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Old 06-03-2007, 05:42 AM
 
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My family and I are planning to move to the Charlotte, NC area at the end of August 07. We are looking to rent a home (for the first year anyway) in a nice quiet area/suburb outside of Charlotte (but close enough to drive to work in the city). What affordable areas should we consider? We currently live in a very rural area on the lower eastern shore of MD and would really like to be near but not in the city. As transplants in our current area (Eden, MD near Salisbury, MD) for several years we have experienced coldness, mistrust and sometimes outright hostility from the "natives" here and we have finally decided that enough is enough. Down here, if you were not born and raised in this area you are not accepted and practically often ostracized for being different. What areas in Charlotte are more accepting of decent, hardworking, friendly "transplants" than others? Please advise
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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Definately not a rural area as you would most likely encounter the same thing. Like you said, if your in an area close enough to drive to work in a nearby city you should be ok. Look at Union County (although I will warn you it is a very fast growing county) or, if your used to the water, Iredell County or Denver, NC (Lincoln County) which are both by Lake Norman.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Red face Huntersville

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Definately not a rural area as you would most likely encounter the same thing. Like you said, if your in an area close enough to drive to work in a nearby city you should be ok. Look at Union County (although I will warn you it is a very fast growing county) or, if your used to the water, Iredell County or Denver, NC (Lincoln County) which are both by Lake Norman.
I'd add Huntersville to the list, maybe Cornelius or Davidson, depending on your commute. There are so many transplants here, no one would would think twice about another one! Huntersville is its own little suburb or city outside of Charlotte to the north. It's close to Lake Norman and there's quite a bit of shopping in the area. Past exit 23, the commute in and out of Charlotte gets more difficult, though. If a commute is a concern, you might want to keep that in mind...
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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I and my wife will be relocating to Cornelius this fall if all goes will with our house! We visited back in Oct 06 and absolutely loved Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville area. While not real rural, hard to find that close to a city, they are very nice. Davidson and Cornelius had the college town feel to us, plenty of space so you don't feel like your living in the city but you won't be coming across any cow fields either. But a 20 minute drive away from town you’ll find plenty of open space.
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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How is Concord to live in ? I live in Alpena Mi. at will be moving to N.C. as soon asour house sells..... Any information on the area will help.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Concord is decent with 3 exceptions: The traffic during the All Star Race, the traffic during the Memorial Day race, and the traffic during the October race. Other than that, it's a nice area and pretty darn close to Charlotte.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Concord is decent with 3 exceptions: The traffic during the All Star Race, the traffic during the Memorial Day race, and the traffic during the October race. Other than that, it's a nice area and pretty darn close to Charlotte.
LOL... That's a great answer!!
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Red face A few more exceptions...

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Concord is decent with 3 exceptions: The traffic during the All Star Race, the traffic during the Memorial Day race, and the traffic during the October race. Other than that, it's a nice area and pretty darn close to Charlotte.
My girlfriend lives near there and has also experienced problems around the Track during swap meets and other events there (non-NASCAR), and problems around the Mall during holidays and weekends. She also hears the Track from her house, which I would not be personally happy about concerning resale...
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I live in Concord off Rt. 73 and I think it is great. I am far enough away from the speedway but close to shopping, restaurants, Concord Mills etc. Great schools in Cabarrus county if that is what you are looking for also.
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