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Old 11-26-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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Hello,

I have not read a lot on this site about living in North Charlotte- specifically Cornelius, Davidson, and parts of Huntersville (Great Oak school district).

We are considering a move from CT with two children (8 and 10) and have visited Waxhaw, Ft. Mill, and S.Charlotte (Ardrey Kell district). We didn't have time to get to North Charlotte except to visit a friend in Denver and go to Birkdale Village for dinner.

I'll be honest- I am running for the hills after reading what is going on in Waxhaw/Marvin/Weddington regarding the capping and redistricting of the school district. Is this as much of a concern up North? Will there be the same thing there in a year or two? Are you happy with the schools in North Charlotte?

Thank you in advance for the info!
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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I don't have much info on North Charlotte, however can say that redistricting is no longer much of a concern in S. Charlotte like it is in Union County. Besides Ardrey Kell, you may want to consider Providence and Myers Park High schools - both excellent High Schools. South Meck is pretty good too - if you are in honors classes - but the feeder school vary more there.
Hopefully someone will answer your actual question soon!
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Thank you for your response. That is interesting that redistricting is no longer a concern...why is that? I think we looked in the Providence HS area as well. I liked that area a lot. I loved how close it was to everything- you don't get as much for your money as you do in Waxhaw but I would be happy with that if I knew there was not a chance of redistricting (or little chance).
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I live in the area of SE Charlotte that has Providence High. It isn't as much as a concern here as it's mostly built up/established here already. And there are tiny pockets of new housing communities if you want new conctraction. (most recently in Quail Acres off of Ballantyne Commons or others down Tom Short) Out by Ardrey Kell (more into the Ballantyne area) it's being built up a bit but it's steady last I heard. Myers Park area again another established area. Marvin and Weddington are in the throes of being built up and rapidly outpacing the school board's planning. Most people moving there just want the three schools (Cuthberson, Weddington or Marvin) and as mentioned, some are capped at capacity.

I too was hoping to move back to Union but I won't now. I am looking to stay where I am or go further north in Cabbarus county depending on my Hubby's transfer next year.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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I have not read a lot on this site about living in North Charlotte- specifically Cornelius, Davidson, and parts of Huntersville (Great Oak school district).
Just wanted to make a point of clarification in that 'north Charlotte' is quite different than 'north of Charlotte'. Those towns that you mentioned wouldn't ever be considered by locals as 'north Charlotte'.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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I live in the area of SE Charlotte that has Providence High. It isn't as much as a concern here as it's mostly built up/established here already. And there are tiny pockets of new housing communities if you want new conctraction. (most recently in Quail Acres off of Ballantyne Commons or others down Tom Short) Out by Ardrey Kell (more into the Ballantyne area) it's being built up a bit but it's steady last I heard. Myers Park area again another established area. Marvin and Weddington are in the throes of being built up and rapidly outpacing the school board's planning. Most people moving there just want the three schools (Cuthberson, Weddington or Marvin) and as mentioned, some are capped at capacity.
This is correct - There is not much new development in the established parts of South Charlotte - so redistricting is not needed as much. Can't say it will never happen - if you are concerned about redistricting no matter where it is, you could avoid living in areas along the borders of the zones.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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If you plan on commuting to the downtown area, I wouldn't consider north of charlotte (lkn etc). Check out Sedgefield, Myers Park, Madison Park/Selwyn Park area.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Just wanted to make a point of clarification in that 'north Charlotte' is quite different than 'north of Charlotte'. Those towns that you mentioned wouldn't ever be considered by locals as 'north Charlotte'.
Ha, Yeah when I first read this I was thinking Noda and the Shamrock area, maybe University area also.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I live in the area of SE Charlotte that has Providence High. It isn't as much as a concern here as it's mostly built up/established here already. And there are tiny pockets of new housing communities if you want new conctraction. (most recently in Quail Acres off of Ballantyne Commons or others down Tom Short) Out by Ardrey Kell (more into the Ballantyne area) it's being built up a bit but it's steady last I heard. Myers Park area again another established area. Marvin and Weddington are in the throes of being built up and rapidly outpacing the school board's planning. Most people moving there just want the three schools (Cuthberson, Weddington or Marvin) and as mentioned, some are capped at capacity.

I too was hoping to move back to Union but I won't now. I am looking to stay where I am or go further north in Cabbarus county depending on my Hubby's transfer next year.
Construction! Gah!

Okay back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Thanks for all of your replies and especially the correction on North Charlotte vs. North of Charlotte! Don't want to sound too much like an outsider, lol!

Momofthree- that's ok- I got it
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