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Old 12-28-2006, 07:31 PM
 
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Hi, Can anyone give me information about this development? Is the homeowners association very strict? Association fee? taxes? Any info would be appreciated,the good and the bad.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Considering it has all the ammenities like Pool, clubhouse, walking trails, pond, recreation area etc. The HOA is around $440 a year. The tax factor is .0074917 of the assessed value. What do you define as strict? It's and established neighborhood so you can't park an RV in your driveway or something like that. If you don't cut your grass you can count on getting a nasty gram. I don't think they go around looking for the smallest infractions to issue fines on if thats what you are worried about.

I know people that live there, they love it, and are interested in keeping up the community standard.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw
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On our first trip to NC back in August, we spent quite a bit of time in Brandon Oaks. The development is beautiful. It's been around for a number of years, so there's already a lot of foliage around and has a lived-in feel to it. They have a lot of amenities, and driving around we noticed the population was not just families, but older people and couples, too. We got a very good feel from it.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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We are also interested in the area...any more advice from anyone living there?
Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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does anyone know if those schools will be reassigned??? Brandon Oaks that is...I have a freind who wasnt so thrilled with the schools, but loves the development...

Thanks for the info
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:10 AM
 
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Why the schools are good? I am very pleased, we have been in multiple school districts and states in the past several years and I am very pleased, it was one of the reasons we moved here. We were not spending 300K+ on a home right now and there are nice homes, the community is laid out great and the schools are decent. I have a child in the gifted program and I am pleased. It is small town feeling but close to uptown (about 25 min) to Tryon street and about 4 miles from I485 so you have quick access to Rea Rd, Providence Rd, and Pineville and Matthews.
I think you have to visit schools to actually get a feel for them and research their stats as well. Looking at the community you can get a feeling for what sorts of families live there and think about if their kids go there, I can't imaginne they would send their kids to a poor school.
Indian Trail Elementary is great and Sun Valley seems to be as well. SVMS has dress codes, and seems on top of keeping things orderly along with Indian Trail.
I don't know where they might rezoned to, unless they build which they may eventually.
Weigh the pros and cons of everything. The HOA is about 440 a year, you have pools, clubhouses and other things. Your community is going to be what you make it of course. You can review their convenants and bylaws on their website.
www.brandonoakscommunity.com
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:12 AM
 
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On our first trip to NC back in August, we spent quite a bit of time in Brandon Oaks. The development is beautiful. It's been around for a number of years, so there's already a lot of foliage around and has a lived-in feel to it. They have a lot of amenities, and driving around we noticed the population was not just families, but older people and couples, too. We got a very good feel from it.
I liked this fact too...there are older ppl and empty nesters I think that is a good point in a community to have.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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my friends children are both in gifted programs in NY and that is about the only program that is still good...AnywaY I told her to look on the boards and to talk to other people who's kids go to those schools thanks resident..
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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What if they contact the schools in that their child would be attending and talk to the principal? Or contact the County? Just a thought. It is a hard decision. They do test them even if they come out of a gifted program. I like how NC deals with gifted, in SC they didn't want to do ANYTHING, they did a pull out prgm in a Dept of Defense school system but it was just extra 'fun' type things. Good luck, our biggest concerns were Middle and High School and once they get into middle school I think gifted is al ittle easier to deal with since they are more grouped together by level or whatnot.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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We are also interested in the area...any more advice from anyone living there?
Thanks!
Hey stmaarten!
My parents are having a home built there. It's a really nice community. As someone else posted, it seems like a great mix of young and old.

Very nice pool, too. Maybe I'll run into you there if you move in?
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