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Old 01-06-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Hey everyone, I've gone through the threads about relocation to Huntersville and other areas, but none really answered my question.

My husband and I are a young, outgoing couple that want to find a quiet neighborhood with nearby pubs or places to hang out. We don't have kids yet, but we're only really concerned about high school for sports (soccer). We are looking in the 150-250k range, but prefer a place where it's not just a bunch of stay-at-home mommies playing in the neighborhood with kids.

Some houses we're going to look at are in Huntersville are Arbormere, Monteith Place, Vermillion, Sweetbriar (Charlotte), Skybrook (Charlotte). Any opinions on these neighborhoods and are they worth scoping out? List some pros and cons if you know any of these areas well.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Welcome to Huntersville! We live in Monteith Place, so if you have any specific questions, please feel free to DM me. We've lived there five years, so I have pretty good perspective on the place. We have a one year old, so not sure about soccer teams...although Strikers is just 2 miles away. Only common area in the neighborhood is the "pond", so not a whole lot of neighborhood play dates...just more people out walking their dog and exercising. One mile from Lupie's...it can be walked, but there is not a sidewalk the entire way. Overall we've liked it, but we'll eventually end up back in Charlotte proper since everything we do is there (except work).
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I live in Vermillion, and it would be worth your consideration, IMO.

It's an easy walk (half a mile to a mile, depending on where you start) to "downtown" Huntersville (which right now does not have too much), but there are a couple of restaurants and a bar (Woody's). Expect this area to develop further, even if the train does not come. If it does, Vermillion will be the closest neighborhood to it and easily walkable and probably quite desirable.

The neighborhood itself has a small town square with Harvey's, a bar and grille. It's a very nice bar with reasonable food The folks at Harveys do a good job of organizing activities, etc. so it's pretty fun and a lot of young couples hang out there. The neighborhood has a good mix of housing types and people. You'd be able to find houses there in the upper end of your price range.

The only drawback that it might present to you, given what you wrote, is that the neighborhood is currently zoned for North Mecklenburg High School, which is probably average type of HS in CMS. However, given the growth of the area, it is quite likely that the school zoning will be much different by the time this becomes important to you. There are also several private schools, and Lake Norman Charter School is excellent and very close by as well.

Another advantage for Vermillion is that it probably offers the best traffic situation of the "lake" towns and the best commutability to Charlotte. Many ways to get there without hitting the nasty I-77 traffic, which really gets bad north of Exit 23. Old Statesville Road, I-485, and Mount Holly - Huntersville roads offer back routes in. I rarely drive on I-77.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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The Greens at BIRKDALE VILLAGE. One half mile from Exit 25 I77. Good to very good restaurants and bars,very good shopping, summer weekend concerts on the square, etc, and very, very walkable. Much more activity than Vermillion or Montieth Park. Check out their website.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:03 AM
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The best kept secreet in Huntersville is Abbingdon Woods, off Beatties Ford road. It is very near the middle school.

It is behind another development, something FARMS, but the lots are all 1 acre plus, very nice homes, very secluded, there is a pool and tennis courts, too. An incredible secret.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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I'm going to second Birkdale Village, but I am pretty sure its technically in Cornelius not Huntersville. This neighborhood will allow you to walk to a variety of hang outs in Birkdale. The other neighborhoods you mentioned are more southern Huntersville. The pro of those neighborhoods besides larger lots is that because they are further south, there is less traffic if you are commuting to the city. Birkdale houses have pretty small lots, but they are very charming. Not all of Huntersville feeds to the same MS and HS in particular. North goes to Hough HS, and southern goes to Hopewell and North Meck, these schools vary greatly in their composition/profile and success.
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