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Old 03-08-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Morning..I as well am considering a transfer to the area, my company is located in the Charlotte but I am intersted in looking outside...possibly Lake Norman area...any info as far as a good system and low crime area would be great..as well as communting. I am a single mom and I am very very worried about the school systems as well as commute time in the event I need to run back to the school for any reason....
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Where in Charlotte is your company located? And how much rent or mortgage can you afford?
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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Parts of it, yes. Do not rent on Farm Pond Lane or anywhere along Albemarle Road. Also, avoid Eastway and the Plaza.

My how things have changed. When I was in college, I spent many, many days and nights hanging out in restaurants and other stores on Eastway and Albemarle Road. And Eastland Mall was THE place to be. We used to go to the movies there, to ice skate, and to pass time with a chocolate sundae in Farrell's. What has happened to that place? Where are the college kids going now?
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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My how things have changed. When I was in college, I spent many, many days and nights hanging out in restaurants and other stores on Eastway and Albemarle Road. And Eastland Mall was THE place to be. We used to go to the movies there, to ice skate, and to pass time with a chocolate sundae in Farrell's. What has happened to that place? Where are the college kids going now?
I so hear ya NC! Makes me incredibly sad. I used to take my 5 year old to ice skate on rainy days at Eastland Mall. We actually WALKED there and the neighborhood was wonderful. College kids now tend to hang uptown or in Southend. What happened is very simple, the first wave of original homeowners began dying off or selling off and too many homes became rental properties. That in turn attracted HUD's attention and more vouchers began to be used there than any other place in town. Unfortunately, when you cluster poor groups together all by themselves nothing good comes from it. Again, I used to LOVE east Charlotte - it was really a great middle class area. I sure hope one day it will be again.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Morning..I as well am considering a transfer to the area, my company is located in the Charlotte but I am intersted in looking outside...possibly Lake Norman area...any info as far as a good system and low crime area would be great..as well as communting. I am a single mom and I am very very worried about the school systems as well as commute time in the event I need to run back to the school for any reason....
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The commute isn't too bad from exit 23, Rosedale is close to the interstate. Crime is low here, too. Schools are OK.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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THink about it this way on a map: Charlotte is essentially a circle with uptown at the center--and if you draw two straight vertical lines from north through south about an inch apart on a map--you should try to stay within that area. That means, you should largely keep away from east and west for the most part, and concentrate on north and south areas. Of course, you will also find these areas to be more expensive.

But, then again, I'm originally from NYC--so what crime is to one person, may not be so bad for another.

:-)
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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this is all really good advice. are there any good AG or pentacostal churches in Charlotte proper itself?
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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Parts of it, yes. Do not rent on Farm Pond Lane or anywhere along Albemarle Road. Also, avoid Eastway and the Plaza.
Are you referring just to Albemarle Road and anything in that general area?

Also my wife and I are going back home to the New Orleans area this weekend and she will eat a few crawfish for you. lol
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Are you referring just to Albemarle Road and anything in that general area?

Also my wife and I are going back home to the New Orleans area this weekend and she will eat a few crawfish for you. lol
Man, CRAWFISH!!!, you're killing me!! Please do eat about 2 lbs for me!!

To answer your question, do not rent anything anywhere on Albemarle Road from Independence Blvd. to the other side of Lawyers Road. That also includes any of the side streets along that length of Albemarle Road.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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When I am talking to newbies I make it simple by saying avoid the eastside and westside. The previous posters have given good advice!

As far as uptown, a crime update: the crime rate in uptown is actually one of the lowest in the city (again confirmed today at a police press conference). To ensure it stays that way the PD announced a proactive effort to target uptown with even more bike cops and a program to prevent car break-ins.

To mimmi, Lake Norman sounds like a good place based on the needs you presented in your post. However, N Meck High is one of the most overcrowded in the entire state according to stats released at the end of the last school year. They have their share of problems as a result. Just a heads up. Good luck!
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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Man, CRAWFISH!!!, you're killing me!! Please do eat about 2 lbs for me!!

To answer your question, do not rent anything anywhere on Albemarle Road from Independence Blvd. to the other side of Lawyers Road. That also includes any of the side streets along that length of Albemarle Road.
The crawfish at Pearl River is 10 pounds boiled for $20. My wife may get some tomorrow. I am allergic to shellfish, so may have to move out.

How is this area? 8545 Filbert Lane, Charlotte,NC 28215.

It is on the East side of Albemarle close to I-485. The construction company we both work for says to get a place to rent by May 1st.
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