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Old 05-02-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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If you would consider working in a data center there are data centers in Kings Mountain & Maiden. You could also look for openings in Gastonia.

There are some small mom & pop type Asian food markets west of Charlotte. I'd like to see H-Mart come out here.

Most of the growth has been north & south of Charlotte. west of Charlotte was previously more established & lost mills. These communities are still reinventing themselves.

Basically, the population west of Charlotte, from Belmont to Kings Mountain, is a blend of natives & transplants. These are suburbs, not bedroom communities. Living in any of these towns means that you can do most of your shopping in Gastonia.
Sounds like I'm a bit away from shopping areas if I live in Belmont. . What about north or south of Charlotte? Is commute from North better?
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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I know the 710 freeway in L.A. that you mentioned.
Grand Asia is the only game in town around Matthews & surrounding areas. Alhambra is very different from here, so be prepared for that. Def much less in terms of Asian food offerings & influences here.
Can't speak to the North, but South Charlotte has lots of transplants from all over with decent schools.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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I have received a offer in the Charlotte Uptown area working in IT, will be moving to Charlotte in the next few weeks. What's a good area to buy a house that's not too far from there, hopefully under 30 minutes commute.. we have a baby boy, so looking for good school district.. my wife and I are Asian (Chinese), so we would like Asian super market not too far away looking for house around 300k +/-, any suggestions? How is the Matthews area? I heard the ballantyne area is nice but seem traffic to uptown from there is pretty bad.

Also any tips on moving cars/stuff across country cheap?
Nothing has changed much in Charlotte, NC as far as your questions...that I see you asked back in 2013. Did you ever bother to fly here for a week or two in those 2 yrs to check out the areas you were suggested in 2013?
One thing HAS changed. The schools now have a grading system and you may GOOGLE that to see what schools will be a good 'fit' for you.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:20 AM
 
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I know the 710 freeway in L.A. that you mentioned.
Grand Asia is the only game in town around Matthews & surrounding areas. Alhambra is very different from here, so be prepared for that. Def much less in terms of Asian food offerings & influences here.
Can't speak to the North, but South Charlotte has lots of transplants from all over with decent schools.
Super G Mart on Independence is a wonderful Asian grocery store.
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:48 AM
 
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I have received a offer in the Charlotte Uptown area working in IT, will be moving to Charlotte in the next few weeks. What's a good area to buy a house that's not too far from there, hopefully under 30 minutes commute.. we have a baby boy, so looking for good school district.. my wife and I are Asian (Chinese), so we would like Asian super market not too far away looking for house around 300k +/-, any suggestions? How is the Matthews area? I heard the ballantyne area is nice but seem traffic to uptown from there is pretty bad.

Also any tips on moving cars/stuff across country cheap?
Taking advice from some on this thread is very risky. Many have nothing better to do than act like Dr. Phil because they have nothing better to do with their free time. If I were moving from here to CA, I would do some major homework. Your bright and am sure acclimated to doing research. I would ask the hiring company HR manager if they have a real estate relocation person or referral for realtor. Moving a family on a whim is not what I would do, but some like to play Indiana Jones. Why not find an apartment for a month for yourself so you can get a feel for things and then plant your roots before you send the family?

Going Cheap is going to get you Cheap and may cause your family grief. Is cheap worth paying for?
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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Nothing has changed much in Charlotte, NC as far as your questions...that I see you asked back in 2013. Did you ever bother to fly here for a week or two in those 2 yrs to check out the areas you were suggested in 2013?
One thing HAS changed. The schools now have a grading system and you may GOOGLE that to see what schools will be a good 'fit' for you.
funny you noticed I asked back in 2013 Yes, couldn't decide because it's a big change, but with the wife and new kid and not having 750k to spend on a house here, it just makes sense now.

I heard Raleigh is also nice, lots of IT jobs and less traffic, I wish I looked at Raleigh a bit more - didn't even hear of it before but a lot of people is telling it's nice..should I have picked Raleigh instead? I I know that's a different topic..

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Old 05-06-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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I know the 710 freeway in L.A. that you mentioned.
Grand Asia is the only game in town around Matthews & surrounding areas. Alhambra is very different from here, so be prepared for that. Def much less in terms of Asian food offerings & influences here.
Can't speak to the North, but South Charlotte has lots of transplants from all over with decent schools.
We don't expect it to be like LA, the draw is affordability and less people.. I didn't know traffic is so bad from south of Charlotte to uptown though.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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Taking advice from some on this thread is very risky. Many have nothing better to do than act like Dr. Phil because they have nothing better to do with their free time. If I were moving from here to CA, I would do some major homework. Your bright and am sure acclimated to doing research. I would ask the hiring company HR manager if they have a real estate relocation person or referral for realtor. Moving a family on a whim is not what I would do, but some like to play Indiana Jones. Why not find an apartment for a month for yourself so you can get a feel for things and then plant your roots before you send the family?

Going Cheap is going to get you Cheap and may cause your family grief. Is cheap worth paying for?
I find some of the information helpful.. and yes it's a good way to kill time
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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Sir, let me make a suggestion if I may. Many of the posters here live in the burbs, south, north, anywhere but close in. You might want to consider closer to inner city. The eastside in particular, I talking about off of Central Av in areas such as Merry Oaks, Eastway Park, Commonwealth Park. These areas are close in, less than a 15 minute drive uptown. They also have more of an LA feel to them, lots of culture. Central Av has an area called Saigon Square that is a few blocks worth of Asian food and markets. The schools in these areas are getting better, not as good as some of the outer areas but more people are moving in because they do not want to deal with traffic. Also might want to look in Oakhurst or even inner city southside such as Madison Park.
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