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Old 05-26-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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Hi all:
Husband and I are considering a move to Charlotte. We currently live in Montgomery, and although I love this area, my husband is not entirely fond of Cincinnati. I love Montgomery for its sense of community, EXCELLENT schools WITH lots of diversity, tree lined streets (I don't like the treeless suburbs of Mason), 25-30 minute commute to downtown Cincinnati and excellent community programs for children (i.e. soccer, lacrosse, football, swimming, art, etc). We visited friends in Mooresville recently, and although lovely, was too far from Charlotte, not very diverse, and almost treeless. I don't mind new construction, but prefer staid neighborhoods with some character. However, that is negotiable if I can find a great area with fantastic schools and a diverse population. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Hi all:
Husband and I are considering a move to Charlotte. We currently live in Montgomery, and although I love this area, my husband is not entirely fond of Cincinnati. I love Montgomery for its sense of community, EXCELLENT schools WITH lots of diversity, tree lined streets (I don't like the treeless suburbs of Mason), 25-30 minute commute to downtown Cincinnati and excellent community programs for children (i.e. soccer, lacrosse, football, swimming, art, etc). We visited friends in Mooresville recently, and although lovely, was too far from Charlotte, not very diverse, and almost treeless. I don't mind new construction, but prefer staid neighborhoods with some character. However, that is negotiable if I can find a great area with fantastic schools and a diverse population. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help!

You must include your price range for people to best be able to help you.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Sorry about that. Price range would be in the 600K - 800K. I am fully aware that I'll be able to find plenty of neighborhoods in great school districts in that price range. However, I don't want to be in a lilly white neighborhood either. Montgomery homes range from 300K - 1.5 million, but is racially diverse (75% white, 8% black, 11% asian, 2% latino, 4.5% mixed race). Also, I am looking for a very strong sense of community with deep pride in the school district and family oriented activities. And trees! Lots of trees! We also don't mind buying an older, dated house and remodeling.

Thanks again
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Sorry about that. Price range would be in the 600K - 800K. I am fully aware that I'll be able to find plenty of neighborhoods in great school districts in that price range. However, I don't want to be in a lilly white neighborhood either. Montgomery homes range from 300K - 1.5 million, but is racially diverse (75% white, 8% black, 11% asian, 2% latino, 4.5% mixed race). Also, I am looking for a very strong sense of community with deep pride in the school district and family oriented activities. And trees! Lots of trees! We also don't mind buying an older, dated house and remodeling.

Thanks again
Kit, your very best bets are several of Charlotte's oldest neighborhoods - they are all very desirable and in your price range you can just squeeze into one of them. Start looking at Elizabeth, Myers Park (will be harder under 1 million) and Dilworth. They are all on the fringes of uptown Charlotte, VERY TREED, with diverse schools. Let me know what else I can tell you

ps, I'm going to send you some links on dm just so you'll see some of the kinds of homes there are are in these fantastic neighborhoods
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:43 AM
 
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How are lot sizes in those areas? Can you get homes on 1/3 - 1/2 acre, or is the neighborhood too urban to have large lot sizes? Any other suggestions from others?
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Myers Park and Dilworth are very lovely and have bunches of trees. These are two of the most upscale neighborhoods in Charlotte. You can get homes on 1/3 - 1/2 acres in both places. I would also check in the Waxhaw/Weddington area - very nice areas that are very family friendly - with a great athletic association. Moderator cut: soliciting not permitted

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