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Old 07-01-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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I'm just wondering.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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Charlotte's east side is largely stagnating. There are neighborhoods with property values the same as they were 10 years ago. WT Harris all the way from Independence up to Plaza is getting slummy looking.

Parts of "inner east" Charlotte like Merry Oaks appears to be drawing reinvestment. You can see some tear-downs and infill taking place.

Some of the apartment complexes on Eastway and Albemarle look quite shabby and in need of maintenance. And I'm beginning to notice more "burglar bars" on windows of homes and businesses.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:08 AM
 
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Depends on the area and what you consider East Charlotte to be. It includes some rough spots, but also some really nice spots (Country Club) and some spots that are definitely on the upswing after a bit of a slump (Windsor Park and its surroundings). In any case, it's doesn't deserve the reputation that it has. There's a very active community of homeowners and residents fighting for the area. You can get some good deals on beautiful older houses, it's conveniently located, and since it seems one thing or another is going to happen to Eastland Mall, I expect property values to start rising.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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I'm just wondering.
It's where the best real estate opportunities in urban Charlotte are located...
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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The East Side is dangerous No really. Everyone should stay away from this area, South Charlotte is the best according to most people. Besides, we Eastsiders like the whole no traffic thing combined with short commute. Opps...I think I just gave our area away. Really, don't move here it is too dangerous.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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The East Side is dangerous No really. Everyone should stay away from this area, South Charlotte is the best according to most people. Besides, we Eastsiders like the whole no traffic thing combined with short commute. Opps...I think I just gave our area away. Really, don't move here it is too dangerous.
Haha... this is true. Independence can be a little frustrating during rush hour but you are correct.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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The East Side is dangerous No really. Everyone should stay away from this area, South Charlotte is the best according to most people. Besides, we Eastsiders like the whole no traffic thing combined with short commute. Opps...I think I just gave our area away. Really, don't move here it is too dangerous.

It seems that people act like South Charlotte is the only nice part of town and that the rest of Charlotte is either dangerous or just sucks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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It seems that people act like South Charlotte is the only nice part of town and that the rest of Charlotte is either dangerous or just sucks.
I agree. There's a bit of snobbish urbanist sense that only the center city and the South End are desirable.

I live in U-City which has its problems, but I personally like it. I'm amazed at how others look down on it because its not South End like (which let's be honest - South End was not South End like 10-15 years ago...)

As far as East Charlotte - that's a wide swatch of the city to talk about. There are some areas that are in fact very skecthy but there are also areas where there are dedicated homeowners who seem to have stabilized their neighborhood.

I do think Independence the worst nightmare. I also would guess (no facts for this - just hope really) that if the city built the streetcar to Eastland (with the development planned for there actually happening) and they also build a proposed streetcar down Monroe (proposed by the Urban Land Institute) you would have a tremendous change in the perceptions of the area.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Who cares what other people think? If you live there and enjoy your home, your neighbors, the location and you feel safe and comfortable, that is what counts.

It is important to know what you need and want and then stick with that.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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I worked guarding Eastland Mall for about 4 months. People kept telling me about how much crime there was there but all I ever saw were kids skateboarding. Well there was an older man who beat his daughter & wife in the parking lot but generally it was quiet.
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