One more idea for you: why not try checking the voting records of the areas that you are considering? The democratic party has traditionally supported gay rights. Also, it looks like the gay/lesbian center has moved from Plaza Midwood to the center city. It appears that way from google.
With that said, I relocated here with my wife and four kids six years ago. I am a New York native who resided in fairfield county for the past ten years prior to moving to Charlotte. onethign I will tell you is this is not the typical "south". Charlotee si a well diversified area with peopel from all over relocating here for a vvariety fo reasons. Peopel are generally nice and open and strerotyping is not an issue.
There are other factors to consider as well as to liberal neighborhoods you asked about...Price range? Commuting distance? (Charlotte is no where near like New York for mass transit). Do you want to be near certain amenties, parks, clubs, stores, etc....
if you have any other questiosn or would liek to discuss your needs please feel free to contact em and I will provide you with the information you need.
I would love to assist you in your home search here in Charlotte, I moved here myself from up north 10 yrs ago and at the time I was not a realtor yet and I sure wish I had the assistance of a well established realtor in the area, I did not and quite frankly ended up being in an area that I later found was not condusive to my lifestyle or what I was really looking for but on the outside it looked like a great area to live at the time. Let me know if I can be of assistance, even if not as a realtor but as a guide to your new city.
I am a native of Charlotte and I think your sexual orientation here in Charlotte has no impact on where you should relocate to. Charlotte has seen a diversified influx of different types of people and is nonjudgmental. There is a place for everyone in every lifestyle here. Let me know if I can be of assistance in your new home search.
My Townhome Realty/Maison Properties
If you expect problems -- you'll find them. If you just be be a good person and not judgemental about folks different than yourself -- you'll be just fine I think regardless of where you go.
I sold the house arcoss the street to my listing to a same sex couple and I don't think they could be happier with the house and the accepting neighbors.
But again, they are just easy to approach and non judgemental people. We enjoy all our neighbors and accept their differences as something that makes them unique.
You'll find most folks will give to you what they get from you( attitude, acceptance, space, distance, resentment etc. etc.). If you find upper middle income neighborhoods you find less ignorance.
You the website http://www.zipskinny.com/ to check in socio-economic information.
What are you looking for in a house? Do you know what price range you are looking at? What is the most inportant thing about a home that you'll need need?
You c an find some really good webistes to assist you in the home purchasing process at my site.
I'd be happy to help you in any way that I can - whether it be finding the right house or finding the right coffe-shop. Again welcome to Charlotte! (We're not known as the "Queen City" for nothing!)
Keller Williams Realty - Ballantyne Area Market Center
You should probably check out any of the "in-town" neighborhoods such as Plaza-Midwood, Elizabeth, SouthEnd or Uptown Charlotte. My partner and I live in NoDa, also known as The Arts District, which has kind of a funky urban, artsy kind of feel. It is known as one of the gay-friendly neighborhoods of Charlotte. If you want more upscale, probably SouthEnd areas - maybe South Park or Myers Park.
There is definitely something for everyone here in Charlotte. I would be happy to help you and your partner in your relocation if you are not already working with an agent. Feel free to contact me by phone or email anytime.
You should definitely come down for a visit. I am a native New Yorker and I love it here. If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call.
Allen Tate Company
You can give me a call if you want me to set up a gateway for you to hunt those homes down for you and send emails to you regularly as they pop up.
704 622 9506