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Old 10-09-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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Hello group

Wife & I are planing to move to Charlotte end of Dec 2011. We are planning to rent for the first 6 months and then buy a home. I would appreciate if you could give me some suggestions on good neighborhoods.

Background
- Wife works from home but travels at-least for 2 weeks in a month.
- My work place will be uptown. Will involve daily commute.
- No kids. Just the 2 of us in mid to late 30s.

Criteria to buy
- Must be within 15-18 miles radius from uptown.
- Budget 350k to 500k
- Airport must be within 10 miles from home
- School is not a criteria.
- Must be a safe neighborhood.
- prefer a middle class/middle age neighborhood.
- prefer close to water front.
- prefer an area that does not get flooded during heavy rain.
- prefer some nice restaurants and theaters around.

Any tip is much appreciated

cheers
rsk
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hello group

Wife & I are planing to move to Charlotte end of Dec 2011. We are planning to rent for the first 6 months and then buy a home. I would appreciate if you could give me some suggestions on good neighborhoods.

Background
- Wife works from home but travels at-least for 2 weeks in a month.
- My work place will be uptown. Will involve daily commute.
- No kids. Just the 2 of us in mid to late 30s.

Criteria to buy
- Must be within 15-18 miles radius from uptown.
- Budget 350k to 500k
- Airport must be within 10 miles from home
- School is not a criteria.
- Must be a safe neighborhood.
- prefer a middle class/middle age neighborhood.
- prefer close to water front.
- prefer an area that does not get flooded during heavy rain.
- prefer some nice restaurants and theaters around.

Any tip is much appreciated

cheers
rsk
I would be happy to send you a direct message
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hello group

Wife & I are planing to move to Charlotte end of Dec 2011. We are planning to rent for the first 6 months and then buy a home. I would appreciate if you could give me some suggestions on good neighborhoods.

Background
- Wife works from home but travels at-least for 2 weeks in a month.
- My work place will be uptown. Will involve daily commute.
- No kids. Just the 2 of us in mid to late 30s.

Criteria to buy
- Must be within 15-18 miles radius from uptown.
- Budget 350k to 500k
- Airport must be within 10 miles from home
- School is not a criteria.
- Must be a safe neighborhood.
- prefer a middle class/middle age neighborhood.
- prefer close to water front.
- prefer an area that does not get flooded during heavy rain.
- prefer some nice restaurants and theaters around.

Any tip is much appreciated

cheers
rsk
Belmont, NC, or Cramerton which are in Gaston County.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Belmont, NC, or Cramerton which are in Gaston County.
Thanks for your response Southbound. I will look in this neighborhood.
Are you familiar with Mountain Island neighborhood How is that place. Do you think it will fit my criteria.

Thanks again
rsk
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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I would be happy to send you a direct message
Pls do so lovesMountains.

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rsk
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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I would be happy to send you a direct message
Pls do so lovesMountains.

Thanks
rsk
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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My vote would be Southpark area. Lots of great shopping and restaurants plus I think it meets all your other requirements. I live near there and can be to the airport or uptown in 15 minutes.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Thanks for your response Southbound. I will look in this neighborhood.
Are you familiar with Mountain Island neighborhood How is that place. Do you think it will fit my criteria.

Thanks again
rsk
I am not personally familiar with Mountain Island, but it is mentioned on this board, occasionally. I'd suggest using the search this board function. According to most posts that I have seen, the public schools are not the best.

Going west from Charlotte, Belmont is separated from Mecklenburg County by the river. You can't get closer to the airport without being in Charlotte. The airport is on the west side of Charlotte. Cramerton is a small town between Belmont & Gastonia. Schools are good in both towns. There is some nice new housing going into Cramerton. US 74 (Wilkinson Blvd) goes by the airport & dumps into 277 to get you to Uptown (downtown).

I mention schools because good schools help to sell houses if you need or want to sell down the road.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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+1 for Southpark. You're in the heart of one of the densest restaurant districts in Charlotte, close to the airport, very close/convenient to uptown. Lots to do. You could find lots of great options in your price range.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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South Park, no brainer on that one.
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