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Old 04-02-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I know this question has probably been asked a million times on this forum, but thought I would give it another whirl. I will be moving to Charlotte this month and working for Siemens which is off of the Westinghouse exit 1 on I-77. My first choice to look for a house is going to be in the Huntersville area because I will be bringing my boat down with me and keeping it on Lake Norman. I spoke to a Real Estate agent today who was trying to advise me against that because she said it could take an hour-and-a-half to commute to and from work. Is traffic really that bad on a day-to-day basis. Currently I commute about 45-50 min to work and would not mind doing the same there. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:05 PM
 
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Once you get past Charlotte itself it might be ok but the commute through Charlotte can be a bit nasty at times.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC area
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Why not live on or near Lake Wylie?
Traffic on 77 backs up in both directions in the morning and evenings. For some reason, people forget how to drive during busy times and like to have accidents.
You could also buy a home in South Charlotte and a one bedroom condo on Lake Norman and use it as a weekend getaway.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, but isn't the "place to be" on Lake Norman as far as social gatherings on the water?
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Thanks for the info, but isn't the "place to be" on Lake Norman as far as social gatherings on the water?
Yes it is.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thanks for the info, but isn't the "place to be" on Lake Norman as far as social gatherings on the water?
Yes, it is, but that would not personally be worth it to me to make that kind of commute.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Default commute

I live off exit 23 and previously worked off Tyvola Road, Exit 5. Routinely I left at 6:45 am and would arrive at work around 7:30. Coming home was a disaster, most often it was about 1 hour.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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Ask "Shena" on this board, she takes the bus from Huntersville into Charlotte and she highly recommends this alternative.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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Ask "Shena" on this board, she takes the bus from Huntersville into Charlotte and she highly recommends this alternative.
The bus is a great option into uptown Charlotte. The problem is that the poster has to commute all the way down to Westinghouse, which is just south of the southern loop of I-485. I would not want to make that commute. I'm a big supporter of CATS, but he would not want to take the bus from Huntersville to Westinghouse.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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From Mapquest it says to take I77 to I85 to I485. Does traffic get better after you get off I77?
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