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Old 04-27-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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Hello all... I am looking for advice on good neighborhoods in the Marvin area. I have two kids who will be attending elementary through high school over the next several years and would like a neighborhood that is safe from redistricting. My price range is between $400K-$700K. I am looking for a place that has walking trails, playgrounds, a community pool. But I would also like some land (minimum of .5 acres. An acre is preferable). Marvin is going to be home for a long time, so I want to make sure we live in a great neighborhood. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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No area is exempt from redistricting in Union County, unless you are considering private or charter schools. There are other really good public schools in UC, you may want to consider expanding your search criteria
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:29 AM
 
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Stay closer to the border with Charlotte it is only area safe from redistricting.

Depends on which side of Providence Rd. you choose, either Weddington or Marvin school clusters are very good.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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Marvin Creek falls right into everything you listed. Providence Downs has inventory that fits your criteria. Firethorne there are a couple of homes that will work (private club amenities in this one). The Chimneys of Marvin has a nice brand new listing that hit the market yesterday that might be appealing.

All of these neighborhoods hit your criteria you listed and are zoned for Marvin High. Elementary assignments will differ between neighborhoods in some cases. At any given time you will see available inventory coming and going.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I understand that no area is exempt from redistricting. However, I am sure there are some areas that are safer than others based on proximity to the schools. I will look into some of these suggestions.

Thanks,
Ed
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I understand that no area is exempt from redistricting. However, I am sure there are some areas that are safer than others based on proximity to the schools. I will look into some of these suggestions.

Thanks,
Ed
Charlottean listed the main ones in your price range. Possibly Walden on Providence, but I'm not sure of their lower price points.

It's not the proximity to the schools, but the location in the county. The area north of New Town and West of Crane is wedged up in a corner with Mecklenburg and SC borders. That limits options with movement. Good luck!
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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At this standpoint, if you buy in the Marvin or Weddington Cluster you are likely to stay in the Marvin/Weddington Cluster. There is really no other place to go in the short term. Let alone in the long term. Likely inflow into the clusters will be in, not out, as the out schools will be at will be at watch/capacity before Marvin/Weddington especially if capital plans/bond issues fail.

There really is no difference between the Marvin and Weddington Clusters from a school perspective. Marvin probably has better commute options to Uptown, to Ballantyne, and to the airport, but that is about it. Oh, it has a park with no field to play sports on, except cornhole, but you can look at but not touch the pond next to it...

You will be generally fine anywhere in Marvin cluster, and you don't have to be in "Marvin" to be in the cluster, at your price range. I would avoid anything near the corner of Rea and Tom Short as a large commercial development could still come in there, watch out for any Marvin planned trails and avoid at all costs MOW in PD.
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:32 AM
 
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At this standpoint, if you buy in the Marvin or Weddington Cluster you are likely to stay in the Marvin/Weddington Cluster. There is really no other place to go in the short term. Let alone in the long term. Likely inflow into the clusters will be in, not out, as the out schools will be at will be at watch/capacity before Marvin/Weddington especially if capital plans/bond issues fail.

There really is no difference between the Marvin and Weddington Clusters from a school perspective. Marvin probably has better commute options to Uptown, to Ballantyne, and to the airport, but that is about it. Oh, it has a park with no field to play sports on, except cornhole, but you can look at but not touch the pond next to it...

You will be generally fine anywhere in Marvin cluster, and you don't have to be in "Marvin" to be in the cluster, at your price range. I would avoid anything near the corner of Rea and Tom Short as a large commercial development could still come in there, watch out for any Marvin planned trails and avoid at all costs MOW in PD.
You would avoid anything near the corner of Rea and Tom Short because of a potential commercial addition? Ok then. Part of the reason we bought in Hunter Oaks was for the potential to have shops/restaurants/bars/movie theater within walking distance. To each their own I guess. I would be much more concerned about the traffic around Ardrey Kell and Providence with the addition of Waverly and the other planned development where the golf course currently sits.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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You would avoid anything near the corner of Rea and Tom Short because of a potential commercial addition? Ok then. Part of the reason we bought in Hunter Oaks was for the potential to have shops/restaurants/bars/movie theater within walking distance. To each their own I guess. I would be much more concerned about the traffic around Ardrey Kell and Providence with the addition of Waverly and the other planned development where the golf course currently sits.
The Rea/Tom Short commercial development will be outside of Marvin proper because Marvin with the help of Somerset and Hunter Oaks screwed that up recently. It will be subject to UC planning and BoCC approval and as we all know they approach development a little differently than Marvin does. One could end up with almost anything on that corner. Anything from something like was proposed recently (just not Marvinized and it will be bigger and won't have a movie theater now because of the new development on 521), to a big box complex (remember one former BoCC member, now a current BoCC was ok with a Wal-Mart there) to some sort of multi-use complex with apartments like Waverly (wouldn't Marvin love that). It's an unknown at this standpoint subject to the inner workings of the UC BoCC therefore I personally would be very careful around there and other unicorporated property that could be commercially developed especially with the upcoming referendum in 2016 to allow the sale of alcohol in unincorporated areas.

All of western UC is being screwed from a traffic perspective with the development in Ballantyne and on 521 in SC.
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