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Old 05-17-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Hi! My daughter will be starting college in Wilmington in August and we will be looking to make the move down to NC shortly after, just as soon as our home here in NY sells.

Would have visited several areas in NC during the years but feel most at home in the Charlotte area. Need some suggestions as to where to relocate to. School district is not a concern since my daughter will be in college. Looking for property (maybe 5-6 acres) to build our own home and keep a few lots if my two sons decide to move from NY too. My husband has a tile contracting business here in NY and will be looking for a company to apply for a job too.

Can anyone help us out with areas to look at that has property we can build on and have a few chickens in the back yard. And possible any leads on builders who are looking for an experienced tile mechanic who can run the job and get it all done.

Thanks in advance....
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I know Charlotte city proper does not allow farm animals like chickens, goats and horses in residential areas. Man, for 5-6 acres near Charlotte you will be competing with the builders. How close were you hoping to be?
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hi! My daughter will be starting college in Wilmington in August and we will be looking to make the move down to NC shortly after, just as soon as our home here in NY sells.

Would have visited several areas in NC during the years but feel most at home in the Charlotte area. Need some suggestions as to where to relocate to. School district is not a concern since my daughter will be in college. Looking for property (maybe 5-6 acres) to build our own home and keep a few lots if my two sons decide to move from NY too. My husband has a tile contracting business here in NY and will be looking for a company to apply for a job too.

Can anyone help us out with areas to look at that has property we can build on and have a few chickens in the back yard. And possible any leads on builders who are looking for an experienced tile mechanic who can run the job and get it all done.

Thanks in advance....
You probably will need to look out from Charlotte, a bit, for the acreage. Look around Gastonia & Kings Mountain. That would put your husband in a commutable position for businesses in part of Charlotte, Huntersville, Gastonia, Shelby, & Hickory.

You could also look north of Charlotte around Kannapolis & Harrisburg. Look at a map & see which which works better for you.
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I know Charlotte city proper does not allow farm animals like chickens, goats and horses in residential areas.
That's not true at all. In Charlotte you can keep 20 chickens/fowl/rabbits per acre, so the average 0.5 acre lot in the suburbs can get a permit for 10 chickens/rabbits. Cloven-hoofed animals require 1/4 acre of grazing area per animal, so if you're in the exurbs you can likely keep one or two goats.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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You probably will need to look out from Charlotte, a bit, for the acreage. Look around Gastonia & Kings Mountain. That would put your husband in a commutable position for businesses in part of Charlotte, Huntersville, Gastonia, Shelby, & Hickory.

You could also look north of Charlotte around Kannapolis & Harrisburg. Look at a map & see which which works better for you.
Just to add something on builders, there are builders in Belmont, Cramerton, & Gastonia. A Charlotte builder recently built an apartment complex in Kings Mountain named Cambridge Oaks. They recently got permission to expand the complex. I'd suggest that you call the zoning departments of the cities of Belmont, Gastonia, & Kings Mountain & the town of Cramerton & ask for builders' names.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I know Charlotte city proper does not allow farm animals like chickens, goats and horses in residential areas. Man, for 5-6 acres near Charlotte you will be competing with the builders. How close were you hoping to be?
Suburbs is fine.... Use to commuting here in NY.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Just to add something on builders, there are builders in Belmont, Cramerton, & Gastonia. A Charlotte builder recently built an apartment complex in Kings Mountain named Cambridge Oaks. They recently got permission to expand the complex. I'd suggest that you call the zoning departments of the cities of Belmont, Gastonia, & Kings Mountain & the town of Cramerton & ask for builders' names.
Thanks, we will look. I've looked at Waxhaw and love the area there, just wondering if anything else.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Thanks, we will look. I've looked at Waxhaw and love the area there, just wondering if anything else.
West of Charlotte hasn't seen the build-up that Union County has seen. The builder of the Kings Mountain apartment complex has also built in Morganton & Asheville.

Locating west of Charlotte could also open up proximity for multiple locations, if your husband will be following jobs. It's something to keep in mind. Check the maps. You might also want to ask about the I 85 corridor north of Charlotte.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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I would check far eastern Mecklenburg, Midland/Locust, Unionville/Fairview, maybe parts of Monroe. That would also put you closer to Wilmington if that's of any concern.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:25 PM
 
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I'd say Monroe, away from downtown area, Pageland if you really want to go out, and get a lot for the money.
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