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Old 03-06-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Celebration, Fl
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My husband has accepted a job at the Carolina medical center in Monroe, nc. Need some advice on some nice areas to live. We are in our early 30s no kids yet and over the bar scence. Wouldd rather have a nice dinner or go out shopping during the day at a mall. We currently live in Celebration, Fl so for those who are familiar with it we would love to find an area similar and just rent for now (under $1300) I hear the traffic on 74 is bad but my husband will be driving into Monroe so hopefully opposite the traffic. Any advice would be appreciated

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Old 03-06-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Celebration, Fl
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Let me add that my husband would prefer a commute under 30 minutes
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Hello,

I lived near Orlando in Altamonte Springs for a while and am familiar with Celebration. We haven't lived in this area long, but we moved just a little south of Ballantyne. My initial thought would be to look around the area where 521 and Rea Road meet. That seems to be a pretty nice area with a lot of dining options and would be within the thirty minutes you are looking for.

I'm not sure what to tell you on the rental options, because I don't know what you are looking for as far as accomodations go (condo, house, how many rooms, etc.). Besides, I'm probably not the best person to answer because we have only lived here for a few months. I replied because no one else has yet and I wanted to at least try and help!
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Celebration, Fl
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Thanks for your reply! We are looking for either a 3 bedroom house or a townhouse.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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My wife and I lived in Altamonte Springs and Apopka before we moved to Monroe about 3 1/2 years ago. She had gotten a job in Monroe, but since then we have both gotten jobs in Charlotte.

Monroe is very much in the shadow of Charlotte in terms of restaurants and shopping. The Monroe Mall is going to disappoint you. There is nice shopping in some of the other areas surrounding Charlotte, though.

I-74 is no picnic. During rush-hour it's slammed, but if your husband is traveling away from Charlotte in the morning it probably won't be as bad.

I guess I can't help with any specific housing recommendations... there are some nice developments and some lousy ones!
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I live in Monroe and for a 30 minute commute, I wouldn't go too far. Indian Trail would probably be as far as I would go. As far as Monroe, we love it. It will be hard to find rental property for that price, though. It is there, but when you see it, you need to jump on it. I lived in Orlando for 6 years and am very familiar with Celebration. There isn't anything that is comparable to that type of neighborhood in this area. If you want to PM me, I can go into specific details for you. I wouldn't live anywhere near Monroe town. We live on Seacrest Shortcut, but we are in the middle of rezoning of schools. I am not sure if you have children or not. Even this area is only 45 minutes or to two nice malls and shopping areas, I just wouldn't want to drive to those or from those areas during high traffic times.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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Matthews would be a good choice.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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Harrisburg, would also be a good choice
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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Look in Indian Trail or Stallings. Maybe even Mint Hill.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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What about Lake Park?
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