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Old 06-03-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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I agree- I'd never do that commute. I used to commute on 77 from exit 33 to exit 28. At least once a month, that 5 mile stretch took over an hour- and I commuted the opposite way (up to Mooresville from Cornelius).




Mooresville Graded Schools are often regarded as one of the top districts in the state. I'm not sure I'd go as far as calling Ballantyne MUCH better. ISS is another story....



again.
Most property in Davidson that's on the water fronts Lake Davidson (there might be a very small number of houses at exit 30 on the Lake Norman side), the only connection to Lake Norman that Lake Davidson as well as Lake Cornelius has is a non-accessible inlet for overflow. These are essentially three separate bodies of water. Cornelius and Mooresville/Iredell on the other hand, have abundant property and access to Lake Norman itself. The majority of Davidson swings to the east and south, someone believing they could live in Davidson and access Lake Norman would simply be going to Cornelius.

http://davidsonnews.net/documents/08...%20revised.pdf
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Coming from NJ, I suspect your commute could easily be an hour right now and that's nothing. For NC, the 77/85 central corridor commute is probably the worst in the state (485 get's dodgy south as well). But comparing to other major cities, like Phoenix, NY, etc. its not awful. Plan on hour for average.

With that said though, I am tired of commuting.. and public transportation is non-existent. So I would follow what others have said and check out Lake Wylie area!
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Lake Wylie is a poor substitute for Lake Norman. It's a lot smaller and the water stinks. It also means living in SC for the most part.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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It's very commutable, but you have to look at the Lincoln county side of the lake. The people above are correct. From the east side of Lake Norman the commute would be horrible, but from the west, it's not bad at all.

Look on the map at Hwy 73 & Hwy 16 and north of there. Denver, NC. To get to your work, you would take Hwy 16 to I-485, to Ballantyne. I'd estimate this to be a 25-30 minute trip once you were on Hwy 16. It completely avoids all the traffic issues related to I-77 and traveling through the center of Charlotte. The only bad traffic will be in the terribly congested Ballantyne area which you can't avoid anyway. Lincoln county has good schools with none of the issues associated with CMS.

If you want to live on Lake Norman, this is your best bet. It's also one of the best parts of Lake Norman.
A buddy who lives in Sherrills Ford takes that route to and from his business in Stonecrest, and it's 50-60 minutes. But there's not much traffic very often. He drives it both ways maybe 30-60 minutes past rush hour, so that helps.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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A buddy who lives in Sherrills Ford takes that route to and from his business in Stonecrest, and it's 50-60 minutes. But there's not much traffic very often. He drives it both ways maybe 30-60 minutes past rush hour, so that helps.
I don't doubt it. Sherrils Ford is way up in Catawba county and also requires a trip down Hwy 150. It's much further north than the Westport area in Lincoln county that I recommended.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Hell, it doesn't really matter which way you come into Ballantyne, traffic isn't going to be pretty. I do it everyday, but I actually live in Ballantyne.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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I agree- I'd never do that commute. I used to commute on 77 from exit 33 to exit 28. At least once a month, that 5 mile stretch took over an hour- and I commuted the opposite way (up to Mooresville from Cornelius).



Mooresville Graded Schools are often regarded as one of the top districts in the state. I'm not sure I'd go as far as calling Ballantyne MUCH better. ISS is another story....



again.
You can never plan for wrecks or other incidents on any roads-once a month taking an hour because of a wreck isn't bad. It's a little misleading not to state how long it took on average and to post what time you were commuting.

I wouldn't want to commute that sort of mileage on a daily basis anywhere.

As for ISS schools-maybe you could expand -to say ISS -another story isn't helpful.
I seem to recall that last week some kids form the MGSD spray painted a p-n-s on the football field a Lake Norman High School- just in time for graduation.They also stole the LNHS mascot several months ago. Quite amusing in a way.

Davidson has condos on Lake Norman, but no single family homes.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Lake Wylie is a poor substitute for Lake Norman. It's a lot smaller and the water stinks. It also means living in SC for the most part.
Not surprising that it stinks, especially around Tega Cay!


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) claims to be increasing the pressure on Tega Cay Water Services (TCWS) to take action to stop repeated sewage spills. Catawba Riverkeeper opposed the renewal of theTCWS permit in 2010, but ultimately that challenge was resolved by adding permit revisions requiring TCWS to upgrade their system and stop sewage overflows by April 2011. Unfortunately, TCWS has been unable to stop the overflows of sewage into Lake Wylie.

DHEC Concludes that Tega Cay Water Services Violating Permit — Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

The article says that the DHEC said there had been 21 spillages of sewage into Lake Wylie this year.

And this may be even more worrying
Radiation Leak at Catawba Nuclear Station — Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

On May 15, 2013, Duke Energy reported a leak of of radioactive Tritium at the Catawba Nuclear Station on Lake Wylie. The available information raises more questions than answers.
Catawba Nuclear Station - Photo by Jeff Cravotta. Flight by SouthWings.

It is important to note that Duke Energy is reporting that more than 100 gallons of water contaminated with readioactive tritium was released
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Mars
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Dont do it...

We live in Ballantyne... and can tell you based on my experience...Don't travel on a daily basis to and forth to lake W
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NC
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If you had to live near a lake AND work in Ballantyne, then Lake Wylie in Fort Mill seems like the most logical choice. They have some of the best schools in the Charlotte Metro
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