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Old 02-04-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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I will likely be relocating for a job that may impose a residency requirement (within Charlotte city limits - no suburbs).

If you had to live in Charlotte proper, what neighborhood or communities would you recommend to someone who currently lives in a suburban community? (we have $250,000 Ryan home in family friendly subdivision, married with a kid, household income approx $130K, good school district)

Conversely, what areas would you suggest we avoid?

Again, we're talking about Charlotte proper.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Dilworth. Lovely older community, walkable.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Dilworth. Lovely older community, walkable.

I recently checked out Dilworth online and liked what I saw. You're right, beautiful and charming area. However, I also checked into the home values in Dilworth and there are absolutely no single family homes available anywhere near my price range ($250K). Just for reference, we have 4-bed 2.5 bath Ryan home colonial built in 2001. Looking for something comparable (of course, the house can be older if updated and in decent condition).
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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Check out springbrook.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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It would also depend on where you'll be working, to minimize your commute. Charlotte city limits are huge.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Even tho folks seem to think of most of S. Charlotte as "burbs," it is still in the city limits. So I would suggest heading south, and seeing what you think about this part of town. Most of my neighbors commute back towards town and it takes about 25 mins in rush hour. And the airport is usually about the same.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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I remember someone coming on C-D not too long ago and basically advertising their community on here, and it must've worked because I remember looking at the listings and they did have some decent ones in your price range that were built around 2000 I believe by Pulte. The community was called Willowmere...I've never been there but it is in a good school district and seems to fit most of what you were looking for. Not sure what size yard you're looking for though, most looked to be in the 1/4 - 1/3 acre range.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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hmmm. OK. Try SouthEnd, a little more edgy, but, still walkable. Not sure about the schools, however.

The areas around SouthPark are lovely, too...many older homes, very elegant.

Thinking that your price range might be difficult within the city limits in a nice neighbourhood unless you look at foreclosures.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Colonial Village, Madison Park, Sedgefield.

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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Maybe take a look at Beverly Crest - near highway 51 & Providence Rd...
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