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jamesely, Renter in Charlotte, NC

Safe area with good/decent schools for a family

Asked by jamesely, Charlotte, NC Wed Aug 21, 2013

Hi, we are relocating to charlotte with a 4 y.o. and a 3 months old. We will rent for 1-2 years first then buy. Our budget is 1300-1400$ per month for a 3 bedroom. What is the best area we can find with this budget (exluding the whole area north of Charlotte which I heard is very bad). Looking more into south even Fort Mill, Indian Trail or Rock Hill if necessary....

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Jamesely,

Based on your criteria you should have no problem locating a home to rent in the southern end of Charlotte or even Union County. There are going to be a good selection of places for you to choose from.

Charlotte area offers some good schools in the south side and in Union County where you have Indian Trail, weddington, waxhaw..... A lot depends on what other criteria you may have in a rental home and if you are looking to commute how far and what type of amenities (if any) you may be looking for in the area.

I love the opportunity to help you out. Please feel free to either e-mail me at ddicecco@cbnited.com or call me at 704-519-7895.


Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
Cell"704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
http://www.davedicecco.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
thank you very much, the move will be in January, when is the best time to contact you (since I guess now it would be too early ...)
Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013
Good mornign, James:
You may want to also read this Trulia Real Estate Blog about schools. http://www.trulia.com/blog/dfisher/2013/03/what_are_the_best…
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 23, 2013
Hi! I must say best wishes with the relo. You may also check out Mount Holly or Belmont, both still have the old town charm and easy to get to Charlotte. The south east section (Denver area) of Lake Norman.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
Good morning, JamesEly:
Here are some rental sites that might help.
http://www.socialserve.com/tenant/NC/index.html
http://www.move.com/
http://www.rentals.com/
http://www.rentalsincharlotte.com/
http://www.trlawing.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 23, 2013
Jamesely,

I'm not sure where you heard that the whole area north of Charlotte is very bad, but I would strongly disagree with it. North Mecklenburg, which consists of Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius are great places to live. I personally live in Huntersville so I speak from first hand experience. Concord is another great area that can be considered North of Charlotte. I wouldn't rule out any area on hearsay without seeing it for yourself.

I'd also agree with Jeff and Dave, the Belmont / Mount Holly area, the Denver area and the Southern end of Charlotte are also excellent places to look.

If you have any other questions or would like to see some rentals here in North Mecklenburg feel free to contact me at dcampo@wilsonrealtync.com or 704-999-2293
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
a friend of mine who's been living in Charlotte for over 6 years (she lives Uptown) told me to avoid everything above uptown specially University area / huntersville/Concord etc but like you said we will come and check it out in person of course. In general I do see that those north areas she told me about have lower prices and worst school ratings so that would make 1+1=2 I guess. But if there are any nice aeres I am willing to consider even tho we will have to travel often to fort jackson or fort bragg so maybe the southern area suits us better.
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