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Old 12-08-2014, 10:13 PM
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We are a family with two elementary aged children looking in the South Charlotte area. We are not looking for new construction but an existing home in a family-friendly neighborhood with larger lots and mature trees. Preferably one with a community pool and friendly atmosphere. Commuting is not an issue for us, a pretty neighborhood and only a short drive from stores and restaurants is ideal. What are some of your favorite neighborhoods in the schools zones that feed into Providence High and Ardrey Kell? We have been drawn to the homes in Providence Plantation, we are open to making our own updates but a strong neighborhood, school district and peaceful feel to the community is important. We are looking at around 3,200 sq ft +. Keeping in mind we like this development, what other developments are similar in these areas? Are there other parts of. Charlotte that have top notch public schools that we should checkout?
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:07 PM
Location: South Charlotte
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I live in Berkeley, but we don't have a pool. However, our neighborhood community is second to none and we have a ton of family and children's events every quarter. This is all part of our "voluntary HOA" budget too! Providence Springs Elem is directly across the street from our neighborhood as well. JM Robinson Middle is within walking distance from the back entrance off Ballantyne Commons. Most of us have memberships at Providence Plantation, Providence CC, The YMCA, or Piper Glen to satisfy the pool part. Socially, you won't have a problem connecting here.

Have you looked at Hembstead? They have a pool that is part of the neighborhood HOA. Providence CC and Providence Plantation pools are private and require a membership. There aren't too many older and established (late 80's/early 90's) neighborhoods in this immediate area with neighborhood pools.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:25 PM
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I have some friends that live in Berkeley and it is a very nice neighborhood, great location. If you are flexible on size of house you may be able to find a home in another great neighborhood, especially the age of your children. Check out Brookhaven which is about 5 miles from Berkeley (in Union County). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G68V...yer_detailpage

Taxes are lower, top schools and Brookhaven amenities are about the best in the area, largest neighborhood pool in UC (Jr. Olympic) with waterslide, lazy river and swim team for all ages. Also full court basketball, 3 tennis courts and work out facility and huge Clubhouse. We moved here when development was built in 2004. My kids are in college but most are middle school age and younger. Many parents walk their children to the K-5 Antioch ES adjacent to neighborhood and zoned to Weddington Middle & High. Close to WCAA park which is the public sports facility for all ages (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, lacrosse)

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Old 12-12-2014, 08:00 AM
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We live in Providence Arbours, which is right next to Providence Plantation. We love the neighborhood, and Providence Springs school has been great for our kids, and is apparently pretty well rated. There are currently 2 homes for sale (on our street), one being next door to me (they meet your size requirements and have mature trees). For what its worth, my daughters are 9 and 5 years old. Decent restaurants and shopping are very close (walkable even).

Let me know if you have any other questions, and best of luck in your search!
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