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Old 09-13-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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My husband will be relocating to the Charlotte area in the early spring.

Were looking for a full brick home.
3-4 bedrooms
>2800 square feet
2 story
$425,000 budget
small lot-no more than .5 acres

We do not have school aged children.

Any recommendations of neighborhoods in South Charlotte or Waxhaw area that may mee tour needs would be greatly appreciated.

I have read so may post and am overwhelmed. I thought it would be helpful for me to start a thread with my needs and hopefully will get some helpful posts.

Thank you in advance
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:00 AM
 
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Will a work commute be a factor? If so, where to? There's a big distance between the northern part of South Charlotte and the SE parts of Waxhaw.

There's a lot in that price range, so perhaps work location can narrow down the list.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Commute is not a big issue, but we don't want to be too far from downtown Charlotte. We are interested in South Charlotte, Weddington and North Waxhaw area.
Mainly would like a list of subdivisions with full brick homes in our price range before we visit in the next month.
Small lot-not more than .5 acre.

Any advice would be appreciated!! This is overwhelming!!!
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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What about the age of the home? That will eliminate a lot right there alone.
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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Would prefer not looking at new construction. Built our previous 2 homes.
Up to 15 year old homes, with some updates. No major renovations needed.

Would like community pool and larger neighborhood, but not necessary.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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Not sure about full brick, but check out Hunter Oaks and Somerset in northern Waxhaw.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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North Waxhaw will be quite a drive to downtown Charlotte. Are you wanting to be centrally located to be able to use any local amenities/shopping? If so, stick with South Charlotte.
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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Hunter Oaks and Somerset are good options. The drive to uptown isn't bad. It all depends on what time you leave during rush hour. The good thing about the Hunter Oaks area is that you have 5 or more decent options for getting into town (including light rail). On the weekends, you have an easy ride into uptown. You are also minutes from Blakeney (<5 mins)/Ballantyne(<10 mins)/Stonecrest (<10 mins) and the soon to be Waverly at Ardrey Kell and Providence. You are 15 minutes from Carolina Place Mall or 20 to South Park Mall.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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You're spending plenty to find what you want much closer to town than the Waxhaw/Weddington area. Nothing wrong with the neighborhoods mentioned, but you can reduce the commute and still meet your criteria looking closer in.

Olde Providence may fit your bill. If you can be flexible on your square footage you can get even closer. Quail View off Carmel road has some nice brick homes around your price range. If you're coming for a visit, I recommend typing your criteria into Zillow or another home search site, using the keyword "brick", then compiling a list of 5-10 houses and driving through the neighborhoods to see them and get a feel. It should take about a day, but after doing that you'll have a much better feel. It's really hard to know exactly what feel you're looking for and nothing beats first person research.

If you're specifically interested in being near Waxhaw/Weddington then nevermind, but if you're trying to be closer to town I would recommend something closer within 485. The traffic on Providence, Park and Randolph is going to get worse, not better, over the next few years and I think you will thank yourself later if you prioritize proximity to downtown if that's going to be a regular trip. If it's not - disregard!

Good luck!
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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Try Park Crossing. Cameron Woods might have a few full brick, too. Great South Charlotte locations, with pool/tennis. I agree with the above poster about not needing to be that far out, but it depends on how attached you are to a home under 15 years. You should be able to find plenty of older ones in your price range, though, that are maintained and updated.

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