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Melissa, Other/Just Looking in Erie, PA

what is the best neighborhood in Charlotte, NC?

Asked by Melissa, Erie, PA Tue Feb 19, 2008

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Btfulmind1’s answer
I am considering relocating to the Charlotte area from New Jersey but don't know any of the neighborhoods. Can anyone tell me what are the safest family neighborhoods and is close to shopping stores, banks etc., not too noisy, but also not too quiet.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
It depends on what you like. Urban and Hip or quiet and suburban, maybe you want a golf course view? Check out http://www.HipHoods.com. It has some of the most comprehensive info on the best neighborhoods in Charlotte. Including videos!
Web Reference: http://www.HipHoods.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 18, 2011
my answer is Thornhill. Go to http://www.thornhillnc.net to check it out. We just put our house on the market here and I am SO SAD to be leaving, but my husband has found a job that requires us to move. If you are looking in South Charlotte, this is the most reasonable priced neighborhood in Ballantyne with LOTS of young families and great ammenities/activities all the time and very close to Target, grocery stores, Borders, restaurants, etc. Location, location, location!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 11, 2009
Ballantyne Country Club is an excellent neighborhood with homes starting as low as $500,000 and going into the millions. The schools are great too.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 29, 2009
generally any neighborhood around south park mall. Dilworth, Myers Park, NoDa just to name a few.
Look into ballayntyne, and maybe even union county.

http://carolinahome.com is where all the MLS listings are
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 3, 2008
NoDA is verry different than Myers Park and Dilworth
Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014
Do not move to university area! Beware of a neighborhood named University Commons!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 5, 2013
There are several great neighborhoods, but my personal favorites are Dilworth & Southpark. You can always check with a local agent, such as http://www.hendersonproperties.com, to see what they would recommend.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 13, 2012
Hi Melissa,

It's a difficult question to answer. What's best for one person might be different for another. What would the ideal neighborhood be like for you? If you like lively neighborhoods, you could do a search by walk scores. Here is a link on site where you can perform such a search http://www.nc-homeownership.com/custom-search. The higher the score, the better.

I hope this helps. Let me know if I can further assist you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 19, 2011
My unbiased opinion (since I am not in the real estate business) is that Longview is the best neighborhood in Charlotte (with Highgate being a close second).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009
Charlotte has a multitude of beautiful neighborhoods. The best neighborhood for you will depend on the community atmosphere that you seek, whether schools are important to you, the age of housing that you prefer and which community amenities that you want nearby. Take a look at my website, http://www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com, for information about the areas on the south side of the Charlotte region.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 19, 2008
Charlotte is a big small-town and getting bigger. For a city of our size, crime is relatively low and violent crime is fortunately not a problem for most areas. To help direct you in answering your question, it would be helpful to know two things: What criteria do you consdier in defining 'best'? (price per square foot, lot size, neighborhood size, school zoning-and careful, this can change, nearby parks or shopping) Best is very subjective so providing a plum line for you to measure against is really necessary as an investor for rental property has different criteria than a family of five.

Second, how specific do you need for 'neighborhoods?' South End and Dilworth have seen an explosion in value because of the light rail and Myers Park, Eastover and SouthPark are always a desirable areas. There are subdivisions within the areas or neighborhoods that are grouped more similarly by price and several have community amenities such as pools, tennis and common areas. You're not the first who has asked about specific subdivisions and I'm working on adding that to my website but there is comprehensive area/neighborhood information under Relocation Guide on FindHomeNC.com that might offer you some answers.

Hope this helps and feel free to contact me with any questions liz.snide@allentate.com Best wishes!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 2, 2008
Depends on what you mean by the best? Highest priced? Biggest homes? Closest to uptown? Historical? Happy to answer any questions. Please feel free to search without obligation or signing in at http://www.queencitygal.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 19, 2008
One of the best developments in Charlotte, NC is Cobblestone Park. This is a gated community minutes from health care, universities and all the cit has to offer. They just finished a beautiful club house and sports complex. They also have 36 holes of champion golf. We have a good list of properties available there and would love to talk with you about it.
Marian Schaffer
The Schaffer Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 19, 2008
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