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Old 11-09-2006, 06:46 AM
 
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Hi all,
Well the wealth of knowledge I get from all of you is greatly appreciated!!!! We have been focusing our home search on the Weddington/Waxhaw area and recently a friend suggested we look at the Lake Wylie/Fort Mill areas. Any thoughts? How would the commute into uptown be from there? Schools?

Just want to make sure we consider everything before making a move. My hubby may have an offer in hand soon so things are moving a bit faster then we expected.

Thanks again for all the help!
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi all,
Well the wealth of knowledge I get from all of you is greatly appreciated!!!! We have been focusing our home search on the Weddington/Waxhaw area and recently a friend suggested we look at the Lake Wylie/Fort Mill areas. Any thoughts? How would the commute into uptown be from there? Schools?

Just want to make sure we consider everything before making a move. My hubby may have an offer in hand soon so things are moving a bit faster then we expected.

Thanks again for all the help!
Hi PA If you have to go to uptown everyday you should really consider Fort Mill. The commute from there would be 100 times better than from the Waxhaw/Weddington area. The reason is because Fort Mill is only 20 minutes away from uptown and is a straight shot up a six laned interstate from point A to point B. Lake Wylie would put you a bit further out but would also be a lot better than the Union County area. Fort Mill schools are all highly rated and very desirable, but getting crowded. However, you'll face that in Weddington too. Go online and check out the Village of Baxter neighborhood in Fort Mill - I love that place.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:24 AM
 
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Default Lake Wylie/Fort Mill area

Hey there PA Family - I agree with the poster above and just wanted to let you know that I live in the area you happen to be asking about (Tega Cay, SC....my children attend Fort Mill School District)...and should you have any further questions feel free to ask away.

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Hi all,
Well the wealth of knowledge I get from all of you is greatly appreciated!!!! We have been focusing our home search on the Weddington/Waxhaw area and recently a friend suggested we look at the Lake Wylie/Fort Mill areas. Any thoughts? How would the commute into uptown be from there? Schools?

Just want to make sure we consider everything before making a move. My hubby may have an offer in hand soon so things are moving a bit faster then we expected.

Thanks again for all the help!
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Hi PA If you have to go to uptown everyday you should really consider Fort Mill. The commute from there would be 100 times better than from the Waxhaw/Weddington area. The reason is because Fort Mill is only 20 minutes away from uptown and is a straight shot up a six laned interstate from point A to point B. Lake Wylie would put you a bit further out but would also be a lot better than the Union County area. Fort Mill schools are all highly rated and very desirable, but getting crowded. However, you'll face that in Weddington too. Go online and check out the Village of Baxter neighborhood in Fort Mill - I love that place.

I was just looking at the Baxter Village web sites. Everything that is built or planned seems to be close to $300 K or more. Close to $400K is more like it. This looks like a fairly upscale, affluent only setting. Am I on track????
What areas are close to Baxter (maybe something will rub off)????
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:17 AM
 
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After having looked around that area a few times, it would seem that the Ft. Mill area is more flat (less rolling hills, topography changes, etc.) than the suburbs north of Charlotte. Is that an accurate assessment?
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:00 AM
 
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After having looked around that area a few times, it would seem that the Ft. Mill area is more flat (less rolling hills, topography changes, etc.) than the suburbs north of Charlotte. Is that an accurate assessment?
Yes, but it is barely noticable really. Until you get north of Statesville you won't see any real hilly areas or mountains in the distance.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:14 AM
 
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I was just looking at the Baxter Village web sites. Everything that is built or planned seems to be close to $300 K or more. Close to $400K is more like it. This looks like a fairly upscale, affluent only setting. Am I on track????
What areas are close to Baxter (maybe something will rub off)????

Baxter Village is located in Fort Mill Township (unincorporated part of York County). I would not say Baxter is upscale nor affluent...in fact it seems to be about mid-range for homes in this area now. The selling point to Baxter is having your amenities within walking distance (YMCA, school, stores, restaurants, businesses, medical, etc.)

There is still plenty to choose from in the area (lower and higher)....in fact I just read somewhere recently that every 5 minutes there is a new developer breaking ground for more new homes in York County (okay I'm kidding...but it does seem like that at times).

Just off the top of my head there is one coming in called Spicewood that is in the $200 range, Walden Park same price range, and Calloway Village in Tega Cay, SC.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:53 AM
 
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Baxter Village is located in Fort Mill Township (unincorporated part of York County). I would not say Baxter is upscale nor affluent...in fact it seems to be about mid-range for homes in this area now. The selling point to Baxter is having your amenities within walking distance (YMCA, school, stores, restaurants, businesses, medical, etc.)

There is still plenty to choose from in the area (lower and higher)....in fact I just read somewhere recently that every 5 minutes there is a new developer breaking ground for more new homes in York County (okay I'm kidding...but it does seem like that at times).

Just off the top of my head there is one coming in called Spicewood that is in the $200 range, Walden Park same price range, and Calloway Village in Tega Cay, SC.


OK. Thanks. Good to know.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:10 AM
 
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I checked out the websites for Baxter and Lakeshore, both seem very nice. Now I just have to find a free weekend to get down there to check them out in person. With the holidays coming, free time is hard to find!
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:41 PM
 
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I checked out the websites for Baxter and Lakeshore, both seem very nice. Now I just have to find a free weekend to get down there to check them out in person. With the holidays coming, free time is hard to find!
Will keep the lights on for ya!
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