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Old 08-28-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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I started working in Davidson and planning to move to the area. I did some research, here where my thoughts are now. Based on this, I am leaning towards Mooresville because of good schools. I really appreciate if you provide your two-cents.

Davidson:
House: Not so good in my price range
School: Davidson Elementary -- best, but the middle and high schools are not so good. (According to NC state school report card 2006-07 http://www.ncreportcards.org)
Commute to work: 5 minutes.
Amenities: very few shops and strip malls

Huntersville:
House: Good houses in my price range
School: Huntersville Elementary -- best, but the middle and high schools are not so good. (According to NC state school report card 2006-07 http://www.ncreportcards.org)
Commute to work: 15 minutes.
Amenities: Good number of shops, hospital, and library.

Mooresville:
House: OK houses in my price range
Schools: Lake Norman Elementary -- best, Lakeshore and Brewly middle -- best, and Lake Norman high -- best (according to NC state school report card 2006-07 http://www.ncreportcards.org)
Commute to work: 15 minutes.
Amenities: Have not visited, but heard its ok.

Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Its a fair assessment.

Depending on location in Huntersville will determine schools I am not sure which one you looked at but they can vary greatly. Also new schools are opening almost every year so what you have this year might not be what you get next year. This goes for just about all of the area.

I for one do not like the traffic associated with Brawley School Road. I guess the reason behind it is I still think of it as the country road that it used to be and no longer is.

Let me know if you need any help Good Luck. I do not think you can go wrong in any of the 3 areas.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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I started working in Davidson and planning to move to the area. I did some research, here where my thoughts are now. Based on this, I am leaning towards Mooresville because of good schools. I really appreciate if you provide your two-cents.

Davidson:
House: Not so good in my price range
School: Davidson Elementary -- best, but the middle and high schools are not so good. (According to NC state school report card 2006-07 http://www.ncreportcards.org)
Commute to work: 5 minutes.
Amenities: very few shops and strip malls

Huntersville:
House: Good houses in my price range
School: Huntersville Elementary -- best, but the middle and high schools are not so good. (According to NC state school report card 2006-07 http://www.ncreportcards.org)
Commute to work: 15 minutes.
Amenities: Good number of shops, hospital, and library.

Mooresville:
House: OK houses in my price range
Schools: Lake Norman Elementary -- best, Lakeshore and Brewly middle -- best, and Lake Norman high -- best (according to NC state school report card 2006-07 http://www.ncreportcards.org)
Commute to work: 15 minutes.
Amenities: Have not visited, but heard its ok.

Thanks.
While Davidson is my favorite of the 3, I do know the homes there start at a higher price point so not everyone can afford to live in Davidson. So fortunately, you really can't go wrong with Mooresville or Huntersville. The elementary schools for all 3 are good, so why not just go with the area that has the best house in your price range once you start looking?
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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I lived in Davidson for a year. I didn't really care for it. It was too small for me. There's really nothing to do in Davidson. Davidson didn't even have a "real" grocery store until a few months ago.

Mooresville is OK (I work in Mooresville), however the traffic there is nuts at times. You'll also have to go south on I-77 in the morning and north in the evening to Davidson, which is the opposite of what you want. You WILL sit in traffic in I-77 at least 3 to 5 days a week.

I live in Huntersville now. I prefer it to Davidson and Mooresville. I prefer to be closer to Charlotte. Plus, the commute is north in the morning and south in the evening. That's the way to go! I might sit in traffic on I-77 once or twice a month. Thankfully, Huntersville offers lots of home selection at many price points.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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I may be biased, but I would lean toward Huntersville as well. Mooresville traffic is worse than Huntersville, and the reverse commute UP 77 would be easy as pie for you. and this is entirely subjective but I like the "feel" of Huntersville more than Mooresville...
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: mooresville
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Why not check out the East side of Mooresville.The Mooresville City schools are top notch,and the housing prices are much more reasonable than around the lake. You could take the "back way"to Davidson. You should also check out Pine Lake Academy for another school option. This is the first year in opperation, but I toured it recently and wow was I impressed!
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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I live on the east side of Mooresville and take 115 to Davidson every day. 20 - 25 minutes from the time I walk out the door to the time I sit in my desk and only 10 miles. Try that on the west side of Mooresville and I'm guessing the time will add another 15 - 20 minutes. There are times when you don't want to do 150 to get to Target, Best Buy and other west side things but if you schedule around it you are fine. The prices of homes are very good for the square footage and land you can get. The Mooresville Schools are good and I hear they are building a new facility.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Here to offer rebuttal, is a Mooresville "west-sider". Meaning I live west of I-77 (near Target) and I too work in Davidson.

I leave my house at 7:30 every morning and get to the office by 7:45. The route I take is Williamson Rd, then pass the hospital and Lowes HQ, and go down Hwy 115 to Davidson. I stay off I-77 as that takes longer some days (due to sporadic brake checks over the lake).

Also, if you live on the east side of I77 in Mooresville, you'll be using the Mooresville Graded Schools. Be sure to look them up. I hear lots of good things about them.

Good luck with your move.

Last edited by Stripes17; 08-28-2008 at 04:47 PM.. Reason: extra info
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the comments folks. However, I spoke to one of my co-workers, who lives in west side of Mooresville and takes I-77 south to work. He told me never having an issue with traffic and reaching to work in 15 min. Is the traffic issue on I-77 or Brewely?
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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