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Old 04-03-2007, 05:40 AM
 
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My bf and I are considering possible relocation, and will be visiting Charlotte next week for 2-3 days in an attempt to get a general overview of the area / compare the surrounding areas. At this point, rather than ask where we should live, which includes many variables and will inevitably lead to more questions about our personal preferences, we're trying to plan an itinerary that includes many general areas within say 12 miles.

So I guess my questions are…if you wanted to get a taste of the city and surrounding neighborhoods (including suburbs) in 2-3 days, what areas/neighborhoods would your itinerary include? Which areas are distinct in their characteristics, which are similar? And how would you briefly describe these areas with respect to housing, character, social climate, landscape, traffic, and schools.

Thanks in advance. Please PM me if you are concerned with offending anyone because we’re really looking for an honest assessment.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Somerset, NJ
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My DH and I are in the same situation. I would appreciate it very much if someone could help us map out an itinerary. I have two children..ages 14 and 11 so schools are a big factor. We are looking to spend 275,000-325,000-Thanks a million to anyone who can offer their advice
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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I honestly believe the best areas for housing are south. Starting Uptown heading out Providence Rd or Park Rd. Areas like Dilworth where you'll find Bungalow style homes and a very upscale but artsy neighborhood. Myers Park, Eastover and the Queens Rd area very nice older homes in an established high end neighborhood. Further out Park Rd towards Piper Glen and Ballantyne you'll find some older some newer neighborhoods. Lots of shopping, golf courses, swim clubs. The homes in your price range would be closer to the Ballantyne and Blakeney areas. You can use my website if you'd like to see what's available. If you need help let me know.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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Check out Belmont and Mt. holly also....even mcCaddenville. Close to the city and affordable. If you want people and volume, the south is better . If you want more rural and less people the west and northwest is the way to go.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Red face Huntersville

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My bf and I are considering possible relocation, and will be visiting Charlotte next week for 2-3 days in an attempt to get a general overview of the area / compare the surrounding areas. At this point, rather than ask where we should live, which includes many variables and will inevitably lead to more questions about our personal preferences, we're trying to plan an itinerary that includes many general areas within say 12 miles.

So I guess my questions are…if you wanted to get a taste of the city and surrounding neighborhoods (including suburbs) in 2-3 days, what areas/neighborhoods would your itinerary include? Which areas are distinct in their characteristics, which are similar? And how would you briefly describe these areas with respect to housing, character, social climate, landscape, traffic, and schools.

Thanks in advance. Please PM me if you are concerned with offending anyone because we’re really looking for an honest assessment.
I'd take a look around Huntersville and the Lake Norman area.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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also look into Union County, alot of growth and excellent schools...
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