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Old 12-25-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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I'd like to spend around $400,000 on a house. These areas seem to offer much better values than the areas within 485, but how is the commute on 77? Is one better than the other?

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Old 12-25-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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I'd like to spend around $400,000 on a house. These areas seem to offer much better values than the areas within 485, but how is the commute on 77? Is one better than the other?

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If you restrict your search to where you can use Exit 23 in Hunterville, the commute isn't that bad. North of there however and it's significantly worse. Enough to make you hate driving. There are some plans to add capacity to this part of I-77 via by adding toll (Lexus Lanes) to the highway.

There is nothing good that can be said about commuting on I-77 to Ft. Mill. It's going to start at being bad and go quickly downhill from there. I-77 S. between uptown and the SC border is horribly overloaded and there are no plans to fix it anytime soon. (state has no money) If you move somewhere where you can board the train at S. Blvd then you might have some relief via that method.

There are also express buses in either direction. Huntersville has two full fledged CATS park & ride stations paid for by the transit tax. I'm not as sure about Ft. Mill since it's in SC.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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Thank you. Is exit 23 Sam Furr Rd?
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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Thank you. Is exit 23 Sam Furr Rd?
Exit 23 = Gilead Rd.
Exit 25 = Sam Furr Rd.
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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Thanks!

Can you tell me some subdivisions there ?
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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Can you tell me some subdivisions there ?
In the ~$400K range, you might want to look at Wynfield, McCauley, Vermillion, Birkdale.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:05 PM
 
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Fort Mill is a family town and the commute is not bad if you leave at the right time. The bottle neck is the state line. I-77 in SC has 4 lanes going each way but when you get to NC it is reduced to 3 lanes each way and 485 is merged in. That said, if I leave from Tega Cay/fort Mill at 6:45am I am uptown and parked 25 minutes later.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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Thanks, Proud Fthr.

P.S.: How is the commute from Skybrook?
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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Thanks, Proud Fthr.

P.S.: How is the commute from Skybrook?
Much more difficult than from Fort Mill.

It will get a little better after the next leg of I485 opens later this year, but Fort Mill is definitely more of of straight shot.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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