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john, Home Buyer in Lyndhurst, NJ

My wife and I are considering relocting to North Carolina, (Charlotte area)

Asked by john, Lyndhurst, NJ Thu May 22, 2008

We have 4 children, so education and recreation are very important. We are also looking for homes with some property .75-2.0 acres or so. Weddington seems to fit the bill, any other suggestions??

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I agree with Teresa, John. You are right on target with SW Union County, for acreage, schools and taxes.
It would certainly help to know more about your lifestyle and ideal home, price point you are targeting, etc.

I'm a lifelong resident of Union County, and my wife is a Special Education Coordinator in the Union
County Schools. You can tell from my picture how long lifelong is for me. I will be happy to assist you
every way I can.
Please visit my website below, where you can begin to access homes available in the area, and I will
be gald to share the services I can provide for you, and at no cost to you.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 23, 2008
York and Union county are very nice. That is an area that you can still get a pretty good piece of land for the prices. along with a beautiful home. Some of the schools in Fort Mill are having a freeze of enrollment, so you need to be careful on this. Depending on your time frame to move,, it may not be an issue. I would love to help you find your next home. You can call me directly at 704-607-7514 and visit me on my website http://www.carolina-real-estate.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
Since I am not competing for your business as the rest are, Weddington is a good choice. However be very careful of the schools that your children will be going to. There are new school popping up and they dont have the same "pull" as some of the others. You would want your children in the Marvin Ridge/Weddington High zoning area. I moved down here about 5 years ago. If you should have any questions please feel free to e-mail me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 17, 2009
For the best introduction to Charlotte- from Weddington /Waxhaw to Lake Norman, visit You Tube, and search Charlotte NC-- in the # 1 spot with over 8000 viewss, you'll find a fact-filled Introduction to Charlotte video that will help get you started. There is a 2nd video as well that talks more about neighborhoods by the same author.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 2, 2008

You are going to love it down there. My brother moved down to south charlotte from New Jersey 2 years ago. He bought a new construction house in a lakefront community, and he loves it. He's about 1 mile from the border of South Carolina. The area he lives in is a rapidly growing area. Check out riverpointe and the palisades. The Lot sizes might be a little smaller, but the neighborhoods are very nice and safe. If you like to go fishing, lake wylie is close by and a very good bass fishing lake. Some nice golf courses around as well. The house my brother bought has 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 4000 square feet and is 1 block from the lake. Under 450k. The community has it's own marina for people that have boats. The slips only cost around $600 a year. Much more enjoyable lifestyle down there. Good luck with the move. It's definitely the right choice if you have the job waiting for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 1, 2008
What is your price range? We have a home that would accomodate 4 children in the Weddington area. It is currently being rented but should be available end of the school year or earlier.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 1, 2008
How About Waxhaw in Union County - Low Taxes and Excellent Schools!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 30, 2008
I have a 2450sf, 4 bed/2.5 bath house on 0.47 acre, mostly wooded. It is about 25 years old. It is in a prime location in the ballantyne area. There is new recretation facilities 1/2 mile away. Borders a permanent tree-save area. Cul-de-sac lot.
Asking $265,000. Not on the market yet. EXCELLENT schools. Ardrey Kell high School.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 1, 2008
check out reedy creek, it depend on what your budget for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 26, 2008
I absolutely love the Weddington area. I have lived in Charlotte for 22 years and in the Weddington area for 12 out of the 22. Education is great and there is a lot to offer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 24, 2008
Hi John...

I am not "from here" either. I am a Californian, and did a 5yr stint in Michigan as well...I have NO problem fitting in, in fact... I've met and befriended more people from other places, then I have any from North Carolina. There are SO many northerners here...

Weddington is a great area... have you considered looking north of Charlotte, in the Lake Norman area? I'm biased as this is where I "chose" to move but the lake is great and there are so many areas where you can find larger plot's of land AND good schools... in Denver, Mooresville...etc. If you don't specifically have to be "in" Charlotte, check it out up north a bit...

Good luck, North Carolina is a nice place to be!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 23, 2008
Not practicing in Charlotte I guess it is an unbiased opinion. I use to live in Charlotte in years past and was actually born there. I guess it depends on what you are looking for and what part of Charlotte you want to be near for work or whatever. There as you can see by the answers lots of great areas. I guess we would all just need a bit more information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 22, 2008
Hi John, Your question was posted a little while ago, so I hope you have had some luck in finding the information you are looking for. It can feel overwhelming when moving to a new state. It sounds like you definately have done some research ahead of time, which most buyers coming to this area do as well too! Working and listening to what is important is crucial when I assist buyers moving to this area. My family moved here 12 years ago from LI and having three children myself, schools were of utmost importance as well. Weddington and the surrounding areas here have grown very quickly because people like the lower taxes, great schools, and is easily accessible to uptown, great shopping, sports, nightlife, and so much more. Feel free to look at my website, http://www.nancycosta.com as there are some very useful links about that area, schools, recreation, and lifestyle. I work for Allen Tate Realtors which is one of the largest real estate companies in the area, so my network here is very large. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Good luck with your move. Best regards, Nancy Costa
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 22, 2008
Hi John, My husband and I raised our 2 boys in the Charlotte as well as Matthews. They were both active in soccer, basketball, tennis, wrestling, football, debate, chamber choir, theatre to name a few. Needless to say, we've been around the area to attend each of these functions. There is so much to offer children in the way of education, culture, sports, etc in the area. On top of the school activities, Charlotte has a White Water Rafting Center downtown, which also has climbing walls and hiking trails to go with. This is a plus when you're not wanted to make the short drive to the mountains or beaches of the Carolinas. Weddington is a popular destination for families along with Waxhaw and many areas surrounding the Charlotte area. I'd be happy to discuss in detail your wants and needs to ensure that your home search is as painless and satisfying as possible. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you and your family in moving into your home.
Web Reference: http://DarlenePrice.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 5, 2008
Hello John:

You and your family will love the NC region. From the pro sports to being right in the middle of the beaches and the mountains. Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Indian Trail and Matthews are all areas that have highly rated schools. I would be happy to have our Team Manager send you all of the school report cards in case you do not have them readily available to your family. Our team would love the opportunity to help your family settle into your new home in the area.
You can reach us anytime.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 5, 2008
John, my name is Wes Woodin and I live in SW Union County. It's great! I market luxury homes, entry level homes, and everything in between. I would like an opportunity to speak with you. My personal web-site is Http://www.weswoodin.com and you can reach me toll free at (877) 584-2366. I look forward to hearing from you. Wes
Web Reference: http://www.3wproperties.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 1, 2008
Hi John,

Looks like you have several Realtor's to choose from! If you haven't landed on particular broker yet, check out my profile page and you will see that I have expensive experience in Relocation. I personally live in Union County and know the area very, VERY well. I will be happy to show you around areas like Weddington, Waxhaw, Fort Mill, etc. It's a great place to live....we love it.

If you prefer, you can call me directly, or email me and we can discuss your specific wants and needs. I hope to hear from you soon.
Web Reference: http://www.RickHoughton.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 1, 2008
The Charlotte NC area includes South Carolina too.
Good luck with your move and let me know if I can help on your home inspection.
Please check out my profile and web site.

Bruce King
B.A. King Home Inspections
704 301-3207
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 31, 2008
I work with many clients moving in from other states to this area. I like York and Union Countys. Seems you can get more acrea per dollar and also home. If you would like to be put on an automatic email of homes hitting the market.. I would love to work with you and your family. Give me a call on my mobile at 704-607-7514
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2008
Hi John,
Not only are there properties to fit your base criteria in Weddington. You may want to consider the surrounding areas as well - Marvin, Wesley Chapel, Waxhaw. These are all the fastest growing communities in Union County. I am a native of this area and my office is in Ballantyne. Please call or contact me with all of your questions and real estate needs. If you are interested in new construction or resale I can help with both. I am familiar with all of the public schools in the area as well as the private schools. I encourage you to check out my link below - you'll learn more about my philosophies and what has made me a successful Realtor. I look forward to hearing from you, Beth.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2008
John, you have made the right assumption with Weddington. I live, work, and sell homes in Union County and I whole heartedly agree with your choice. The town of Weddington, and surrounding communities of Wesley Chapel, Waxhaw, Marvin, and Matthews are all within a few miles of each other offering basically the same types of homes and many areas will share the same schools. If I can be of service to you please don't hesitate to call or visit my website to search for homes at http://www.ISellUnion.com.
Web Reference: http://www.ISellUnion.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2008
Charlie. I would like to recommend Belmont to you and your family. Belmont is about 15 minutes west of uptown Charlotte. The schools are wonderful here but I would recommend that you research them on http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/ . Belmont is a small town outside of charlotte and very family friendly....just check out our parks and rec website to see for yourself.... http://www.belmontparksandrec.com/ You also get a little more home for your money her too. Please call me if you are interested in visiting. patti cell 704-813-8739
Web Reference: http://myrealtorpatti.net/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 24, 2008
HI John,

Weddington would certainly fit the bill. There are other parts of Union county which would also work well for you. I would need to know more about your requirements, for example, where will you be working and how long of a commute do you want? This is an important consideration because the traffic here during rush hour is terrible. Let me give you an example you could expect to take 45 minutes to get to uptown Charlotte from Matthews during rush hour. So if you don't want a longer commute then you need to stay inside the I-485 belt. So it really depends on where you will be working and what is your price range. You can find lots of useful links on my website and neighborhood searches at http://www.TeresaQuinan.com, you will also find my contact information if you would like me to send you a relocation package and set you up on a personalized webpage to help you find a home. I look forward to hearing from you, good luck. Teresa.
Web Reference: http://www.TeresaQuinan.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008

Charlotte-metro is a great place to live for so many reason. Schools and great weather to recreate in are but two of those reasons. Weddington is wonderful, but there are few if any homes below $300k for sale. If you are in the market for a $500k and up home, then Weddington and Marvin are great places to look. If you still want the large lots but want to spent less, I recommend Matthews, Mint Hill, and southeast Charlotte.

You can visit http http://:www.SECharlotteHomeSearch and enter the parameters for the type home you are looking for and receive daily emails with a link to a live website with properties that match that are updated dynamically! It is a great way to view properties and stay up to date on them.

Good luck on your relocation wherever it takes you!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
Hi John,
Weddington and other areas of Union County, North Carolina are great communities for families looking for larger lots. The schools are great and the area has lots of amenities for families. Go to my website at http://www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com to learn more about the various small towns on the south side of the Charlotte region.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
Also take a look at Fort Mill, SC. It is just on the other side of Charlotte. Really a suburb of Charlotte. The Schools are great. Gold Hill Elem won the national blue ribbion award last year and Fort Mill High won it a few years back. Also, SC has lower taxes. I can set you up on a gateway. This will have homes that fit your criteria. I can help you to find a home in Weddington, Waxhaw or Fort Mill. For more information please give me a call at 803-487-2357 or e-mail me at tracey@soldbyspeed.com Good luck
Web Reference: http://www.soldbyspeed.com
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