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Old 09-28-2006, 10:44 AM
 
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Hello All-

The wife and I are kicking around the idea of heading south, and we've started looking around Charlotte. I'd like to stay out of the fast-growing "subdivisions for miles" areas, with the school crowding, traffic, and other problems they're having. That being said, we've seen some homes in the towns of Salisbury, Lexington, and Spencer that seem nice- older, some style (rather than the same cheap box), etc., and the schools seem to rate pretty well.

Does anyone have any input on these areas?

Thanks in advance,

Bob
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I'd choose Salisbury. Though it's tecnically in the Charlotte metro, it's only about 40 minutes to Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston Salem. It's a very nice, charming town.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:08 PM
 
Location: State of Bliss :-)
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Default Lexington, NC

Hi Bob,

There's already a thread on the forum about Lexington, just a day or two before you asked your question.

Can't help with your other questions, unfortunately, except to say that no one could pay me enough to live in Charlotte :-)

Below is the Lexington thread.

Regards,

Cassie


//www.city-data.com/forum/north...ight=Lexington



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Hello All-

The wife and I are kicking around the idea of heading south, and we've started looking around Charlotte. I'd like to stay out of the fast-growing "subdivisions for miles" areas, with the school crowding, traffic, and other problems they're having. That being said, we've seen some homes in the towns of Salisbury, Lexington, and Spencer that seem nice- older, some style (rather than the same cheap box), etc., and the schools seem to rate pretty well.

Does anyone have any input on these areas?

Thanks in advance,

Bob
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:07 AM
 
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Hmmm...just found that Lexington thread- thanks for the heads up. Lexington doesn't look too promising, but Salisbury does. Any further info would be great.

Bob
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:59 PM
 
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Hello Bob,

I live in the Salisbury area in a small Mayberry type town called Faith. Its a great place to live and raise a family. You get the best of both worlds. Close enough to Charlotte and all its diversities and still live in a small family oriented neighborhoods. Its a slower paced area. People here take pride in their town. It really is the "American Dream" town. There are country fairs, the famous Faith Forth of July celebration, mom and pop stores, and great schools. There is farmland with corn mazes, pumpkin and strawberry picking, and Dan Nicholas Park. Everything you will ever want or need is 20 minutes away. Whether it be rural or the suburbs...you can't go wrong with Salisbury or the surrounds towns such as Faith, Rockwell or Granite Quarry. Hope I was of some help.

Kendra
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hello Bob,

I live in the Salisbury area in a small Mayberry type town called Faith. Its a great place to live and raise a family. You get the best of both worlds. Close enough to Charlotte and all its diversities and still live in a small family oriented neighborhoods. Its a slower paced area. People here take pride in their town. It really is the "American Dream" town. There are country fairs, the famous Faith Forth of July celebration, mom and pop stores, and great schools. There is farmland with corn mazes, pumpkin and strawberry picking, and Dan Nicholas Park. Everything you will ever want or need is 20 minutes away. Whether it be rural or the suburbs...you can't go wrong with Salisbury or the surrounds towns such as Faith, Rockwell or Granite Quarry. Hope I was of some help.

Kendra
Yeah, I second the motion on Faith That is a quaint and pleasant little community.
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