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Old 07-09-2007, 08:34 AM
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I would like to know what people think the best cit in North Carolina is to work, live and play. Here is my situation.

I am going to retire in North Carolina in about 5 years. I am an avid golfer and my wife likes to shop in nice malls. I plan to work at an upscale golf course that allows it's workers to play golf during their off time. We would be looking for a nice house for 180-220K (between 1700-2000 sq ft) in a nice subdivision that is less then 10 miles from a large mall (200 + stores) that also has a Super Wal-Mart and some private/resort golf courses nearby (within 15-20 miles).

Please let me know what you think the best place would be for us to retire based on the above information.

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:30 AM
Location: The 12th State
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I do not know the store counts in the malls themselves but I can make some suggestions.
Hanes Mall , Winston Salem golf Tanglewood Park.
SouthPark Mall Charlotte golf Quail Hollow (you probably need to look for
homes in that price range in Concord, Huntersville, Union County
Concord Mills Concord golf Green Oaks even though around
Badin would be Nice.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:37 AM
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Probably the outskirts of Greensboro will be good too
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:10 AM
Location: Asheville, NC
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I think you've narrowed it to the Triad, Triangle, or Charlotte areas if you are looking for a mall that big. I think your best bet for that housing price range (in 5 years) will be Greensboro/Winston-Salem.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:23 AM
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I like Ashville a lot.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:05 AM
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Highland Creek on Noth side of Charlotte. Has a golf course built in the huge community and a road that recently has been built. It is almost direct connection to Concord Mills Mall.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:44 AM
Location: Upstate SC
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Originally Posted by JohnE1000 View Post
I like Ashville a lot.
Two malls in Asheville, one pretty large and busy (Asheville Mall) and one smaller and struggling (Biltmore Square Mall). Golf definitely available nearby. Home prices in that range would definitely be problematic though, moreso in a few years.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:45 AM
Location: Apex, NC
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Raleigh is
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:16 AM
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Near a Super WalMart? I'd pay to live as far from one as possible!
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:24 AM
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Asheville is way too expensive. It's the most expensive place to live in NC. Over by Charlotte is really nice. Stay away from the west side of Charlotte. It has high crime. One guy replied that Badin is nice, and it has a country club and golf course. So, the nearest nice town to that would be Albemarle. It has places to shop and eat, and is about 29 miles from Concord Mills Mall, which is a very nice mall. Also, homes in Albemarle are much more affordable. You can go to REALTOR.com - Real Estate Listings & Homes For Sale and see the prices. Best wishes. Good luck on your upcoming move. Yvonne
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