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Old 06-25-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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I am considering a move to Charlotte and would appreciate any information about the following.....

1. Taxes for 200,000 home.
2. Electric for 2200 sq/ft home per month.
3. Water per month...family of five.
4. Anyone who has worked in one of the Catholic schools in the area please discuss salary, benefits, Catholic Community....anything that would be helpful.

Thank you very much in advance.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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I am considering a move to Charlotte and would appreciate any information about the following.....

1. Taxes for 200,000 home.
2. Electric for 2200 sq/ft home per month.
3. Water per month...family of five.
4. Anyone who has worked in one of the Catholic schools in the area please discuss salary, benefits, Catholic Community....anything that would be helpful.

Thank you very much in advance.

Taxes would be about $2500.

Electricity will cost the most in July and August and could go as high as $300 depending on how you use the air conditioner.

Water between $50-100, again depending

The Catholic schools do not pay great or give super benefits. However, the work environment and parental support make it well worth it to most teachers in the system. All the Catholic schools in Charlotte are desirable, though the middle school (Holy Trinity) is way too large for my tastes and I wish they had been able to split the school in two years ago.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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My electric was $346 last month.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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Heating will be a consideration from Thanksgiving to Easter. Most people use gas around here for heat but some use heat pumps. It is roughly the same as AC from Memorial Day until maybe a couple of weeks past Labor Day. Much of the cost, will of course, depend upon the state of the climate system and how leaky the house might be. AC costs can be mitigated a lot by putting up ceiling fans, opening the windows and garage early in the mornings to get rid of some heat, good venting through the attic.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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My electric was $346 last month.
whoa - how big is your house?! I paid $105 for about 3k sqft last month.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Catholic life? I thought you guys just beat yourselves up with self-induced guilt trips while waiting for death?

Just kidding! I hope you find what you are looking for in the Charlotte area.

As for the ~$350 electricity bill: Do you have a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system? I bought one two years ago for ~$45 at Lowes. It paid for itself in the first month and has been a great investment!
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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Agree with LoveMountains about Catholic Schools There are tiny diverse schools such as St. Ann or Our Lady of Assumption or bigger elem. schools such as St. Matts or St. Gabes and others in between.
Agree too the Holy Trinity is just too big and the kids there have one foot in high school by the time they hit 7th grade (right down to dating and some unfortunate conduct on and off campus).
By the way, a new Catholic High School is opening in August (Christ the King Catholic High School) if you are looking for work. It will be WAY north of the city in Moorseville the first year or two, but then move to a permanent site in N. Charlotte.

Finally, the Catholic community here? It is very Parished base. The larger the Parish, the more activities there are. The smaller the parish, the sooner you will know lots of folks in the Parish.
Hope this helps.
Anne
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Charlotte is not very Catholic at all.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Charlotte is not very Catholic at all.
Yes Indeed. This could be said about the entire South. This is where the Protestants settled. For the history challenged, Protestant came from protest-ant from the late middle ages in Europe. These were people who protested the excesses of the Roman Catholic Church & Pope who ruled with absolute power often to the detriment of the common person. It was mostly a movement of people from the more productive, civilized and secular, Northern European countries including what is now known as the UK. This part of the South was originally settled by the Scottish & Irish (and some English) who didn't take much stock in what the Roman Catholics had to say. Many in the area consider Catholics to be misguided at best, a cult at worst.

(Note this doesn't include the Catholics of the Eastern Orthodox Church which also claims to be the true Christian Church.)

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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St Matthews is a very active and large Catholic parish just south of Blakeney (Audrey Kell area)... according to their web site "over 28,000 registered parishioners representing 8100+ households".

St. Matthew Catholic Church at 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28277-0077 US - Home
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