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Old 02-07-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Default Any historic towns near Charlotte?

Hello, I was hoping to get some guidance on finding a town that is within 30-40 minutes to Charlotte that has an older historic feel to it. Size is not really important, but older homes at reasonable price and a nice downtown would be great. Would we have to go further out from the city to find this? Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Hello, I was hoping to get some guidance on finding a town that is within 30-40 minutes to Charlotte that has an older historic feel to it. Size is not really important, but older homes at reasonable price and a nice downtown would be great. Would we have to go further out from the city to find this? Thanks!
Do you also need public schools?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:11 PM
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Salisbury has a large historic district.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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These types of cute, historic villages and towns really don't exist in the south, at least they way they exist in the north. While these communities are "common" in the northeast, they are very hard to find down here. The town of Matthews has a nice, historic village, but not the cute housing to "complete" the whole village concept. Sorry- I looked too!
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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Check out Waxhaw. About a 40 min drive to Uptown (Thats o Sunday 7 AM, add another 15 during the work week. Good schools, Antique shops, farmers market (more or less) very quaint but with most amenities. No public transportation. Link has some decent pics of downtown.

Town of Waxhaw, NC*
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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I think the small towns with historic homes are easy to find here! I highly suggest looking in Davidson and Mooresville. Both have nice(small) downtown areas. It only takes 20-30 minutes to get to downtown Charlotte.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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I think the small towns with historic homes are easy to find here! I highly suggest looking in Davidson and Mooresville. Both have nice(small) downtown areas. It only takes 20-30 minutes to get to downtown Charlotte.
Really? When? midnight? I live in Kings Mountain, which is 30 miles from Charlotte, the same distance as Mooresville. I can not get to downtown in 20 to 30 minutes, but I can get to the airport in 30 minutes.

Kings Mountain has 3 neighborhoods on the National Historic Register.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Salisbury and Mooresville are both good-looking towns. I'm not sure if they fit the 30-40 minutes to Charlotte requirement though. You might want to check out Matthews, although its historic downtown isn't very big.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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I live on Hwy 3, about 10 minutes off of Interstate 77 in Mooresville. From the time I leave my house to the time I get to downtown charlotte takes me at most 40 minutes. That is going the speed limit and with a little traffic. Yes, I make the trip often and somedays the traffic gets bad but that can happen anywhere.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Concord or Monroe maybe?
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