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Old 01-21-2016, 03:41 PM
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Any advice relocating to Charlotte
I would need a job & money saved & an apartment

1. Advice on areas to live (crime,nice neighborhood, near public transportation, decent size apartment)
2. Advice on areas to work (over 7 years office experience, Associate degree, close to public transit, nice work environment, decent pay)

Near shopping (grocery,malls,department stores, post office, etc)

Any great advice is greatly appreciated!!

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Old 01-22-2016, 01:06 PM
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What is your budget?
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:12 AM
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Arrow Suggestions for moving to Charlotte

If you are transit dependent, I suggest you start looking at Uptown and any areas within the I-485 loop for work.

You may see houses for rent from TR Lawing or similar firms...don't bother dealing with their picky owners.

Most of Charlotte is relatively safe when compared to other cities. That being said, west and north Charlotte have the most violent crime recently. However, the fancier neighborhoods near Uptown and to the east can be very expensive.

I ended up renting in Fort Mill, SC which has no transit system aside from a commuter bus to Uptown. The city leaders are working on one. Huntersville, Concord, and other suburbs have very little transit. Pineville does have a fair amount of transit. Gastonia and Rock Hill, SC have their own transit system, but it has no connection to Charlotte except via commuter buses or one Amtrak train each way daily.

You may hear nice things about the Ballantyne neighborhood, which also has many good jobs in comparison to other sections of Charlotte. Whitehall is also nice.

There are not many light rail lines, but we are about to finish an extension between UNC-Charlotte and Uptown. I do not suggest living along the 11 bus line on North Tryon, that bus is quite crowded at rush hours.

There are grocery stores all over town, almost to a comical degree. We also have regular malls and an outlet mall. Southpark is the high end mall with amazing shoe departments and stores suitable for former Manhattanites, while Carolina Place and Northpark are more plain. Northpark has a movie theater and Carolina Place has REI. Gastonia and Rock Hill also have malls.

The transit system link is here: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/c...s/default.aspx
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