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Old 03-04-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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How far is this area from the Carowinds area? I believe Ballantyne is a good area...am I right? How are the schools?
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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How far is this area from the Carowinds area? I believe Ballantyne is a good area...am I right? How are the schools?
During rush hour or normal times?

Ballantyne is one of the most desirable areas in the city. Some of the best public schools in Charlotte are located there.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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During rush hour or normal times?

Ballantyne is one of the most desirable areas in the city. Some of the best public schools in Charlotte are located there.
I guess both because this is potentially where hubby's job will be (carowinds area)
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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I guess both because this is potentially where hubby's job will be (carowinds area)
That's not a bad commute since Ballantyne is in south Charlotte and Carowinds is in southwest Charlotte - but it is crowded during rush hour. He may need to budget about 25-30 minutes depending on when exactly he leaves.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I guess both because this is potentially where hubby's job will be (carowinds area)
From the southernmost area of Ballantyne to Carowinds is a pretty short drive. There are also a few back roads that connect the two areas and only 1 or 2 get really backed up. For the most part, you don't have to get on I-77 or I-485 and that's a big plus. You can do the drive in 7 minuutes from Ballantyne Village area without traffic, so it's close.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Be sure to check out Fort Mill, SC too!

Has as good of or better schools than Ballantyne and MUCH closer to Carowinds (5-10 minutes) and you can get more house for your money and lower taxes!

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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How far is this area from the Carowinds area? I believe Ballantyne is a good area...am I right? How are the schools?
My experience with Ballantyne schools has been wonderful. We zero'd in on Ballantyne because of the schools and liked the Audrey Kell cluster the most. My children are in Elem. and Middle school right now.. Both are very bright and are given honors courses right in thier schools. Back home, I would have had to send them to other schools for enriched learning. This makes me very happy. Both my daughter and son have friends who need a little extra help and are given that help right in the classroom as well. I see this as a means of providing a cohesive learning inviornment for all students of all skill levels. Maria Montessori would be proud. Be careful where you move if you are set on any one school, as this county has tremendous growth and is frequently redistricting to keep up with it. They welcomed over 4,000 students last year alone. I think they do an amazing job keeping up. There are many who disagree and I guess that just depends on what you are used to. The rest of Ballantyne is great too!!!!!!!!! Now, get down here.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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Mannington Dr. Charlotte NC 28270. Anyone familiar with this area? These are the schools per the owner: Elementary: McKee Road Middle: J.M. Robinson High: Providence RIght now my children are in elementary. I'm gonna check them out online but was wondering if anyone here had first hand experience. Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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We are in Elon Park and Ardrey Kell. Both great schools. AK is a no nonsense school, even though the kids refer to it as jail ...Daughter is doing great there, kids are nice and she has made a lot of friends.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Mannington Dr. Charlotte NC 28270. Anyone familiar with this area? These are the schools per the owner: Elementary: McKee Road Middle: J.M. Robinson High: Providence RIght now my children are in elementary. I'm gonna check them out online but was wondering if anyone here had first hand experience. Thanks!
Those are all excellent, very desirable schools within CMS. Good location, too. Where would you be commuting to? The drive Uptown can be tough, but you have a few options from there. That location is very close to the Siskey YMCA, shopping, convenient to the Ballantyne area and South Park.
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