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Old 05-03-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I am just starting to look with my hubby in that area for a home.We would love to live in South Charlotte but need a safe affordable area .We have a 2 yr old and we have a price range up until 150K. would love some feedback on good areas and subdivisions in that range...
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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That area was just discussed recently and is discussed often on this forum.
You can use the search feature on the right of the forum and look up alot of information you may be looking for .
I just did that and here are some threads relating to Steele Creek.

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Old 05-03-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek area, Charlotte
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I am just starting to look with my hubby in that area for a home.We would love to live in South Charlotte but need a safe affordable area .We have a 2 yr old and we have a price range up until 150K. would love some feedback on good areas and subdivisions in that range...
Any particular reason why you have zeroed in on Steele Creek? With a house price range of $150k max, that would probably put you in a neighborhood like Planters Walk etc, and well, we just didn't find it to be all that family friendly. YOu may be able to find a house nearing Ft. Mill in that price range. We reside in Berewick and you can't even get a house for that price here.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am just starting to look with my hubby in that area for a home.We would love to live in South Charlotte but need a safe affordable area .We have a 2 yr old and we have a price range up until 150K. would love some feedback on good areas and subdivisions in that range...
Hi kimsmom It is very hard to get a home in south Charlotte itself in that price range anymore. In addition, homes in Steele Creek in that price range are not always in the most desirable areas due to some neighborhoods having more foreclosures. Will your job be in south Charlotte, is that why you are looking there? If not, where will it be?

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Even highly respected expensive neighborhoods have foreclosures. That price range is a little more difficult but not impossible. I keep seeing neighborhoods named as being bad that are still good neighborhoods. I have friends in them and they enjoy their community. They are in great locations. I hope to see their labels disappear. Some of those neighborhoods had easy terms for the first purchase of the home...even getting in the home with $99. Easy qualifying can lead to putting a buyer in a home they cannot continue to maintain and afford. Thus, the foreclosures may occur in multiples in one area. That doesn't necessarily mean the neighborhood should forever be avoided or that the community is bad.

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Old 05-04-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Steele Creek area, Charlotte
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Even highly respected expensive neighborhoods have foreclosures. That price range is a little more difficult but not impossible. I keep seeing neighborhoods named as being bad that are still good neighborhoods. I have friends in them and they enjoy their community. They are in great locations. I hope to see their labels disappear. Some of those neighborhoods had easy terms for the first purchase of the home...even getting in the home with $99. Easy qualifying can lead to putting a buyer in a home they cannot continue to maintain and afford. Thus, the foreclosures may occur in multiples in one area. That doesn't necessarily mean the neighborhood should forever be avoided or that the community is bad.
When I think of family friendly, I think of having great neighbors, being able to take walks as a family or with your child, feeling safe and giving your child the quality of life that brings happiness, etc. In certain neighborhoods in Steele Creek I do not find that to be the case at all, and I can speak from personal experience b/c we rented in Planters Walk while we were building in Berewick and couldn't wait to get out of that neighborhood. I did not consider it family friendly, I did not feel safe walking my daughter to school as the rif raf loved to drive thru the neighborhood and it just wasn't one of those neighborhoods where I felt that I could stay and be happy and feel safe in. Add to the list numerous break ins throughout the neighborhood, and neighbors whom you never really saw. Also, we had friends living in Withers Grove and they put their house on the market and moved back to their former town b/c of constant gun shots and crime in their neighborhood. Steelecroft also has similar problems, etc. I don't consider these neighborhoods family friendly by any means. What I do find family friendly and safe are neighborhoods heading towards Ft. Mill, some of the more expensive ones which are out of the OP's price range unfortunately, but I will list them anyways, The Palisades, The Sanctuary, and with added security now my neighborhood I would list as family friendly and safe. Yes, there are others, but since I haven't visited them or haven't lived there I don't feel that I should be the one commenting on those.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Default Home in steele Creek

We have been looking in south charlotte bc my hubby will be starting a new job in a few months down there but now we live in Cornelius so we need something kind of halfway. So far our agent has had us look in Southbridge area. Any feedback????
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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We have been looking in south charlotte bc my hubby will be starting a new job in a few months down there but now we live in Cornelius so we need something kind of halfway. So far our agent has had us look in Southbridge area. Any feedback????
I don't know of a bad thing to tell you about Southbridge Schools are some that I like.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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Have you looked at hamilton lakes? Its a kb subdivision. I believe its technically ft mill but its pretty close to the border of steele creek. Taxes and schools would also be better. They start at 148k so it might be pushing your budget a bit but maybe you could find a deal on a spec home?

I like that area, best of both worlds... steele creek shopping (rivergate) and ft mill schools/taxes. There are a couple of other communities right in that area off 160 but i'm not sure what the names are.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hamilton lakes is this side off the state line, it is in Charlotte proper.
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