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Old 08-24-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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So my wife and i are moving to the charlotte area very soon (im coming down from MI in 7 days to open our inground pool store) we have been looking around online for a house or temp. apt to live in till we find the right house but im having a hard time finding the right area to live in. so im looking to be no further away then 30 mins from the airport and be in a area that will not have to worry about my wife or property (i came down with my boss to shop around for a house and store location and in that one week i seen 5 cars broke into my bosses being one of them, drug deals going down left and right,and i was almost got pulled into a hotal room as i passed by. then just last week my boss was down there again and by his 2nd day had his phone, wallet, check book, and gps stolen again) Where should i be looking. now for some background on myself...25 yrs old engineer/technican in the pool/spa industry and my wife will be looking for a job relating to her BA in environmental toxicology. any info would be great oh as far as budget $160,000 or less on a house or $800 or less for rent on a house or apt. (i still have a house in michigan that i rent out) and i have three very small dogs. thanks again
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Delano, MN
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I used the following site to do a search on the crime in the area before I relocated here. You can search by address and/or by zip code. I would personally recommend living in either South or North Charlotte, but South Charlotte is going to bring you closer to the airport.

As for South Charlotte, if you are looking to rent - try the South Park area or off of Carmel or Rea Road.

If you are looking to move into a house, I would recommend Indian Trail, Monroe or NC. They are a bit further out there, but far less crime.


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Old 08-25-2008, 05:00 AM
 
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Where in the world were you hanging out at that all that happened to you? I've lived here for 36 years and never even heard that happening to anyone I know. This is a very safe city unless you go to the wrong parts at night.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:42 AM
 
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So my wife and i are moving to the charlotte area very soon (im coming down from MI in 7 days to open our inground pool store) we have been looking around online for a house or temp. apt to live in till we find the right house but im having a hard time finding the right area to live in. so im looking to be no further away then 30 mins from the airport and be in a area that will not have to worry about my wife or property (i came down with my boss to shop around for a house and store location and in that one week i seen 5 cars broke into my bosses being one of them, drug deals going down left and right,and i was almost got pulled into a hotal room as i passed by. then just last week my boss was down there again and by his 2nd day had his phone, wallet, check book, and gps stolen again) Where should i be looking. now for some background on myself...25 yrs old engineer/technican in the pool/spa industry and my wife will be looking for a job relating to her BA in environmental toxicology. any info would be great oh as far as budget $160,000 or less on a house or $800 or less for rent on a house or apt. (i still have a house in michigan that i rent out) and i have three very small dogs. thanks again
Where were you when this all occurred? What city?
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Look toward Huntersville. You could get a nice Townhome for that price too.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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the store is on queen city dr near the airport off i85..yeah we know not a great area but the car traffic is great and the area i seen most of the problems was hunterville sp? and the rest within 5 miles of the airport
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Huntersville gave you that much problems? I do not believe it. Now QC Drive I would believe it 100%
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Well, your job location explains why you saw more crime when you were here. It is in a very iffy area of town, actually the 'hood, especially closer to Tuckaseegee Rd and/or Freedom Dr. It is okay for daylight hours, but I would not live anywhere near there. I'm also wondering how many, if any, people in that area will be needing your type of services? A pool business would do so much better in other parts of town, so good luck with that.

In addition, somehow you have gotten your information mixed up - Huntersville is one of the nicest parts of the Charlotte area to live in. Not sure what you could be confusing it with, but crime there is not a big issue. You might want to give it a look see for a nice place to live. Homes there are also still affordable so you'd be more likely to find one in your price range. Also within good commute range is the town of Gastonia or Mt. Holly with things in your price range.

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Old 08-25-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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i know huntersville was a nice area to live in thats why i was surprized but thats where the cars where broke into. anyway we knew the area was bad for the store but had no problems what so ever so far and sold 3 pools with no ads except the store sitting there so we hope we made a good choice for the store in terms of people seeing it. (we do very little in store sales we come to your house for 90% of the sales and building process) hows Steels Creek area?
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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i know huntersville was a nice area to live in thats why i was surprized but thats where the cars where broke into. anyway we knew the area was bad for the store but had no problems what so ever so far and sold 3 pools with no ads except the store sitting there so we hope we made a good choice for the store in terms of people seeing it. (we do very little in store sales we come to your house for 90% of the sales and building process) hows Steels Creek area?
I like Steele Creek, with the exception of the top section of it bordering west Charlotte. The further south you live toward the lake the better in my opinion You could find many homes in your price range there too.
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