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Old 11-14-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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There are a lot of houses for rent at all different income levels. It seems like some neighborhoods have shopping attached to them. Can you narrow down what your likes & dislikes in a neighborhood are?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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Hi. My family is considering moving south from NYC within a year or two. My wife and I have 3 daughters and a dog. The two older girls will be in college (hopefully living at home). My youngest will be starting high school. My wife and I will be working. The dog is retired.

We are looking for a much slower pace (while I recover from my previous financial industry career), outside the city, but within commuting distance to college (30 mins OK) and work.

I will most likely be working at a hospital and attending college to complete my nursing education (2nd career). We are by no means rich (used to living frugally), though we do fully own our NYC home (500K?).

I'd appreciate suggestions for a location (which city would offer education, employment, and relatively a nearby, rural suburb). I realize getting all of this may be ;-) wishful thinking.

Much thanks.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you come down here with $500k, you're going to be fine. You can buy plenty of house and still have half of that $500k left over.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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Hi Alissa, where did you move from in CA? My husband and I live in the Bay Area and are contemplating a move to NC. No kids yet, but hoping to start a family soon. What is the standard of living like? Are the people nice? We're heading out next week to check out the neighborhoods.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Is there good hiking or other outdoor activities close to charlotte?
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Is there good hiking or other outdoor activities close to charlotte?
There are the greenways within the city for walking, biking or running.

For real hiking the closest best spot would be about 40 minutes away at Crowders Mountain.

Hiking in Crowders Mountain State Park - Best Hikes, Guides, and Trail Maps | EveryTrail
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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aabrown,
My family moved here from Sacramento (we used to live in Fremont) about 18 months ago. We love it here! Pace of life is definitely slower than the Bay Area, but not too slow.
We love the Matthews area, or the South Charlotte area. Waxhaw, Weddington and Indian Trail are all nice as well.
It's not hiking by any means, but we live on the greenway in Matthews (miles of paved walkways with trees, creeks and lots of wildlife. Not uncommon to spot several deer, rabbits, squirrels, etc on our walks.) Over by the Whitewater Center (GREAT place to visit!), there is a hiking trail as well. It's on the west side of Charlotte.

Have a great visit!
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