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Hope this helps.
Wonderful program, I am very pleased with my child's education.
As for the other magnet schools in CMS, I am not familiar. However acceptance in to a program will allow you to move anywhere in Meck County and not have to worry about neighborhood schools.
Oh by the way, a few more ideas for you about finding the "right school and place to live". Seeing is believing when it comes to finding the best schools. I encourage my clients to schedule an interview with the staff at the school, and to talk to the parents with children attending the school. The internet information is all well and good, but what do you feel when you enter the school?
Your child is usually a mirror of you. If you feel good about the school, chances are that your child will also feel good about the school. There are a finite number of schools in the Northwest section of Mecklenburg. I would encourage you to explore the possibilities first hand.
Here is a local publication's school comments and ranking.
There are a couple of school evaluation sites:
Great Schools http://www.greatschools.com
National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov
School Digger http://www.schooldigger.com
School Matters http://www.schoolmatters.com/
School Data Direct http://www.SchoolDataDirect.org
The State of North Carolina also maintains a great data rich report card site. Each year, schools in North Carolina may receive several designations based on their performance on the state's ABCs tests as follows:
Honor School of Excellence:
School of Excellence:
School of Distinction:
School of Progress:
Most Improved Schools:
You can search for schools with these designations, which are awarded on the basis of the percentage of students performing at grade level and on whether the school attained the ABCs growth standards.
School boundaries are at:
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Congrats on your decision. I forgot to tell you to bring friends and family to North Carolina with you! In addition, I want to agree with Dave Dicecco that Huntersville is a great place to live. It has been listed by magazine surveys as being one of the top 10 best places to live in the country. Of course, I would say that the entire Lake Norman area is an extremely desirable place to live. For affordable housing, it is hard to beat the University area.
Enjoy the view,
If you could let me know what you need, price point (either home price or rental amount) I would be happy to send you some potential matches as well as links ot the school report cards for those neighborhoods.
That answer depends on your price range. Mountain Island has many nice subdivisions, area 42 in our MLS. There is a Crescent Resources neighborhood off Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd, Overlook, that is priced $350,000 to $650,000 roughly. Riverbend is priced from $150,000-$250,000 approximately. Mt. Isle Harbor, Stonewater, Stratford Pond are nice neighborhoods. There are nice subdivisions in Lincoln county that you may want to explore.
Glad to help if you want to hire a buyer's agent. The commission is deferred until closing and paid by the seller (out of your loan money brought to closing). Confused? Wait until someone explains NC real estate agency.
Happy House Hunting,