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Old 09-26-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Default Myers Park, Matthews, Mint Hill or Ballantyne?

I've been looking at renting a property in one of these areas...I'd much appreciate any Charlotte locals that could drop me any info on these areas and what they do, or do not like about them?

Thank you all in advance!!

Ryan
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Well, I would need to know more about what your situation, goals, and interests are. All areas are fantastic, but they each have slightly different environs. May I suggest Matthews? I live close-by and can attest to what is has to offer.The Town of Matthews is located in Mecklenburg County about 10miles southeast of downtown Charlotte. Matthews covers 18 square miles and is comprised of mainly single family housing. A quaint downtown, attractive neighborhoods, quality schools and an outstanding hospital and medical facilities make for a well-rounded community. The population is approximately 25,000. People feel safe and secure in Matthews. Streets exude a small town charm and small parks and natural areas compliment the community. The town effort to maintain a healthy balance of residential development and commercial development makes it a desirable place to live.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I would make your decision based on where you will be working. If you are working uptown, probably Myers Park.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Tom,

I appreciate the informative answer you gave concerning Matthews, thank you.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Also, I'm self-employed....so the location concerning where I work is, well, my home office.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Ryan,
Well, what you need to look at is what is your ideal setting. I am for rural areas, so Matthews and Mint Hill fits that mold. The town I live in borders them both, so naturally I spend in time in the area. Myers Park and Ballantyne are awesome, but too "cityish" for me. Myers Park is known by Charlotteans as one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. If you get the chance, check out the Mint Museum of Art and The Duke Mansion, the former home of Duke University founder James Buchanan Duke. Ballantyne, another upscale area, has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and lies in the southernmost part of Charlotte, along the North and South Carolina border. Ballantyne has a good mix of both impressive homes and commercial development. Conveniently located right off 485-exit 61 Johnston Rd. its only 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte & Charlotte's Douglas International Airport , only 30 minutes to Lake Norman, the largest lake in North Carolina. Ballantyne is also only 5 minutes from South Carolina border which gives its residents flexibility for job opportunities. Lake Wylie is located only 15 min from Ballantyne and has 325 miles of shoreline, the Lake is ideal for boating, fishing, water skiing and sailing. The weather not only enhance the area's beauty, but also afford year-round enjoyment.


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Also, I'm self-employed....so the location concerning where I work is, well, my home office.
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