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Old 03-12-2007, 05:46 PM
 
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Hi! My husband and I are in our 20's and looking to get out of Michigan! We have considered some different states and like the sound of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are taking a 3-day trip this coming weekend and need some help forming an itinerary. Neither of us have been to North Carolina before, so any advice you can give would be of great help to us. We plan to visit 3 or 4 different cities, therefore, only leaving us with around a half of a day in each city.

We are interested in a safe, suburban area within approximately 20-30 minutes of downtown Charlotte. We are looking to buy a home within the next year in a growing area with good home appreciation. We would like to be in a nice neighborhood and stay within the range of $140,000 to $170,000.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could recommend a handful of must-see residential areas that fit our description above. Also, if you have recommendations for places we should check out downtown - parks, shopping districts, etc - that would be great as well. Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Some towns I'd check in that price range would be Concord, Mt. Holly, and Belmont.

Check out uptown, the U.S. National Whitewater Center in west Charlotte, the Lake Norman area, and Reedy Creek or Latta Plantation Nature Preserves. Have fun!!!
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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Hi could you plese PM me. I am a native of charlotte and a realtor. I have some great ideas for you! thanks!
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:13 AM
 
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Default Where in Michigan????

Cool. Where in MI are you guys from? I am from MI as well and just moved down here (concord) about 3 years ago. My husband and I love it here! I am sure you will love it too!
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi! My husband and I are in our 20's and looking to get out of Michigan! We have considered some different states and like the sound of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are taking a 3-day trip this coming weekend and need some help forming an itinerary. Neither of us have been to North Carolina before, so any advice you can give would be of great help to us. We plan to visit 3 or 4 different cities, therefore, only leaving us with around a half of a day in each city.

We are interested in a safe, suburban area within approximately 20-30 minutes of downtown Charlotte. We are looking to buy a home within the next year in a growing area with good home appreciation. We would like to be in a nice neighborhood and stay within the range of $140,000 to $170,000.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could recommend a handful of must-see residential areas that fit our description above. Also, if you have recommendations for places we should check out downtown - parks, shopping districts, etc - that would be great as well. Thank you in advance!

A half a day isn't much time to see Charlotte. So, to use your time wisely check out Huntersville, Mt. Holly and Gastonia for homes in your price range. Going from one to the other will allow you to ride thru/around uptown Charlotte just to get a glimpse of it. Doing all that will easily eat up half a day.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Matthews
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Loves mountains is right- it is a large area and you'll need more time if you are serious. See dozens of these communities tonight online at removed an online relocation resource i sponsor. Good luck!

Last edited by Marka; 04-20-2007 at 05:54 AM..
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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Hi! My husband and I are in our 20's and looking to get out of Michigan! We have considered some different states and like the sound of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are taking a 3-day trip this coming weekend and need some help forming an itinerary. Neither of us have been to North Carolina before, so any advice you can give would be of great help to us. We plan to visit 3 or 4 different cities, therefore, only leaving us with around a half of a day in each city.

We are interested in a safe, suburban area within approximately 20-30 minutes of downtown Charlotte. We are looking to buy a home within the next year in a growing area with good home appreciation. We would like to be in a nice neighborhood and stay within the range of $140,000 to $170,000.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could recommend a handful of must-see residential areas that fit our description above. Also, if you have recommendations for places we should check out downtown - parks, shopping districts, etc - that would be great as well. Thank you in advance!
Are you the same couple that was thinking about Tampa a couple of months ago? We just moved here from FL (Tampa/St. Pete)...and I must say Charlotte is a MUCH better choice. I am confident that you will love it. Make sure you visit the Blakeney night on Saturday night. That is a really fun area of town that is perfect for young marrieds. And take some advice when looking at Charlotte: choose a real estate agent to take you around. I'm not one, but if I hadn't had one on my very first visit, Charlotte may have been too overwhelming for me. An agent can spend a half day driving you around and pointing out the good aspects that you are interested in. If my agent hadn't driven me around....I think I would have gotten lost in one area and just been frustrated. I really do think you will benefit from choosing one. Good luck. I hope you love it here as much as we do. Charlotte is a great place to be a newlywed...and way warmer than Michigan
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: LI,NY
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We are interested in Concord as well. How do you like it? We are looking at Riverwalk. Do you or anyone else have positives or negatives to share. We would love to hear both sides.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Pineville
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More Michiganders! My husband and I just moved to Charlotte from Lansing, MI. We've been here about 3 months and so far we are loving it!

Now we just need to meet more people...it's so hard when you are working all of the time.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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I am also originally from MI. I have been living in Knoxville, TN, but will be relocating to the Charlotte area in the next 2 months...I am from Flint.
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