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Old 11-01-2006, 11:41 AM
 
Location: macomb mi
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Hello Everyone,

My name is Chris and i am considering moving my wife and I to north carolina. I am trying get get some real information in regards to the lay of the land near the charlotte area. Here are some of my concerns. First off , i would like to get a home with some property around it (wooded prefferably). I want to avoid moving into a subdivision. I would also like to be within about 30 minutes of an average sized town. Im trying to mix "country living" with the convenience of the city.

Also what areas of the state are prone to flooding? (either from storms on the ocean, or floods from the mountains).

any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Chris

 
Old 11-03-2006, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Mount Holly, NC
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Hello Everyone,

My name is Chris and i am considering moving my wife and I to north carolina. I am trying get get some real information in regards to the lay of the land near the charlotte area. Here are some of my concerns. First off , i would like to get a home with some property around it (wooded prefferably). I want to avoid moving into a subdivision. I would also like to be within about 30 minutes of an average sized town. Im trying to mix "country living" with the convenience of the city.

Also what areas of the state are prone to flooding? (either from storms on the ocean, or floods from the mountains).

any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Chris
I wouldnt worry about floods in NC unless you are real close to a river, or right on the coast in the event of storms, and with the exception of the coast storms in general arent really a concern. The last storm that did any damage to the Charlotte area was Hugo in '88 I believe.

Everything around Charlotte is getting built up. Acreage would be pricey south of charlotte, and even east unless you went REAL far out of town, and downright hard to find north of charlotte. Try looking in Gaston county to the west or even Lincoln county to the northwest, there are older homes on large wooded property not too far from small towns and just a drive to charlotte itself.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 08:17 AM
 
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there are areas around charlotte that are in a flood plane. you will need to check a flood plane map to ensure you are not living in one. That info should also be disclosed in a document before you purchase your home. But yes there are areas that flood due to all the rain that NC gets. you can look up home addresses here to see if they are in a flood plane.

http://maps.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/website/floodzone/
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Your realtor should check flood info when you are interested in a property and be able to guide you in that sense. I just had clients looking at 22 acres in Waxhaw, more than half of which was flood plain...You may be able to get acreage you are looking for in Union County. Mint Hill is also a good option. Best of luck in your home search.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 02:01 PM
 
Location: macomb mi
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Default thank you

thanks for the replies to location, location, location. the info was helpful

Chris
 
Old 11-04-2006, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Mount Holly, NC
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You know I forgot about Mint Hill, it is getting built up but was planned out for larger lots when most existing homes were built. So even when the empty fields are gone there will still be some space between houses and some very large lots.
With money not being an option you can find acreage almost anywhere........ but Mint Hill is one of those areas that have been "found", whereas many areas of Lincoln and Gaston Co. have not been found" and are still predominantly natives.
When I bought my house in an older subdivision in Mt. Holly (thats gaston county) I was pleasantly suprised to learn most of my neighbors have lived in their houses for 25 years+. My house is 35 years old and I'm only the 3rd owner I believe. Thats what you'll find out this way, for now anyway........
 
Old 11-05-2006, 07:22 AM
 
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is Concord / Carubus(?) country a good location?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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is Concord / Carubus(?) country a good location?

Yes, but taking off in growth
 
Old 03-20-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Dilworth - Charlotte, NC.
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Sometimes a nice house in Eastover sitting on a over acre lot will come out in the market for over a million. Sometimes more depending on the features.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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HI, I Sent you a PM!

oh wait...thats savvychltsales line... my bad...
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