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Old 10-20-2006, 12:59 PM
 
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We are both in our 20's with job opportunities in Charlotte. We'd like to live in the 'city' part in a condominium. I've found some properties in the following neighbourhoods: Third Ward, Fourth Ward, Wesley Heights and Thomasboro. Does anyone have an insider's on these places or better suggestions?

We'd like to live near an art district (or the closest equivalent to an art district) maybe around a university...something other than family-geared suburbs.

Thank you.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:00 PM
 
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NoDa...North Davidson is the new hip place to be for budding artists!
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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We are both in our 20's with job opportunities in Charlotte. We'd like to live in the 'city' part in a condominium. I've found some properties in the following neighbourhoods: Third Ward, Fourth Ward, Wesley Heights and Thomasboro. Does anyone have an insider's on these places or better suggestions?

We'd like to live near an art district (or the closest equivalent to an art district) maybe around a university...something other than family-geared suburbs.

Thank you.

What is your budget, a lot depends on that
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:44 PM
 
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Honestly I don't know at this point. We're just doing a preliminary search in the city. I found some condos for 1,000,000+ (not happening). But I also found quite a few for under 200,000. For example:
http://www.wilkinsonandassociates.com/details.html?mlsid=9-623972 (broken link)
Are these all going to be complete shacks or in shanty neighbourhoods?

At the suggestion of CharlotteAgent I researched NoDa and found Steel Gardens ( http://steelgardens.com/Home/ (broken link) ) . What is the local buzz about these?
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Honestly I don't know at this point. We're just doing a preliminary search in the city. I found some condos for 1,000,000+ (not happening). But I also found quite a few for under 200,000. For example:
http://www.wilkinsonandassociates.com/details.html?mlsid=9-623972 (broken link)
Are these all going to be complete shacks or in shanty neighbourhoods?

At the suggestion of CharlotteAgent I researched NoDa and found Steel Gardens ( http://steelgardens.com/Home/ (broken link) ) . What is the local buzz about these?
Well, how much pioneering spirit do you have? I would not personally live in NoDa, even though it is becoming very trendy. It is STILL too close to the Plaza and Eastway for my comfort level. That being said, many up and coming young urban professionals are buying in there and either fixing up the old homes or living in some of the new condo's being built on old factory sites, and more power to them! The new condo's are very nice - especially Steele Gardens. BUT, in my opinion it is going to be about another 10 years before enough working professionals move in and transform that part of town to make it safe enough for me to ever live in. There are many areas of town where you can find a nice condo for between $175,000 and 200,000.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:35 PM
 
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There are many condos or highrise condo buildings going up in Uptown Charlotte ("the city"). You can check out www.centercityliving.com for more info. Bottom line you wont find a place in uptown for anything less than 250K probably. NODA is just beginning to be revitalized. I agree with the other person who said it may take quite a few years( maybe 10!) before NODA is nice/totally liveable. A better option may be Southend, which I think is where this condo you gave the link for. Its a safer, more built up area yet not as pricey as being right in the city. You are just 5 minutes to the city and can take a trolley train in during the day/evening
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