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Old 07-18-2008, 03:20 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Originally Posted by anifani821 View Post
I am trying to find some more recent stats, as my research indicates the biggest boom here occurred in 2005-2007 and this chart does not account for that time period.

Huntersville:

Population 2005: 36,377
Population 2004: 34,268
Population 2003: 32,279
Population 2002: 30,558
Population 2001: 28,501
Population 2000: 24,960 (2000 Census)
Population 1990: 3,014 (1990 Census)

Population Growth 2000 to 2005: 45.74%
Population Growth 1990 to 2000: 728.14%



1998
Charlotte Meck
513,7036 658,649


2008
Charlotte Meck
695,995 902,803

But think about this. In 1980, the census in CLT was 315,473. In 1990, it was 395,934. Over ten years, this city saw a growth of 75,000 people. Back in 1990, City Fathers were doing 10 year long range planning. No one anticipated what was going to occur w/ growth by year 2000. We are getting 75,000 people ANNUALLY into the CLT metro region. Our MSA has increased over 1 MILLION people since 1990.
What hath cheap Air Conditioning Wrought!
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Big topic in FL right now is State Farm requesting to raise their homeowners insurance rates 47.1%. So, even if the taxes go up here, its MUCH better than the taxes AND insurance skyrocketing elsewhere.
Yea, our taxes in Southeast Florida are awful. 2% of purchase price of your home, and homeowners insurance right now is at least 5k a year on a $300k home.
We are actually thinking about moving to Charlotte.
I know what it feels like to see growth.
I lived in FLorida when everyone was coming here.

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Yea, our taxes in Southeast Florida are awful. 2% of purchase price of your home, and homeowners insurance right now is at least 5k a year on a $300k home.
We are actually thinking about moving to Charlotte.
I know what it feels like to see growth.
I lived in FLorida when everyone was coming here.

I agree my friend. Former Broward resident here. We sold at the height of the market JUST after Wilma. Raked in a good amount and plopped it down on our house here. House is 3 times as big, land is 5 times as big, and taxes were less than half of FL and insurance was 20% of what FL insurance was.

As far as im concerned, raise my taxes! If it means better policing, roadways, schools, jobs, economy, RAISE THEM NOW!!!!
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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And now they are going up. How did this happen??? I moved here to get away from high taxes!!!

Okay. Not my whine . . . just wondering what you all think about the newcomers who have moved here b/c of the "bargain tax rates" and now are whining (boo hooing) about taxes.

Am I being too critical? Did people who came here not realize that we would need to improve our roads and build more schools in order to accommodate them here?

I mean . . . seems to me . . . if anyone should be upset about taxes, it would be the longtime residents (especially those on fixed incomes) who did not anticipate the Charlotte Boom . . . (or UC boom, in case of UC residents) . . . and so are upset about their escalating tax bill. But instead, I saw two people on TV tonite - both transplants - who are complaining that they came here to get away from high taxes . . . and now they are upset b/c taxes are going up here.

Hmmmmm. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Yea, our taxes in Southeast Florida are awful. 2% of purchase price of your home, and homeowners insurance right now is at least 5k a year on a $300k home.
We are actually thinking about moving to Charlotte.
I know what it feels like to see growth.
I lived in FLorida when everyone was coming here.

Come check things out. We have many happy Floridians here! The neat thing is - you can live here and still go back and visit Florida - that is what we do!
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Since Florida doesn't have state tax, what does state tax pay for? We didn't research taxes when we moved here but taxes here are defientely higher than Orlando where I came from.

It seems like the services are the same and upkeep of the roads/city/schools are also the same. So where does all the "extra" tax here in NC go to?
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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Since Florida doesn't have state tax, what does state tax pay for? We didn't research taxes when we moved here but taxes here are defientely higher than Orlando where I came from.

It seems like the services are the same and upkeep of the roads/city/schools are also the same. So where does all the "extra" tax here in NC go to?
I have no clue, I just live here, lol. But with the 7% (I think thats what it is) state tax they take from my wife's pay, we usually get about 75% of it back during tax season.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I'm still very excited at the prospect of moving to CLT.
You guys are all so nice up there. I have lived in my condo here for 6 years,
and still don't know my neighbors.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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Come check things out. We have many happy Floridians here! The neat thing is - you can live here and still go back and visit Florida - that is what we do!
Sounds like a plan.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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Sounds like a plan.
I am from Miami, then Orlando then here. I LOVE it here. If you come, welcome!
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