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Old 11-07-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Hi, my family of 4 (my husband, myself and 2 boys ages 4.5 and 3) are moving to Charlotte in May/June 2016. Our first concern is best public schools. My husband will be working in Southpark area. We are currently looking at Fort Mill, Weddington/Waxhaw areas. Can someone give us insight as to good neighborhoods, schools and pros and cons that you have been witness to? We are used to Baton Rouge where the houses are custom and we have lots of big yards. We are trying to find something similar to the yard (approx .30 acre) we have here but would like a newer home. Any and all help is appreciated!!!!
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Weddington, NC
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Weddington has requirements of 1 acre lots, and the schools here are great! We moved here in 2004 and have seen tremendous growth in neighborhoods (and traffic) which has led to some school redistricting. If you are in the western-most part of the county, your kids should be in either the Weddington, Marvin Ridge or Cuthbertson clusters -- all excellent schools. The commute to Southpark can be a challenge -- unless your husband's schedule has some flexibility and can avoid peak commuting times. This is probably true for Fort Mill residents as well. Good luck with your search (and research).
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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There are some great schools in neighborhoods much closer to Southpark.

Fort Mill/Weddington/Waxhaw are great, but why, in particular, are you focused on those areas? You could live within 485 and save a bunch of time/$ depending on your housing criteria and budget.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Taxes are lower. Public schools are better and that's where we see we can get more for our $$$ Is thereally another area you'd recommend?
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Weddington has requirements of 1 acre lots, and the schools here are great! We moved here in 2004 and have seen tremendous growth in neighborhoods (and traffic) which has led to some school redistricting. If you are in the western-most part of the county, your kids should be in either the Weddington, Marvin Ridge or Cuthbertson clusters -- all excellent schools. The commute to Southpark can be a challenge -- unless your husband's schedule has some flexibility and can avoid peak commuting times. This is probably true for Fort Mill residents as well. Good luck with your search (and research).

I appreciate the feedback. Are you saying all lots in weeddington has to be a min. Of 1 acre? New construction? I'd really love about an acre or even half of an acre but with a new home and that seems hard to find. Living in Baton Rouge we honestly have it all. I'm focusing on 3 car garages so my husband will still have his shop and woodworking toys.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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There are some great schools in neighborhoods much closer to Southpark.

Fort Mill/Weddington/Waxhaw are great, but why, in particular, are you focused on those areas? You could live within 485 and save a bunch of time/$ depending on your housing criteria and budget.
Taxes are lower. Public schools are better and that's where we see we can get more for our $$$ Is there another area you'd recommend? Also seems like tour from our company is directing us that way.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Taxes are lower. Public schools are better and that's where we see we can get more for our $$$ Is there another area you'd recommend? Also seems like tour from our company is directing us that way.
Atherton in Weddington is one of the newest subdivisions. It's minimum one acre lots and the prices start at $680k. Shea Homes. All brick, minimum 3 car garages, with options up to 5.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Thanks again to all for the very insightful replies. I know the Weddington / Waxhaw area is a large area, but can you give me a general estimate of travel times to Southpark during rush hour?

Also while Atherton looks amazing, our budget is roughly 350k. Are there neighborhoods in this price range with the approx 1 acre lots that you recommend.

Thanks again to all, very helpful posts
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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To SouthPark during rush hour? Easily over 1 hour. So many complaints about all the traffic getting out of Waxhaw - will likely get worse with new developments popping up everywhere.

I don't think I've seen 1 acre lots for newer homes @ $350k price range. Expect to pay a premium for that.
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