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Old 05-20-2010, 05:06 AM
 
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Hello...

My husband is looking at taking a job with Lowes Headquarter's in Mooresville. I was wondering about the schools and communitys around there. We currently live in a very small town in Ohio. The graduating class has around 110-120 students. Are there any small towns around that area? I have looked but only seem to find larger schools. Does NC only do large county high schools? Our current school district is one of the top 100 districts in Ohio and we have lots of school districts here.

We also live on three acres, so we are looking for a little bit of land.

Any info or help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman
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I live in Mooresville not far from Lowe's Corporate HQ and there are a lot of nice communities around the area. You will probably not be able to find 3 acres very close by however, as most of the land has been subdivided into much smaller lots. It may be possible to have some land a little further out on the fringe of the Town of Mooresville or into Rowan or Cabarrus counties where it gets a little more spacious and rural.

If you are planning to be in Mooresville itself, there are really only 2 options for public schools....the Mooresville Graded (city) School District and Iredell Statesville (county). You can move further out and still have a Mooresville mailing address in some areas of Rowan County and Cabarrus County as well.
There are private schoools such as Davidson Day which have smaller class sizes. But all the public schools are pretty large.
Here is a link to some information about the schools:
NC School Report Cards
There is also a fairly new charter school a stone's throw from Lowe's called Pine Lake Prep. I believe there is a wait list to attend. Welcome to Pine Lake Preparatory! (http://www.pinelakeprep.org/index.html - broken link)

I find it is sometimes very challenging for people relocating to this area as they want to duplicate what they have had in other parts of the country. Unfortunately, it is not always possible. Keep an open mind and come for an exploratory visit and I think you'll find something you can be comfortable with especially if your husband has a job opportunity with a Fortune 50 company such as Lowe's.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: mooresville
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Hello...

My husband is looking at taking a job with Lowes Headquarter's in Mooresville. I was wondering about the schools and communitys around there. We currently live in a very small town in Ohio. The graduating class has around 110-120 students. Are there any small towns around that area? I have looked but only seem to find larger schools. Does NC only do large county high schools? Our current school district is one of the top 100 districts in Ohio and we have lots of school districts here.

We also live on three acres, so we are looking for a little bit of land.

Any info or help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
What kind of price range are you looking to stay in and we can offer some options.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: East Pittsburgh suburb
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We are thinking of relocating to Mooresville NC area.
What is the price range for 5 bedroom house.
Requirements are good schools, quiet neighborhood, neighborhood pool, places to bike/walk.
Thank you
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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You might want to look into Denver it is about 15-20 minutes to Mooresville.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I agree with ssd.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman
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I agree with ssd.
You are really pushing it to be able to drive from Denver to Mooresville in 15-20 minutes any more. And when school is in session, it will be much longer. Highway 150 has followed the fate of Hwy 73 in 2 lanes straining to accommodate the growth and steadily increasing traffic in that area.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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You are really pushing it to be able to drive from Denver to Mooresville in 15-20 minutes any more. And when school is in session, it will be much longer. Highway 150 has followed the fate of Hwy 73 in 2 lanes straining to accommodate the growth and steadily increasing traffic in that area.
Any reason why you chose to respond to me? Maybe lower real estate prices in Denver?
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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You are really pushing it to be able to drive from Denver to Mooresville in 15-20 minutes any more. And when school is in session, it will be much longer. Highway 150 has followed the fate of Hwy 73 in 2 lanes straining to accommodate the growth and steadily increasing traffic in that area.
I live in Pumpkin Center and it takes me 25 minutes to get to the Target in Mooresville, during non rush hour times. Parts of Denver are 10 minutes closer then I am.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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I want to live in Pumpkin Center! Is there really a town up there called that? Love it. This could be a whole new thread. What's the sweetest, most quaint name of a town you've heard of in NC?
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