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Old 05-14-2006, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I think Albermarle was named after an English noble.
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:24 PM
 
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I think Albermarle was named after an English noble.
It is named for George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle, who was one of the eight Lords Proprietors granted the province of Carolina in 1663 by King Charles II.

Info from the official city website.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Angelus Oaks, California
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NASHVILLE
We are making a move from Southern California; just can't stand the rat race any more. We were hoping to buy a home outright. We could find plenty in our price range but not in nice areas. We ended up looking at manufactured homes in rural areas. Rural is okay with us but crime is not. We found a place off 58 between Nashville and Casalia. Can you tell me about the outskirts of this town?
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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On a different note, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, are nice towns, but as Ive endlessly stated they are becoming overcrowded. If you dont mind that, and like to live near other transplants, you will enjoy life there.

These cities have property values and home prices that are getting beyond reasonable. But what may seem expensive to me may be cheap to you.

I was just going to ask you about Davidson. So you think its' a pretty good area? How far is a commute from there to Ft Mill?
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:47 PM
 
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I'm also moving from South Florida.. What does anyone know about Albemarle?
I know Kelly Pickler from American Idol is from there, LOL
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:36 AM
 
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If you do want close to the Charlotte area, Union County is a good area. We are within 30 minutes of most activities in the area yet we aren't right in the middle of it all. Union county schools are good. We were told to stay away from Meck county schools many many times when we moved here. I don't know if they are as bad as their repuation but I do know we love the school the kids are in here. There are a couple of nice "planned ubran developments" in the area that are a GREAT place to raise a family. They have parks, pools, lakes, walking trails, activities, clubs etc. all in your own "neighborhood." We are enjoying it quite a bit!
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:09 AM
 
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where in union county? I'm trying to move out of dunedin, fl and up north. starting over, so flexible with towns. small town, near water, good schools and low crime. A lot to ask for. Is your town like that?
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:36 AM
 
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Matthews is a nice town although it is technically Mecklenburg county. Are there parts of it that are Union schools?? You could check on that... In Union county, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, or Indian Trail would be good. Indian Trail has an area called Lake Park that someone mentioned earlier. It is a wonderful area for raising a family. Any of these places you would still be very close to Matthews and Charlotte to go out to eat, for shopping, etc.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:39 PM
 
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Matthews is a nice town although it is technically Mecklenburg county. Are there parts of it that are Union schools?? You could check on that... In Union county, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, or Indian Trail would be good. Indian Trail has an area called Lake Park that someone mentioned earlier. It is a wonderful area for raising a family. Any of these places you would still be very close to Matthews and Charlotte to go out to eat, for shopping, etc.
We bought a house in a subdivision in Matthews and our schools are actually Union County. We happened to like Matthews and it's literally minutes from the Charlotte area.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:10 PM
 
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We bought a house in a subdivision in Matthews and our schools are actually Union County. We happened to like Matthews and it's literally minutes from the Charlotte area.
Yes, in fact it is difficult to distinguish when cities change here. We spent the first month saying, "what town are we in now?" Now we say, "well...it's right on the other side of those trees..." because EVERYTHING is on the other side of some trees!
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