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Old 01-09-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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We have begun to look in NC because friends from our church here moved to Charlotte last month. They thought it might be a good fit for us too.

Although we love the weather and beauty here in So. Cal, we cannot afford to buy and maintain a house with a one income family. We would like to continue to homeschool our daughters and have read that Charlotte and Raleigh are good areas for support and more affordable. Does anyone have experience with this?

We would like to move our toner recycling business there and heard that Charlotte might be a good central location to do business but not sure it's the only place there. We are able to serve any companies who do large amount of printing and recycle cartridges, if anyone has any feed back as to where this might be.

We would be looking to rent initially but if we find work, would like to buy a house around 100-150K if possible. We are not interested in a big place or lot size, just a safe, 1000-1500 sft. house, in family friendly area with some green spaces nearby. Most of NC looks beautiful on the internet

My husband is planning a trip next month. We would appreciate ideas for communities/neighborhoods for home or business.
Also any months/places good for fun/events to plan a family trip for as well!

thanks much, ellabella
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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We have begun to look in NC because friends from our church here moved to Charlotte last month. They thought it might be a good fit for us too.

Although we love the weather and beauty here in So. Cal, we cannot afford to buy and maintain a house with a one income family. We would like to continue to homeschool our daughters and have read that Charlotte and Raleigh are good areas for support and more affordable. Does anyone have experience with this?

We would like to move our toner recycling business there and heard that Charlotte might be a good central location to do business but not sure it's the only place there. We are able to serve any companies who do large amount of printing and recycle cartridges, if anyone has any feed back as to where this might be.

We would be looking to rent initially but if we find work, would like to buy a house around 100-150K if possible. We are not interested in a big place or lot size, just a safe, 1000-1500 sft. house, in family friendly area with some green spaces nearby. Most of NC looks beautiful on the internet

My husband is planning a trip next month. We would appreciate ideas for communities/neighborhoods for home or business.
Also any months/places good for fun/events to plan a family trip for as well!

thanks much, ellabella
I'm familiar with toner & cartridge recycling. You'd have to check with the state concerning black toner regulations. I'd suggest a main facility which would later expand to have 2 satellite facilities, so that you'd be operating in Charlotte, Mooresville & either Gastonia or Kings Mountain.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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As for homeschooling, I'm just starting that myself. There are many Yahoo homeschooling groups. I have found some through meetup.com and charlottemommies.com. Co-ops are harder to find. People tend to want to keep their group small - it can be a bit cliquish.

Here are some sites: thehomeschoolroom.net, HINTS Online : Help for Home School familes in the Charlotte, NC community., CHEA Charlotte Home Educators Association.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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We would be looking to rent initially but if we find work, would like to buy a house around 100-150K if possible. We are not interested in a big place or lot size, just a safe, 1000-1500 sft. house, in family friendly area with some green spaces nearby. Most of NC looks beautiful on the internet
Are you willing to live in a townhouse community? If so, you'd have LOTS of choices. However, if you want a detached home at that price, you might want to try surrounding towns such as Concord, Gastonia, Mt. Holly, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. There are detached homes of that size and price in Charlotte, but the neighborhoods aren't the "best" IMO. At any rate, here are a few neighborhoods that first came to mind when I read your post. Hope this helps and welcome to Charlotte.

35.331862,-80.830064 - Google Maps
3024 Fairglen Road, Charlotte, North Carolina - Google Maps
35.162056,-80.927353 - Google Maps

^^^There's quite a few neighborhoods like these scattered all throughout the city (and probably even more townhouse communties with a very similar look/style). All are usually in the $90-160K range.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback
ellabella
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