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Old 12-17-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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Which one would you pick to live and build a new house? pro and con? any thoughts or advices would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Weddington. Better taxes, better schools, less crime according to crime mapper. (not that there's much crime in Ballantyne)
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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For a family house, easy Weddington for schools, taxes and land (minimum 1 acre property bylaw) and neighbors. Another big plus is to also be away from Charlotte politician's wasteful spending.

Only reason I would consider Ballantyne over Weddington is for a no-kids-couple, due to proximity to shopping centers and a bit more urban area (certain locations).
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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For a family house, easy Weddington for schools, taxes and land (minimum 1 acre property bylaw) and neighbors. Another big plus is to also be away from Charlotte politician's wasteful spending.

Only reason I would consider Ballantyne over Weddington is for a no-kids-couple, due to proximity to shopping centers and a bit more urban area (certain locations).
Agree with this...

Most of the factors will depend on what the OP wants... both have major pluses.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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I've lived in both. For a family with kids, Weddington AFTER they deal with their redistricting if in areas that are in danger of being rezoned. As others said, Ballantyne for single or couples if those are the only two choices.

With that said, there are good schools in Ballantyne but you pay a price to live there where you can get equally if not better schools in Weddington/Marvin area and get more bang for your buck in housing choices.
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