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Old 05-21-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Oviedo, FL
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Hey everyone, , can you guys point me in the direction of towns/areas in the Charlotte area that would be good to consider if we moved there? When we do visit, we'd take a drive around and do research. We know we'll move from our current house within a few years, but want to choose the right location.

I currently work remote but travel about once a month, so i'll need to be near an airport.
We have an 18 month old and likely will have another kid in the future, so schools are important

Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Very difficult to answer. Huntersville, Belmont, South and Southwest parts of Charlotte maybe?
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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Maybe list what you want in a house, budget and feel for neighborhood?
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Oviedo, FL
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yea sorry for the very broad question. I think feel for neighborhood would be not too cookie cutter or close together houses, but also not in the boonies either. Would like to have a decent amount of yard and land but neighbors and civilization near by.

Budget... depending on when the move would happen, probably between 350-450k... possibly more if it was an absolutely amazing place. Would likely want around a 3000 sq foot, give or take house.

Thanks and any help is necessary, like I said its not an urgent need, this is just trying to get all research done.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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yea sorry for the very broad question. I think feel for neighborhood would be not too cookie cutter or close together houses, but also not in the boonies either. Would like to have a decent amount of yard and land but neighbors and civilization near by.

Budget... depending on when the move would happen, probably between 350-450k... possibly more if it was an absolutely amazing place. Would likely want around a 3000 sq foot, give or take house.

Thanks and any help is necessary, like I said its not an urgent need, this is just trying to get all research done.
Look from Belmont to Kings Mountain west of Charlotte but keep in mind that things change so keep looking. You might not like the area now but might like it when you're ready to move.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:05 PM
 
Location: NOT in the Land of lollipops & unicorns...I live in reality.
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Look from Belmont to Kings Mountain west of Charlotte but keep in mind that things change so keep looking. You might not like the area now but might like it when you're ready to move.
By the time you get here, you mentioned years, it will be like living in FL!
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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yea sorry for the very broad question. I think feel for neighborhood would be not too cookie cutter or close together houses, but also not in the boonies either.
New Charlotte only builds cookie cutter, cul-de-sac developments. I would look at dilworth area, great schools and older non-cookie cutters. It is more expensive but anywhere else is being swamped by cheap, cookie cutter, gut-all-trees, developments. Older Charlotte areas, before "The Developer", have some great houses.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Southport
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New Charlotte only builds cookie cutter, cul-de-sac developments. I would look at dilworth area, great schools and older non-cookie cutters. It is more expensive but anywhere else is being swamped by cheap, cookie cutter, gut-all-trees, developments. Older Charlotte areas, before "The Developer", have some great houses.
Think you can buy 3,000 sf in Dilworth for $350,000 to $450,000?
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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You won't find a house with good sq footage in areas like Dilworth under 500,000 thousand but their are a lot of suburban options that can fit the OP needs if you are patient & willing to look around
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Oviedo, FL
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hi all, bringing this back up. We decided to head up to North Carolina for a few days in May. We'd like help in where to rent a house or apartment (bringing my mother and son) that would give us the ability to drive to both the charlotte area and RTP throughout. Also, I'm not sure the rules, but possibly would work w/ a RE agent to see some houses and neighborhoods to get an idea of what our money would get us.

Thanks!
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