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Old 08-23-2013, 04:58 AM
 
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My wife and I (and a large dog) are moving to Charlotte, in September. We have made multiple trips to evaluate the area, and while the South is very nice, it also tends to be pricey but the ultimate turn off was the traffic. We found descent locations South, one West, Steele Creek, and north. Ultimately, we decided on a location North, in between Huntersville and downtown Charlotte. We liked the proximity to several parks, and that the traffic was lighter, while not being too close to UNCC. It was very close with another property in Steele Creek but we got more bang for our buck North. While we were willing to go to 1000.00 per month for rent being around 800.00 was preferable, and we wound up at 884.00. There are plenty of community options that allow for larger dogs (with a fee of course), and we passed on the available houses for rent. We were both quitting our jobs to make the move but fortunately I found a similar position, and will be starting the week after we make our move. Coming from WNY, I have found that renters and car insurance is higher, and I am trying to wrap my head around the property tax on cars. Sounds like you are taking the same risks we are, so good luck on your choices. We would like to buy a house but figured a one year lease would give us time to figure out the area better before making such a commitment.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:39 AM
 
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My wife and I (and a large dog) are moving to Charlotte, in September. We have made multiple trips to evaluate the area, and while the South is very nice, it also tends to be pricey but the ultimate turn off was the traffic. We found descent locations South, one West, Steele Creek, and north. Ultimately, we decided on a location North, in between Huntersville and downtown Charlotte. We liked the proximity to several parks, and that the traffic was lighter, while not being too close to UNCC. It was very close with another property in Steele Creek but we got more bang for our buck North. While we were willing to go to 1000.00 per month for rent being around 800.00 was preferable, and we wound up at 884.00. There are plenty of community options that allow for larger dogs (with a fee of course), and we passed on the available houses for rent. We were both quitting our jobs to make the move but fortunately I found a similar position, and will be starting the week after we make our move. Coming from WNY, I have found that renters and car insurance is higher, and I am trying to wrap my head around the property tax on cars. Sounds like you are taking the same risks we are, so good luck on your choices. We would like to buy a house but figured a one year lease would give us time to figure out the area better before making such a commitment.
Property taxes on vehicles sucks here. If you have a 2011 and higher vehicle expect $300 ish bills.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:54 AM
 
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Property taxes on vehicles sucks here. If you have a 2011 and higher vehicle expect $300 ish bills.
Is NC the only state that has property taxes on vehicles? As a native, I also think it is stupid, this state would tax you for breathing if they could!
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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My wife and I live in Villa Heights, which is NE of Charlotte. It's between Plaza Midwood and NoDa. We rent a three bedroom/two bath house for $1400 per month, but there are rentals in this neighborhood for 1000 or less. Our house is just a complete refurb, so it's more.

The neighborhood is transitional, but honestly, it's not that bad. Yes, stupid stuff happens here, but it's the city. Stupid stuff happens everywhere.

There are some great people that live here in Villa Heights and the location is great. You are really close to NoDa, really close to uptown, and really close to Plaza Midwood. Just a thought. Might be worth looking into!
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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Is NC the only state that has property taxes on vehicles? As a native, I also think it is stupid, this state would tax you for breathing if they could!
No. VA does as well.
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