building going on. Wesley Chapel Target shopping area with, Brooklyn Pizza, Hickory Tavern, Lowes Food Store, Chic Filet, Walgreens, Coffee Shop, Nail Salon, Dry Cleaners. The WCWAA ball fields are close too. Steps n motion dance studio and the gymnastics place on 16 depending on what your kids are into.Lots of horse riding stables also. Stonecrest & Blakney areas are really only about 10-15 minutes away too. The new schools are within walking distance as well.

I do like Providence Plantation too, really pretty area.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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The "TREEE" drew us in to the old neighborhood but the unkept properties helped us leave- along with lack of job ....

Is Lawson that far out anymore? I remember when I would take the kids to dance in Wesley Chapel there was a lot of building going on. Wesley Chapel Target shopping area with, Brooklyn Pizza, Hickory Tavern, Lowes Food Store, Chic Filet, Walgreens, Coffee Shop, Nail Salon, Dry Cleaners. The WCWAA ball fields are close too. Steps n motion dance studio and the gymnastics place on 16 depending on what your kids are into.Lots of horse riding stables also. Stonecrest & Blakney areas are really only about 10-15 minutes away too. The new schools are within walking distance as well.

I do like Providence Plantation too, really pretty area.
Lawson is Cuthbertson schools and will tack on about 10min to civilization. You'd be more inclined to use the Wesley Chapel Target / Waxhaw Teeter then Blakeney/Stonecrest/Ballantyne since it takes 10min to hit Blakeney from "The TREEE" vs. realistically 20min from Lawson.

If you subscribe to "location, location, location" I think that 10 or so minutes in the further South schools makes a significant difference. I'd honestly rather be closer to Blakeney in Marvin Ridge schools, but that's personal preference. Now if you're inclined to get "more house" for your money out in the Cuthbertson cluster, you need to consider quite a few other developments besides Lawson. Quellin, Anklin Forrest, Champion Forest, etc - other all brick neighborhoods are what would make it possibly worth to me.
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