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Old 04-10-2008, 05:35 AM
 
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Thank you all for your imput...extremely helpful.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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ma2181--I was doing a search about the immigration court in Charlotte and found this thread. I, too, was just hired to work there this fall, so I'm on the hunt for a house as well. I currently live in Raleigh, so I've been to Charlotte a couple time to look with a realtor. I'm trying to sell my house here, so I'm in the same boat as you on that. I'm happy to share my info on the location of the office and how far to certain areas. Ballentyne is super nice, but will likely be more than a 30 min commute to the office (that's my limit).
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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It seems to me Ballantyne is much more within the city/city area itself - isn't it a lot more "urban" - ?
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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It seems to me Ballantyne is much more within the city/city area itself - isn't it a lot more "urban" - ?
Very suburban. Probably at least 15-18 miles from Uptown. Very built up though. I wouldn't live anywhere near the above listed address.

I would suggest Matthews, Mint Hill, Uptown Charlotte, SouthPark...
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Ballantyne is in the city limits of Charlotte but seems more suburban.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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Default The burbs

I agree with the suggestion for Matthews and Mint Hill. That's where I'm focusing my search. Should be less than a 30 min commute, without living in a dumpy area. And there is a lot of new development, so it's not that rural anymore. I'd love to find a cute bungalow in Midwood, but so far most of the ones that are in the nice parts are too pricey. I don't have a family, so I'd prefer a bungalow in a trendy neighborhood, but I may be stuck in the burbs again. I have a dog, so I want him to have a yard, which means a townhouse is out. Oh well, the burbs aren't that bad if you can find a young neighborhood.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I agree with the suggestion for Matthews and Mint Hill. That's where I'm focusing my search. Should be less than a 30 min commute, without living in a dumpy area. And there is a lot of new development, so it's not that rural anymore. I'd love to find a cute bungalow in Midwood, but so far most of the ones that are in the nice parts are too pricey. I don't have a family, so I'd prefer a bungalow in a trendy neighborhood, but I may be stuck in the burbs again. I have a dog, so I want him to have a yard, which means a townhouse is out. Oh well, the burbs aren't that bad if you can find a young neighborhood.
Mint Hill would be closer...straight out Albemarle Rd or Idlewild Rd. Probably 15-20 minutes in traffic with no wrecks and no rain...Matthews...some parts are probably apporaching 30 in traffic...depending on where in Matthews.

If you lived Uptown you could be there in probably about 15 (reverse traffic)...but I know you are looking for the burbs.

Why not rent the 1st 6 months to 1 yr here and that would give you plenty of time and not make a rush decision? Only drawback is moving twice.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Ballantyne for under $300k

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my wife and i are looking to relocate from monroe to ballantyne with our two elementary school kids...any advice on nice neighborhoods under 300K and great schools!
Look at Weston Glen, Landen Meadows & South Hampton
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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ma2181--I was doing a search about the immigration court in Charlotte and found this thread. I, too, was just hired to work there this fall, so I'm on the hunt for a house as well. I currently live in Raleigh, so I've been to Charlotte a couple time to look with a realtor. I'm trying to sell my house here, so I'm in the same boat as you on that. I'm happy to share my info on the location of the office and how far to certain areas. Ballentyne is super nice, but will likely be more than a 30 min commute to the office (that's my limit).
Actually, I wish the courts would have opened in Raleigh instead of Charlotte. No offense to Charlotte, its just that I have family in Cary. If you have any suggestions as to areas not far from the courts I would greatly appreciate it. My house has yet to sell and am keeping my fingers crossed. I wish you luck and if I make it to Charlotte will need to say hello in person...
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