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Old 08-10-2007, 12:27 AM
 
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Cameron Wood
Selwyn Farm
Sedgefield
Midwood
Park Crossing
Chantilly
NoDa (Arts District)
Beverly (Something)
Cotswald (sp?)
Commonwealth
Corinthean Place
SMithfield
Stonehaven
Downing place

Saw homes I liked in each of these neighborhoods. Looking for:
Good elementary schools
something newer or renovated 2000-2400 sq ft and NICE for$375-$415K pretty tree-filled neighborhood
close to shopping conveniences
25 minutes or less commute to uptown
Safe

Can anyone comments on these particular areas if u live there or know them well???
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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If you found a property for that price in Sedgefield, BUY IT! I have never heard of anything for under 1M in that neighborhood.

Do you want to live in Meck or Union? Do you have school age children? If so, then I would look at properties that feed into Ardrey Kell High or Marvin Ridge High.

Dawn
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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Oh, never mind. None of these areas is a 25 mile commute. You will need to move further north.

Dawn

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If you found a property for that price in Sedgefield, BUY IT! I have never heard of anything for under 1M in that neighborhood.

Do you want to live in Meck or Union? Do you have school age children? If so, then I would look at properties that feed into Ardrey Kell High or Marvin Ridge High.

Dawn
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I think it's Beverly Crest -- I have friends that live there and just sold one in there. Lot sizes tend to be smaller, and most homes will need to be maintained on the outside on a regular basis (painted) but IMO the homes are built well and it's a great walking neighborhood.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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They are referring to the Sedgefield neighborhood in South Charlotte. Great area I used to live around there.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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I live in Cameron Wood and I love it. We chose this neighborhood because of the swim club and pond (my kids love the frogs and turtles and participating in the annual fish restocking every year), the great elementary, middle and higt schools that are *all* within walking distance, the beautiful trees, and the greenway. The greenway is mowed but unpaved so it is mostly used by the people in the neighborhood and it is very peaceful and fun to walk out there.

I also like the location. There are lots of things to do nearby and Park Rd usually has good traffic flow so it is easy to get around. There are lots of convenient stores and two malls within 10-15 minutes drive, close enough for easy access, far enough that we don't suffer from traffic problems.

My husband works north of uptown on Graham Street, so his commute is a little longer than most. It takes him 30 minutes to get to and from work going through the city.

Theresa
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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Oh. Ok. I didn't know there were 2.

Dawn

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They are referring to the Sedgefield neighborhood in South Charlotte. Great area I used to live around there.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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As a point of reference I rent at the coner of Ballantyne Commons Pkway and Lancaster. The commute uptown is 1hr at 6:45am and 1:15 at 4:30pm....parking uptown (less than a 15min walk) is about $125/month. You would need to move inside of Pineville Mathews Rd to get commutes around 45min door to desk....people claim the commute from SC up 77 is much better, but I don't know myself.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Cameron Wood
Selwyn Farm
Sedgefield
Midwood
Park Crossing
Chantilly
NoDa (Arts District)
Beverly (Something)
Cotswald (sp?)
Commonwealth
Corinthean Place
SMithfield
Stonehaven
Downing place

Saw homes I liked in each of these neighborhoods. Looking for:
Good elementary schools
something newer or renovated 2000-2400 sq ft and NICE for$375-$415K pretty tree-filled neighborhood
close to shopping conveniences
25 minutes or less commute to uptown
Safe

Can anyone comments on these particular areas if u live there or know them well???

Considering all you are trying to accomplish, (good commute, good schools), your absolute best bet on this list is Cotswold - hands down. You can be in uptown in 10 minutes during regular times and in about 20-25 minutes during rush hour. It is very close to South Park for great shopping and has other retail in the Cotswold Mall itself. This is a very desirable location.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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What are the elementary schools like in Costwold? Is the neighborhood young professionals and/or families? I saw a new home there I liked very much - was that a fluke or is there a fair bit of new construction (old is ok too - as long as it's renovated. I'm a single mom of two and don't have a lot of time to fix up/maintain an older home). Anyone have any photos of any of these neighborhoods?
Thanks guys...
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