I would love to help you with your move to Charlotte, I am a horse owner as well.
Let's talk. 704-578-0511
You will find that many areas suited for equestrian lifestyle around the Greater Charlotte suburban fringe. Most zoning ordinances around here require you to have at least 1 acre per horse. If your equestrian activities are income producing and you are on 11+ acres (10 acres + one for the house), you can qualify for an agricultural exemption. The main consideration is how nice of a home you want and how much are prepared to spend on your home and acreage. If you want to be in the country, you'll have the most choices. If you want to be in an upscale suburban equestrian community, you'll need several hundred thousand. If you want to be in an upscale community but cannot afford the equestrian oriented subdivisions, we'd be looking at stables and buying the home you want in a nearby location. 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 .
I am a resident of Waxhaw and know it well!
Keller Williams Realty
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