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Old 08-21-2006, 08:02 AM
 
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Hello --

We are considering a relocation to Charlotte. Which are the gate communities and how to they compare to other neighborhoods?

I have also posted a message re: private school recommendations.....anyone? anyone?

Our biggest concern is the schools, followed by commute time to S College St.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:23 PM
 
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I hope you have a car ! the bus system sucks ! esp since they have changed it. It use to be more convenient.
I too would like to know which are the gated communities.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:50 PM
 
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If you are interested in resell...there is a gated community in Lake Wylie, SC (Clover Schools) that's called River Hills Plantation.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:16 PM
 
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I hope you have a car ! the bus system sucks ! esp since they have changed it. It use to be more convenient.
I too would like to know which are the gated communities.
Somebody without a car would most likely not be asking about gated communities.

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Hello --

We are considering a relocation to Charlotte. Which are the gate communities and how to they compare to other neighborhoods?

I have also posted a message re: private school recommendations.....anyone? anyone?

Our biggest concern is the schools, followed by commute time to S College St.

Thanks in advance!
The 700k+ area of The Palisades is gated. The rest of the areas in The Palisades are 350k+ and are still very nice. It is more than a mile from the community entrance on a main road to where the houses start. There will be a private K-8 school built within the community which is supposed to open in 2007. I think that they are supposed to get their own Harris Teeter grocery store at a town center within the development also.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:18 PM
 
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Somebody without a car would most likely not be asking about gated communities.
he didnt say that he didnt have a car
he said he hopes those people have a car because the bus system sucks.
way to add a huge assumption into such a simple comment.

further if a person wants to rely on public transit it does not give you any information on their income or whether they have a car or not. Some people like options...have cars make good money but choose to ride the bus.

FOR GOOD GATED COMMUNITIES IN CHARLOTTE:
I suggest you do a very detail series of searches on various home, apartment, and realty finding sites in charlotte, tailor the searches to the type of demographics you need, and then read the comments of tenants/residents on each of these places. Make your choice like that...you get more data that way. GOOD LUCK ---CHARLOTTE SUCKS BY THE WAY; I'd move somewhere else unless you like crappy everything refering to:

the traffic and lack of driving skills of the people here (its dangerous)
the amount of hit and runs that occur here, involving vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to pedestrian collisions.
the lack of complete side walks and anything conductive to people who jog, walk, etc around most of the city accept private neighborhoods who decide to build these kinds of things.
haphazard city lay out, dont expect to learn your way around here if you havent lived here before. I recommend a GPS system in your car...looking down at google maps while you drive will turn you in to native charlotte drivers lol.
increasing crime rate, and not its not just in the "bad" or low income areas of town. The university area experienced a recent rise in crime such as armed robberies to students on and off campus! Not to mention sensless crimes that appear not to be aimed at anyone in particular (brick throwing at random cars, shooting at people in cars waiting at stop lights)
Night life gets old really fast.
Not as much to do down town as you would think.

Anyway if you dont mind these kinds of things, then im sure you can be happy here...its just not the place for me again GOOD LUCK
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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There are a few up toward Lake Norma but you will be paying close to $1M.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:37 PM
 
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There will be a new development called Christenbury in Cabarrus County. Simonini Builders (luxury homebuilder) are building a gated section. Cannon School is a private school that is close.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Just to add to previous post. Do not confuse this with Christenbury Hills in Mecklenburg county.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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There are some gated communities around this way too -- most in higher price ranges and a few golf course communities. Check out Longview, Woodhall, Quintessa, there's some others as well.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:04 PM
 
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There are new gated communities going into Cabarrus County. Most are close to 1 million price range. Commute to downtown Charlotte would be terrible but local public schools and private schools are very good. I grew up in these area. PM for detailed information.
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