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Old 04-22-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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We moved from a Boston suburb (Arlington) 5 years ago. We moved to Waxhaw and then last year moved to a larger home in Wesley Chapel. It's a fantastic area to raise kids. Lots of moms in my mom's group (UnionCountyMommies.com) have husbands who travel often. We are on a half acre and spent well under $400 on our house, and we don't live in the country either. If you move out a bit farther, there's lots of places to get more land. Schools are great (Marvin, Cuthbertson, Weddington clusters were my preference) too. We now have the opportunity to live anywhere in the country because DH works from home, and we have decided this is the best place to raise kids. It seems like there are a lot of NYers, but outside of sports, I like that!
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I am from NE as well, and considering moving to Charlotte. My husband's company has a branch there, and at some point we could have the opportunity to move there. I'd love to escape the winters (and heating bills!) of NE. We liked how NEW everything in Charlotte is compared to NE. The cost of living is certainly a lot less... I worry that I'll miss the ocean... One thing I have noticed is that the yards (lots) are much smaller than what I'm used to. We live in an area where 2 acres is common. It's hard to find that in Charlotte area & be close enough to airport/town. I have done a lot of research online, and I think that So. Charlotte, and Mint Hill and Matthews seem the best. Mint Hill would be my first choice. Taxes are higher inside Charlotte. The lakes areas look interesting too, but there are less stats on line about those outlying areas. Be sure to check for registered sex offenders in the neighborhood before you do anything. Some of the towns have a HIGH ratio. We had a level 3 move into our neighborhood in no. MA. Scary. With kids you have to think of everything..... good luck!!
If proximity to the airport is important, did you look at Belmont in Gaston County?
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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If you're a Patriots fan, just stay there. (jk)
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