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Old 08-10-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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I am looking to buy a new construction home in either Concord or Indian Trail. Which town has the lowest real estate tax? best schools? best commute to Charlotte for work? I would love any suggestions.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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I am looking to buy a new construction home in either Concord or Indian Trail. Which town has the lowest real estate tax? best schools? best commute to Charlotte for work? I would love any suggestions.
Best commute to where in Charlotte?

What is your price range?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I've already found a few communities in both areas. I work Uptown.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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I've already found a few communities in both areas. I work Uptown.
Neither Concord or Indian Trail has a great commute to uptown. I'd say they are equal in heavy traffic and aggravation, lol.

What is your price range?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Up to 160k...
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Up to 160k...
In that case, one good option is going to be Moss Creek in Concord. It can be harder to get the very best schools in western Union County under $200,000.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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At that price range w/the housing situation you now can get comparable schools to Concord in either Sun Valley or Porter Ridge. or if you're lucky enough to get into CATA. You won't afford Weddington/Marvin in Union County RE at that price range.

I have a flexible schedule and I've done the commute from IT many times super early up to mid-morning. The commute into Uptown isn't great, however it still isn't bad considering what I used to go through in Jersey..depends alot on what time you're traveling inbound...

Where are you moving FROM would help in terms of perspective about traffic....

We (when I say "we" I mean the C-D regulars family), since we have so many transplants from different parts of the country (and natives also), you can get a pretty good idea on how things compare to where you're moving from.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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What neighborhood are you looking at in Concord? Cabarrus County schools are good. Cox Mill or Odell elementary, Harris Road Middle and Cox Mill High.

The commute uptown wasn't bad for my DH but he had to be to work by 7. It took him about 25 minutes.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I live in Moss Creek and my neighbor next door works for BOA, so he commutes to the center of Charlotte. Depending on traffic, it takes him between 25 minutes to 45 minutes during heavy rush hour, bad weather, etc.
I am Realtor if you need one...
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Up to 160k...
And I thought the whole point of moving to the burbs was to save money? Since the recession, there are quite a few newer homes in Charlotte for less than that. Anyways, have you looked into Fort Mill/Rock Hill areas? Those two would be easier commutes into uptown than Union county and Concord (and the taxes are cheaper).
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