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Old 10-28-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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I am looking into relocating to this area of NC and I just wanted to get peoples opinion on wheres the best place to live? I am looking for a very nice community and charming town. A small town feel. A great downtown and friendly people. Well established neighborhoods that are family friendly. A town that has town events and parades for the holidays. Which one would you choose from the three? And if you have a neighborhood in mind that is well established (price range $150,000-$350,000) for me to look up let me know please. If I think of more questions I will update this. Well thanks for reading my post

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Old 10-29-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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Well, out of the three Davidson would probably most likely be your favorite as far as small town feel. I've owned homes in both Mooresville(my home was 3 miles from Davidson) and Huntersville...
However, you may not get much for that price range in Davidson...maybe the higher end around 300-350 you could get a nice, small home.
My second choice in those three would be Mooresville. It does have a downtown(with a Christmas parade) etc..but it's not as cute as Davidson.
To me personally, Huntersville does not have a community, small town feel at all-athough we knew alot of people because of our neighborhood and church...I much preferred Mooresville to Huntersville but that was just my opinion. Also, I lived on the East side of 77 in Mooresville. The west side is crazy busy with traffic...Hope this helps!
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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Thank you doubleblessings, that was the perfect answer
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I live on the east side of Mooresville & love it. When we were house-hunting 5 yrs ago, we loved the look & feel of the Davidson & Cornelius area but decided against building there. We didn't find any homes in our price range to our liking & didn't care for the schools. Davidson is a college town & traffic down the 2 main streets that criss-cross the town when school is in session can get backed up. We picked the east side of Mooresville for several reasons. Better school district (Mooresville Graded School District), a nice home within our price range (at the time 250-350), a subdivision with a community pool & close to shopping. We weren't looking for a lake view/lake side home so we didnt pick the west side of Mooresville. The downtown area has several shops, art galleries & restaurants. The hardware store is like taking a step back in time. Our annual Christmas Parade, complete with floats & marching bands, is the Tues. before Thanksgiving. There's several threads on this forum about all of the communities you're interested in that I'm sure could answer several questions for you.

Do you have employment lined up already? Do you have kids that you'll need schools for? Are you looking for a subdivision?
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I will ask one simple question.. Do you need to go uptown/downtown often? I.E. for work.. If so, note that anything north of 25 adds significant time to your drive. If that doesn't concern you, Both Davidson and Mooresville offer what you are looking for. Davidson is more expensive though and Mooresville even farther from Charlotte and is a great if you are a racing enthusiast as well. Note, that you may end up going to Statesville more than Charlotte if you live in Mooresville.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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I wanted to add(because I would want to know) when speaking of Davidson-if you want to be able to walk to town and feel like you are a part of town you don't want to look at neighborhoods like Summerwalk. While the address says Davidson, I personally consider neighborhoods like that to be more Huntersville than Davidson...I think it's a little decieving when you look online and don't know the area...Davidson address but not Davidson, imo...
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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I have another question. I was looking into Statesville. Any feedback on Statesville? Is that a good place and have the criteria i listed above?
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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I would say no to Statesville.....I would stick with the places that you have listed.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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Why no to Statesville? Just wondering.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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Statesville's o.k....just o.k...

We were looking for a historic home at one point and wanted to live in a small downtown(where we could walk to ice cream shop, library,etc) so we checked out Statesville quite a bit...Maybe because it's at the crossroads of 77/40 and seems transient or something to me..I don't know just never got a great feel. We did buy a historic home in downtown Concord(in the good section) and that was really nice. We sold it less than 2 yrs later in 1 day...
We were there last night for the trick or treating(the businesses give out candy) and it was so busy with kids! We went to Davidson last year for their downtown trick or treating and their was at least double the amount of kids in Concord-I was shocked! It was fun and the library read stories to the kids...
We plan to go trick or treating on Sunday their because the Union street homes really do a great job of decorating and making it fun for the kids.

I know you had said before about having a small downtown enviroment..you may want to look at downtown Concord as well. There are some bad sections to be sure-though not right next to downtown. We lived their for almost 2 years and I never felt unsafe or had a problem and we constantly were riding bikes or walking to town for events. They have a great Christmas parade each year as well. Just thought I'd throw it out there as an option since I've lived in several of the places you've mentioned.
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