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Old 01-30-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Honestly, you've only been looking for a month. Take your time. Charlotte is huge and has a lot to offer. I don't think that these 2 communities are the best we have to offer.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I've lived in Touchstone for 10 years; depends what you're looking for.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I've lived in Touchstone for 10 years; depends what you're looking for.
And what do you think of it? I would like to hear, the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Honestly, you've only been looking for a month. Take your time. Charlotte is huge and has a lot to offer. I don't think that these 2 communities are the best we have to offer.
Been looking online for couple months and walking around and seeing homes the past months. Give me some suggestions of places you think I should look at..
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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If it is the home in Stone Creek that I am thinking of, it is a builder inventory in the Saddlebrook section. Know that this section has higher monthly HOA dues as yard maintenance is included. This section also has different covenants and restrictions than some of the other villages in Stone Creek ranch.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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If it is the home in Stone Creek that I am thinking of, it is a builder inventory in the Saddlebrook section. Know that this section has higher monthly HOA dues as yard maintenance is included. This section also has different covenants and restrictions than some of the other villages in Stone Creek ranch.
Yes it is, .. I figured they won't do the yard for free. I like South Charlotte and feel comfortable around it, so any suggestions on nice neighborhoods around here in the $250 - $350 range, would be appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Off the top of my head, Raintree and Beverly Crest might be good fits. Olde Providence, too, although I'm not positive on the prices in there. Best of luck!
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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In areas 5/5 through 5/8 and 6/5, which are near the subdivisions you mentioned earlier, consider White Oak, Thornhill, Raintree, Pullengreen, Southampton, Blakeney Heath, Weston Glen, Lansford, Reavencrest and Providence Pointe.

I'm not sure if you want to head into Union County, but Somerset and Hunter Oaks are very close to Stone Creek Ranch and have homes at that price point.

Your realtor should be able to send you listings that meet the criteria that are important to you so you can screen the homes online before you decide which ones to visit.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Southampton is a large neighborhood in that price range. About 9 years old. Established trees. Not all brick though. It's right past Blakeney Shopping center. Most are in the high 200's. Hunters gate is also nice. It's right before Stone Creek Ranch.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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We are moving back down to S. Charlotte after the school year. Left there 2 years ago from a brand new house.

Never again. There are growing pains in a new development and often more "unknowns."

To me, there's something nice about the older established subdivisions. (And I believe Touchstone is in the Endhaven School district...for now? Highly rated.)

We've driven through Touchstone a couple of times over the last few months.

A very nice looking "normal" neighborhood IMO.

I also feel there's a more diverse range of people (i.e. age) you find in older neighborhoods. I always end up becoming friendly with the old folks who teach me things about life :-)

Someone mentioned taking your time...

It is very important. We've always kind of rushed into things on our end (like leaving Charlotte) and learned to do our homework a little more. Although you can only do some analysis.

Plenty of people might argue with me here...but renting a house in the area you're interested in isn't the worst idea in the world. It might not be ideal or a great way to settle down for the long haul, but it would give you a chance to figure it out.

Good luck. Maybe we'll see you in Touchstone :-)
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