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#46 MadHatter

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

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

Montibello
Chadwyck
Park Crossing
Mountainbrook
Beverly Woods


None if those neighborhoods are anywhere near the area he is talking about. South Meck HS sucks. I have 2 friends in park crossing and one in Montibelli. Both had to put their kids in private school because they were so unhappy.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

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.


Most of the people in our neighborhood work downtown . Takes about 30-40 minutes each way.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

None if those neighborhoods are anywhere near the area he is talking about. South Meck HS sucks. I have 2 friends in park crossing and one in Montibelli. Both had to put their kids in private school because they were so unhappy.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

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I have no experience with those schools, but they were not happy.

Weddington is quite boring but is great for families with young kids who want great neighborhoods, great schools, lower property taxes, and likes feeling away from the hustle and bustle when they get home.

However, like many said.....it all depends on what you are looking for and what is important to you .


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

i hear bessemer city is beautiful this time of year

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

I have no experience with those schools, but they were not happy.

Weddington is quite boring but is great for families with young kids who want great neighborhoods, great schools, lower property taxes, and likes feeling away from the hustle and bustle when they get home.

However, like many said.....it all depends on what you are looking for and what is important to you .


Don't get me wrong, that sounds nice...I think will always have a bias being closer to a city's center so was thinking about neighborhoods in his price range in south charlotte within 485 given he wants to be closer to stuff. The Weddington area is a nice spot for what you're talking about.

I just view Charlotte as a city filling in right now rather than a continuous expansion like Atl, DC, and Nashville have so if you're in a place a little ways out, in 5 years its going to be hell commuting and just getting around.

School wise, I grew up in Charlotte and went to Christian so I can't really judge the public schools haha....and I don't have kids yet so I really can't comment :)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:01 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.


Booty loop runner most days after 5:00 - throw sticks at everyone other than the guy in the obnoxious orange shoes and I will be forever grateful. Hold back on the attractive girls too.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

Husker and myself live in the best part of the city bar none. Madison Park. Near everything and easy to get in and out of. Some schools are overrated and now schools on the outskirts are moving ahead. Why not get a solid house AND a place on either Lke Wylie or Norman? But for kids I would just go with neighbohood pool and solid school. My kids go to a greek charter and I know they are ahead of most. So we commute to the school but live so close to everything it works magically.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

Sorry, If you have a family...Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw offer a lot. Low property tax rates, great schools with small class sizes, access to gas stations, grocery stores, shopping, basically anything you need is close. Most importantly, you will find that the community feels comfortable, e.g. the southern hospitatlity you arae looking for. The commute into the city is not that bad. If you live out here you learn ways of getting around traffic and getting to the center of the city is 35/40 minutes max. Best of all, it is quiet and peaceful, no sirens, horns honking, etc...just a good life. My neighborhood is on the Marvin/ Waxhaw border, and it fits your price range, avergae house size is in the 3,500 to 4, 000 sq foot range. Ammenties include a great clubhouse, constant community evernts, shaded walking trails with a pond to sit around or fish in if you are into that type of thing, a large pool and great kiddie pool. Overall its a great community feel that offers diversity and everyone is extremely friendly. PM me and I will shoot you the name of my neighboorhood and other surrounding communities.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

Husker and myself live in the best part of the city bar none. Madison Park. Near everything and easy to get in and out of. Some schools are overrated and now schools on the outskirts are moving ahead. Why not get a solid house AND a place on either Lke Wylie or Norman? But for kids I would just go with neighbohood pool and solid school. My kids go to a greek charter and I know they are ahead of most. So we commute to the school but live so close to everything it works magically.

That part of town definitely is great.

Beautiful homes, walking distance to restaurants/bars and parks, and near the greenway.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

Whatever your choice, stay as far away from Monroe as possible.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

I can walk to the light rail and not 1 but 2 bowling alleys within a mile or so each. Mofo bars rock

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

I'd maybe rent an RV for a few weeks and drive it around staying in various parking lots around town to get a feel of different areas.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

I can walk to the light rail and not 1 but 2 bowling alleys within a mile or so each. Mofo bars rock



why in God's name would you walk to the one on S Blvd :)

ok..maybe I missed it...but where's this dude planning on working?? I'd probably move further south if I didn't work in Dilworth but I refuse to commute more than I do now. If I lived in Wedding/Matthews I'd fuging shoot myself if I had to make that commute every day. That's just me though..I hate sitting in a fuging car staring at the bumper in front of me

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

I would stick to the south side, or even huntersville if you like the whole kids and surburban thing. Plaza midwood/Commonwealth are definitely better places to be if you like to have a good time and you're still young.


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