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Old 12-13-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Can someone please help??? My wife and I are seriously considering moving into the Gastonia/Belmont area, but need help on exactly where to live. We desire a nice neihborhood with nice parks and a nice downtown area. Willing to travel in a 20 minute radius. Where is best? Belmont? Kings Mountain? South Carolina? Please help. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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Gaston county is not considered part of western NC (please see this map: Western North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

I suggest asking similar questions in the Charlotte sub-forum (http://www.city-data.com/forum/charlotte/) or the York/Lancaster County (SC) sub-forum (http://www.city-data.com/forum/york-lancaster-counties/).
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Can someone please help??? My wife and I are seriously considering moving into the Gastonia/Belmont area, but need help on exactly where to live. We desire a nice neihborhood with nice parks and a nice downtown area. Willing to travel in a 20 minute radius. Where is best? Belmont? Kings Mountain? South Carolina? Please help. Thanks.
Belmont and King's Mt. are both nice areas...Belmont's downtown is much more inviting IMO....

http://www.city-data.com/city/Belmon...-Carolina.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Kings-...-Carolina.html

You may also want to check out Lowell...

http://www.city-data.com/city/Lowell...-Carolina.html
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Can someone please help??? My wife and I are seriously considering moving into the Gastonia/Belmont area, but need help on exactly where to live. We desire a nice neihborhood with nice parks and a nice downtown area. Willing to travel in a 20 minute radius. Where is best? Belmont? Kings Mountain? South Carolina? Please help. Thanks.
I think Belmont is awesome. It's quaint, but yet close to everything you need, including being one of the shortest commutes to uptown Charlotte (if that's important). Notsure what you mean by a "20 minute radius" - 20 minutes to WHAT, your job or uptown Charlotte??

Kings Mountain is also a nice quiet place to live - more rural, which is what I prefer anyway. But if you have to depend on going to Charlotte for a job this will be a much longer commute.

Many people enjoy living just over the SC border in Fort Mill or Clover.

You didn't give a price range or say whether or not schools are important - that would give people a better idea on suggestions to make
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Personally, I'd choose Belmont. There are parts of Gastonia that are pretty run down with increased crime.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Personally, I'd choose Belmont. There are parts of Gastonia that are pretty run down with increased crime.
That's true....of course it's true of anywhere you live....but Belmont is nice.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I live in the city of Kings Mountain.

It's a nice quiet place with the amenities that you would expect. However, if you live in Kings Mountain, outside of the city, it can get rural fairly fast.

The schools in Kings Mountain are good.

The downtown area has quite a few empty storefronts, but several are being remodeled & reopened. Just like most of the towns in this area, Kings Mountain was hit badly by all of the mill closures.

I would not hesitate to take a job in Charlotte, but I would be cautious as to which part of Charlotte. Some areas can be a 35-40 min drive in rush hour, but it could be a prohibitive drive.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Default Belmont

I can't be of much help, in that I can only tell you that I hear more good things about Belmont than Gastonia, Kings Mountain, etc.

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