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Old 04-04-2011, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jdubs1017 View Post
Try Lawson in Waxhaw. Great amenities, great schools nearby, and new construction and/or resales!
Shea, I think actually has 1 lot left in Lawson too!
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Christine1229 View Post
Lake Forest Preserve -- love the lot size and the homes and the amenities; school district is weddington which I have heard was good too; Homes are just a bit pricey and we also heard that Orleans had filed Chapter 11.

Ideally I would like to stay in the Marvin School district. We'll see what happens.
We ended up deciding on LFP after looking at the whole area, feeling like it had the best balance of everything. It seems closest enough to the schools to avoid a redistricting. A nice home is possible around $400k, with a very nice one for under $500k. Seems like almost every home in the neighborhood has kids. Orleans came out of bankruptcy in Nov 2010 and got rid of quite a bit of debt plus a new CEO, so we feel very comfortable that they're a major builder who already emerged from bankruptcy in a stronger position. Seems like there's around 5 homes being built right now in LFP, so I think that's a good sign.

We didn't like how sparse Chimneys was, just open land with big brick boxes sitting on it.

We immediately ruled out any subdivision where we'd be staring at those huge power lines out our window, or driving under them everything we go in/out the subdivision.

We also looked at the nicer homes towards the back of Hunter Oaks, looking at the Marvin schools.

But we ended up putting a big priority on being able to build exactly what we want in LFP with new home warranty for about the same price as existing homes of comparable size.

So, that's what we considered!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:03 PM
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What about Oak Brook Estates or Beechwood or Valhalla? Plenty of privacy and land but Marvin Ridge schools.

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Old 05-27-2011, 03:11 AM
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This may help, I used this website a great deal to search what was available in the school district we wanted:

Search Charlotte, NC Area Properties by County / School

just pick the high school you want to go too and see if any of those houses fit what you are looking for. You can even search for lot/land there is a box to check near the bottom

Good luck to you on your search
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