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Old 01-31-2010, 01:25 AM
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This is my first posting so please be patient with me. I really hope I am not asking the same question for the zillionth time; I did use the search feature first.

My husband was just approached with a possible job offer in the Moorseville area and I would like to know more about the area. He is an enginner and our main breadwinner and I work parttime as an RN. We have a one-year-old son. We are currently residing in Michigan, while the economic downturn has not really affected us, we are kind of ready for a move.

I guess I was wondering if my husband were to be offered the position in Moorseville where a good place would be to live in the area. I assume I would worry about finding a nursing postion after the move.

We are pretty laid-back, interested in public schools, and a low crime area. Our current mortage is around $165,000 and what we would probably look for again. My husband spent his high school years in a suburb of Detroit. We are not interested in that type of living at all. (Where all the suburbs run into each other, the kids all drive foreign cars, and it is just one strip mall after another).

From what I gather, Iredell County has better public schools and lower taxes. I guess I am wondering what area of Northern Charlotte is accepting of newcomers, has good schools, is safe, affordable, etc.

Thanks so much in advance.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:56 AM
Location: mooresville
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I would recommend looking around the east side of Mooresville. Certain areas are in Iredell County,however you can still go to Mooresville City Schools.Anywhere around the Troutman area is nice as well.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:12 AM
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People are accepting anywhere... depending on how they are approached.

And let me clear up some geography for you. There is no "northern Charlotte". The area you are referring to, Mooresville, isn't even in the same county as Charlotte. There are 3 other municipalities between Mooresville and north Charlotte (Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville). Trust me when I say Mooresville doesn't consider themselves "northern Charlotte". They don't consider themselves "northern" anything in "Race City, USA" (lol). You'd be better off just referring to the jurisdiction you are interested in rather than lumping them as "directional" Charlotte burroughs...

As far as what areas... if you're looking in the $165K range you will probably want to limit your search to east of I-77. There is a great older neighborhood next to Mooresville Sr. High School that will probably fall in your price range. Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:51 AM
Location: Union County
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You could try West into Lincoln county - like Denver or North up Iredell - like Troutman (specifically up Perth on the West side of 77). Both areas may be more rural then you're used to...

You could also look into some of the more older developments in Lake Norman - Morrison Plantation comes to mind that might be able to accommodate your price point and has the Lake Norman schools.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:25 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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A lot of the Mooresville area is near/on the lake, which drives the prices up... the farther from the lake, the better your chances are. Just try to avoid working downtown in Charlotte unless you enjoy a long commute. It once took me 2.5 hours to go from Charlotte to exit 33 in Mooresville thanks to rubber-necking people looking at an accident and looking at boats on the lake.
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