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Old 02-27-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Then Huntersville it is
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:52 AM
 
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Then Huntersville it is
I appreciate the comments. It is daunting to just pick up and leave to a new state. I have lived in NYC all my life and leaving family behind to start a new life with my own family is very scary to say the least. I do have an aunt and uncle who live in Cary so I know we will be regualr visitors to their house....I just want a great place to raise my two girls. I know we will be happy in Charlotte. Now the real work begins, getting my house sold. wish me luck and thanks to all who have posted a response.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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There are so many people in your shoes that you should make friends and pick right up where you left from up North.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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We welcome transplants but we are NOT that accommodating!

Aren't you a transplant from Woodley Park?
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Default Huntersville vs. Ballantyne

My wife and I lived in Huntersville for a month and then moved to Ballantyne, to be able to compare to make the decision, and we we ended buying at ballantyne , and we love the area, plenty of shopping, restaurants and activities. By the way, I sail at Lake Norman.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Ballantyne has a bit more shopping, Huntersville is a bit more Unique. Schools are rated a bit better in the South than in Huntersville, but Huntersville is pretty good, like A and B in the state. They are also opening up a couple new schools in Huntersville. Commute to uptown, where there is a good chance you will be working is between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on how far in you are. It takes me 30 min at 8am and 35 to 40 coming home at 530 (haha sorry that made me laugh as I so rarely leave at 530). Huntersville has two nice shopping areas in Northlake (actually Charlotte but very close) and Birkdale (a few more of the higher end shops) and they are talking about building the Village which will have the Tiffanys and such, but on the other side of 77 (I don't need them). Concord Mills another big shopping area is fairly close as well.

Lakes and outdoor activities are more available in Huntersville, though the Whitewater center is on the NC/SC border (pretty easy to get to on the 77). I don't think you could go wrong in either section.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Ballantyne has a bit more shopping, Huntersville is a bit more Unique. Schools are rated a bit better in the South than in Huntersville, but Huntersville is pretty good, like A and B in the state. They are also opening up a couple new schools in Huntersville. Commute to uptown, where there is a good chance you will be working is between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on how far in you are. It takes me 30 min at 8am and 35 to 40 coming home at 530 (haha sorry that made me laugh as I so rarely leave at 530). Huntersville has two nice shopping areas in Northlake (actually Charlotte but very close) and Birkdale (a few more of the higher end shops) and they are talking about building the Village which will have the Tiffanys and such, but on the other side of 77 (I don't need them). Concord Mills another big shopping area is fairly close as well.

Lakes and outdoor activities are more available in Huntersville, though the Whitewater center is on the NC/SC border (pretty easy to get to on the 77). I don't think you could go wrong in either section.

Actually the Whitewater Rafting Center is off of I85. Though of course you could take I77 to I485 to I85 to get there But it does not sit on the border, it is definitely in NC.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Actually the Whitewater Rafting Center is off of I85. Though of course you could take I77 to I485 to I85 to get there But it does not sit on the border, it is definitely in NC.
Point taken, I should have been more clear. I just meant if coming from Huntersville, you would take 77 to 85 and close to the border, so no issue getting to it from either location.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Point taken, I should have been more clear. I just meant if coming from Huntersville, you would take 77 to 85 and close to the border, so no issue getting to it from either location.
Actually Whyte, not trying to argue with you, but if you are coming from Huntersville you would get on 85 north of uptown Charlotte and take 85 all the way down to the center - it really isn't near the border at all - it's on the way to Gastonia
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Oh you love to argue with me. I have only been there once, but I could have sworn I took 77 to 85 (which would be 85 north of uptown, but 85 swings away from Huntersville) and 85 towards the airport, which to me is close to the border. Again I come from Texas, so 10 miles from the border is close

Of course all this makes me want to go there. Not sure this helps the OP make his/her decision. But I still think you would be go to go in either of those places.
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