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Old 05-07-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Which would be the best neighborhood in Charlotte if money were no object? How much would houses cost there, and would there be any nice views? Are there any upscale, safe neighbhorhoods with good-size lots that are also walkable, or is it pretty much a stretch of highway between endless subdivisions? Any areas preferred by transplants from the North East?

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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River Run in Davidson. Or anything on the water in Lake Norman.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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The nicest walkable communities are Dilworth, Elizabeth and Myers Park. These neighborhoods are close to the center city and possess stately homes as well as cute smaller bungalows. They are expensive = I would guess from 400,000 to millions. Transplants from the Northeast are everywhere but are more predominate in the outlying suburbs like Ballantyne, Matthews and Weddington. The only views would be a house on Lake Norman or Lake Wylie which are also expensive.

Generally the larger the lots, the less walkable the neighborhood so it would depend on what your definition of a good-size lot.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Which would be the best neighborhood in Charlotte if money were no object? How much would houses cost there, and would there be any nice views? Are there any upscale, safe neighbhorhoods with good-size lots that are also walkable, or is it pretty much a stretch of highway between endless subdivisions? Any areas preferred by transplants from the North East?

Thanks!
That's a VERY subjective question, lol. And there are more than a handful of places, so it would be hard to name them all.

Some possibilities include Myers Park - the grand dame of old Charlotte.

The Peninsula - grandeur on the lake.

Pellyn Wood - stately homes in Southpark

Morrocroft Estates - gated, private and in the heart of Southpark

Longview - rural "estate" homes out in Union County
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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There is also The Sanctuary in far southern Mecklenburg County, on the state line close to Lake Wylie.

Here are a few little houses for sale down there http://www.terravistarealty.com/neig...-sanctuary.cfm
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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Which would be the best neighborhood in Charlotte if money were no object? How much would houses cost there, and would there be any nice views? Are there any upscale, safe neighbhorhoods with good-size lots that are also walkable, or is it pretty much a stretch of highway between endless subdivisions? Any areas preferred by transplants from the North East?

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If you want walkable and big lots, Myers Park and Dilworth are really your only options.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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There is also The Sanctuary in far southern Mecklenburg County, on the state line close to Lake Wylie.

Here are a few little houses for sale down there The Sanctuary, Charlotte NC Homes for Sale - Houses - Subdivision
The Sanctuary up Shopton Rd W. is very nice. We looked there last week. Homes down Youngblood Rd. are also nice. RiverPointe has a couple at $1.6M. All of these are out of town. In town there is Dilworth and South Park. Both are good areas.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Thank you! Of these neighborhoods, which have the best public schools?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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Thank you! Of these neighborhoods, which have the best public schools?
If you can afford some of those neighborhoods I'm just wondering why you'd use public schools? Charlotte has some incredible private schools
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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If you can afford some of those neighborhoods I'm just wondering why you'd use public schools? Charlotte has some incredible private schools
Agree, if money is no issue, consider private schools...

However, if you are looking for public schools I'd consider:
1) Firethorne
2) Longview
3) Providence Downs
4) Weddington Chase

These neighbourhoods go to Marvin Schools (Union County) and if you look at annual tests, they are top schools.
Also very walkable with private walking trails, great facilities (including golf club the first 2).
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