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Old 12-23-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hi All,

I am relocating to Charlotte because of a job change. I would be working in west Charlotte area. After reading wonderful posts, I assume west is not a great place to live with family. i have a 4 year old kid who goes to a preschool and later this year would go to Pre-K. I am looking for an apartment where I can get both good preschool for now and a good rated elementary school for later. I am most concerned about schooling and a safe place.

Bellantyne and Fort mill , both are approx. 14-15 miles from my office and hence can consider any of these area. Please help me finalizing a good area.
Look at the areas in Gaston County zoned for Stuart Cramer HS. That is the best cluster of schools in the county. It includes parts of Belmont & Mt Holly & the town of Cramerton.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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As of now with the help of very nice people from the forum, I got lots of answers. But I still need help in finalizing.

- Bellantyne :

Pros : Seems to be a very good area spl for families with school going kids.
Cons : Lots of Traffic and and it will take atleast 45 mins to reach my office from here. ( Plz correct me if i am wrong)

- Fort Mill

Similar to Bellantyne. But again commute would be atleast 30 mins.

- Steele Creek

Pros : very good reviews on CD. near to my office.
Cons : in West so not sure about safety. Not sure about schools as well.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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maps.google.com will help you understand where these places are. Honestly depending on where in Ballantyne or Fort Mill you're considering, they could both be about the same distance to drive into west Charlotte.

Steele Creek once referred to a specific neighborhood in southwest Charlotte, but people now tend to say that to mean anywhere on south Tryon beyond 485.

I would advise scheduling several days before you move to drive around the area and explore neighbohoods. Try driving during morning and afternoon traffic. Get a sense for what you're willing to tolerate in terms of distance and delays.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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As of now with the help of very nice people from the forum, I got lots of answers. But I still need help in finalizing.

- Bellantyne :

Pros : Seems to be a very good area spl for families with school going kids.
Cons : Lots of Traffic and and it will take atleast 45 mins to reach my office from here. ( Plz correct me if i am wrong)

- Fort Mill

Similar to Bellantyne. But again commute would be atleast 30 mins.

- Steele Creek

Pros : very good reviews on CD. near to my office.
Cons : in West so not sure about safety. Not sure about schools as well.
Steele Creek is southwest Charlotte, not west Charlotte; they are different. And the schools in that area are pretty solid.

Do more research on the area; I think it satisfies your criteria and is closer to your work.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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Thanks Sean. I will definitely plan to visit Charlotte before I move there.

Thanks Mutini77 --- I am seriously considering Steele creek area. Can you recommend some good apartment complex in that area ?
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Thanks Sean. I will definitely plan to visit Charlotte before I move there.

Thanks Mutini77 --- I am seriously considering Steele creek area. Can you recommend some good apartment complex in that area ?
I didn't live in Steele Creek when I resided in Charlotte, but I wasn't too far away (actually used to live right down the road from where you'll be working) and had friends that did. There are a couple of new complexes that are worth checking out, like Enclave at Rivergate, the Preserve at Steele Creek, and the Landings at Steele Creek. I'd probably check out the Enclave at Rivergate first since it's just down the road from the Rivergate shopping complex; the Preserve and the Landings are a bit isolated right now, since they are right off an industrial thoroughfare (Westinghouse Blvd); however, with the outlet shops coming a few miles away off I-485, I'd expect more amenities to pop up within close proximity.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Thanks Mutiny. Jus out of curiosity - Which place near my office, you used stay ?
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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I don't know what your budget is, but I know a number of people who live in South Charlotte (around Olde Providence and Candlwyk) who commute to this area. It takes about 1/2 hour and the schools in this part of Charlotte are excellent.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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Thanks Mutiny. Jus out of curiosity - Which place near my office, you used stay ?
The Pointe apartments.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. Now I am almost certain that Steele creek area would work best for me.
Enclave at Rivergate suggested by Mutiny77 seems to be a real good option.

Another apartment suggested to me is - Tyvola Centre, 625 Cameron Walk Court, Charlotte, NC 28217

Please advice any other apartment complex in this area., spl. apartments near to good preschools.
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