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Old 11-09-2006, 08:20 PM
 
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Default Upscale NC areas...

I guess I'm trying to find my ideal city to buy a home in. I would like something within 30 minutes to a major airport. Such as Charlotte or Raleigh.
I want an upscale, affluent area that is bordered by other nice areas. ( I don't want to drive out of my town and directly into a bad area.)

It would be nice to have some acreage but not required. Nice restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. I want nice landscaped properties and well kept homes. I don't want to see campers or RV's in front of homes or along side of it.

Does any area exist or am I living in a dream world?

Appreciate your feedback as always.

Peace, Tom

 
Old 11-09-2006, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I guess I'm trying to find my ideal city to buy a home in. I would like something within 30 minutes to a major airport. Such as Charlotte or Raleigh.
I want an upscale, affluent area that is bordered by other nice areas. ( I don't want to drive out of my town and directly into a bad area.)

It would be nice to have some acreage but not required. Nice restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. I want nice landscaped properties and well kept homes. I don't want to see campers or RV's in front of homes or along side of it.

Does any area exist or am I living in a dream world?

Appreciate your feedback as always.

Peace, Tom
Weddington, Waxhaw or Marvin just over the Charlotte border into Union County - exactly what you described above
 
Old 11-09-2006, 11:45 PM
 
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I don't know anything about Charlotte, but as far as Raleigh goes I would say the Falls Of Neuse Road area in N. Raleigh would be your best bet.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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McGregor Downs or Preston area in Cary. The Brier Creek Area in Raleigh as well as Durant/Strickland Roads in Raleigh and of course Wake Field in Raleigh and Olde Raleigh.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Cornelius Nice waterfront homes with the average home selling of the water to be creeping closer to the 200K mark.

South Charlotte too around Colony Road etc is very nice and upscale.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 09:24 AM
 
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Am I the only one here who think this thread sounds a bit elitist??

I mean, in gist, it basically says "where can I live where I'm surrounded only by other wealthy people and I never have to be reminded that there are people in this world who aren't wealthy".
 
Old 11-10-2006, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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In the Charlotte area, if you want some elbow room try Weddington/Marvin areas (not much freeway access into Charlotte, though). If elbow room is not an issue, try Ballintyne, Lake Norman, or South Park.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 11:38 AM
 
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Am I the only one here who think this thread sounds a bit elitist??

I mean, in gist, it basically says "where can I live where I'm surrounded only by other wealthy people and I never have to be reminded that there are people in this world who aren't wealthy".


Yes, you are probably the only one who thinks that.

Last edited by Teressah; 11-10-2006 at 11:39 AM.. Reason: spelled word incorrectly
 
Old 11-10-2006, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I would suggest Ballantyne, Weddington, Marvin...there are several options for you. Let me know if I can help and best of luck to you
 
Old 11-10-2006, 01:34 PM
 
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RaleighRob,
I thought that too. After reading the original post, I was expecting different responses.
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