As a woman myself if I were to buy a home today (and when I purchased in the past), I'd focus in areas where the schools are good to excellent. No neighborhood is 100% exempt from crime, but investigating the school system is probably a good place to start. That is what I would do for myself or a member of my family based on my experience as an agent.
Your question is too general, however. I'd need more information from you in order to customize a home search for you. You're welcome to reach out. I'd love to help out in anyway I can.
Belinda Agosto, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS
ERA Wilkinson & Associates Real Estate
There are so many good neighborhoods in Charlotte that it's hard to point you in any certain direction without more information. Your price point will definitely play a big part in the decision making. You say mother/daughter, and that could mean two different scenerios, your the mother with a school age daughter perhaps, or your the daughter with your mother living with you. If it's the first, schools may be a little more important.
If you'd like to send me more information on what exactly you're looking for, I'd be happy to help you find your new home. I grew up in Charlotte and know the area well.
Wilkinson & Associates
As Realtors we are also bound by fair housing laws which hinder what we can say and cannot say and does not allow us to steer you toward or away form specific neighborhoods....but we can help narrow your search down by what you are looking for in a home, your budget, proximity to things, commute time and any other factors you wish to consider....
one thing I love about Charlotte is that it reminds me a lot of New York with the vast divesity in the-neighborhoods and areas within the city itself.... Please feel free to either e-mail me or call me if I can be of any assisitance to you.
Coldwell banker United
Helping our clients buy high potential value properties is our speciality. We are able to do this in all price ranges. Your target price will be most influential in narrowing your decision. Once this is known, we can explore what is important to you and find the best neighborhoods available in your price range that meet your criteria. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
Email me directly with a bit more information on the size/budget/location you're thinking for your move. Those factors will greatly determine the neighborhoods that would work well for you. Myers Park and Dilworth are fantastic areas that may work well for you.
Hope to hear from you!