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Old 11-07-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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We are a young couple moving to Charlotte. One of us will be working in the downtown area, the other will work from home a lot. We are looking for a small single-family home or townhouse with backyard. We may rent first. School is not a concern since we don't have kids yet. We are looking for a neighborhood with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Would you please recommend some places?

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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We are a young couple moving to Charlotte. One of us will be working in the downtown area, the other will work from home a lot. We are looking for a small single-family home or townhouse with backyard. We may rent first. School is not a concern since we don't have kids yet. We are looking for a neighborhood with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Would you please recommend some places?

Thanks in advance
Price range?
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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I would suggest Southpark area if you need to be driving uptown and dont want to live in the city itself. Southpark is about 15-25 minutes from uptown, tons of neat shops, great restaurants, etc. The "heart" of Southpark for food and shopping is probably the intersection of Colony Rd. and Sharon Rd. if you are looking at a map.

My wife and I rented a townhouse at the Colony Apts. when we first moved down here and we loved it. You could walk everywhere including a short walk to the mall.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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Whats' the area called between Southpark and Matthews? Is it just "South Charlotte" What are the zips?
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Whats' the area called between Southpark and Matthews? Is it just "South Charlotte" What are the zips?
Yep, just "south Charlotte" - 28270 and 28226
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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Thanks, loves.

OP, I like that area a lot. There are a lot of townhomes available in that area currently.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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We are moving from a relatively expensive area. So cost is not a big concern for us now. But we'd want something like 2-3 bedrooms. Not too big. Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Thank you all for your replies. Any pros and cons about living in the city?
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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We were pretty much in the same boat as you when we moved down here this past summer (except we both work from home when we're not making the run to the airport for work), and so I'll pimp our development in Ayrsley. Its a mix of residential units with a strip of small shops, restaurants, bars and coffee places. They have a website for the community at About Ayrsley.

They are still building new townhouses here that, with upgrades, would put you in the low to mid $200k range (no private backyards however). I think one of the developers is going to do some single-family homes, but they look like the type where they are all very close to each other. There is a new apartment complex going up here too.

Not sure about the rush hour commute, but in non rush-hour we can get from our front door to the arena downtown in about 15 minutes or so.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Oh -- thats where the Moe's is!!!
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