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Old 09-23-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thank you all for your advice and opinions. I figured Ballantyne was expensive so my best friend and I figured we would check out other neighborhoods and use our bicycles for places close by and take the train or bus to get to other areas. All I have to say is that it has to be better than Lakeland, FL.
Try to understand, while I do agree Charlotte is a nicer city than Lakeland, it is VERY suburban and may not be a place people in your situation can live very easily.

The light rail only runs 11 miles south/north just below uptown. It doesn't go anywhere near Ballantyne. It's area of coverage is actually quite small. You can use buses, but the bus system in Charlotte is not like in NYC or Chicago. In some places there is one bus an hour. And the whole things shuts down at 1:45 a.m.

Earlier in the thread someone recommended looking into the new Publix going up in neighboring Fort Mill. This might be an option you could check in to okay?

It is being built in an area that you could possibly bike to from a few nearby apt complexes. (Gold Hill and Pleasant Rd intersection). Problem is, you will be in a small, more rural area and will have difficulty getting to movie theaters, malls, farmers markets etc.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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one more suggestion...

Look at Greenville, SC - they have Publix.

Greenville is a very nice smaller city - you could get around there on bike okay - and it's really becoming popular as a place to relocate to

http://www.greenvillecvb.com/

http://www.google.com/search?q=green...w=1024&bih=655
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Living in fear is not living. Bicycling is far more dangerous than driving a car.

And what others have said.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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The new Whole Foods in South Park is hiring; since your friend has grocery experience you could try that. That area is still very suburban but would be much more accesible by bus (6 am to 1 am service) and a bit more bike friendly considering the sidewalks. There are also some cheaper older complexes in that area like Old Town Apartments and the Colony. It's also closer to more bike-friendly areas like Dilworth and Sedgefield which have a decent stock of older housing that is less expensive.
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