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Old 03-07-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Hi all, IM from NY and purchased a home in Charlotte University Area 2 years ago. My plan is to move down there in a few years and I would love to get some info on the area. My home is located in a development off Gibbon Rd, between w sugar creek and old statesville rd. I have heard University is not a good place and that makes me sad. Should I relocate when I get down there? If anyone has good info on the area, i would greatly appreciate it.

 
Old 03-07-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi all, IM from NY and purchased a home in Charlotte University Area 2 years ago. My plan is to move down there in a few years and I would love to get some info on the area. My home is located in a development off Gibbon Rd, between w sugar creek and old statesville rd. I have heard University is not a good place and that makes me sad. Should I relocate when I get down there? If anyone has good info on the area, i would greatly appreciate it.
This seems strange to me - you bought a home in an area you know nothing about? You might have done better to ask about that area first!
 
Old 03-07-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Steele Creek area, Charlotte
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This seems strange to me - you bought a home in an area you know nothing about? You might have done better to ask about that area first!
Yeah, I don't understand either. What have you been doing with this property in the last 2 years? The University area does have it's interesting areas that I would stay away from.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Or this is a rookie you-know-what. Ya'll are feeding it well.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Or this is a rookie you-know-what. Ya'll are feeding it well.
We're just observers in the zoo of life - but we know not to feed the animals
 
Old 03-07-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: NoDa
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With all of the development going on in the University area, it is likely it will be very different in two years than it is today (or two years ago when you purchased the house)....
 
Old 03-07-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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I live in the University Area and I LOVE it!


is this a trap? Did I fall for the okie-doke?
 
Old 03-10-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte-Harrisburg
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When you say university area you have to be specific. The area has expanded and the new development has had a tremendous effect. The areas between WT Harris & Mallard Creek and 29 and Mallard Creeek Church are excellent areas. Nothing at all like the area where the home was purchased..
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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There are other parts of the Area that are great also. You can't dismiss everything on the other side of Harris. I live off Hubbard and still love it!

Also, if the poster is still reading, your area is called Derita. There are several very active neighborhood groups there. I don't know if I can post the info, but google the Derita-Statesville Rd. Community Org or Bernie Samonds if you would like more info.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:14 AM
 
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thank you to all the good feed back. To answer the posts from lovesmountains and jaws, i purchased as an investor and have it rented out. things are getting out of hand in NY, so I decided in a few years i might as well try NC, (got a home there already). I never intended to live there, it was only for investment, but things changed and Charlotte looks like a great new start. When I purchased the home, the area looked ok, price was great and the home was awesome. I was just curious cause i had heard iffy things about the area.
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