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Old 07-23-2007, 01:00 PM
 
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HI, I wanted to know if there were any less congested areas around Charlotte. I am looking for a slower pace, family area where people are down to earth and not very materialistic. I would like to have an area where family values and church are important. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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HI, I wanted to know if there were any less congested areas around Charlotte. I am looking for a slower pace, family area where people are down to earth and not very materialistic. I would like to have an area where family values and church are important. Any suggestions are appreciated.
There are plenty of areas all around Charlotte like that. What is your price range, and are schools important?
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick response. I am looking around 200-250,000 range with some land if possible. Yes schools are important. I have a child in 4th grade right now. I may consider home schooling though if needed. Are there alot of home schoolers there? Just looking for a place where more moms stay home instead of working all the time.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I would suggest Fort Mill, but it is growing very fast and is losing some of the country feel. Yoou have to get a bit a way from the city to escape it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Clover, South Carolina is one that's still reasonable--and with good schools.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thanks for the quick response. I am looking around 200-250,000 range with some land if possible. Yes schools are important. I have a child in 4th grade right now. I may consider home schooling though if needed. Are there alot of home schoolers there? Just looking for a place where more moms stay home instead of working all the time.
Actually, I like Lincoln County as a place for you to still find some land in that price range AND good schools. I would google real estate in places like Denver and Lincolnton and see what pops up.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I agree with lovesmountain recommindation but Denver is starting to get pricey and availability of land of nice size yard is becoming limited but worth the look. Other areas in that county to look are Sherrills Ford, Boger City, Vale
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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If your price range were up to the 275/300K range, I would say The Gates at Waterside Crossing. The community and area is everything you just described. We looked everywhere before finding it. Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:03 AM
 
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Default Coulwood is a Nice Area...and a secret!

There is a small area called Coulwood in nw charlotte, off of HWY16. This area has older brick homes, huge lots and is VERY family friendly. It is surrounded by the some new 'in' neighborhoods (which are materialistic). But Coulwood has maintained its quiet, old time, family atmosphere. There are a lot of homeschoolers in the area, as well as folks who use small Christian schools. The public schools are just 'okay'.
Price rage: $175-$250
Lots: 1-3 acres
Almost every house is brick.
15 minutes, tops, outside of uptown Charlotte

Remember to look in 'old' Coulwood, not the newer areas if you look at this side of town. Good luck.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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PS: Even though The Gates at Waterside Crossing is near 16/73, all of our addresses in here are "Stanley." We are not anywhere near Stanley, but include Stanley in your searches to include us.

My aunt lives near Coulwood. Feel free to PM me about my opinions of both. Hope this helps!
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