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Old 09-16-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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How far away into the suburb areas or neighborhoods in charlotte can i go to live and still have some view of the night skyline? what are the names of some of the areas that would be best for both a single and a family that would still work for the views?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:44 AM
 
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Trees are your biggest obstacle. I know you can see charlottes skyline from crowders mtn, but typically it's not very visible unless you're on a hill. I live 3.5 miles from trade and tryon and I have a difficult time seeing bldgs...
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:43 AM
 
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How far away into the suburb areas or neighborhoods in charlotte can i go to live and still have some view of the night skyline? what are the names of some of the areas that would be best for both a single and a family that would still work for the views?
Anything in Dilworth, Noda, Elizabeth, Plaza Midwood, and South End that's at least 3 floors tall. As stated already, the trick will be keeping yourself away from trees (which is not easy). South of uptown IMO are by far the best views.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Charlotte isn't known for it's suburb skyline views, mainly due to the trees and relatively flat land. That is, unless you are on a hill or in a mid to high rise. I've had friends in certain parts of Charlotte (off Seneca Pl and Cotswold) that could see the skyline from their front lawn, but only in winter when the leaves are down.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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These have all been great suggestions. But I would say, if you're looking to buy, get a real estate agent and put it in their hands. I have a few friends who live in out of the way places with surprisingly great views of downtown. I have one friend who lives on the far Westside, way up Beaties Ford Road, and you can see downtown great from their back yard. I also have a friend who lives way up in Concord near the mall and you can see downtown from their street. It really just depends.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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thanks so much for the replies - i will most likely be renting for a while, but i suppose i can still get the help of some realtors....not even 100% sure yet - praying hard about it...i have just ALWAYS wanted a view of a cityscape and i do not mind condos, apartments, midrises etc...if I am going to dream big I want to live life like I want to----with a view lol
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