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Old 10-16-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Between: Mecklenberg
Cabararrus
Irdell/Statesville

Is there truly a large living expense difference? I understand there is a difference in schools.

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Old 10-16-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Between: Mecklenberg
Cabararrus
Irdell/Statesville

Is there truly a large living expense difference? I understand there is a difference in schools.

Many Thanks
Well, Mecklenburg is the most expensive tax-wise and housing costs-wise of the three - but that's all relative because even it is considered cheap compared to many other cities in this country. Some of the best schools in the state are located around Mecklenburg, as are some of the poorest challenged ones. So you just have to be willing to live in certain areas to get the best schools.

Cabarrus has good overall schools while I understand Statesville can be hit or miss like Charlotte.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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look into Lincoln county as well
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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Between: Mecklenberg
Cabararrus
Irdell/Statesville

Is there truly a large living expense difference? I understand there is a difference in schools.

Many Thanks
Iredell County VERY expensive to live in and you won't like the schools.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Taxes by County:

County............Rate..........200K

Cabarrus.........$0.6300.......$1,260
Gaston...........$0.8350.......$1,670
Iredell............$0.4450........$890
Lincoln...........$0.5700.......$1,140
Mecklenburg....$0.8387.......$1,677
Union.............$0.6650.......$1,330

This is just a quick snapshot of the NC surrounding counties. The "200K" line is just to give a more realistic idea of the savings cause, for me at least, seeing the difference btw 0.63 and 0.8387 is hard for me to grasp.

I opted for Lincoln county.

Reference: http://www.ncacc.org/taxrate.htm (broken link)

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Old 10-17-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Iredell and Lincoln are harder commutes into Charlotte, because there are only so many road choices to drive around or over Lake Norman. The northern Mecklenburg-into-Iredell area has grown quite a bit, and that contributes to traffic.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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If you are going to make your paycheck off of mecklenburg county you need to give something back and live here, Why be a day worker that scurries in to work and out to sleep...Step up and show some class.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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If you are going to make your paycheck off of mecklenburg county you need to give something back and live here, Why be a day worker that scurries in to work and out to sleep...Step up and show some class.
Wow - just wow.

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Wow - just wow.

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Thanks.........hope I got a rep point,,
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Excellent point nativechief. I loved your reply and repped ya
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