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Old 02-15-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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My husband and I would like to retire in the Charlotte area. We'd like a nice area with different activities. We contacted several communities without knowing too much what would be the best. We limit ourselves to a $350,000 price. Are we realistic in that price range? What State has the best advantage on taxes? Thank you for any help you may provide
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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Hi Anne Marie,

If you want to be in Charlotte, I suggest South Charlotte. It really is the prettiest area (IMO). You could find a nice home for $350. If you're looking for lower taxes you might want to consider going over the state line to SC. SC recently had a pretty drastic property tax reduction effective 2007 tax year. And, they have a Homestead Act which deducts the first $50,000 of the property value for tax purposes. Fort Mill is a very pretty town just south of Charlotte.

If you want to stay in NC the Ballantyne area is nice and so is Union County, just SE. Send me a pm if you would like a website to view properties.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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Thanks a lot. Yes, definitely I would like to have some website info.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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You should check into Carolina Lakes - a retirement community just over the line in Lancaster county, SC. Lots of retirees moving there.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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You should check into Carolina Lakes - a retirement community just over the line in Lancaster county, SC. Lots of retirees moving there.
Their web site: Sun City Carolina Lakes....

http://www.delwebb.com/Homefinder/Community.aspx?ID=100502 (broken link)
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Baltimore...for now!
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Sun City has a big community they are building in the Fort Mill area in SC. It is in Lancaster county. The community was nice and many of the homes were well below your price point.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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Anne Marie,

I spoke with the tax assessor today in York Co. SC and she told me that the tax reduction is a bill not a law; it hasn't been passed yet. But, they expect it to pass.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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My husband and I would like to retire in the Charlotte area. We'd like a nice area with different activities. We contacted several communities without knowing too much what would be the best. We limit ourselves to a $350,000 price. Are we realistic in that price range? What State has the best advantage on taxes? Thank you for any help you may provide
If you are looking for active adult communities there's one right down the road from where I am located, and it seems to have gone over very well. It is called FOUR SEASONS AT GOLD HILL (located in Fort Mill, SC). It is also less than what you have set for your limit.

Tega Cay, SC would be another suggestion...it is not an active adult community...but a small city with loads of activities close at hand (www.tegacaysc.org)

Good Luck with your search!
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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My husband and I would like to retire in the Charlotte area. We'd like a nice area with different activities. We contacted several communities without knowing too much what would be the best. We limit ourselves to a $350,000 price. Are we realistic in that price range? What State has the best advantage on taxes? Thank you for any help you may provide
My parents are moving to Sun City Carolina Lakes the beginning of March -- they close on March 12. I can send you an info packet if you would like. It looks like it is going to be a great community ...
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Cornelius (N.Charlotte) is going to have a 450 unit 55+ community with activities and such. First ones will not be ready until late 2008.
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