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Old 08-05-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill
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I may actually suggest looking South to Fort Mill. The commute to Uptown Charlotte often takes less time from there than it does Huntersville. Also, the school system in Fort Mill blows Charlotte/Meck schools away. South Carolina is also more friendly on the wallet. We relocated to the area almost 4 years ago, and we do not regret choosing South Carolina at all.
I would agree with this. I live in Fort Mill and work in uptown Charlotte, and my commute averages 30 mins each way. The feel of teh town, however, crosses over from suburban into small town, so that may be an issue from a livability standpoint, but it is an option to explore.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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Have you considered South Charlotte/Ballentyne area? You could commute up Providence Road, 521/Park Rd or 77N. Many options instead or 74 or 77S. We actually lived in the Stonecrest area when we 1st moved from Boston. Took about 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Have you considered South Charlotte/Ballentyne area? You could commute up Providence Road, 521/Park Rd or 77N. Many options instead or 74 or 77S. We actually lived in the Stonecrest area when we 1st moved from Boston. Took about 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.
I actually have been moving the search that way. It seems like that area is more what we are looking for and the commute is right where we want it. Someone also mentioned a train to uptown?
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Highland Creek in northeast Charlotte has easy access to I85, very family friendly, additionally there are many people taking that route to BofA uptown and could probably carpool. Simple 25 minute drive down I85
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Someone also mentioned a train to uptown?
There is a light rail line that roughly follows South Blvd at I-485 all the way to uptown Charlotte. Trip takes about 30 min each way. The stations on the I-485 end are park and ride with free parking.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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There is a light rail line that roughly follows South Blvd at I-485 all the way to uptown Charlotte. Trip takes about 30 min each way. The stations on the I-485 end are park and ride with free parking.
I take this whenever I go uptown, and depending on where the office is located I'd say it's a great deal.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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What is your price range? Would you prefer newer houses that are most likely in a new delopment with very little trees and landscaping (a house farm as my wife calls it), or, would you prefer and older neighborhood with more trees and privacy but older houses?

I am from southern NH and the neighborhoods down here are so different from New England. Most new houses are in these huge house farms which I find very ugly compared to my small NH town but many people like them. We chose an older neighborhood with a slightly newer/remolded house.

We love Charlotte btw. Hope you will too!
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