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Old 03-17-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Ever watched a tiny seed become a small sprig of green poking out of the ground. Watch this space. All the wonderful resales and newbuild opportunities in Waxhaw are like those tiny sprigs. Once the market starts moving a little we are going to see a great place for families to grow in a safe, pretty, commuterable area (it's no secret to those of us already living here). Remember the pull of good schools and a little acreage plus amenities when your a newby - you want neighbors but not right on top of you. I am quietly excited to see how the whole of this area responds to the future. I'd like to reiterate someone's post this week that the reason people move out of the city is to get away from city life so we don't want to change the way things are, we want to embrace and enjoy it.
Now who wants to slap a negative comment on this thread - I'm sure there's someone out there who can't wait to!!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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HA HA HA HA!!! It is refreshing to see someone move to an area and appreciate what it has to offer. And I agree - there are many opportunities in the Waxhaw area. I have a friend w/ a lot of acreage outside Waxhaw and she likes it just the way it is.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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What is this 'commuterable' of which you speak?
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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I think a commuter is someone who can travel to the city each day from their home - so commuterable is driveable, or is that not in the dictionary, are you interested in moving to the area, or someone who has an opinion on this thread?
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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I think a commuter is someone who can travel to the city each day from their home - so commuterable is driveable, or is that not in the dictionary, are you interested in moving to the area, or someone who has an opinion on this thread?
Relax, just playing with your word.

'Moving to the area'?
My family has been 'round these parts for 250+ years.

I remember when a 'trip' to Waxhaw required a packed lunch.

Seriously though.
I know a few Waxhaw 'old timers' not real happy with the influx.
In their opinion, there has been considerably too much development off of two lane roads disrupting their sleepy community.

At the same time, I have the pleasure to know many newcomers to the area who are just thrilled.
I see it both ways...

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Old 03-17-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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are you interested in moving to the area
Ha!...Newbie

Seriously though, uk2va2nc I'm glad you are loving your home so much. Sounds like a great place.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Well...if Waxhaw is a "hellhole", then just call me Lucifer.

I live on Long Island came down for a weekend and bought a house. Some people might call me crazy but sometimes you just have to go with your "gut" instincts.

The area seems very familiar to me like I have lived here all my life and I guess that is why so many LI people have moved down there. Besides the obvious of being able to afford a fabulous house. You have to see what $300,000 buys you on LI. And paying $10 - $12,000 a year in taxes!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Well...if Waxhaw is a "hellhole", then just call me Lucifer.

I live on Long Island came down for a weekend and bought a house. Some people might call me crazy but sometimes you just have to go with your "gut" instincts.

The area seems very familiar to me like I have lived here all my life and I guess that is why so many LI people have moved down there. Besides the obvious of being able to afford a fabulous house. You have to see what $300,000 buys you on LI. And paying $10 - $12,000 a year in taxes!!
Waxhaw is no hellhole, and NEVER has been. It is however dramatically different than it was just a few short years ago. Those changes have not been welcomed by everyone, which I can completely understand. Too many mcmansions, too much farm land disappearing - and don't get me started on the traffic

I don't live there, but if I did, I might not be so happy as all the newcomers are.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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we'll be moving to waxhaw as soon as our house in ny sells. can't wait to move!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Waxhaw is no hellhole, and NEVER has been. It is however dramatically different than it was just a few short years ago. Those changes have not been welcomed by everyone, which I can completely understand. Too many mcmansions, too much farm land disappearing - and don't get me started on the traffic

I don't live there, but if I did, I might not be so happy as all the newcomers are.
I can certainly understand every point of view. We went through the same thing on Long Island. In fact before Hollywood invaded The Hamptons, it was a great place to go and now it is rediculously unaffordable even for people that have money. We Long Islanders still get upset at the traffic and the "invasion" of outsiders. But that influx of "money" really saved Long Island and grew the economy. So even though locals might be a bit ticked off at all of the transplants in Charlotte, the money that is coming in and the explosion of new construction is benefiting everyones pocket. But again, I can see all points of view on this.
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