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Old 12-02-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne area in Charlotte
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Don't disagree with your premise, but the actual MSA population of Charlotte in 2010 was 2,217,012.

https://www.census.gov/data/datasets...cal-areas.html
Quite interesting facts...Good to read.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne area in Charlotte
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Wait, wait, wait. You wanted an area with low traffic and short commutes and you picked Ballantyne?


Anyone who's spent any time in Charlotte knows that the Ballantyne to Uptown commute is about the worst in the city. Did you ever investigate what the traffic was going to be like during rush hour commute times?


That traffic is not a new phenomenon - it's been that way since we moved here in '07.
True- I won't shy away from accepting my mistake that i never watched the traffic during rush hours before moving.But,we somehow like this area and I am ready to suffer daily in traffic provided my family is happy.
Thanks
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne area in Charlotte
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Very interesting. I'm in the suburbs of Chicago, and after looking to move to Charlotte a few years ago, we decided to stay here until our kids were done with high school. My daughters took Pre-Algrebra in 6th grade, Algebra in 7th grade, Geometry in 8th grade and Trigonometry freshman year. If we had moved, they would have been too far ahead and bored silly.

I called principals in the areas we were looking and found that what they considered "advanced or gifted" was very different from the types of gifted programs we have in our current school district.

It pays to call the schools directly and ask questions. I would not rely on any ratings, especially if you kids is either below average or way above average.
Which school district in Chicago?
Are you saying Charlotte schools curriculum is under?
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Do u live right in Charlotte? We are relocating next year from central ny. Mint hill or matthews area. We were also looking for low traffic. I hear all areas are bad during rush hour, but also hear there are alternative routes.
Thats not really possible. My husband lives around 7 miles from his job (not in the city and no highway routes taken.) and it takes him 45 mins some mornings to get there. Its taken him up to an hour and a half to get home at night. Prior to moving here he lived roughly 15 miles from work and it took him 20-30 mins in "traffic"

One small crash on any of the highways can really affect drive time.. The exits become backed up badly with those trying to get off and avoid it, hence then backing up all the traffic in the town surrounding it. Its a domino effect. We avoid the roads at all costs about an hour before and an hour after am/pm rush hours.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:36 PM
 
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Thats not really possible. My husband lives around 7 miles from his job (not in the city and no highway routes taken.) and it takes him 45 mins some mornings to get there. Its taken him up to an hour and a half to get home at night. Prior to moving here he lived roughly 15 miles from work and it took him 20-30 mins in "traffic"

One small crash on any of the highways can really affect drive time.. The exits become backed up badly with those trying to get off and avoid it, hence then backing up all the traffic in the town surrounding it. Its a domino effect. We avoid the roads at all costs about an hour before and an hour after am/pm rush hours.
My husband commutes from/to Independence from the Concord Mills area and in the morning it's 25/30 minutes with him leaving at 6:50. He leaves at 6 and can be home by 6:30 if he doesn't stop at the store.

I am 17 miles from home and commute to/from Uptown and can pick up my kids within 30-40 minutes.

It's all in where you live but I don't know of any place where you don't sit in traffic at rush hour. Rush hour is short be glad you don't live in LA, DC, Boston or NY.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:32 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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One small crash on any of the highways can really affect drive time.. The exits become backed up badly with those trying to get off and avoid it, hence then backing up all the traffic in the town surrounding it. Its a domino effect. We avoid the roads at all costs about an hour before and an hour after am/pm rush hours.
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Rush hour is short be glad you don't live in LA, DC, Boston or NY.
That's the concern that I have: there are parts of Charlotte that are still kinda rural. If the City declared a moratorium on growth, traffic issues would be little more than a nuisance (at worst).

Yet, the City continues to add people, while pursuing policies that are not helpful. The idea that people will "live, work, and play" in a given area is unrealistic; in today's competitive job market, people will work wherever opportunities exist.

We don't have NY type traffic today, but no one knows what the region will look like in ten years, with the growth that's expected.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:42 AM
 
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^ This



That's the concern that I have: there are parts of Charlotte that are still kinda rural. If the City declared a moratorium on growth, traffic issues would be little more than a nuisance (at worst).

Yet, the City continues to add people, while pursuing policies that are not helpful. The idea that people will "live, work, and play" in a given area is unrealistic; in today's competitive job market, people will work wherever opportunities exist.

We don't have NY type traffic today, but no one knows what the region will look like in ten years, with the growth that's expected.
Easy...Atlanta. A big sprawled city with urban-centric hubs. It doesn't matter about the policy because a large city/metro is going to have intense traffic problems. It's the nature of beast because DC has it all...mass transit, urbanity, etc....still, traffic is a mess.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you live in Charlotte and find yourself "bored" - you definitely aren't looking hard enough! Breweries in Noda, a trip to the mountains, hiking, shopping, eating, craft fairs, cultural fairs, blumenthal theater.... I could go on and on.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:21 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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Easy...Atlanta. A big sprawled city with urban-centric hubs. It doesn't matter about the policy because a large city/metro is going to have intense traffic problems. It's the nature of beast because DC has it all...mass transit, urbanity, etc....still, traffic is a mess.
I'm afraid you're right. If I had known then what I know now, I would have bought in the City when it was a buyers market.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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I've been here for almost three years, but considering looking elsewhere. At a stage in life where a move may help. I would still tell people to give Charlotte a chance though.
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