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Old 04-15-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I am!

We moved to NC from Alexandria, VA.

I think you've gotten some good advice to include South Charlotte in your search. DH and I rented in that area prior to purchasing our home.

Are you a beagle-lover? I ask b/c of your username. My beagle is from Cecil County, MD.

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Thanks so much for all the responses. As always, you've been a tremendous help. My husband and I currently reside in the Columbia, MD area (if you're familiar with it). We're about 20 miles from DC and Baltimore. I will do some research in the South Charlotte area. Much appreciated!
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thanks so much for all the responses. As always, you've been a tremendous help. My husband and I currently reside in the Columbia, MD area (if you're familiar with it). We're about 20 miles from DC and Baltimore. I will do some research in the South Charlotte area. Much appreciated!
Columbia, Maryland - almost had to move there once - felt like I dodged a bullet not to have to though. The place reminded me of Stepford, as in the Stepford Wives
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Eagle Point, OR :)
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Columbia, Maryland - almost had to move there once - felt like I dodged a bullet not to have to though.
Columbia is beautiful, my sister lives there and has been there for nearly 20 years. It's a great commuter location and quite desirable.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Columbia is beautiful, my sister lives there and has been there for nearly 20 years. It's a great commuter location and quite desirable.
I understand it is considered "desirable" up there in Maryland - but honestly, it gave me the heebie jeebies, just seemed so fake - like something you'd see at Disney World?? And the fact there were no churches was weird to me - there were all these "community" buildings which different denominations shared for their services, but no real churches - just strange to me.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Columbia was one of the first large scale master-planned residential communities...I think by Rouse company, which also did the Harbor Place area in Baltimore, etc. If I remember right, there were/are pretty much rules for everything, governing both homeowners, commercial and public spaces.

Agree that it's nice in a Disney kind of way. People tend to either love it or hate it...
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I find a lot of similarities with Ballantyne and Columbia, you may want to look in that area although you won't get much land. I am familiar with that area as hubby use to work in Ellicott City. In comparisons, you may want to stay in S Charlotte or Huntersville on the north side. I don't think you will like Harrisburg if you like Columbia they are two different areas.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Columbia is beautiful, my sister lives there and has been there for nearly 20 years. It's a great commuter location and quite desirable.
Columbia used to be a very nice area...parts of it have started going downhill over the past several years though. I worked in Columbia from about 2002-2007, and also lived there for part of that time as well prior to buying my house in Severn.

I think I prefer it here in Charlotte.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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I live in Weddington and used to drive into uptown. I took side roads to avoid Providence and the freeways. About 45 mins to an hour. Depends on how many city and school busses you get behind.
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