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Old 07-11-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Raise your hand if you live in Huntersville...I do!!!

Forbes Magazine’s Top 25 Places to Move...

Link: In Depth: America's 25 Best Places To Move - No. 2: Huntersville, N.C. - Forbes.com

Full Story: America's 25 Best Places To Move - Forbes.com

Article: News 14 | 24 Hour Local News | Charlotte | Forbes honors Huntersville, Apex as top places to relocate (http://www.news14.com/content/local_news/charlotte/611802/forbes-honors-huntersville--apex-as-top-places-to-relocate/Default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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That is great, and I do not disagree. I looked all over and found it to be a top place to pick.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Well it wont be that way long now that the word is out. I hear that there is a convoy of mexicans thats 12 miles long headed that way all of them ready to do(to take) jobs that americans dont want to do;;;
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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There is great public indifference to community affairs in many of the country's Relovilles. While, Relos join PTAs and coach soccer, the international sport of all Relovilles, for their kids, many don't join other community groups, run in local elections or contribute to campaigns for community improvements. A Relo can tell you the way to the airport, but not to the city hall.

"When you come to ask them for money," Robbie Robinson, a civic leader in Plano, said, "they know they're not going to benefit from it, so it's harder to get them to contribute..."

...And because Relovilles sprout where land is cheap--a major attraction for their companies too--they pay less for housing--typically less than 25% of their incomes
When I first moved down two years ago, I initially moved to Huntersville and work for one of the heavy relocation companies that are listed in the article.

One thing I like about this article that is often overlooked is the drawbacks that come with all of these relocations.

I know personally I was heavily involved with community affairs prior to relocating and now have had a difficult time motivating myself to get involved again. But I've been to CLT over seventy times this year alone. Probably the primary reason that though I read all the response in John's https://www.city-data.com/forum/charl...-what-did.html thread, I couldn't bring myself to actual post within it.

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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well as a current Apex resident relocating to Charlotte, Huntersville was at the top of our list, and building with MI. Unfortunately, MI's business practices, even in this economy is not the most savory. I recommend Huntersville, but if you're looking to build, be careful who you select
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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I like Huntersville as well, though I think the population estimate is a little misleading. Everytime I'm up that way I feel like I'm always cramped and stuck in traffic. Most likely it's the people cutting through there on their way to the University area in North Charlotte.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Default Read the small print

The data for this article was taken during the period of 2000-2007. Don't you thin k that the numbers would be different today? Think: layoffs,housing values, no new building, and future of ________________(fill-in the blanks).
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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I dunno. I've been in Huntersville since the 80's and man people are still coming in droves. Mind some of the "new" neighborhoods do not look like they are moving any inventory. Centennial seems to be on fire however.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Raise your hand if you live in Huntersville...I do!!!

Forbes Magazine’s Top 25 Places to Move...

Link: In Depth: America's 25 Best Places To Move - No. 2: Huntersville, N.C. - Forbes.com

Full Story: America's 25 Best Places To Move - Forbes.com

Article: News 14 | 24 Hour Local News | Charlotte | Forbes honors Huntersville, Apex as top places to relocate (http://www.news14.com/content/local_news/charlotte/611802/forbes-honors-huntersville--apex-as-top-places-to-relocate/Default.aspx - broken link)


Yeah rub it in.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Maybe this could be a good time to start a discussion on Huntersville. What do you think could be done to improve it?
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