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Old 03-08-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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OP has said they prefer an urban environment. The last four posts recommend areas which do not qualify.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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OP has said they prefer an urban environment. The last four posts recommend areas which do not qualify.
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My POV:
Move to the suburbs with a good school system.
Get the kids a home where they'll have a big backyard to have fun in.
What areas have great school systems?
What is the commute time to UNC?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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I second Cotswold. Great, easy commute to UNCC. You don't even need to get on a highway. It's gorgeous, family friendly and the schools are some of the greatest in the metro area. Depending on where you live, you can walk to the Cotswold Mall which is really a neighborhood shopping center. Good restaurants, shopping, great grocery store. The main roads are Sharon-Amity and Randolph. You won't want to be right on them (too busy) but on the streets off of them.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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OP has said they prefer an urban environment. The last four posts recommend areas which do not qualify.
They said suburban, not urban.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Sorry - I only remembered Husband's POV and neglected to reread the post. My mistake. I still maintain however that it is possible to live close in and have good school particularly if you live in the Myers Park High School feeder zone or are successful in the magnet lottery.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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I would also look at south of Arboretum area.
Among top schools in Charlotte and easy access to 485.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Smile Highland Creek

Highland creek is a wonderful area. It is about 15 mins max from UNCC. It is about 20-25 mins from the city but it is awesome! The neighborhood has 4 or 5 pools and many parks. Also, there is no HOA fees. I have a few friends who are moving and getting ready to put their house on the market.


This may not be what your husband is looking for, but as a mom I think you will really like this area
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:26 AM
 
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Harrisburg is right next to UNCC.....Matthews....Or Concord
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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The union county schools are highly ranked. A friend of mine stays at Kings Grant, Union county and works in uptown. She has two kids and is very happy with the neighborhood and the school system there.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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I still maintain however that it is possible to live close in and have good school particularly if you live in the Myers Park High School feeder zone or are successful in the magnet lottery.
It's true, and this describes my excellent experience!

MP HS, and a magnet school that feels like a "free" private school! Add to that a five minute commute to uptown, and the fact that my doors were unlocked last night (slept like a baby) and you can understand why I'm doing a happy dance right now.

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