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Old 07-12-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Made a similar move from MA years ago and loved it! I echo what everyone else has said. Charlotte is a wonderful place and I know you will like the change (and cost!) Of living there as opposed to MA. Good luck!
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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We moved here from MA about 7 years ago and love it. Looked around Lake Norman area and Concord and chose NW part of Concord. There is a Catholic school in Huntersville as another poster mentioned and a new Catholic HS being built. But our two children attend public school (Cabarrus County) and we have been very pleased.

We are very glad we moved here and have never looked back! There are many wonderful areas to choose from but this is the area that felt best to us. There is plenty to do, shopping, restaurants and I enjoy the friendliness of the people here. Definitely a much different atmosphere from the area of MA I am from.

I have a website I created for people who are relocating so I will send to you in a DM. It has information on Charlotte and the surrounding cities and towns, links for schools, taxes, things to do, etc. I think you will find it helpful as I remember how it is trying to relocate to an unfamiliar area....so I tried to put information that most people are looking for when relocating.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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We moved here from MA six years ago, and we've been quite happy. Is there a reason you want Catholic schools? We are very happy with the schools in western Union County. They are so good, I'd need a really good reason to pay for schools. But to each his own of course.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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We moved here from MA six years ago, and we've been quite happy. Is there a reason you want Catholic schools? We are very happy with the schools in western Union County. They are so good, I'd need a really good reason to pay for schools. But to each his own of course.
It's not a mandatory thing if the scenario is right for us. But mainly the reasons we want it are spiritual, wife went to Catholics, 5 year is in a Catholic School now, Catholic schools can go a little further on some things than publics. But again, given the right situaiton we'd consider otherwise.

Good to hear positive experiences you've had. thx!
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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I moved down from MA a few years ago. I think the positives are weather and cost of housing. Most other things are equal or worse than Boston...depending upon what you do, work may be an issue. Rent for a year or so before buying.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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I moved down from MA a few years ago. I think the positives are weather and cost of housing. Most other things are equal or worse than Boston...depending upon what you do, work may be an issue. Rent for a year or so before buying.
Thanks..Any examples of the negatives? State income tax? Tolls? Food costs? etc..Anything will help. thx!
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