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Old 10-04-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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Hi,
We are planning a possible move to Charlotte from Brooklyn. I grew up in San Francisco and my husband in Florida. We have preschool/elementary school aged children so good schools are very important. I know Charlotte has many interesting and desirable neighborhoods - can you recommend ones that are progressive with young-families and not "cookie-cutter" homes? We don't have jobs yet but I assume they'd be centrally located - a relatively short commute is high on our list of wants. I'd like to find a place with a sense of community, close to farmer's markets and maybe some interesting shops. Our price range is around $400K and we certainly do not need a new home. Thanks - we're excited about the prospect and hope to find a pocket of like-minded people. Places to avoid wold be helpful, too. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Noda, Dilworth, Elizabeth, Plaza Midwood, Wesley Heights, 1st Ward, 4th Ward, Madison Park... Baxter Village in Fort Mill SC could work too.

As you probably already know, nothing in Charlotte will be built up quite like Brooklyn and San Fran. So come with an open mind and a desire for something new and different. If you can do this while finding what suits you best, you'll be fine here.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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We don't have jobs yet but I assume they'd be centrally located - a relatively short commute is high on our list of wants.
10% unemployment in the Charlotte metro area. You're not going to be able to be picky unless you have a specific skill that's in demand in the area.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Hi,
We are planning a possible move to Charlotte from Brooklyn. I grew up in San Francisco and my husband in Florida. We have preschool/elementary school aged children so good schools are very important. I know Charlotte has many interesting and desirable neighborhoods - can you recommend ones that are progressive with young-families and not "cookie-cutter" homes? We don't have jobs yet but I assume they'd be centrally located - a relatively short commute is high on our list of wants. I'd like to find a place with a sense of community, close to farmer's markets and maybe some interesting shops. Our price range is around $400K and we certainly do not need a new home. Thanks - we're excited about the prospect and hope to find a pocket of like-minded people. Places to avoid wold be helpful, too. Thanks.

You are my idol!! No job and a 400 grand casa. When I reach that level....why....um....well I arrived!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Moved here from NYC myself. Dilworth sounds the best for you. Of the places listed above, it has historic homes, proximity, and decent schools. Fourth ward has bad schools and no three bedrooms. Dilworth has a few fixer uppers for under 400. Plaza midwood does have that progressive flavor as well, BUT, add private school tuition to the mix.
The CMS school web site will give you the elementary school maps and progress reports.
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