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Old 04-17-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hello! Can anyone tell me about the Raintree subdivision? I am really interested in a very safe neighborhood as I have 3 small girls and my hubby is gone on business a lot. Thanks so muich!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hello! Can anyone tell me about the Raintree subdivision? I am really interested in a very safe neighborhood as I have 3 small girls and my hubby is gone on business a lot. Thanks so muich!!
Raintree is a very popular subdivision. People there like being able to walk to the Arboretum for shopping, movies, eating out - it is very convenient. It also has great school assignments. There is a lot to like about living there
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Hello! Can anyone tell me about the Raintree subdivision? I am really interested in a very safe neighborhood as I have 3 small girls and my hubby is gone on business a lot. Thanks so muich!!
We lived in Raintree years (off Four Mile Creek Rd) and loved it for the suburbs. Still a great well kept family neighborhood. You are right beside the Arboretum Shopping Center and lots of other conveniences. Schools should still be good in that area.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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It's in a desirable part of town. THere are some parts of it that are a bit run down as it's a very diverse neighborhood with condo's and starter homes all the way to nice brick homes on the golf course. The part that backs up to Ballantyne commons seems to be the most run down part. I cut through thay way and see houses with long grass, houses that need to be painted, boarded up windows, saw an A/C unit sticking out of some windows.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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It's in a desirable part of town. THere are some parts of it that are a bit run down as it's a very diverse neighborhood with condo's and starter homes all the way to nice brick homes on the golf course. The part that backs up to Ballantyne commons seems to be the most run down part. I cut through thay way and see houses with long grass, houses that need to be painted, boarded up windows, saw an A/C unit sticking out of some windows.
That is sad. We left Raintree in 1996 and there were probably still more owners and less renters. That is what I personally think happens when a neighborhood has alot of rentals. Most (not all) renters do not take care of a rental property (house or condo) and your neighborhood goes down.

We have rules that strictly limit the amount of rentals (very small percentage) in our complex.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:51 AM
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It's in a desirable part of town. THere are some parts of it that are a bit run down as it's a very diverse neighborhood with condo's and starter homes all the way to nice brick homes on the golf course. The part that backs up to Ballantyne commons seems to be the most run down part. I cut through thay way and see houses with long grass, houses that need to be painted, boarded up windows, saw an A/C unit sticking out of some windows.
I agree. As a whole it is probably a bit dated (think Sea Pines @ Hilton Head Architecture), especially when compared to the surrounding developments.I think this sub-division has struggled because there is so much new development in the area, it simply has become less desirable. But, you can't beat the location. It's convenient to great shopping and restaurants, it's in a safe part of town and in a very good school district. Like you said some areas of the development are better than others, while some are kind of an eye sore for the area. Bsed on the original posters criteria, it may be a good fit.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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Why would an AC window-unit make you think the place was rundown? Just seems kind of a strange thing to mention.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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Why would an AC window-unit make you think the place was rundown? Just seems kind of a strange thing to mention.
These are generally not seen in your more upscale neighborhoods - it's kind of unsightly.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Almost all HOA's don't allow window units. I'd bet Raintree doesn't even allow them.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks so much for all the feedback!
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