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Old 03-24-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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to buy a house. I need to commute to uptown daily and to the airport occasionally. Wife will be working in the University area. We are looking at beautiful established neighborhoods as well as new communities. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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Sorta depends on your price range & bed/bath/sqft needs, but there are a bunch of really cool neighborhoods close to uptown and/or the airport.

The Univ area hasn't been too great an investment over the past few years so unless you particularly like it, I'd advise against it.

Here are a few examples of neighborhoods (with links to sample houses -- a map will be on each page):

Madison Park:
http://search.davisfarrell.com/idx/p...res_52297.html

Merry Oaks:
http://search.davisfarrell.com/idx/p...res_47737.html

Oakhurst:
http://search.davisfarrell.com/idx/p...res_56654.html

Montclaire:
http://search.davisfarrell.com/idx/p...res_58338.html

And there are many more!... please post more specific bed/bath/sqft/school needs & I can give you some more ideas.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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Hard to say without giving a budget. clt gator has listed some of the cheaper places, but i saw one he listed that i would be hesitant to live in that neighborhood.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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to buy a house. I need to commute to uptown daily and to the airport occasionally. Wife will be working in the University area. We are looking at beautiful established neighborhoods as well as new communities. Any suggestions?
I would recommend maybe the Matthews/Mint Hill area. Easier commute uptown and not bad to University area either. I also sent you a PM with more info. Good luck with the househunting.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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I would suggest checking into Highland Creek, Skybrook, Winding Walk. They are close to the University area, and not far from 85/77.

Check with CharlotteAgent...he's a great resource for this area!

Anita
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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Hard to say without giving a budget. clt gator has listed some of the cheaper places, but i saw one he listed that i would be hesitant to live in that neighborhood.
Which one?

A couple of the ones I listed are "starter" neighborhoods, but not dangerous by any means.

IMO, if you've got 1 person going to the University and 1 going uptown, it's best to stay in a central area, assuming you don't mind a smaller & older house in an established neighborhood.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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Which one?

A couple of the ones I listed are "starter" neighborhoods, but not dangerous by any means.

IMO, if you've got 1 person going to the University and 1 going uptown, it's best to stay in a central area, assuming you don't mind a smaller & older house in an established neighborhood.
Let me guess - the one in Merry Oaks. I would personally not live that near Eastway
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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I would suggest checking into Highland Creek, Skybrook, Winding Walk. They are close to the University area, and not far from 85/77.

Check with CharlotteAgent...he's a great resource for this area!

Anita
Highland Creek would be my first suggestion too. Great commute to the University area and not too difficult to get to uptown.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Probably the best thing to do is to look at some properties online and then mapquest them to the destinations you'll be traveling to. You can go to my website, found under my profile, and view the different areas to get an idea of prices and locations. If you have questions send me a note.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:01 AM
 
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Thanks for the information. We have looked at highland creek, skybrook, moss creek but the univ area was not particularly appealing to us. Are there any other areas suitable for us? We are also looking at a good school district and willing to pay around $350k for a new or old (upto 5yrs) construction.
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