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Old 02-16-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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My husbands job is relocating us to Charlotte from Atlanta. He is already in Charlotte in temporary housing, works at Novant Presbyterian. We will join him after school is out and we sell our home here. The growth in our area is insane as is the traffic, we would love to try and avoid the same issue in Charlotte. We've narrowed it down to a few locations based on the forum here.....Belmont/Mount holly/Matthews and some of the more affordable neighborhoods in Charlotte proper. Our budget is under $300,000 and middle/highschool is very important as is a shorter commute that what we had in Atlanta (most days over hour and a half), we would love a walkable area with bars and restaurants. Any other recommendations we haven't considered?
We sorta took Fort Mill area off the list with the insane amount of people moving to that area, but should we reconsider? Thanks so much, any help and guidance is greatly appreciated.....looking forward to discovering and enjoying our new city.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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I used to think finding a restaurant that didn’t have a long line was good until I realized the reason there wasn’t a long line was because the food sucked.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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When you say: 'Middle/High' school "very" important...does that mean you want the best schools out there or good solid schools? If it's the former, you may have a hard time finding the right home in your budget. If it's the latter, then there should be homes in that price range in the Butler High district in Matthews that will get you right near Independence for shopping and restaurants.


If you're able to push up to ~$350,000, then some homes in the "top" schools will start to open up...though the gap between "top" and "good" is all relative.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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My husbands job is relocating us to Charlotte from Atlanta. He is already in Charlotte in temporary housing, works at Novant Presbyterian. We will join him after school is out and we sell our home here. The growth in our area is insane as is the traffic, we would love to try and avoid the same issue in Charlotte. We've narrowed it down to a few locations based on the forum here.....Belmont/Mount holly/Matthews and some of the more affordable neighborhoods in Charlotte proper. Our budget is under $300,000 and middle/highschool is very important as is a shorter commute that what we had in Atlanta (most days over hour and a half), we would love a walkable area with bars and restaurants. Any other recommendations we haven't considered?
We sorta took Fort Mill area off the list with the insane amount of people moving to that area, but should we reconsider? Thanks so much, any help and guidance is greatly appreciated.....looking forward to discovering and enjoying our new city.
In Gaston County, add Cramerton. Look for South Point & Stewart Cramer high schools. Most of Mount Holly doesn't go to either but to another, which isn't rated as well.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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I think Matthews and Belmont are great areas given your criteria for schools and a reasonable commute at a $300k budget.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:03 PM
 
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Belmont hands down. Traffic is horrible anywhere in the SE suburbs of Charlotte (ie Matthews). Coming into Charlotte from Belmont is the easiest drive/commute in the metro area. Belmont has so much charm, very pretty, walkable, great downtown with restaurants/shops/park, Catawba River and Lake Wylie, and the schools are good. You'll pay lower taxes and get more house for your money.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:03 PM
 
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Thank you all for the great information, we could probably go up to $350,000 if we absolutely love the area and good solid schools are perfectly fine. We've checked out and loved the Matthews area, we will focus on checking out the Belmont area on our trip up next weekend.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Thank you @march2 Belmont looks so charming and exactly what we are looking for.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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mw992769, Which specific Novant Presbyterian location or locations will your husband work? What's the likelihood of working in or rotating between locations? Only the main hospital or others? Regardless, strongly consider RENTING FIRST. Many people relocated to Charlotte, laser focus on an area, buy a home, and later realize other areas may match than interests and requirements better. Good luck!
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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mw992769, Which specific Novant Presbyterian location or locations will your husband work? What's the likelihood of working in or rotating between locations? Only the main hospital or others? Regardless, strongly consider RENTING FIRST. Many people relocated to Charlotte, laser focus on an area, buy a home, and later realize other areas may match than interests and requirements better. Good luck!
There is only 1 Novant Presbyterian location. There are other Novant locations, only 1 Presbyterian.
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