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Old 09-04-2008, 12:17 AM
 
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Hey folks,

I'm relocating to Charlotte and had a couple of questions for those familiar with the McAlpine Creek area. I'll most likely be working in Monroe (Union County) so obviously living next to Monroe/Independence corridors should make the commute a bit more manageable.

If you're familiar with Monroe Rd and Timber Ridge Dr, how would you describe this area. I found a nice little apartment complex (gate community) over there and it appears that it may be a nice area to live (crime-wise) momentarily. Back in the days I wouldn't even consider crime/safety, but being a husband now, I have to think about my wife and her safety. Love makes you do crazy stuff.

Thanks for any and all feedback.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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I'm getting the views but would really appreciate some replies.

Anyone want to break the ice?
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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I'm kind of new here myself, so I can't help you on that. But I hope some of the natives chime in!
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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Not familiar with that particular area but wanted to say my ds is a distance runner and runs at McAlpine several times a week. It is a nice park.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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HWY 6. I have a friend that just moved over to that area, and enjoys it very much. My experiences with that area, is that there is a lot more traffic. Depending on your commute to work...independance gets very congested going towards uptown.
McAlpine creek park is a fantastic park, and i think that you will enjoy running there. Hope this helps, and good luck with your relocation.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Hey folks,

I'm relocating to Charlotte and had a couple of questions for those familiar with the McAlpine Creek area. I'll most likely be working in Monroe (Union County) so obviously living next to Monroe/Independence corridors should make the commute a bit more manageable.

If you're familiar with Monroe Rd and Timber Ridge Dr, how would you describe this area. I found a nice little apartment complex (gate community) over there and it appears that it may be a nice area to live (crime-wise) momentarily. Back in the days I wouldn't even consider crime/safety, but being a husband now, I have to think about my wife and her safety. Love makes you do crazy stuff.

Thanks for any and all feedback.
Did you by any chance mean "Timber Springs" or "Timber Oaks"? These are off of Monroe Rd near the McAlpine Greenway, but I believe Timber Ridge is in the town of Mint Hill? What is the name of the apartment complex? And what is your price range for rent?
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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Thanks for the help. The apartment complex is called Colonial Village at Charleston Place at Timber Springs off Monroe Rd. The job I'm considering is actually in Monroe in Union County, which hopefully will have me going against traffic in the morning, rather than in it. I had an awesome phone interview last week and if offered the job, will come down next week to get more acquainted with Charlotte and folks at work. I was told that the drive into Union County FROM Charlotte in the morning is a breeze and is also smooth going back into Charlotte in the evening.

I'm new to the area and will be making a bit less, so I would like to be conservative with my pricing range. I'd prefer 550-750 a month for a 700-850 square foot apartment in a nice area. Again, it's just myself and my wife (plus a small dog) so we're not looking to move into a huge place with tons of amenities. Something basic (hopefully a 2bdrm) will do just fine. Any advice/feedback is always appreciated.
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