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Old 10-02-2015, 09:47 PM
 
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I am considering relocating from Lexington, KY to Charlotte, N.C. Here's the rub - while I have a huge house and giant yard (complete with pool) in Lexington, I seek no such homestead in Charlotte. Rather, I seek a downtown historically natured townhome with a courtyard, backyard area for my sanity and my dogs. Is this even a plausible ambition? I have never been in this city. Any feedback or suggestions will be wholly embraced. Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:09 AM
 
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There are a few such places...the Fourth Ward area of Uptown (as Charlotte calls its center city) has some properties as you describe. First Ward has some newer versions.
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:12 AM
 
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We moved from Lexington to CLT 3 years ago. If you're looking for Chevy Chase/Richmond Rd homes, you'll find many to choose from in the areas south of uptown. Compared to Lexington, be prepared to pay a hefty premium in Charlotte.
Feel free to PM me if you need comparisons of the area.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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Yeah, thanks, hence my question. The price tags I've seen are incredibly steep. I've notice there are no townhouse/brownstone properties at all. They're all new developments. A condo won't work with two Labradors. I am also unfamiliar with the taxing schedule so fear for the worse. Is the overall cost of living so incredibly drastic? I live in the Deepwood area now which is Lexington's best kept secret. I seriously appreciate your input as you are capable to comprehending my vantage point. Many thanks.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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I'm very familiar with the Deepwood area. The tax schedules are not nearly as bad as Fayette County. Expect to pay about 10% less on property. Income taxes will be a big relief as you'll escape the Fayette county portion and only pay state.

The cost of property in Charlotte is obnoxious compared to Lexington. The well established areas will then draw a hefty premium due their proximity to Uptown. Expend your search to the Freedom Park area. I'm not sure if there are town homes in the area but it would be the area I would live if I didn't have school aged kids.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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I'm also here from Lexington. Charlotte isn't going to offer the same historic comes as the Henry Clay area in Lexington. However, there is a new area just south of the city called Cherry neighborhood that is getting built up and happening. Otherwise, I agree with the Fourth Ward recommendation
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