U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-11-2009, 11:32 AM
 
2 posts, read 3,565 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

My husband just got a job in Fort Mill and we have been seeing some nice houses for rent online in the Southpark area of South Charlotte. (We are coming from Columbia after living in Houston for 8 years). Is this a good area and how are the schools? Are there any that particuarly stand out? I need elementary and middle at this point. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-11-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
45,269 posts, read 88,570,147 times
Reputation: 39866
Quote:
Originally Posted by EllieWillDream View Post
My husband just got a job in Fort Mill and we have been seeing some nice houses for rent online in the Southpark area of South Charlotte. (We are coming from Columbia after living in Houston for 8 years). Is this a good area and how are the schools? Are there any that particuarly stand out? I need elementary and middle at this point. Thanks!
South Park is a very desirable area of Charlotte - IF it is truly a South Park address. Some people try to attach themselves to South Park that aren't really IN that area. Give me street names and I can try to help you.

But really, why not just live in Fort Mill?? That's a great town with really good schools
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Mauldin
412 posts, read 813,529 times
Reputation: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovesMountains View Post
South Park is a very desirable area of Charlotte - IF it is truly a South Park address. Some people try to attach themselves to South Park that aren't really IN that area. Give me street names and I can try to help you.

But really, why not just live in Fort Mill?? That's a great town with really good schools
+1 on the addresses. Fort Mill would probably be cheaper overall too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
19,824 posts, read 56,039,834 times
Reputation: 19025
Ft. M<ill has a variey of good schools and neighborhoods. All the York Co schools in York Dist. 4 has good ratings, no matter where they change the bnoundaries to. Lancaster Co has Indianland schools, not quite as highly rated but still, no fears about boundary changes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2009, 07:55 PM
 
1,958 posts, read 2,635,665 times
Reputation: 1906
i own a house that is IN southpark that i am putting up for rent , 4 bed 3 bath.
you would be in beverly woods elem, carmel middle , south meck high.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2009, 08:45 PM
 
797 posts, read 2,984,681 times
Reputation: 211
S. Charlotte has the best schools around so you can't lose. Ballantyne would be a good area and not too far from Ft. Mill.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2009, 07:48 AM
 
777 posts, read 2,277,929 times
Reputation: 489
Quote:
Originally Posted by EllieWillDream View Post
My husband just got a job in Fort Mill and we have been seeing some nice houses for rent online in the Southpark area of South Charlotte. (We are coming from Columbia after living in Houston for 8 years). Is this a good area and how are the schools? Are there any that particuarly stand out? I need elementary and middle at this point. Thanks!
Depending on your SP address, Beverly Woods Elem and Carmel Middle are rated pretty highly. Highly enough that the CMS Superintenant will be sending his kids there.

The SP area itself is great. You are centrally located to everything w/o being in the suburbia of Ballantyne. I loath the Ballanyne area traffic, especially if you didn't work in Ballatyne.

I live 3 miles south of SP off of Carmel Rd and work in SP. The prices in my 'hood are VERY reasonable given the location in an established neighborhood.

That said, Fort Mill is supposed to have a good school system. If you are not looking for more of a "city life", I would look in Fort Mill.

If you would like to be around fine restuarants, upscale shopping, 15 minute drive uptown, established 'hoods...I would look in the SP area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: State of Being
35,885 posts, read 67,186,293 times
Reputation: 22375
I am with InSouthPark on this one, but obviously, ISP and I like a very robust suburban area and that isn't for everyone. That being said, one reason I bought off Carmel, inside 51, is b/c of the school district. Even tho my kids are no longer in public school, I felt this was a huge selling point if we should ever decide to sell our home.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:49 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top