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Old 08-02-2007, 08:21 AM
 
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Hello all.

If I were to get a job at Ballantyne Commons where should I live to get work within 30 minutes?


The area has to have good schools and my max price for a home is is 325,000.

I would consider Ft Mill in SC as well.

Thanks
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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You have a lot of options. What are you looking for in a neighborhood? Amenities, etc.?
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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You have a lot of options. What are you looking for in a neighborhood? Amenities, etc.?
pool and playground would be nice.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Huntersville, NC
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I also work in Ballantyne Commons, Fort Mill will get you a whole lot of house for your price range much less so in South Charlotte where you will be working. I lived in South Charlotte for just a little while when I moved a few years back and it is definitely one of the more expensive places to live in the city for something nice. I moved to Huntersville about 2 yrs ago which became quite a commute ~45 minutes in Charlotte traffic. Now that 485 has opened to the NorthWest area my commute is only around ~25 minutes on a good day. BE Warned, traffic on I485 and I77 leaving South Charlotte in the morning and entering South Charlotte in the afternoon will literally make you want get out and walk. Its that bad and that slow. I would look at Fort Mill, Union County, or possibly the outskirts of Gaston County, they will not offer the Charlotte experience like Ballantyne, but you will have a lot less worries as far a getting from place to place......


Ken
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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I also work in Ballantyne Commons, Fort Mill will get you a whole lot of house for your price range much less so in South Charlotte where you will be working. I lived in South Charlotte for just a little while when I moved a few years back and it is definitely one of the more expensive places to live in the city for something nice. I moved to Huntersville about 2 yrs ago which became quite a commute ~45 minutes in Charlotte traffic. Now that 485 has opened to the NorthWest area my commute is only around ~25 minutes on a good day. BE Warned, traffic on I485 and I77 leaving South Charlotte in the morning and entering South Charlotte in the afternoon will literally make you want get out and walk. Its that bad and that slow. I would look at Fort Mill, Union County, or possibly the outskirts of Gaston County, they will not offer the Charlotte experience like Ballantyne, but you will have a lot less worries as far a getting from place to place......


Ken
Thank you very much for your insight.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hello all.

If I were to get a job at Ballantyne Commons where should I live to get work within 30 minutes?


The area has to have good schools and my max price for a home is is 325,000.

I would consider Ft Mill in SC as well.

Thanks
If you are lucky enough to actually work in Ballantyne WHY wouldn't you just live in Ballantyne too and save yourself a commute?

Ballantyne is a VERY desirable area - great schools, beautiful location - start your search there I say!
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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Yes the whole idea behind Ballantyne is Live, Work, and Play.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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If you are lucky enough to actually work in Ballantyne WHY wouldn't you just live in Ballantyne too and save yourself a commute?

Ballantyne is a VERY desirable area - great schools, beautiful location - start your search there I say!

I understand what you are saying. I just wanted to see what other options would be. Not sure I can find a true 5 bedroom in my price range. Also taxes are higher there I believe. But it sure would be nice if I could eliminate my commute.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I understand what you are saying. I just wanted to see what other options would be. Not sure I can find a true 5 bedroom in my price range. Also taxes are higher there I believe. But it sure would be nice if I could eliminate my commute.
You can most certainly find a home in your price range in Ballantyne! A few examples for you:

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Old 08-03-2007, 07:04 AM
 
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Loves,

Thanks Ill check these out, one thing I did see about Berewick is they changed the elementary to berryhill which is not rated well.
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