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Old 08-21-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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My family and I (husband and two 11 year olds) are considering relocating to Charlotte NC. Our number one top priority in the area would be the school districts. My husband is retired and I work from home, so commuting is not an issue. At this point, we do not want to include the home prices into the calculation. We would prefer to live where the best schools in the City/County/Area are located. I'm sure my husband would prefer to be near a lake, however it is not a requirement. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Windsor Park, Charlotte, NC
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People with school-age kids will probably tell you that the better schools are outside Mecklenburg County. I know Charlotte has some good private schools if that's what you're looking for, but I've always heard if people want good public schools they move to Union or York Counties.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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How about Davidson? I hear the public schools there are good and your close to lake Norman. Working from home would be great since no reason to come into the city. I would check that place out.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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Unfortunately you do have to include home price into calculation since it makes a big difference.

If you can afford over $450k, I'd say Union County with Marvin as top location for best public schools.
A bit less and I'd still stay in Union County where you have Weddington, Cuthbertson, etc.

If you have a lower budget, I'd consider Forth Mill (SC).

However if for some reason you want Charlotte, my first option for public schools would be Providence High School area and second Ballantyne with Ardrey Kell HS. Here you have a large variety of home pricing for all budgets.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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These aren't the schools that you're looking for. Move along
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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These aren't the schools that you're looking for. Move along
Wow.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you're going to move to Charlotte, don't do it for the schools. I would choose them over Raleigh schools, but I wouldn't do either,
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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Where are you relocating from that you want to come to Charlotte for the schools? If you must take a look at Cabarrus County Schools in the Cox Mill elementary or Odell elementary pyramids. Harris Road is the middle school. You can also look at the various charter schools in the area as well as private (Cannon school is a good private school in Cabarrus County).
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Charlotte public schools do not deserve the reputation they have on this board, and parents have the biggest effect of all on whether or not their children succeed in school. Your kids will be fine.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Based on the limited information in the OP, I would say Cornelius, Davidson or Mooresville.
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