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Old 03-08-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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We did a lot of real estate investing in CA. We bought and sold 3 fixer uppers in our married life out there.

After we fixed up our 3rd we realized we would either need to stay in that house or move out of CA. We just couldn't pay over 500K for a fixer upper, which is what they were going for in very run down condition.

We both worked and made a decent living, but our quality of family was suffering because of it.

Dawn


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We moved from CA too, but we owe too much in CC bills and both need new cars which will use up a chunk of our equity. CA sucked the money we didn't have to begin with out of us...glad we finally were able to get out! You are lucky to have so much equity!!!!! I am jealous...JK
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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A great avenue to meet other women with children is charlottemommies.com

They have lots of playdates and get-togethers.
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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Just moved back here in November from California. We bought a house in Whitegrove off of Doby's Bridge Rd. and we really like the neighborhood. LOTS of kids, great schools, big houses and relatively big yards. My kids found friends quickly. The neighborhood has 2 parks with ponds and lots of trees. No neighborhood pool but lots of homes have private pools plus the local rec centers have indoor/outdoor pools. You should check it out. Plus, there are several more great neighborhoods off of Doby's Bridge.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Just moved back here in November from California. We bought a house in Whitegrove off of Doby's Bridge Rd. and we really like the neighborhood. LOTS of kids, great schools, big houses and relatively big yards. My kids found friends quickly. The neighborhood has 2 parks with ponds and lots of trees. No neighborhood pool but lots of homes have private pools plus the local rec centers have indoor/outdoor pools. You should check it out. Plus, there are several more great neighborhoods off of Doby's Bridge.
Welcome to the area and the forum baggleflap!
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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We are now buying a home in Knightsbridge in Ft Mill! (The home in Brandon Oaks fell through) We really like the looks and feel of the Ft Mill area. Does anyone from Ft Mill have thoughts and feelings towards Knightsbridge? Are there lots of kids? What about shopping areas. We only spent about 2 days looking around so didn't get a chance to really check out everything I wanted to. How about experiences with Riverside Elementary & Springfield Middle Schools? We will be moving in about 2 weeks and are very excited (nervous too!). We hope to meet and make new friends quickly since we will not know anyone in the area. Would love to hear from anyone!

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:53 AM
 
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We are now buying a home in Knightsbridge in Ft Mill! (The home in Brandon Oaks fell through) We really like the looks and feel of the Ft Mill area. Does anyone from Ft Mill have thoughts and feelings towards Knightsbridge? Are there lots of kids? What about shopping areas. We only spent about 2 days looking around so didn't get a chance to really check out everything I wanted to. How about experiences with Riverside Elementary & Springfield Middle Schools? We will be moving in about 2 weeks and are very excited (nervous too!). We hope to meet and make new friends quickly since we will not know anyone in the area. Would love to hear from anyone!

Thanks!
I have responded to another one of your posts...but what type of shopping were you looking for?
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