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Old 09-01-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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My husband is considering a job offer in Salisbury and we have heard good things about Huntersville NC. What is the commute like? Easy or too far? We want a newer house with a large yard so the neighbors aren't on top of each other; city water and sewer (no septic) and our price range is $200-250k. No school age kids. Any ideas?
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Huntersville would probably be around an hour one way. During busy traffic, it could be longer. I don't know what your definition of "too long" is, but that would be long for me . You might want to consider Concord or Mooresville. They are both a little over 30 minutes. You could probably find a home to your liking in either area.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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What's wrong with Salisbury? Don't clog our f^(&!n roads.

I am so sick of this s#!t! LIVE NEAR YOUR WORK!
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:23 AM
 
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Default Maybe Concord?

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What's wrong with Salisbury? Don't clog our f^(&!n roads.

I am so sick of this s#!t! LIVE NEAR YOUR WORK!
Ummm, okay then...back to the question at hand...

When 485 is finished (no telling when that will be!) you would probably be able to take it from the Huntersville area to the Univ. area and then get on 85 north to Salisbury. It would still be about 45 minutes. Concord might be an area to consider if you want to be close to Charlotte but have a very doable commute to Salisbury. Hope this helps.

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Old 09-02-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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Huntersville is a great area to live in, but it's not too easy to find new houses with large yards in the price range you mentioned. There are a few hoods with good yard sizes, but fthese tend to be older neighborhoods or $$$$$. You're probably looking at a lot size of around 1/4 to 1/3 acre.

If you are going to commute to Salisbury from Huntersville, you'd want to find neighborhoods on the east side of I-77 to make it manageable. Mapquest says 45 minutes from where I live (just east of downtown Hville) to downtown Salisbury. You can probably find something new in neighborhoods like Centennial and Vermillion in your price range, but again you're looking at a 1/4 acre lot.

If you don't need to be in a neighborhood, you can probably find something out on Sam Furr Road heading east out of H'ville that has land and may meet your price range.

There are some good areas around Concord (in Cabarrus County, with lower taxes) that are probably cheaper and provide the yard size you are looking for, and your commute would be only 20 minutes or so.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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For that commute, I would consider Mooresville or Concord over Huntersville. Both areas would have a similar feel. Not sure of the drive times from Concord, but Mooresville can be as quick as 20-25 minutes.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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Default Thanks all

Thank you to all who wrote....exactly what we needed to know, and will take a closer look at Concord and Mooresville.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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Appreciate your advice. Did not realize how far away Huntersville is and agree it's important to live close to work.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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I lived in Cornelius right across from Raceworld USA (so easy 77 access). I commute to a small town in Rowan county. It would take me 45-50 minutes if I was lucky. Some days, it would be double. I left at 6:30 AM and typically had no problem getting there by 7:30. It was the way home that took forever!!!

Depending on where in Huntersville and where in Salisbury, it wouldn't be too bad. If you bought a house in a subdivision right off of 73, it would be close to the 30-40 minute mark.

I now live in Mooresville, near Carrigan Farms on 150. I can get to work in 35-40 minutes in the morning (I get caught in Carson High School traffic) and I can get home in 25-30 minutes.
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