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#31 MadHatter

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:37 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.


Weddington area is a great place if you have young kids. Schools are outstanding (both the Weddington High School and Marvin Ridge High School districts)....can be in Ballantyne (where I work) in less than 10 min....downtown in about 25 min.....taxes are about 1/2 what you will pay in Mecklenburg County.

It is all about what you are looking for. If you are single or married with no kids, I would go more towards downtown.....more to do. But, the suburbs are great for the family.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:49 PM

1 thing staying on the south carolina side of the border can save you a mint in taxes but stay the hell away from lancaster. There really is something in the water. Not joking.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

Weddington area is a great place if you have young kids. Schools are outstanding (both the Weddington High School and Marvin Ridge High School districts)....can be in Ballantyne (where I work) in less than 10 min....downtown in about 25 min.....taxes are about 1/2 what you will pay in Mecklenburg County.

It is all about what you are looking for. If you are single or married with no kids, I would go more towards downtown.....more to do. But, the suburbs are great for the family.


I have a wife and three kids. Part of my excitement to move is that I can finally afford to buy myself my Mustang that I got rid of when I had my last child. Day care here in CA costs me $900 a month for a 1 year old.

I'd rather spend 300-400k on a house with 1+acres and a backyard where my kids can run around and be free than live in the city and get fined whenever my dog barks. My wife and I have a lot of optimism and hopes for Charlotte.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:04 PM

I have a wife and three kids. Part of my excitement to move is that I can finally afford to buy myself my Mustang that I got rid of when I had my last child. Day care here in CA costs me $900 a month for a 1 year old.

I'd rather spend 300-400k on a house with 1+acres and a backyard where my kids can run around and be free than live in the city and get fined whenever my dog barks. My wife and I have a lot of optimism and hopes for Charlotte.


If you want something with the 1+ acre, you will also find a lot of that in the Weddington area (as well as nice neighborhoods). You should be able to find something to your liking.

Welcome to our fair city.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have a wife and three kids. Part of my excitement to move is that I can finally afford to buy myself my Mustang that I got rid of when I had my last child. Day care here in CA costs me $900 a month for a 1 year old.

I'd rather spend 300-400k on a house with 1+acres and a backyard where my kids can run around and be free than live in the city and get fined whenever my dog barks. My wife and I have a lot of optimism and hopes for Charlotte.

Daycare isn't going to be any cheaper here.

If you're going the suburbs route, I'd recommend the lake area personally. I grew up in Union County and I've just always found it incredibly boring. The lake area has a unique personality about it.

Fort Mill would be my second choice if I were living in the burbs, but one thing to keep in mind with SC is higher education. South Carolina has some fine schools in USC, Clemson, and CoC, there are simply less options. North Carolina has a distinct advantage when it comes to higher education with one of the best public university systems in the country.

If you do decide on Union County, make sure you check the tax rates for those towns there. Weddington/Wesley Chapel/Marvin are all very cheap, but Waxhaw's tax rates really aren't much lower than those in Charlotte. You then are stuck paying taxes almost on par with the city without the benefits of the city.

Mint Hill is pretty nice, but it is on the Meck side. The schools in that area aren't bad though, so I wouldn't let that deter you. ARSEN just bought a place in Mint Hill, he can probably give you some good info about that place.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

Weddington-Matthews-Mint Hill area is a way to go if u got kids.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

They building a lot of new homes right now in Mint Hill. You can get a 1 acre full stone/brick 4000sqft home for around $400k in great location near good schools and day cares. Mint Hill located about 20min from downtown and 15min from UNCC, about 3 min from Matthews and 8 mins from Weddington. Mint Hill has a lot of horse ranches and if you like horses there is a private community for you where you can own a horse. Community will provide u with vet 24/7, they will train and clean ur horse. Goodle "Cheval" if interested. Overall, Mint Hill reminds me of europe because its very laid back with a lot of clear land and ranches.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

My Grandmother, before she died two years ago, had a house in the Hidden Valley area off of Sugar Creek.......I wouldn't recommend that area.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

My Grandmother, before she died two years ago, had a house in the Hidden Valley area off of Sugar Creek.......I wouldn't recommend that area.

lol.

That are has gotten better the last few years, but I'll echo this recommendation.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Thanks guys. I think i'm narrowing it down to the Mint Hill, Matthews, Weddington area.

BTW., how's the traffic? I know I shouldn't care coming from LA but what is your individual travel times to and from work? Also what is the distance?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

ugh, that is like asking people where the best ice cream in the country is, buying a plane ticket, flying, renting a car, driving an hour, then walking up to the counter and ordering a small vanilla cone.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

Mint Hill has no stop and go traffic but u will get stuck in traffic during rush hours if u coming from Matthews toward Mint Hill.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

ugh, that is like asking people where the best ice cream in the country is, buying a plane ticket, flying, renting a car, driving an hour, then walking up to the counter and ordering a small vanilla cone.

lololol yes.

Weddington is the blandest place I've ever been...and I spent 18 years there.

h0llywood, traffic from Weddington towards downtown will be pretty bad if you are working in or around downtown or southpark.

Traffic is never bad here outside of rush hour though.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

I have a wife and three kids. Part of my excitement to move is that I can finally afford to buy myself my Mustang that I got rid of when I had my last child. Day care here in CA costs me $900 a month for a 1 year old.

I'd rather spend 300-400k on a house with 1+acres and a backyard where my kids can run around and be free than live in the city and get fined whenever my dog barks. My wife and I have a lot of optimism and hopes for Charlotte.


I'm gonna go ahead and play realtor...look up the following neighborhoods:

Montibello
Chadwyck
Park Crossing
Mountainbrook
Beverly Woods

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I fuging hate dilworth AKA pleasentville, i get this seething urge to throw a stick at every wanna be runner i see when i cut through their.


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