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Old 04-28-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Looking for any input/opinions on the below subdivisions as we continue our house search. Specifically amenities, feel of the community, demographic info (we are a couple in our 30s with no children), and the difficulty of getting onto 485 (both inner and outer as one of us travels to Ballantyne, the other to University Area). We are really interested in a more established community, but some of these subdivisions have new builds available and we would consider those. I'd be interested in hearing if anyone knows if the newer phases of these communities have those low-privacy grid-like backyards that a lot of subdivisions have. I think we'll take a drive around this weekend, but any info on these specific communities would be a big help.

Union County:

Callonwood
Willowbrook
Morningside
Lake Park
Annandale
Crismark
Shiloh Trace

Meck County:

Thornblade
Matthews Plantation
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NC
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The commute from Indian Trail to the University will take 45 minutes minimum. Have you considered other neighborhoods in South Charlotte like Starmount, Selwyn Park, etc...? Those might meet your needs and you will both have shorter drives to work.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My husband has coworkers in Indian Trail and they are at work in 25 minutes on 485 to Rocky River Road... we are trying to avoid some of the further out areas of Indian Trail but haven't ruled them out as there is a possibility that his office will eventually be relocating to Ballantyne, making the commute to his current office a moot point.

Our preference after reviewing a lot of different areas and the amount of house we can get for our money is the Union County part of "Matthews" (or Stallings, or whatever it is actually...) but we are considering Indian Trail. Our budget is around 250k and we like what we can get where we are looking. We also like the suburban feel of Matthews downtown a little bit more than being in Charlotte proper.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I live in Indian Trail in Glendalough. It takes us 35 minutes to get to UNCC. Stallings would be a little closer if it's on the (I'm not sure which direction) NE maybe side of 485. Annandale is very close to us. Crismarck just a little closer to 485. Lake Park about the same. I am not familiar with the other subdivisions you listed. I work in Ft. Mill and take I-485 to Providence to Ardrey Kell and across and it takes me about 45 minutes. Providence is where the traffic starts to back up and stop in the mornings. I have friends that live in Fairhaven in Stallings and they really like it.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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I live in Indian Trail in Glendalough. It takes us 35 minutes to get to UNCC. Stallings would be a little closer if it's on the (I'm not sure which direction) NE maybe side of 485. Annandale is very close to us. Crismarck just a little closer to 485. Lake Park about the same. I am not familiar with the other subdivisions you listed. I work in Ft. Mill and take I-485 to Providence to Ardrey Kell and across and it takes me about 45 minutes. Providence is where the traffic starts to back up and stop in the mornings. I have friends that live in Fairhaven in Stallings and they really like it.

What would the commute be to Uptown from Glendalough? Was looking in that area but need to commute to uptown daily.

Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I have never gone uptown in morning traffic, but we go all the way up Idlewild to 74 and into uptown. I know I have taken my husband to the airport several times in a good amount of traffic which is past uptown and I think it was about 45 mintues. It's not a bad drive, as I said, it just depends on traffic. You learn when to leave. For instance, if I leave before 7 from my house to Ft. Mill I can get to work in 35-40 minutes, if I leave after 7 it takes about 50. We love this area. It's out of the city feel (not out in the country feel) but very close to everything we need and not a bad commute to any of the Charlotte malls or shopping. I hope this helps.
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