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Old 07-07-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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Hello. I will be moving to Charlotte in couple of months. I am looking for a neighborhood with great schools for young children. I've heard Union County has good schools and low taxes. What would be your preferred high school in Union County.

Any neighborhoods in the $250k range that would be good for families with children and good schools?

I know Charlotte is a bit more urban, but what about the outskirts? Can you still find shops, restaurants and commercially developed land in union county?

Thanks for all your help! I've never been to the area so I have no idea what I'm looking for.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Porter Ridge. Most of the new subdivisions in this area are in that price range. Glendalough, Fieldstone Farms, Fairhaven are a few. I am within 10 miles (actually less than that) from 5 grocery stores, a small mall with a Belk, Sears and Jc Penney, 2 Walmarts, 2 Walgreens's, various fast food and restaurants, several fitness centeres, lots of churches. It's not as rural as you are thinking. You can find rural areas if you are interested. We are also 30 minutes from Charlotte, depending on where in Charlotte you would like to go.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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Agree with thebalogas although new homes in this area are quickly going over 300k now, a good 50k more than they were 6 months ago. Several nice older neighborhoods with great HOAs. Fairfield Plantation. Crismark etc etc. Country Woods East if you don't want an HOA.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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If you are interested in a new home, we have a new builder in our area, Eastwood. They are building speci homes, now. Justy FYI, I have three neighbors that have moved to the street I am on from Crismarck in the last year. We also have a builder with spec homes in our neighborhood, H&H. It depends on what you are looking for. Country Woods is a nice older subdivision. They are zoned for Piedmont Schools. They are good schools, too.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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Hello. I will be moving to Charlotte in couple of months. I am looking for a neighborhood with great schools for young children. I've heard Union County has good schools and low taxes. What would be your preferred high school in Union County.

Any neighborhoods in the $250k range that would be good for families with children and good schools?

I know Charlotte is a bit more urban, but what about the outskirts? Can you still find shops, restaurants and commercially developed land in union county?

Thanks for all your help! I've never been to the area so I have no idea what I'm looking for.
Why not lease an apartment on the southeast side of Charlotte (closest to Union County) for six months or a year before buying somewhere that you may not like? Since you've never been to Charlotte before, it may be worth checking out before buying.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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Why not lease an apartment on the southeast side of Charlotte (closest to Union County) for six months or a year before buying somewhere that you may not like? Since you've never been to Charlotte before, it may be worth checking out before buying.
I think this is the best advise anyone can give. We moved to Charlotte this past December and leased an apartment in South Charlotte, in Pineville to be exact, and we did our homework as far as where to buy our first home.

We decided to buy our house in Fieldstone Farm in Indian Trail, NC. The price was right, and the schools are highly rated. I believe the elementary school assigned to us is Poplin Elementary, which is a short walk from the community. The middle and high schools are Porter Ridge, which are also highly rated.

IMO, renting and getting to know the area is the best choice. It would allow you to get detailed info on schools, amenities, work commute, etc. Good luck to the OP!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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The renting option is good, but can be a problem if you want to keep your kids stable (or at least as stable as they can be in UCPS). I've seen people rent only to get locked into an area that they really couldn't afford because they didn't want to force their kids to change schools again.

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Old 07-08-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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The renting option is good, but can be a problem if you want to keep your kids stable (or at least as stable as they can be in UCPS). I've seen people rent only to get locked into an area that they really couldn't afford because they didn't want to force their kids to change schools again.

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Good Point.....
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I agree with Daburbsman, home prices in this area are increasing. I'm not sure if I would wait too long.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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Thank everyone for all your responses. You've provided good info
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