Being from Berkely Heights, NJ and locating to NC 4 years ago- I can tell you it has been amazing.
Please feel to e-mail me with any questions, and I will be happy to try to help you out as best I can! Southlime123@aol.com
I moved to Charlotte, NC from NJ just three years ago and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. The Charlotte area is so large and diverse that I could never do it justice in just one short answer. I have a relocation packet that is jam packed full of information on Charlotte that I can send out to you free of charge if you're interested. To answer your question properly, requires a long conversation that I would be glad to have with you at anytime. The packet of info will be really helpful, too and it includes area maps. Feel free to call me at your convenience to discuss. Oh, and let me know if you care to receive the relo packet.
All the best,
I have had a number of clients from New Jersey and they love the Charlotte area. One client from New Jersey moved to Matthews several years ago a still just loves it.
Because of the taxes and a few other issues, I am also suggesting to my clients that they look in the the northern areas of South Carolina. Lower property and income taxes are in South Carolina and the schools are getting very good reports in Fort Mill (York County) and in Indian Land (Lancaster County). These are both growing areas that you might want to consider. I currently live in South Charlotte and like the area but will move into the Indian Land area as soon as possible because of the lower taxes. It is still a very easy drive to Uptown Charlotte on good roads.
Please check out our website at http://www.RichProperties.net. There you can search the entire Charlotte Regional Multiple Listing service as well as the South Carolina Piedmont Multiple Listing Service (MLS). I would love to show you around our area when to come down to check it our.
Have a blessed day!
Debbie Arriero, ABR, ASP, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES
Arriero Realty, Inc.
The Charlotte area is fantastic, continues to grow and has some great schools. I like Union County, south Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius and Mooresville. To check out different schools and their test scores go to http://www.greatschools.net. Let me know what I can do to help you in your search. Have a great day!
Great question. It's really good to do some investigating as you are doing. One area to consider is just across the border in Fort Mill, SC. This is where we chose to move to 10 years ago when we relocated from Pittsburgh, PA. Schools are great and taxes are much lower. However if you go to my website and click on "About the area" you can check out the schools for yourself. The next up and coming area for growth is expected to be in the Clover, SC area. It is less than a half hour to downtown Charlotte. Let me know what else I can do to help you.
Keller Williams Baxter office
Did you also know that Fort Mill was recently rated in the top list of "Best Affordable Suburbs 2009"?
For further information on the schools and to search the MLS you can visit my website at http://www.kellyacahill.com. I have a lot of good information on my site in reference to Fort Mill, Charlotte and it's surrounding areas. I would be happy to answer any questions you have as well, if you would like to contact me at the number below.
Keller Williams Realty
I would love to direct you to certain areas of town that may be of interest. I think one place I would start is life style. This would help me direct you best because we have so many areas of Charlotte that might be ideal. You can also check this website for school ratings...http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/.
As for crime rates I can direct you to CMPD.org which is Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's website. There you can search areas and possible crimes.
I would love to learn more about you and your situation. I am always available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell at 704.421.2107. I hope to help you find your new home in Charlotte!
First, let me say what a great idea it is for you to move to the Charlotte area. I did so, about 8 years ago, from New York. I haven't looked back since.
While Charlotte has many nice areas to move to, have you considered a move to the neighboring city of Concord located in Cabarrus county?
Concord has become the move to place. One reason is the school system. It is favored by most as compared to Mecklenburg county, where Charlotte is located.
Please visit me at my web site to find out more about Concord and it's school system. I will be happy to answer any questions you have and guide you through your home buying process.
I look forard to hearing from you.
The Suddreth Group