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Old 02-12-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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So I have spent numerous hours researching cities in the outskirts of Charlotte to relocate to. My husband and I just recently sold our home here in MI and are looking to move at the end of March. We are both RNs and we have 2 young children (5 & 1). Looking to rent for a year until we get a feel for the area and find a home that we love. We visited the Huntersville area last year and thought it would be a pretty good fit. We have not yet secured jobs but have good leads in Davidson and Concord. I am wondering what the commute would be like from Huntersville to Davidson and from Huntersville to Concord. How are the schools in Huntersville vs. Concord? Any advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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Huntersville to Davidson can take 10-15 minutes or 45 depending on the time of day. Not a big deal.

Huntersville to Concord can take 25 minutes or 45 depending on the time of day.

I recommend you live in Davidson or Concord depending on where the job is. Those communities are similar in a lot of ways to Huntersville and if you liked Huntersville I would bet you can find something similar in either. The commutes you described aren't bad, but it's such a great quality of life bump when your commute is 10 minutes vs 30. It adds up to a lot of time!

An even better idea may be to rent in the area of interest while you research options to purchase.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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Huntersville/Davidson/Cornelius are all great towns to live in, one leads right into the other.

Davidson has the best small town feel of the three, but because of that it is also the most expensive.

Moved here last year and love it here.

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Old 02-15-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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I don't think that Davidson is the most expensive since Cornelius has homes in the multi- million dollar price range. Cornelius has many more options for apartments/condos, etc. Davidson has a better town center with some restaurants, bars, etc. Both places run into the other as mentioned above and both are nice towns. It is said that Davidson has the snobs and Cornelius has the wealth. Huntersville is nice, but not as nice as Davidson or Cornelius in my opinion. Huntersville does have Berkdale Village and many amenities and is more populated. All are very nice places and great if you have families. Schools in Davidson and Cornelius are good. Not sure about Huntersville. I believe that one of the two high schools is not so good.
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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In Huntersville Hough is the high school more looked for than Hopewell.

People in Davidson take great pride in their town and want to keep the small town feeling. But due to the growth coming to the area it might not be possible. They are trying to find the right balance.

Cornelius definitely has more housing options than Davidson - and more lake shorefront as well. There is a public beach being built that should be opening this summer.

If you have any specific questions that I can answer - I will be more than happy to.
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