U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-24-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
471 posts, read 2,457,608 times
Reputation: 618

Advertisements

What are some city names of the areas surrounding charlotte that are still reasonably close, for work commute?
I am looking for communities that
1) are family safe
2) racially accepting (mixed marriage)
3) good public schools
4) Not too hot in the summer
5) gets snow in winter
6) has very distinct 4 seasons

can anyone get me some city names, that meet most of these criteria? I need them to plug into real estate finders. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-24-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
2,314 posts, read 2,111,248 times
Reputation: 287
You might not be able to find 4,5,6 in Charlotte.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:30 PM
 
872 posts, read 3,270,022 times
Reputation: 467
There's Monroe, Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill, Belmont, Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Concord, Huntersville, Fort Mill, SC, Rock Hill, SC. Those are some of the main areas around Charlotte.

It doesn't always snow in the Charlotte Metro area every year. Last winter it didn't and so far this winter we saw some flurries but no accumulation. Asheville or Boone are the places to go for snow.

And what's your definition of too hot? It's guaranteed to get above, and stay, in the 90's during the summer. Hope this helps you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
471 posts, read 2,457,608 times
Reputation: 618
how long do the summers usually last though? i'm from socal where its one season and we are in the 90's it feels like almost all year long, and its getting really old now, when our xmas have been 80-90 the past few years. Our summers here can see well past the 100 mark.

I just want to make sure that's not what i'll be in all year. My family and i are backwards for Socal. we LOVE the cold, and the idea of 4 seasons.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
3,356 posts, read 8,870,473 times
Reputation: 1932
Month Avg. High Avg. Low Mean Avg. Precip. Record High Record Low
Jan 51F 32F 42F 4.00 in. 79F (2002) -5F (1985)
Feb 56F 34F 45F 3.55 in. 82F (1930) -5F (1899)
Mar 64F 42F 53F 4.39 in. 91F (1907) 4F (1980)
Apr 73F 49F 61F 2.95 in. 96F (1925) 24F (1923)
May 80F 58F 69F 3.66 in. 98F (1941) 32F (1963)
Jun 87F 66F 77F 3.42 in. 103F (1954) 45F (2000)
Jul 90F 71F 80F 3.79 in. 103F (1986) 53F (1961)
Aug 88F 69F 79F 3.72 in. 103F (1983) 50F (2004)
Sep 82F 63F 73F 3.83 in. 104F (1954) 39F (1999)
Oct 73F 51F 62F 3.66 in. 98F (1954) 24F (1962)
Nov 63F 42F 52F 3.36 in. 85F (1961) 11F (1950)
Dec 54F 35F 44F 3.18 in. 79F (1931) 1F (1917
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:03 PM
 
1,453 posts, read 4,689,994 times
Reputation: 734
Default suburbs of Charlotte

Matthews, Waxhaw, Union County, South Charlotte (Ballantyne, Blakeney, South Park, Dilworth) Gaston County, Iredell County, Cabarrus County. If you need help from a realtor let me know. I can send maps, websites, etc.

No suburbs around Charlotte are likely to see snow in the winter. Maybe once in a while but not the norm.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:54 PM
 
509 posts, read 1,643,296 times
Reputation: 182
If it's snow and North Carolina you want - try Asheville! Beautiful city, good restaurants, etc.

Otherwise, the Charlotte area does have four seasons - just not much snow. Summer lasts from about late May to late September.

GT
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Dilworth - Charlotte, NC.
549 posts, read 2,188,178 times
Reputation: 241
A few years back we got hit by snow. The whole city basically did not function since anyhting more than 2 inches is not the norm to us Charlotteans.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-25-2007, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 24,647,355 times
Reputation: 3807
Average annual snowfall including ice pellets and sleet over a 63 year period - 5.5".

Top 3 Charlotte Snowstorms

February 1902 - 17.4"
March 1927 - 13.3"
February 2004 - 13.2"

Statewide Snow Records

GREATEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL

36 inches Mount Mitchell, Yancey County March 13, 1993

GREATEST SINGLE STORM SNOWFALL

60 inches Newfound Gap, Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (unofficial) April 2-6, 1987
50 inches Mount Mitchell, Yancey County March 12-14, 1993

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Last edited by mm34b; 01-25-2007 at 02:06 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-25-2007, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
1,418 posts, read 6,378,600 times
Reputation: 635
Suburbs I'd recommend: Concord (NE), Harrisburg (NE), Mooresville (north), Belmont (west), Mt. Holly (west), and Ft. Mill (south). Where you'll be working is a big determining factor on where you should live.

We have a nice sunny, 4-season climate. We get snow (about 6" per 30-year average). We got none last year, but a couple of years ago I got 12" in my yard in one snowfall (in Charlotte's south/southeast suburbs, they got 23" from that storm). Usually, it's enough to be pretty and for the kids to enjoy, but not enough to make you hate it. Summers (IMO) are about right. Warm enough to enjoy a good swim without getting chilly, but not oppresssively hot/humid. Springs and falls are heavenly!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:02 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top