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Old 05-06-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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After living in Austin, TX for 20 years my wife and I are relocating to Charlotte for work. We are looking to buy a new-construction house this summer, and have narrowed it down to two spots:

1) A John Wieland development called "McCullough" in Pineville, NC
2) A Taylor Morrison development called "Chapel Cove" in Steele Creek, NC

Would love to hear anyone's thoughts on a comparison of the above. We plan on living here for about 10 years, and will be looking for resale appreciation to sell around that time. One thing that we are concerned about for both is schools, not for ourselves since our children are old now but for resale 10 years from now and the kinds of neighbors good schools attract. We were great friends with all of our neighbors in Austin, and would like to replicate that in Charlotte.

Some facts about us:
- Empty-nesters with a dog who like to live near nature but don't like to feel like we are living in "the middle of nowhere"
- We are immigrants with a bit of an accent and a more tanned appearance, and would like to live around accepting people
- Airport accessibility is factor as I will be travelling for work
- Work is close to Steele Creek (Shopton Rd and Westinghouse Blvd), but I'm ok with a 20-30 min commute
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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So what'd you guys choose? Considering these same places now!
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Since this is the OP's only post, I'd recommend DM'ing him so a message goes to his e-mail saying he has a DM. I doubt the OP is on these boards actively anymore.
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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feel sorry for them if they chose Steele Creek. The crime here is unbelievable. As is the trash and beggars at the stop lights and shopping centers
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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Oh really? May have me leaning towards Pineville area then. Rent in SouthPark now but money doesn't go very far in that area when it comes to buying.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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If you can afford Ballantyne, that could be a good option as well. It isn't as cheap as Steele Creek, but it is more affordable than SouthPark. Pineville is preferable to Steele Creek in my opinion.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I can't speak to areas west of Pineville, but know that the Quail Hollow middle school is poorly rated and kept us from recently moving there for our kids.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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Yeah, we have looked at Ballantyne. Lots of nice places and we do like that area. The commute to Uptown seems a little longer from there actually. No kids yet, but something to keep in mind for schools.
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I mentioned Quail Hollow from a resale standpoint as your available buyer base will be less due to people like us.


Commute uptown from Ballantyne is 45-60 minutes each way at rush hour.
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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feel sorry for them if they chose Steele Creek. The crime here is unbelievable. As is the trash and beggars at the stop lights and shopping centers
Have you been a victim of crime in Steele Creek?
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