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Old 06-06-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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are there any urban-y type neighborhoods with old homes, trees, small yards, etc that are walkable to schools, grocery stores, entertainment, museums, public transportation, etc? ideally a safe place where families live?
is this too much to ask?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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are there any urban-y type neighborhoods with old homes, trees, small yards, etc that are walkable to schools, grocery stores, entertainment, museums, public transportation, etc? ideally a safe place where families live?
is this too much to ask?

Anything is possible for a price.

What is your budget?
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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depends upon your definition of "urban"
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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are there any urban-y type neighborhoods with old homes, trees, small yards, etc that are walkable to schools, grocery stores, entertainment, museums, public transportation, etc? ideally a safe place where families live?
is this too much to ask?
Answer to the first & 2nd question combined - No
Answer to the 3rd question - Yes

The only place that remotely meets your criteria is Davidson. Otherwise, you best be looking elsewhere.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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urban as in dense and walkable... eateries, city parks and other places within walking distance and public transportation and taxis easily accessible.
3 bedroom for under $400k. any areas fit this description?
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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urban as in dense and walkable... eateries, city parks and other places within walking distance and public transportation and taxis easily accessible.
3 bedroom for under $400k. any areas fit this description?

It would be important for you to know that for the most part Charlotte is a very SUBURBAN city. You don't see a lot of taxi's except for at the airport or uptown, though you can call them to come to you if you need one I'm sure.

In your price range you could potentially get a small bungalow in the old desirable neighborhoods of Elizabeth, Chantilly, Dilworth or Plaza Midwood. These are all within 5 minutes of uptown and are about as urban as Charlotte gets. Expect the homes in your range to be usually 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, though a 3 bedroom 1.5 is not an impossibility.

Buses run thru and past all these neighborhoods, so you could take public transportation uptown or to other locations fairly easily.

Now, that being said, there are pockets of areas more out in suburbia that do offer a nice walkable lifestyle - just not an urban one at all. You could live in one of these places and walk to the movies, the bookstore, Walmart, grocery stores ect. You'd be further from uptown though where the museums and other urban attractions are. Does that interest you?
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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Answer to the first & 2nd question combined - No
Answer to the 3rd question - Yes

The only place that remotely meets your criteria is Davidson. Otherwise, you best be looking elsewhere.
There are a lot of places other than Davidson which meet the criteria...a lot closer to Charlotte. I don't get your constant shilling of Davidson. It's a great place...and the historic area is great, with nice restaurants, and some arts/entertainment scene. But I would hardly call it urban...
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Myers Park
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Myers Park
Not in their price range without being more of a fixer upper!
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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Myers Park is hardly urban. A very slim,slim stretch might be Dilworth. But, even that is not urban.

Honestly, there is are not any urban areas here.
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