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Old 04-24-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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Why aren't there fences surrounding homes in Charlotte? I noticed that there aren't many fences protecting people's property. Is there some kinda zoning rules in certain areas? I have to have a fence, it makes me feel secure.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek area, Charlotte
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Why aren't there fences surrounding homes in Charlotte? I noticed that there aren't many fences protecting people's property. Is there some kinda zoning rules in certain areas? I have to have a fence, it makes me feel secure.
Where we used to live in TX the builders put the fence in so that was that. Here you are usually allowed to have a fence but it is not built into your mortgage so it is something that you have to pay for out of you own pocket which can be tough for some. In my neighborhood, we are allowed to have them but they can't be privacy fences and they can't be more then 4 ft tall. WE spent the $ to have one put in and it doesn't offer any privacy, just keeps people from walking across your backyard (yeah they do that here.)
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Well that stinks, I love privacy in my backyard. I hope it isn't like that in all neighborhoods. Thanks for the response.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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I like privacy too, but I really don't like fences so we moved to an area where there are plenty of trees. When they are all leafed out we can hardly tell we have neighbors. When looking for homes we encountered a lot of restrictions on fencing...to the point that they provided neither security nor privacy (as previous poster suggested). I am sure it is not the case in all neighborhoods, just make sure if you are working with an agent that they know about fencing being a priority.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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the fence keeps the dogs in, the firearms make us feel secure...
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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I am from New Orleans and when the hurrican knocked down fences, looting and home invasions were common. I love privacy and security. What if someone wanted to have a pool or hot tub in their backyard? And say u want to have some privacy with a significant other, some neighbors can be a little nosey.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Most HOAs have fence restrictions. Type, height, etc. I haven't put one in yet because of cost.

I'd say about 30% of the houses in my neighborhood have fences.

Where I'm building requires a the wrought iron looking fence. No privacy fencing or horizontal fencing.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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I am from New Orleans and when the hurrican knocked down fences, looting and home invasions were common. I love privacy and security. What if someone wanted to have a pool or hot tub in their backyard? And say u want to have some privacy with a significant other, some neighbors can be a little nosey.
I suppose you could set up a privacy screen around a pool or hot tub. As for needing more privacy than that....well....behind closed doors would probably be best for all parties involved...you, your significant other and the neighbors as well.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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...In my neighborhood, we are allowed to have them but they can't be privacy fences and they can't be more then 4 ft tall...
I thought that was ridiculous of Berewick to do. I went out talking to my neighbor when we first moved in...he was installing his fence. I asked why all the short fences. He replied with the HOA restrictions and added that he'd rather not have all privacy fences in the backyard..."not like those people in Florida." HA! That was before I told him where I was from...end of that conversation!

Epitome of HOA BS reg's. In your case, establishing what's yours is apparently needed. We never had anyone walk through our yard (mainly because we were surrounded by 4' midget fences on two of the three sides out back!)...but I did notice some nosey neighbors form time to time staring at my house in the evening. Thank goodness those HOA rules are there to protect their right to peep!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I dont want my home to be a fort or I would buy a fort.
I use arbor that surrounds property line along the neighbors and invisible fence for the pooch.
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