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Houses for sale in Charlotte in 120-130K price range, moving from Denver and pleased with natural landscape, Charlotte homes, rivers, trees but looking for job

 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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Using Realtor.com, I looked at the selection of houses for sale in my price range, which is 120-130K, in Charlotte. I am stunned by how pretty the natural landscapes are on the lots where the houses sit. The houses themselves are equally appealing. One thing I have noticed is that thehouses are quite a distance from the Charlotte city center. They areapparently way out in the suburbs. Is this why the home prices are soaffordable? For example, one house that I loved was in the 28227 zip code,at the cross roads of E. Harris BLVD and Albemarle Road (NE portion ofinterchange). Is this WAY OUT THERE? I have heeded the advice tonot come without a job. I currently live in Denver and work as a citytruck driver, I deliver freight around the metro area, and along the Front Range. What other cities might I look at which resemble Charlotte?I love the house designs common to Charlotte combined with the wooded lots. We have NOTHING like that in Denver. I don't want to jump the gun,but this seems like just the place I am looking for. However, what other cities are similar which I should look at? Jacksonville, FL? Raleigh?I am 48 years old, a single guy. I don't need nightlife. Just a place withrivers, trees, affordable homes, and of course a job. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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I noticed no one has responded to your post so I will do my best to answer some of your questions. The area of E Harris & Albemarle is not considered very desirable. It is probably a 15 minute drive to downtown but in rush hour traffic more like 35-40 minutes. In your price range I would look into neighborhoods such as Sardis Woods, Sheffield Park, Oakhurst or Sardis Oaks. All of these neighborhoods are anywhere from 15-20 minute drive to downtown. They are all in the E/SE part of Charlotte. I would also look at Carolinahome.com for your research. Please make sure you have a job before coming here. I would probably even rent for awhile before buying. Good Luck in your search.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Other cities/towns you might like if you like Charlotte.

Des Moines, Iowa

Plano, Texas

Lee's Summit, Mo

Overland Park, KS

Palm Coast, FL

Cincinnati, OH

Louisville, KY

Baldwin, MO

Springfield, MO

Branson, MO

Tulsa, OK

Nashville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Gainesville, GA

Spartanburg, SC

Huntington, AL
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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I noticed no one has responded to your post so I will do my best to answer some of your questions. The area of E Harris & Albemarle is not considered very desirable. It is probably a 15 minute drive to downtown but in rush hour traffic more like 35-40 minutes. In your price range I would look into neighborhoods such as Sardis Woods, Sheffield Park, Oakhurst or Sardis Oaks. All of these neighborhoods are anywhere from 15-20 minute drive to downtown. They are all in the E/SE part of Charlotte. I would also look at Carolinahome.com for your research. Please make sure you have a job before coming here. I would probably even rent for awhile before buying. Good Luck in your search.
Thanks, the area I mentioned is not considered very desirable because of the commute time, or other factors? The area seems wooded and nice.Since I don't know where I will eventually be working, I am trying to learnthe metro area and all its neighborhoods so I can be informed about where to live. Usually there is a section of town where most of the truckingcompanies congregate. Does anyone know what part of town this might be?I am talking about the local freight carriers.. Roadway, Fed Ex, Old Dominion, and many others. Thanks for Carolinahome.com, it's good to have a localMLS source.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Other cities/towns you might like if you like Charlotte.

Des Moines, Iowa

Plano, Texas

Lee's Summit, Mo

Overland Park, KS

Palm Coast, FL

Cincinnati, OH

Louisville, KY

Baldwin, MO

Springfield, MO

Branson, MO

Tulsa, OK

Nashville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Gainesville, GA

Spartanburg, SC

Huntington, AL
That's an awesome list, and it seems quite accurate. I have been to some of those places. I did not know Texas had anything comparable to the woodsyCharlotte, though. I will have to take a good look at Plano.
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