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Old 03-27-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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I just discovered this site and think it is wonderful. I hope you can help me answer some questions or just offer some advice.We move to Charlotte this summer and I'm trying to do as much research as possible.

For starters,my husband's office will be in the south-east section of the city and he is willing to commute 30-45 minutes. We need help finding suitable neighborhoods (our price range is $400,000-600,00). We are looking for names of specific sub-divisions that would be a good/safe environment for young teenagers e.g. community center, swim teams, lots of same aged kids,etc.

In regards to choosing middle/high school...I have been looking on greatschools.net and see there are several good choices in the southern section of Charlotte. Any thoughts on these? Some of the data is not available because the schools are so new. Has anybody heard pros/cons on these?

Last but not least...any recommendations for temporary housing in the SE section of Charlotte?

Thanks for taking the time to help!
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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I just discovered this site and think it is wonderful. I hope you can help me answer some questions or just offer some advice.We move to Charlotte this summer and I'm trying to do as much research as possible.

For starters,my husband's office will be in the south-east section of the city and he is willing to commute 30-45 minutes. We need help finding suitable neighborhoods (our price range is $400,000-600,00). We are looking for names of specific sub-divisions that would be a good/safe environment for young teenagers e.g. community center, swim teams, lots of same aged kids,etc.

In regards to choosing middle/high school...I have been looking on greatschools.net and see there are several good choices in the southern section of Charlotte. Any thoughts on these? Some of the data is not available because the schools are so new. Has anybody heard pros/cons on these?

Last but not least...any recommendations for temporary housing in the SE section of Charlotte?

Thanks for taking the time to help!

In your price range you will have many options The high schools serving south Charlotte are all good, in particular Providence High School, Myers Park and Ardrey Kell.

Here are just a few neighborhoods you might consider, (and there are many), Ballantyne (here's one I like) MLS #650658
Piper Glen (check out this one) MLS #649796
Hunters Oak (like this one too!) MSL #656004
Shannamara (in Mint Hill, a nice town) ##664964
Park Crossing (beautiful neighborhood, great pool) #628649
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Providence Country Club
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Ballantyne Country Club as well....The Chimmneys of Marvin....this is in Union County...The Reserve..Excellent Schools, the elem was written in the paper Sandy Ridge..I believe u said middle and hs so u have the NEW MARVIN RIDGE MIDDLE AND HS on the same campus.

Meck County-where Loves listed the schools....Providence Plantation, Canterbury...are also very nice sub-subdivisions, Stone Creek Ranch-Centex Builders....

Good Luck
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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as stated before you really have a lot of choices for good homes with good schools and cumminity features. all of the schools should have test scores,etc posted with the exception of ardrey kell because it opened last year. Providence has has the highest test scores for CMS the past 2 years. The CMS website gives a lot of facts about each individual school and tells you how to contact the school if you wish. Union county has an awesome school system as well. Weddington and Marvin schools have had great ratings since they opened. Check out Blackstone and Weddington Chase in union county and Providence Plantation, Cady Lake, Berkeley as well as the others mentioned above, all good choices. Welcome and I hope the helps, you are going to love Charlotte!
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I would recommend Providence Plantation, Hembstead, Providence Pointe, Bridgehampton, Somerset, Hunter Oaks, The Reserve, Weddington Chase and Marvin Creek. All ot these communities are in your price range, and have amenities. Best of Luck to you and let me know if I can help
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In your price range, you could look "in-town" in some really great established neighborhoods in the Myers Park school district, which is the best in town.

SouthPark (in my humble opinion) is the place to be -- best schools and lots of amenities.

There are a few neighborhoods -- here are a couple examples: MLS # 659952, 655269
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