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Old 02-27-2007, 11:43 PM
 
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My wife and I (and our husky and conure) are seriously thinking of moving somewhere within 20-30 miles of Charlotte, NC. Alot of film and music stuff there and we have some good connections but we were wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to a good county or town to live within 20-25 miles from Charlotte. We want to live in a very safe town since we've had our share of mess here in Hampton Roads. Look up my other post and you'll get an idea of this place. UGGGG! Anyway, we are looking to buy a house within a year or so and do not want to pay overpriced property prices. We're looking for a nice country farm like area with nice, friendly people. We want to be far enough from the city to where it doesn't look like we are anywhere near buildings or close to the city but the city would only be 20-30 minutes away. We would definately appriciate any advice from anyone who may live there or lived there before.

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Old 02-28-2007, 04:53 AM
 
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The nice thing about Charlotte is that you get the urban feel when in the city but are surrounded on all sides by rural communities. You could go either direction, but IMO south is the best. And, you'll hear from others that north is better, east, etc. Just south of Charlotte are Fort Mill and Lancaster, SC., southeast is Matthews and in Union County, the town of Waxhaw. I'd be happy to send you some websites for the towns and if you're interested in seeing what property is like you can access my website and do a property search. Let me know if I can help.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:02 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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You have several options for rural areas surrounding Charlotte. However you might have to expand your 20-30 minute rule just a bit to find what you want. I have a friend that lives in Sharon, SC and its beautiful down there, its southeast of the York/Rock Hill area apprx. and hour away from downtown. Another option is Lincoln County, it has rural areas and rolling hills.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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To get a true "rual" feel, you'll probably have to go out to 30-50 minutes from Charlotte. Within 20-30 minutes, the towns have more of a suburban feel. Some nice areas around Charlotte with a bit of a rual feel are Mt. Pleasant, Troutman, Cherryville, and Clover.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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That sounds good. Is it affordable as well to live in Mt. Pleasant, Troutman, Cherryville, and Clover? I'm used to about a 40 minute commute so that doesn't sound to bad at all. Do you know if there are a number of house renters around those areas? We would like to rent a house the first year but most forums and internet searches show townhouses and apartments for rent.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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There are single family homes for rent you just need someone who knows where to look. You should get an agent to help you.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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look on www.carolinahome.com for rentals.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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Thanks...You guys are a life saver!
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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We're now actually looking to buy a home so any recomendations on areas that are very rural but still a practical drive to Charlotte? We want acreage as well.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel, Cherryville all good ideas. Maybe even Concord or Kannapolis those are closer to UNCC too if that is of any interest. if you would like to PM me I could give some personal referrals. i am a realtor but deal mostly in south Charlotte and union county. I have some great contacts in other areas that I could share with you if you like.
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