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Old 02-08-2009, 01:38 AM
 
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I've been researching it alot lately and found that I think the best place for me is near Charlotte. It looks like a pretty city. I like the climate and the trees in North Carolina. I also like the atvs, offroading trucks, and hunting. My parents are buying a house on Lake Norman. They said its great and has some good parties I haven't been there.

Ideally I want to own like 10-20 acres within 45 minutes of Charlotte and Lake Norman. Anyone have any suggestions on a town?

I have a few questions

how bad has the economy been hit in Charlotte?

Whats the best industry there as of now?

How often does it snow?

Is the cost of living cheap?

How far is it from Nashville?


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Old 02-08-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Google says Nashville is a little under 7 hours away.

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see i'm looking anywhere in NC but more to the north and west if possible. I want a city near by (an hour and a half mabey) but I want alot of land. I'm looking to spend no more then 450k i'd like 25 or more acres.
Is 450k still your budget? Are you looking for lots in a subdivision? Out of curiosity I searched for lots/land in the Lake Norman area, Lincoln county, Cabarrus county, Rowan County, Catawba county and Iredell county. There were 186 results with 10 acres, some in Concord are under $190,000. 15 acres - 89 results. 20 acres -51 results.

Surprisingly I also found 33.65 acres for $389,000 in Denver, which is just west of Lake Norman.



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Old 02-08-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you are in one of the Dakotas as your name suggest, stay put. There are jobs there. There are NO jobs here...

Bottom line, before you come, PLEASE make sure that you HAVE a job already. Our unemployment numbers are approaching 9%...in the Dakoatas, I think that they are somewhere around 3%.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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If you are in one of the Dakotas as your name suggest, stay put. There are jobs there. There are NO jobs here...

Bottom line, before you come, PLEASE make sure that you HAVE a job already. Our unemployment numbers are approaching 9%...in the Dakoatas, I think that they are somewhere around 3%.

Well my name is actually dakota because of my truck. I actually live in florida. Thats too bad because it seems like an awsome place to live.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Well my name is actually dakota because of my truck. I actually live in florida. Thats too bad because it seems like an awsome place to live.
Our economy has been hit pretty hard - we are at about 9% unemployment in Charlotte and have and overabundance of well qualified skilled workers. If you are lucky enough to have the kind of job that is always in demand (maybe plumber or nurse) you will have much better luck. Otherwise, you might want to hang on to the job you do have and ride out this recession in Florida. When you get ready to come to the area I'd suggest you look at places like Newton, Conover, Troutman or Taylorsville. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:57 AM
 
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Our economy has been hit pretty hard - we are at about 9% unemployment in Charlotte and have and overabundance of well qualified skilled workers. If you are lucky enough to have the kind of job that is always in demand (maybe plumber or nurse) you will have much better luck. Otherwise, you might want to hang on to the job you do have and ride out this recession in Florida. When you get ready to come to the area I'd suggest you look at places like Newton, Conover, Troutman or Taylorsville. Good luck.

Thank you. I don't have a job in Florida. When I leave I'll be fresh out of school. Its either this pa or upstate NY. Im very confused
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Quite honestly, I think that there are more jobs (depending upon what you are looking for) up north!
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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If you go to PA you can look for jobs in Philly, NJ and NY. I think there are a lot more options.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Well, you can always come here, rent, and look for a job. I think that is always your best bet.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Thank you. I don't have a job in Florida. When I leave I'll be fresh out of school. Its either this pa or upstate NY. Im very confused
And right out of school you'll have money to buy 10-20 acres??? Do you have any idea how much that will cost you within "45 minutes of Charlotte"? What is your degree in?
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