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Old 11-07-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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We are relocating and trying to decide on Denver or Mooresville area. Any thoughts on where teenage boys would be happier? Active family subdivision suggestions? Difference in North Lincoln High vs. Lake Norman High? Don't want to be in Mecklenburgh schools so a commute is inevitable. Is commuting from the west side (Denver) easier or harder than on the East side from Mooresville or above? I saw another thread that implied Mooresville may be a bit "hick"??? Really?? I didn't get that impression but would like comments on that.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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Jennifer, I relocated from NY 4 yrs ago and live in Denver. Have 3 teenage boys who have TONS of friends. We live in nice community and travel time to Charlotte from this area is 30/45 mins depending on traffic. North Lincoln is the top HS in Lincoln county. They have plenty of sports programs and good AP classes. Some of the communities are Sailview,Westport, Eastwind Cove. There are also many other outlets for sports besides the local schools. East Lincoln Optimist runs Baseball, Softball, Football and Basketball programs. There are also Sports camps etc. Your kids will meet lots of friends who have access to the Lake (parents with boats etc.). My kids have been on the Lake more than my wife and I!! Mooresville is also nice and I hear Lake Norman is a good school as are most schools around the Lake because of HIGH parent involvement. It all depends on what you are looking for. It is definately quieter in denver than Mooresville. Less traffic and congestion. There are many communities to choose from you just have to decide on your price range and start from there. Where are you moving from?
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:42 AM
 
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We are also coming from NY! That is so great to hear. I have a friend in Denver and my boys thought it seemed a little quiet for them. I have a wrestler and 2 soccer players. My one son is seriously talented on the sax and we need a great jazz/music program for him. Our business is likely to be in the city so the commute time is important. It looks like if you go out onto one of the peninsulas to get near the water, (like The Point) the commute is more like 45 minutes. We'd like to keep it to 30 if possible. Thanks for your help. That makes me feel better about the west side. Great to hear teenagers are happy!
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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I don't do a daily commute from either of those places but you will probably have a hard time keeping it at 30 minutes from either of them. Depending where you are in either town it's probably nearly equidistant, but you are much more likely to hit traffic on 77 from Mooresville.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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We are also coming from NY! That is so great to hear. I have a friend in Denver and my boys thought it seemed a little quiet for them. I have a wrestler and 2 soccer players. My one son is seriously talented on the sax and we need a great jazz/music program for him. Our business is likely to be in the city so the commute time is important. It looks like if you go out onto one of the peninsulas to get near the water, (like The Point) the commute is more like 45 minutes. We'd like to keep it to 30 if possible. Thanks for your help. That makes me feel better about the west side. Great to hear teenagers are happy!
Wherabouts in Charlotte will you/your husband be commuting to?
It's around approx' 26 miles from Mooresville (I77 exit 36) to uptown, but then you're going to have to add on at least another 3 miles in order to be in a lakefront community. Definitely not 30 mins from "The Point" which is at least 6 miles.
30 mins is pushing it slightly. 40 mins is possible depending on the time of the commute.Muy husbands commute from Mallard Head area of Brawley is 35-40 mins leaving at 6.40am and returning at 4.30-4.45pm.

Bear in mind that Brawley School Rd is now 4 lanes West from Williamson, so J33 is an option also as with the improvements to the intersection of Brawley and Williamson the traffic flows more freely up Williamson from J33.
Next year the new I77 J34 with Brawley will be open, which will help further.

Our son has been at Lake Norman High for 2 years now and loves it. Has quite a few friends- enough for him-and is very happy. I agree that there's more to do in the Mooresville area and generally on this side of the lake ,especially if you have teenagers.

Also not sure that there is much of a difference in real estate prices between the two places.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Hi, its Jen,( can't edit name off acct. so started a new one.) Anyway, great info. We are not exactly sure what part of the city we will be in. Waiting market analysis. Looking at southpark, uptown as possibes for sure. Using google maps, it doesn't seem like we will have under a 40 minute commute. Oh well. So glad to hear your kids like LNH. The HS they are in now is a little smaller but not much. They want a similar school. They feel North Lincoln will be too small. I can see advantages to both. Any subdivisions you can recommend? We also have a 9 year old boy. We'd like plenty of kids around for him as well. Thanks for your help. This is soooo hard!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Hi, its Jen,( can't edit name off acct. so started a new one.) Anyway, great info. We are not exactly sure what part of the city we will be in. Waiting market analysis. Looking at southpark, uptown as possibes for sure. Using google maps, it doesn't seem like we will have under a 40 minute commute. Oh well. So glad to hear your kids like LNH. The HS they are in now is a little smaller but not much. They want a similar school. They feel North Lincoln will be too small. I can see advantages to both. Any subdivisions you can recommend? We also have a 9 year old boy. We'd like plenty of kids around for him as well. Thanks for your help. This is soooo hard!
SDs -depends on what your budget is and also your requirements re size,age,waterfront,lake access community etc etc.
Assumr you want com' facilities like pool etc.
You can DM me if you want.
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