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Old 09-18-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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What an easy question to answer....

Indian Trail, in my opinion, has it all. I was born in Charlotte, NC, however, I moved to Richmond, VA when I was 8 and spent a majority of my life in VA. I came "home" to NC 2 years ago by way of marriage and I love it. We purchased our house in Indian Trail about 1 1/2 yrs ago and I have never been happier with my neighborhood. The schools are awesome as well. My 11 yr old son, always had problems in school until we moved here, he would get bored and then he woudl get in trouble...he wasn't challenged and he has always been on honor roll. Since we came to Indian Trail the Union Co. schools systems have been so wonderful, my son is always involved and never in trouble. His grades are still great, but he is so much happier. Indian Trail is just one of the towns of Union Co. and I would have to say a majority of Union Co. is really a great place to live. The commute to Charlotte for work is not fun (but what commute is?)...but it is well worth a bit of traffic to have such a serene lifestyle Indian Trail has all the niceties of the city as far as close proximity to grocery, resturaunts, and shopping, but without all of the headache of traffic jams and crime.

I really love Union Co. and I just felt like sharing my experience with others so that they might not miss out on a little town with nice people

 
Old 09-18-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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What an easy question to answer....

Indian Trail, in my opinion, has it all. I was born in Charlotte, NC, however, I moved to Richmond, VA when I was 8 and spent a majority of my life in VA. I came "home" to NC 2 years ago by way of marriage and I love it. We purchased our house in Indian Trail about 1 1/2 yrs ago and I have never been happier with my neighborhood. The schools are awesome as well. My 11 yr old son, always had problems in school until we moved here, he would get bored and then he woudl get in trouble...he wasn't challenged and he has always been on honor roll. Since we came to Indian Trail the Union Co. schools systems have been so wonderful, my son is always involved and never in trouble. His grades are still great, but he is so much happier. Indian Trail is just one of the towns of Union Co. and I would have to say a majority of Union Co. is really a great place to live. The commute to Charlotte for work is not fun (but what commute is?)...but it is well worth a bit of traffic to have such a serene lifestyle Indian Trail has all the niceties of the city as far as close proximity to grocery, resturaunts, and shopping, but without all of the headache of traffic jams and crime.

I really love Union Co. and I just felt like sharing my experience with others so that they might not miss out on a little town with nice people
Nice Post BM and so true we too have found he schools to be exceptional, my son got his progress report yesterday as they do here in Union every 3 weeks and well We are very pleased consiering we always had issues with him he is in 7th grade...so this is a nice change...my dd too has a fantastic teacher so far from what we see..
 
Old 09-18-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: NC
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Very well said! I also agree with everything you wrote. We love living in Indian Trail as well. Our son had lots of difficulties in school until we came here.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Indian Trail is a DRY town due to the town council not being up w/the times. Their religious beliefs overshadows the residents wanting a choice to have some fine dining in our town.

There are no nice restaurants. You unfortunately either have to drive to matthews/meck county to find a restaurant if you want a drink w/dinner.

Wesley Chapel has the liquor by the drink referendum on the ballot this fall. If the residents pass it, then we will have some nice restaurants very soon IN UNION COUNTY for a change.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Indian Trail is a DRY town due to the town council not being up w/the times. Their religious beliefs overshadows the residents wanting a choice to have some fine dining in our town.

There are no nice restaurants. You unfortunately either have to drive to matthews/meck county to find a restaurant if you want a drink w/dinner.

Wesley Chapel has the liquor by the drink referendum on the ballot this fall. If the residents pass it, then we will have some nice restaurants very soon IN UNION COUNTY for a change.

I happen to prefer ballantyne and charlotte to eat. and go out even with the kids...no offense to Union...Im so hoping near me they put some good restaurants...
 
Old 09-18-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Indian Trail is a DRY town due to the town council not being up w/the times. Their religious beliefs overshadows the residents wanting a choice to have some fine dining in our town.

There are no nice restaurants. You unfortunately either have to drive to matthews/meck county to find a restaurant if you want a drink w/dinner.

Wesley Chapel has the liquor by the drink referendum on the ballot this fall. If the residents pass it, then we will have some nice restaurants very soon IN UNION COUNTY for a change.
Gee, never knew it was such a hardship to have to drive a couple of miles from Indian Trail to Matthews for dinner

You know, maybe it's people who HAVE to have alcohol available every place they eat and potentially drive home drunk that aren't with the times.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Gee, never knew it was such a hardship to have to drive a couple of miles from Indian Trail to Matthews for dinner

You know, maybe it's people who HAVE to have alcohol available every place they eat and potentially drive home drunk that aren't with the times.
Wow, the idea that a town is not allowing adult taxpayers a choice of whether or not to have a glass of wine with dinner (you know like millions of people do all over the world), because some people MIGHT be irresponsible and drive is just appalling to me.

I should be able to withhold taxes because they MIGHT not spend my money properly. For the record, I rarely drink because I just don't care for it much . But honestly, I despise the idea that a town will legislate morality. Blech!!!
 
Old 09-18-2007, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Wow, the idea that a town is not allowing adult taxpayers a choice of whether or not to have a glass of wine with dinner (you know like millions of people do all over the world), because some people MIGHT be irresponsible and drive is just appalling to me.

I should be able to withhold taxes because they MIGHT not spend my money properly. For the record, I rarely drink because I just don't care for it much . But honestly, I despise the idea that a town will legislate morality. Blech!!!
My point to couponJack is that just as he finds "Their religious beliefs overshadows the residents wanting a choice to have some fine dining in our town." somewhat stupid, residents of a town who don't drink and happen to be religious probably find those seeking to bring alcohol into their county equally stupid.

It all about local cultural customs and mores. You folks who have no respect for that only make the problem worse when it comes to natives accepting and welcoming newcomers from different places.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 05:37 PM
 
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My point to couponJack is that just as he finds "Their religious beliefs overshadows the residents wanting a choice to have some fine dining in our town." somewhat stupid, residents of a town who don't drink and happen to be religious probably find those seeking to bring alcohol into their county equally stupid.

It all about local cultural customs and mores. You folks who have no respect for that only make the problem worse when it comes to natives accepting and welcoming newcomers from different places.
It's not a question of disrespecting anyones cultures or morals. I have total respect for people having their own beliefs and morals, but if I live there and I pay taxes... I take offense that someone has taken choices away from me.

They have a right to choose for themselves if they don't want to drink, they do not have the right to tell other people they can't. Nor do they have the right to tell new business owners they cannot make the profits that alcohol could potentially bring.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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It's not a question of disrespecting anyones cultures or morals. I have total respect for people having their own beliefs and morals, but if I live there and I pay taxes... I take offense that someone has taken choices away from me.

They have a right to choose for themselves if they don't want to drink, they do not have the right to tell other people they can't.
Oh boy...I'm not even going to continue this conversation - your entitlement mentality would keep you from understanding any thing else I would say.
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