For the record though, right now my investing dollars are going south (of Charlotte, that is). I like the NC/SC border area. Hope this helps and if you would like more information, please feel free to contact me email@example.com. Best wishes!
Huntersville and Cornelius have some fantastic bargains and both are nice places to live with the Lake and well run parks.
Low crime and no nonsense policing makes it VERY desirable to live here.
I moved here from Northern California via my native Devonshire, England
As a native of York County (Rock Hill), I have seen Fort Mill grow at astounding rates. I personally attempted to purchase a home in Baxter in 1997. I did not like the "closeness" of the homes, not enough privacy, etc for my taste. Therefore, I purchased NEW construction in Rock Hill, in the country on almost 2 acres of land. The re-sell value of the homes in Baxter are well over the $200-$250K mark now. I had my property appraised in April and it had increased approximately $50K in 10 years. The market in Baxter had appreciated over $100K in 10 years. Thats just my own experience as a "consumer".
As a REALTOR, I would tell you that Fort Mill would be your better option-its still close to Charlotte, BUT the property TAXES are MUCH lower in York County and SC in general than they are in NC.
If I can be of service to you when searching in Fort Mill, I would be honored to show you around the area.
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To give you a more complete answer I would suggest taking in to account your budget, work
location, personal interests and schools etc. To discuss these factors in person just call
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The fastest growing market segment is Southwest Charlotte- down route 49 towards Lake Wylie
IF you are a numbers guy, you'll like my market reports on my blog at http://www.charlottecommunitiesonline.com/ check the categories , these are the best collection of numbers in the city... I do specific workups for clients.
Both of these markets have attractive values... the best of the past 5 years is LN, but the next five years? Hmm... the big question!