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Old 05-28-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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Hello everyone Myself and my Family are looking to relocate to Charlotte from Michigan. I was wondering if I could get some in put on which areas are the best,safest and good schools to live in Mecklenberg County. South,North,East,West. We have been looking at a few places on line like the University area,Matthews Mint Hill,Indian Trail Areas,Hunterville,Steel Creeke,Harrisburg. Of the above in order what would everyone perfer We have been looking at Saussy Brooke communities if anyone has any info on that I would appreciate it Thank You
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:53 AM
 
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Why didn't you mention Fort Mill? I would suggest that you at least look into this place. For example, research Fort Mill schools, Tax's, crime, and housing prices. I believe you will thank me later.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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You might also want to consider, Concord. Here is my list from best to worst. For families with a net income of under $100,000.

1) Fort Mill, SC
2) Concord, NC
3) Huntersville, NC
4) Harrisburg, NC
5) Steel Creek area of Charlotte
6) Matthews, NC
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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I am building in Mint Hill -- Nice area, not too far from Uptown, still farms in area, but not the sticks either. M
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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You might also want to consider, Concord. Here is my list from best to worst. For families with a net income of under $100,000.

1) Fort Mill, SC
2) Concord, NC
3) Huntersville, NC
4) Harrisburg, NC
5) Steel Creek area of Charlotte
6) Matthews, NC

If the OP wants to think ahead, if they will be sending their kids to college one day, NC public Universities are half as expensive as SC public universities. SC does not fund their Universities as well, therefore you have to pay more out of your own pocket. I don't know if the states have a tuition agreement if you live in bordering counties or not.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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If the OP wants to think ahead, if they will be sending their kids to college one day, NC public Universities are half as expensive as SC public universities. SC does not fund their Universities as well, therefore you have to pay more out of your own pocket. I don't know if the states have a tuition agreement if you live in bordering counties or not.

Many middle class families are eligible for a little bit of lottery money for college in SC.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Hello everyone Myself and my Family are looking to relocate to Charlotte from Michigan. I was wondering if I could get some in put on which areas are the best,safest and good schools to live in Mecklenberg County. South,North,East,West. We have been looking at a few places on line like the University area,Matthews Mint Hill,Indian Trail Areas,Hunterville,Steel Creeke,Harrisburg. Of the above in order what would everyone perfer We have been looking at Saussy Brooke communities if anyone has any info on that I would appreciate it Thank You
You might want to suggest a price range you are looking for and a few more details regarding what appeals to you. Charlotte has several nice areas, many which you've listed above. Right now, Union County is considered "the" place to be, especially if you have kids. But depending on what you're looking for that might not be the place for you.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Red face Huntersville

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You might also want to consider, Concord. Here is my list from best to worst. For families with a net income of under $100,000.

1) Fort Mill, SC
2) Concord, NC
3) Huntersville, NC
4) Harrisburg, NC
5) Steel Creek area of Charlotte
6) Matthews, NC
We looked at Fort Mill/Tega Cay/Clover until we knew my husband needed to be on the north or east side of the city for occasional commutes to Raleigh and Greensboro. Seems like the taxes were the highest out of the entire area, though. This was about a year ago, seems like I heard taxes in SC have changed since then.

We didn't like Concord or Harrisburg, just not our cup of tea. After my friends moved to Harrisburg, I'm glad we didn't chose that area. They are having issues with a lack of water. Maybe someone can clear that up but I know they've had problems, including my girlfriend getting sand in her dishwasher. Harrisburg is drilling for water, and Kannapolis and Concord want to take up to a million gallons of water a day out of the Lake, which it was awarded to them. There is a big argument over this between those cities and property owners on the Lake, environmentalists, and SC threatening to sue NC over the water award. A lack of water isn't cool for growing cities...

We ended up in Huntersville. Easy commute u/t. I also believe it will appreciate well when some of the construction projects are completed in the area. When we bought, it was a cheaper sq ft than the rest of the area, including Harrisburg where our friends bought. We got a larger house for a cheaper price in a much nicer area than they did, and our house appraised much higher than theirs did. It's funny when they come over, the wife points at the restaurants in our area, hearing that this one is good and that one. Our neighborhood is so much friendlier than theirs, and we have social activities which they have few of. I believe this was a good investment choice for us and good for us personally.

I don't know anything about Steel Creek or Matthews. It was the wrong side of the city for us...

Good luck!
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