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#16 Jase

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

I've lived in Matthews, dilworth and southpark. Liked them all.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:10 PM

South End (proximity to Light Rail and Downtown) / Plaza Midwood, North Davidson (Lots of culture) / Sedgfield, Dilworth, Eastover (Have a lot of great bungalows) are all nice and around your price range. Rent to owns in the Myers Park area are actually pretty reasonable at the moment.

AFAIK, they have zoning for CMS.

And yeah, you will get a ton of southern hospitality in Charlotte.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:34 PM

Oh yeah, how are the property taxes, state taxes, gas prices there?


The Matthews-Weddington area you referred to is where I live. We are in Union County. The taxes are much less that Meck county and the schools are excellent.

My neighborhood is 300k-800k and feature 4,000 sf+ homes. It is an outstanding neighborhood for kids. We have a huge clubhouse with poker toon, piano bar, theatre, and fitness center. The pool is huge and includes a 30 foot tall (over 100ft long) waterside for the kids... Basketball courts...three tennis courts...swim team in the summer for the kids that have about 130 kids participating. Builder is John Weiland (excellent builder).

PM me if you want more info on this area.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

All pros...


Cons...

You


Yes, my welcome wagon is missing a wheel and smells of B.O. and potted meat. But the area is great.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Can I borrow your flying car?


On Sundays I'm to BofA stadium in about 20 minutes from Lakeshore. I don't stop to pee every 5 minutes like you apparently do.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

plenty of nice bedroom communities around charlotte where 500k will get you a waterfront home

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:03 PM

Thanks guys. Are all the schools part of Charlotte school district or is it Macklenburg county district? Any good public schools for elementary or should I consider private?

Also do you guys have seasons there? We only have two seasons here in LA so I was hoping it snowed there in the winter with an actual spring.

Charlotte/Mecklenburg are combined. If you live in Dilworth, Elizabeth, Eastover, or Myers Park, your kids will have great schools at all levels. If you live NoDa/Plaza-Midwood in Charlotte, Elementary and Middle schools are fairly good, but the HS's aren't so good.

Schools in Ballantyne are good and those in North Charlotte near Lake Norman are fairly good as well.

Oh yeah, how are the property taxes, state taxes, gas prices there?


Property taxes are combined city/county and combined are around 1.4%. They're laughably cheap here compared to other parts of the nation (but that doesn't keep some of the locals from complaining).

State income tax is tiered depending on income level, but they're not outrageous. I think 7.5% is the highest, but I could be wrong. I think I pay 7%.

Gas prices here are higher than most of the southeast because we have a higher gasoline tax, but it will still be a good bit cheaper than those in CA.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

The Matthews-Weddington area you referred to is where I live. We are in Union County. The taxes are much less that Meck county and the schools are excellent.

My neighborhood is 300k-800k and feature 4,000 sf+ homes. It is an outstanding neighborhood for kids. We have a huge clubhouse with poker toon, piano bar, theatre, and fitness center. The pool is huge and includes a 30 foot tall (over 100ft long) waterside for the kids... Basketball courts...three tennis courts...swim team in the summer for the kids that have about 130 kids participating. Builder is John Weiland (excellent builder).

PM me if you want more info on this area.

Now I know where you live.

#24 MadHatter

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

Now I know where you live.


uh oh....forgot about the resident stalker. :D

#25 Niner National

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

uh oh....forgot about the resident stalker. :D

I grew up in UC.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

They have pretty much nailed it as far as the area. As far as the people it depends on you. If the best thing about you is your money they will look forward to seeing that money.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

I grew up in Cotswold. Great part of Charlotte. That Chick-Fil-A has to be one of the busiest in the city if not state.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Davidson is a lovely town with just about the best schools in the county but it's 35 ninutes from my house to BoFa stadium.

Yes to Dilworth or the "Booty Loop" area around Queens Road.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

Racism in and round Charlotte is not bad at all. Many transplants.

You can get into the most redneck areas you have ever seen in less than 1 hour.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

That Chick-Fil-A has to be one of the busiest in the city if not state - the one in stonecrest was like top 5 in the country last year.
But yeah I am a fan of weddington. Lived out there before it turned into suburbs. Used to go run around in steve smiths neighborhood because we got to watch them build it and the security gates.

dang it i am giving out memory pie.


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