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Old 04-09-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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Hi TX, I also sent you a PM with some neighborhood ideas, but I agree you need to focus in on the South Park, Myers Park, Dilworth, Cotswold, and surrounding neighborhoods. Union Co would be a definite "no" from me based on your criteria so far. I also feel PP is a little far out and too suburban. Since your LOs are young, you need to focus on neighborhoods feeding to Sharon, Selwyn, Beverly Woods, and Dilworth elementary (off the top of my head - there are more). Those are great public schools and will get you in the semi-urban area you're looking for with lots of convenient shopping, restaurants, and culture. Most of these neighborhoods are going to give you the feel of charm and character that you won't get in a newly built subdivision like in the outer suburbs. Yes, houses in this price range are selling fast, but there ARE available options.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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I appreciate everyone's input. The more I think about it, the more I am drawn to the neighborhoods closer to uptown and the city center. They really do seem to remind me of home. Some friends of ours from Houston moved to Charlotte a year or two ago and live in Mountainbrook. They absolutely love it. She said I should look at homes zoned to Sharon Elem, Beverly Woods Elem, and Selwyn Elem and both Myers Park HS and South Meck HS. I am aware that these are extremely competitive markets which makes me nervous. We went through the ringer getting our current home in Houston and I expect a repeat where you basically have to walk into a home with a contract already prepared...

Finally, we like the look of the homes in Providence Plantation. My friend didn't know much about this neighborhood, but she did say that Providence HS is very good. Does PP have more of a "burb" feeling? Would I feel like I'm far away from the closer in areas/neighborhoods mentioned before?

Thanks again for your help. My husband has another interview next week and has gotten some feedback that makes us feel like moving to Charlotte is a real possibility..
Hi there - If you haven't already, I'd suggest taking school tours for Bev Woods and Olde Providence and then looking at homes zoned to those. We ended up renting in Dilworth, but were pretty close to buying in the Olde Providence area. If you choose to live in the Beverly Woods zone, you'll also love the proximity to the YMCA that has tons of kids activities.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw NC - suburb of Charlotte
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Hey and congrats on the move! There are so many great neighborhoods in our area.
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