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Old 02-17-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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My wife and I Are looking to relocate to Lake Hickory area. We hear alot about the Traffic situation and the over development of the area . There is also a lot of talk about the crime . Can anybody give us the straight scoop. We love the area but are starting to doubt our choice
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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I have not heard of crime being an issue on or near Lake Hickory.

Also traffic and overdeveopment? While yes those things do exist I do not think it is a serious issue right now for the Lake Hickory area.

You might be thinking of Lake Norman. Lake Norman is overdeveloped and crowded.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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The crime data i got was from City-data.com. It just seems high compared to the population count.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Extremely high in crime. Very dense traffic and quite over-developed.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Extremely high in crime. Very dense traffic and quite over-developed.
pssst....do you think they bought it????
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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pssst....do you think they bought it????
We have scared them off.

We used to call Lake Hickory (near the 127 bridge - Moore's Ferry Area) Little Riviera. You really have no perception what houses are built there til you get down in the lake and look back up.

Many a fun afternoon tying pontoons together and passing Mudslides around from boat to boat.

Lake Hickory can be a lot of fun.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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pssst....do you think they bought it????
probably not.... I want some of those mudslides, ani!
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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probably not.... I want some of those mudslides, ani!
Yum Yum - they are sooooo good. I would say - meet up at Lake Hickory, or Lake Norman or Lake Wiley but our poor lakes this year . . .

Sure wish I still had the pontoon, tho! Those were some fun times . . .
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Check out the north side of the lake. Grace Chapel area of Caldwell County or Granite Falls. While having lake access and you can have cheaper property taxes in Caldwell County.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Lenoir/Morganton, NC
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there are a lot of houses on the Lake, but it's not really what I'd call overdeveloped - there seems to be enough schools, roads, and other infrastructure to support the number of residents, and the whole Hickory metro area is growing.

There is crime in Hickory, but not much that I've heard about near the Lake. For the most part, the Lake and generally the north side of Hickory is pretty safe, most've the crime seems to be the areas closer to downtown and the southern parts of the city.

hapaleeretired is right too, taxes are cheaper in Caldwell County, and homes can be cheaper in some areas, if you don't mind a few minute's longer drive into town.
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