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Old 01-04-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Lower cost for gas - nobody will dispute this

Of course most close by NC people know that already
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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Residency for public universities may come into play if family is in interested in a campus of UNC.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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Waxhaw, Huntersville and Cornelius, to name 3 popular NC suburbs, all have crime rates essentially the same as, or lower than, Ft. Mill.
I can believe that but the point of comparison was Charlotte itself and not the 'burbs on the NC side of the line.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Southport
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I can believe that but the point of comparison was Charlotte itself and not the 'burbs on the NC side of the line.
I understood the point of comparison to be "North Carolina versus South Carolina". The OP didn't say the City Charlotte versus South Carolina.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I can believe that but the point of comparison was Charlotte itself and not the 'burbs on the NC side of the line.
why not? I think anywhere in NC that is the same distance as Fort Mill is to Charlotte should be in the discussion.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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I understood the point of comparison to be "North Carolina versus South Carolina". The OP didn't say the City Charlotte versus South Carolina.
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why not? I think anywhere in NC that is the same distance as Fort Mill is to Charlotte should be in the discussion.
In the original post, the OP asked if there were advantages to living in SC over NC if you worked in Charlotte. Sooooo...I considered Charlotte to be the primary point of comparison. Of course broadly speaking the OP should look at suburbs on both sides of the line.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Southport
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In the original post, the OP asked if there were advantages to living in SC over NC if you worked in Charlotte. Sooooo...I considered Charlotte to be the primary point of comparison. Of course broadly speaking the OP should look at suburbs on both sides of the line.
I interpreted it differently. If the OP is willing to consider SC suburbs, he/she would certainly be willing to consider NC suburbs, no?
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I mean. It's kind of shabby to choose to live across the border to get tax breaks and take advantage of the taxes that may have even paid for your job to locate here in the first place.


Though again, there are some pretty nice suburban towns in SC that may fit you perfectly. I'd say just choose the area you've visited and liked.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:24 PM
 
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OP here.

Thanks for all of the input so far.

I will be working in Charlotte and am willing to consider living in either NC or SC. I just wanted to know if there were any true advantages to SC. Schools do not matter as we do not have kids and do not plan to. SC is definitely an option as my office will be on Arco Corporate Drive south of CLT so SC is closer than a lot of the north & east Charlotte suburbs. From the research I have done so far, SC has higher state income tax and sales tax, correct? Ok, so gas prices are lower but unless one has a real long commute that does not really make a huge difference financially. So it probably comes down to housing costs. Anything else?

How about crime? Demographics? Dining? Entertainment? Other lifestyle related things?
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Southport
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If you live in SC, you'll be driving to Charlotte for good restaurants, shopping, entertainment, etc. Personally, I'd rather not have to drive 30+ minutes each way every time I want enjoy a night out, go to a Hornets game, hit the mall, etc. Charlotte has lots a good, safe, nice neighborhoods.
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