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Old 09-19-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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We are looking to move to Charlotte area. I believe I would be working in uptown near the arena. We have a 1st grader. Area with good school with nice homes (4+ beds) priced around $400K would be good for us. Reading from some of the previous posts here, it seems that south part of the Charlotte is the way to go. Is that the case? How long of commute would it be from some of the towns in the south (Marvin, Waxhaw, Weddington, etc) to uptown?

Any info would be very appreciated.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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What else do you want out of a neighborhood besides commute time and schools? It is one heck of a commute from Marvin/Weddington/Waxhaw to uptown during rush hour.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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What else do you want out of a neighborhood besides commute time and schools? It is one heck of a commute from Marvin/Weddington/Waxhaw to uptown during rush hour.
Our priorities are good school, safe neighborhood, convenient shopping and commute to work no more than an hour (would prefer 40 min or less). Any advise? If not south, where?
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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where do you live now?
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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where do you live now?
We currently live in Overland Park, KS.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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There are some nice neighborhoods inside 51 in Charlotte that I think would work for you -- check out Beverly Crest, Sardis Plantation, Canterbury and Raintree for starters. These would keep you within 40 minutes. If you could go out to 50 minutes or so, the Ballantyne area and the closer communities in Union County (Hunter Oaks and Somerset) would also work.

The commute is long if you are traveling during rush hour. If your hours are somewhat flexible the commute will likely be shorter.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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+1 Inside 51 gives you the commute you desire, S.C&U gave you excellent places to start looking.

Also know there are excellent private schools in the area.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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DH drives from Marvin to the Lynx train on South Blvd. He goes in early and it takes him about 40-45 min. Rush hour would take a bit longer.

Remember that living inside 51 means CMS schools.

Dawn
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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As other have mentioned, the traffic from marvin, weddington,waxhaw would be a strain on your husbands commute. during rush hour travel time would be near an hour.
I would recommend Belmont. My husband commutes to uptown Charlotte daily and his commute is 20-30 minutes max. Our children attend the schools here, and we are very pleased. You can check out our schools on GCS Home Page
prek through 1 grade attend page elementary, 2-5 attend belmont central, 6-8 belmont middle and 9-12 attend south point.
With your price range, you will get a little more home here as opposed to south charlotte. For your children....look at all the activities Belmont Parks and Recreation Dept.

happy hunting
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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DH drives from Marvin to the Lynx train on South Blvd. He goes in early and it takes him about 40-45 min. Rush hour would take a bit longer.

Remember that living inside 51 means CMS schools.

Dawn
I would personally take south Charlotte's public schools AND private schools over Union County schools The way you phrased your statement implies there is something wrong with south Charlotte's schools and that is just not accurate.
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