I think everyone understands what you want. It's what everyone wants..security, safety, quiet
enjoyment of your property.
Hire a Buyers Agent and let him/her work for you. It's what we do.
I have lived inCharlotte most of my life and feel very safe, I don't know were some of these people get their information. Please don't let some of these folks make you paranoid. Since your work is located near Renaissence Park and with Charlotte is having some commuter growing pains I would suggest south Charlotte or a nice sub-division right accross the border South Carolina in rural Fort Mill. North Charlotte Huntersville and that area is great if you work in that area, but you don't want to be sitting in traffice most nights heading north out of the city.
Fort Mill York county and FortMill Lancaster county have some great neighborhoods that are close to the Ballantyne, Carolina Place Mall and River Gate Shopping Center. If you are still looking for good answers and neighborhood you can contact me on thru my website and I'll be glad toe-mail you neighborhoods and information for this area of south, southwest and the immediate close area of South Carolina.
Best advice is to check the websites mentioned above and talk to the police. Avoid talking to neighbors, most of them are full of it or have their own agenda anyway, so it's hard to know if you are getting straight advice. Maybe they see youhave kids and want to keep their neighborrhood quiet and professional - so they will tell you there is tons of crime when maybe there isn't. Good luck. (I would also recommend not looking at Fort Mill, SC - as a realtor above suggested. What she didn;t twell you ois how red that area is. Charlotte is a very rural area, it has only recently grown and has a long way to go as far as infrastructure and increasing the tax base and increasing per capita income. A long way to go. Chartlotte is about 15 years behind where I lived in DC, Fort Mill is about 20-25. Charlotte is red enough, you don;t want to deal with Ft. MIll, trust me.)
Call the local police dept. that patrols a certain area you are interested in. Also, the best resource is typically the neighbors. They will tell you who does not take care of their lawn, who has had their car broken into, and who likes to play their music on Sunday evenings.
The local government for Charlotte-Mecklenburg County has established a website, http://www.charmeck.org, that will provide crime statistics based on a particular area. You may wish to go to that cite to research any area that you have interest in. Additionally, you will will a wealth of other information at that site.
Feel free to check out the school report cards on my site, http://www.yolondareedy.com I think you'll find that Fort Mill schools and the area can't be beat! We have great housing, parks, dog parks, restaurants, and only 16 miles to uptown Charlotte. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the area or send you a list of homes. Sincerely, Yolonda
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The best source of information..? ... call a cop ...
When we first started looking we heard opinions from everyone .. the University area was the best, then Ballantyne, Mathews, Belmont, etc etc ... no matter were they lived, it was the best area..l.o.l..
Then we just started asking cops in their cruisers ..and that made it a very simple task.
They know all the in's and out's, and they were very helpful and some spoke for 30/40 minutes about the area's and the history and where to go ..
Charlotte is a big city, a nice city .. it's divided up into 9 different sections and it's a up and comer, you really need to spend the time to look before you leap .. there is some great area's here - don't miss them with one opinion ....
Rebecca Ivanov, Helen Adams Realty
I live within 2.5 miles of Uptown, there is "some crime" in surrounding areas, but only what you would expect inner city. I am licensed in NC and SC if you would like to use me as a Buyers Agent and I can provide information in both states and show property. I hope to hear from you soon. http://www.queencitygal.com email: email@example.com
Another alternative is just below Charlotte in Union County. Western Union has many of the top schools
in the greater Charlotte market, (NC Governors Schools of Distinction). You would be withing 10 to 20
minutes of some of the most desired shopping in the area.
You didn't mention the price point you are looking in.
If you log onto my website and send me your home purchase criteria, I can establish your own personal
home search site out of the Multiple Listing Service, that will keep you updated by emial of all new listings
as they come on the market. You actually see them before I do.
I will coach you on how to best utilize it.
In addition there are many new home communties in development in the same area, as well as Lancaster County, SC. Both, as York County, can boast much lower taxes and highly sought after schools.
I'll be happy to assist you in your search and your next home purchase.
And what I do cost you nothing.
Take a lot at this development. This is a very nice development, and very safe. It is a gated community with many great amenities. Please contact us for more details and how to get the very best deal there. Good Luck!
Cobblestone Park, A Ginn Community
New Center adjacent to Cobblestone being developed. Cobblestone residents will have own private access road and gate to this. Electronic chips in resident windshields open and close auto.
Sandhills Village: Great shopping, 15 minutes
Columbia Mall: 10 minutes
Columbiana Center Mall: 20 minutes
Charlotte: Great for shopping, 55 minutes
Providence Hospital: 2 exits from Cobblestone, 5 minutes
Medical University is in downtown Columbia
18 minutes from downtown Columbia
55 minutes to Charlotte, NC
2 hours to the beaches of SC
2 hours to the ski slopes of NC
No tax base in the town of Blythewood
Richland County property taxes just reduced by 58% due to sales increase raise to 7%
$700,000 home, taxes here are $2,400
SC Governor is proposing to cut state income tax from 7% to 3.5% with balance funded by cigarette tax increase
If you are referring to RENAISSANCE PARK off of W. Tyvola Rd near the Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport, I would like to invite you to ck out YORK COUNTY, SC. We are right across the state line only minutes from Tyvola Rd. There is Fort Mill, Lake Wylie, Baxter Village, Rock Hill...all are wonderful, low crime areas, slower paced than the Charlotte "hurry up and wait" and the best thing is that the cost of living , the price of housing, and taxes are much lower than in Charlotte. I would be glad to send you a free RELOCATION Kit from my Agency that tells all about the area here AND in Charlotte. Even though we are in SC, we are kinda like a little suburb of Charlotte, only in a different state and only minutes away.
Please email me your name and address and phone number and I will get the Relocation Kit right out to you. I also have plenty of website information sites that will lead you to our areas major Information search pages to tell you all about our town and the surrounding areas. I personally live in Rock Hill and have lived here almost all my life...born and raised here.
Allen Tate Realty (The #1, Largest Local Real Estate Agency in NC and SC)
Rock Hill office, SC
Hope to hear from you soon.