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Old 03-17-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Hello everyone! I am in my early 20s and moving to the area from here in the city. I need help deciding on an area though. I thought Concord would be good for me because, of course being from NYC I am used to being close to everything shopping wise. But Ive read some negative things about it.

Im not the typical 20 yr old, I dont go to clubs and bars, just live a quiet life, work and hang out at home. Would like to end up in a nice family neighborhood.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Hello everyone! I am in my early 20s and moving to the area from here in the city. I need help deciding on an area though. I thought Concord would be good for me because, of course being from NYC I am used to being close to everything shopping wise. But Ive read some negative things about it.

Im not the typical 20 yr old, I dont go to clubs and bars, just live a quiet life, work and hang out at home. Would like to end up in a nice family neighborhood.

Any suggestions?
Greetings, Seven! Wow - what a change from NYC to NC! It would really help to get more info.

Do you know where you will be working? Are you hoping to rent an apartment or a house? Or are you planning to buy a place? Do you have a car or will you need transportation? Important to have conveniences nearby? Do you have a $ range in mind?

Let us know some more specifics about what you have in mind and your plans - and I am sure there are many who will try to help you w/ suggestions.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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Greetings, Seven! Wow - what a change from NYC to NC! It would really help to get more info.

Do you know where you will be working? Are you hoping to rent an apartment or a house? Or are you planning to buy a place? Do you have a car or will you need transportation? Important to have conveniences nearby? Do you have a $ range in mind?

Let us know some more specifics about what you have in mind and your plans - and I am sure there are many who will try to help you w/ suggestions.

Sorry!! LOL

My price range is about 300,000 and under. I own my home now and am selling it and purchasing a place down there.

I dont know where I will be working, but I work in clerical now. I commute about an hour now on the subway from hell so I dont mind commuting! The neighborhood is important to me....but I do shop alot whether its food shopping, or running out for coffee, and something Ido more then anything else is go to the vet (My cat has a medical condition) so Id need one relatively close wheres its not a pain to take a run there. And yes I will have a car.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Union County
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Your money will go a long way in Concord... it's vastly different than an urban lifestyle (which I'm sure you know). Even at or around the mall itself - you'll need to travel since you can't get everything there.

You should look into Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson if you plan to stick to Meck county. I think you'll find a much better fit for your age in those areas.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Sorry!! LOL

My price range is about 300,000 and under. I own my home now and am selling it and purchasing a place down there.

I dont know where I will be working, but I work in clerical now. I commute about an hour now on the subway from hell so I dont mind commuting! The neighborhood is important to me....but I do shop alot whether its food shopping, or running out for coffee, and something Ido more then anything else is go to the vet (My cat has a medical condition) so Id need one relatively close wheres its not a pain to take a run there. And yes I will have a car.
I would agree w/ Mikey and personally would suggest looking into Huntersville. The demographics lean towards a younger set than many other areas of Meck.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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If you're young and single and plan on having a social life, I'd get as close into Charlotte as possible. Concord is a haul when you want to go out at night.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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Your money will go a long way in Concord... it's vastly different than an urban lifestyle (which I'm sure you know). Even at or around the mall itself - you'll need to travel since you can't get everything there.

You should look into Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson if you plan to stick to Meck county. I think you'll find a much better fit for your age in those areas.

I dont want to be around people my age, thats actually what I am looking to get away from. Thats whY I mentioned I dont go to clubs etc.

Id rather commute to work, and live off in a neighborhood where people are in their late 20s and 30s and are settled.

I live around people my age now and its a nightmare. id fit better with people older.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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If you're young and single and plan on having a social life, I'd get as close into Charlotte as possible. Concord is a haul when you want to go out at night.

I dont. I got that all out of my system a long time ago. Looking to move down there to enjoy peace and quiet....work, come home and relax. Thats all.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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If you want a more suburban setting, consider South Charlotte. You will likely not get as much square footage for the money as in Concord or more outlying towns but the area may work better for you.

We also relocated from NY and have lived in this area since 1998

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Old 03-17-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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I dont. I got that all out of my system a long time ago. Looking to move down there to enjoy peace and quiet....work, come home and relax. Thats all.
I am in S. CLT and my next door neighbor is a young single guy (well - his 30s). He likes the more structured, family oriented quiet neighborhood as well. We have not only gotten to know him, but his family visits and we enjoy being w/ them, as well.

This is a very convenient area. Several of us on this street work out of our homes. Now that I know you are fine w/ a quiet neighborhood, I would suggest you consider S. CLT as well. We have mature landscapes here, quiet streets, lots of pets and walkers in the evenings. Restaurants, PO, grocery stores all w/in 1 mile of our neighborhood. Two large malls w/in 3 miles . . . several vets w/in 2 miles . . .
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