Joe I live in Gastonia and have 2 girls in the school system. We have really enjoyed our experience. My girls have received a very good education with low student teacher ratios. You can look on the NorthCarolina Reportcard web site and see how the schools in Gaston stack up.
Joe there are alot of people from up north coming down to NC. First of all they are usually surprised at how much home they can get for their money as opposed to the north. CP Morgan is alright it depends on your price range and what you are looking for in a home. You really need to shop around and take a look at the different communities then have your local realtor find out about the builder.