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Old 07-29-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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My spouse and I are toying with the idea of moving from Louisiana to Concord/Charlotte within the next 3 months. Our short one-week visit to Concord gave us a good idea of that particular area.

We are looking forward to the pros/cons of moving to Concord vs Charlotte. The two areas that have appealed to us so far are Old Stone Crossing, Charlotte and Moss Creek, Concord.

Will appreciate if people on the forum could share their experiences and research of the two communities. Any feedback from forum members will help us.

Satish
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I cant picture old stone for the life of me right now. As far as Moss Creek its pretty nice other than what you probably have already seen what are you looking for?
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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Love, love old stone crossing. I recently bought a saussy burbank house here and couldn't be happier! And since the area is still booming, the house prices are still VERY inexpensive... Because of the crappy economy, we got our house (a resale) for UNDER what the former owners paid for it new... With this neighborhood being only 12 miles from downtown AND the light rail expected to be built fairly close by, by 2013, the home value can only go upward, but you're going to have to hold on to the property for at least 5 years, I think.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Default old stone

Does old stone have a school in the neighborhood?
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
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I would say that Moss Creek is a better buy if those are your two choices. The schools are better in Concord than East Charlotte. Different strokes for different folks but that's my opinion. You've got many of the same builders in both communities and both have many of the same amenities and "master planned" feel to them.

Old Stone does not have a school, while Moss Creek has two. But that's just one counterpoint. Old Stone is closer to town and probably has better some shopping options given its proximity to the University area... but East Charlotte in general, IMO, is probably "less stable" than Cabarrus County.

Now that I'm done writing, I've noticed that the original post is from July..oh well, post anyways
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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The school systems in Charlotte are some of the worst in the state, they bus and the teacher student ratio will get worse as they are planning on laying off enough teachers to pay for a new roof for the stadium. Cabarrus County schools are one of the best. If you do not have children you must think of resale. One of the things that I have enjoyed about living in Moss Creek is that I was able to walk my child to elementary and middle school and she could stay after school and walk home the last couple of years as she plays volley ball, basket ball, ran track and tutored spanish, I will miss this convenience as she goes to high school next year,good luck with your move.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Both neighborhoods have come down in price drastically in the last 2-3 years! If you buy in either be prepared to stay a very long time.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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The school systems in Charlotte are some of the worst in the state, they bus and the teacher student ratio will get worse as they are planning on laying off enough teachers to pay for a new roof for the stadium. Cabarrus County schools are one of the best. If you do not have children you must think of resale. One of the things that I have enjoyed about living in Moss Creek is that I was able to walk my child to elementary and middle school and she could stay after school and walk home the last couple of years as she plays volley ball, basket ball, ran track and tutored spanish, I will miss this convenience as she goes to high school next year,good luck with your move.
WHAT?

Charlotte has neighborhood schools - we only use the buses to transport students to them Please get your facts straght before you attempt to give out info.

Yes, Cabarrus County schools are great - it is a much smaller system than Charlotte with only a fraction of the amount of students.

Charlotte Mecklenburg is a large city school system - and in large cities you have more social issues to deal with. So yes, Charlotte has some low performing, disadvantaged schools in certain parts of the city.

But the truth is, some of the states best schools are to be found in Charlotte. So it would be inaccurate for you to try to claim the whole system is bad, that is simply not true.
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