Relocating to Charlotte, NC in January. Looking for a safe area with 35 plus age single people. Love the outdoors as well. Any info would be great.?

Asked by New To Area, Charlotte, NC Tue Nov 1, 2011

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Daniel Fisher, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Thu Nov 3, 2011
Selecting a location is one of the most difficult things newcomers face because of the size of region. Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County - which is an 850 square mile area, and there are 11 surrounding counties. So, the job/business location will probably limit/focus your choices significantly. What sometimes helps narrow the decision is schools. In the Charlotte area, school districts are very large and many buyers are researching specific schools closely and giving me direction to search in specific high school attendance zones. Taxes are low here compared to many other parts of the country, and you are slightly lower in South Carolina, which is 12 mi from Uptown Charlotte. If you want more info on schools or taxes, please ask.

Uptown Charlotte, University (UNCC) area, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Whitewater Center, Uptown Charlotte and the many suburbs within about 5 miles, NoDa, South Charlotte, Ballantyne all could appeal for after hours socializing and outdoors activities. If you are more of a homebody, there are lots of smaller towns in the Charlotte metro that could also work. It depends on what you like to do, how far you are willing to drive to work, and your budget.

There is a good diversity of employers in a wide variety of business sectors here. Charlotte is #2 financial center of the nation behind New York and is quickly becoming known as the nations energy center. Many Fortune 500 companies have a presence here, several are headquartered in Charlotte and many well paid executives make their home in the Charlotte region. Some good Charlotte informational sites are:,,,,

There are many small towns around here, several lakes, and a fairly vibrant uptown with homes that should appeal in your $700+/- price range. If you want a country cottage or estate, a lake home an uptown condo or something in-between, there are good opportunities for each type of home and lifestyle. Larger estate type homes on larger lots, and equestrian areas are in Union County (Marvin, Weddington, Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel) and in the Matthews/Mint Hill area. If you want to maintain a water oriented lifestyle, you will probably be considering Lake Norman, or Lake Wylie in SC/NC. If you prefer a more urban lake experience over a rural one, you will probably prefer the east side of Lake Norman and Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville.

Charlotte offers many very nice neighborhoods and planned communities ranging from elaborate turn of the century homes to modern construction recently built. A number of these planned communities appeal to those for whom a country club and/or golf setting is familiar or desirable. there is very good availability of newer high quality homes throughout the region. Many of these are in South Charlotte and Ballantyne areas. Uptown Charlotte appeals to a more modern taste and style. Areas close-in to uptown were developed in the 1920's as trolley car suburbs and many homes here have been wonderfully restored and updated.

Regarding the Real Estate market in Charlotte right now, I turn to Standard & Poor's Case Shiller report. Here we find that the Greater Charlotte region did not have as big a run-up in prices as in other metropolitan areas in America, so we also have not had such large price drops. The Charlotte market peaked in mid-2007. It declined sharply in 2008, less in 2009 and about 4.4% last year. Depending on the price point and specific location, today's prices are fairly stable to slightly declining. Prices average about what they were in 2005. While most of the builder defaulted properties of 2007 and 2008 have been foreclosed and sold, there are still excellent opportunities for purchase of bank owned, short sale and other "distressed" property at below market prices.

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Kathleen Tur…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
No matter where you land, you are going to love living in Charlotte! No matter what your interests, you will find plenty to do here. We are surrounded by 3 large lakes and are only 3 hrs from the beach and 2 from the
mountains! The National Whitewater
Center is here, which also boasts
some awesome mountain biking trails. Your best bet is to take a look at where you are going to be working and consider your commute tolerance. An experienced Realtor will take that information, listen to your wants, needs & dreams and help yu find the perfect place. Due to Fair Housing law's, Realtors are prohibited from advising clients on the safety of an area, or whether or not it is populated by 35+ singles. That information, however, is readily available on the web. Feel comfortable that you WILL be able to find a home that fits your criteria and is a short commute to work, so that you can spend your free time enjoying the outdoors and not sitting in your car fighting traffic! Best success! Kathleen Turner
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Jay White, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Nov 1, 2011
Congratulations on your decision to move to Charlotte.

As far as a safe area for 35+ singles, there are a LOT of areas of Charlotte that fit your description, and we all have our favorites--but this isn't about us. It is about you.

What kinds of things do you like to do?
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Janice Mayna…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Wed Jan 15, 2014
You have received lots of great advice here. If you are not signed with a broker yet please feel free to log onto my website and start searching in some of the many areas that everyone has listed. Ballantyne is a very popular area as well as Blakeney - they are also great for entertainment, dining out and shopping. If you see anything that you would like to see in person please feel free to text/call or email me and we can get an appointment set up.

If lower taxes is your thing we have a lot of great homes and areas in the Weddington, Matthews and Waxhaw area.

Matthews ~…
Marvin ~
Indian Trail ~…
Waxhaw ~
Wesley Chapel ~…

Thank you for this opportunity to serve you, I realize you have a choice of Real Estate Brokers, so I truly appreciate your business.

Your dedicated Real Estate Broker,

Janice Maynard
Broker/REALTOR, Serving NC and SC
Keller Williams Ballantyne
704-641-0626 Cell/Text
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James Ogburn, Home Owner, Charlotte, NC
Mon Oct 14, 2013
Come to the So. Side of Charlotte. Indian Land, SC. We have a beautiful 17+- acre track one mile form Sun City in Indian Land. Has creek, meadow, hardwoods, many home sites. Perks. Ideal for horse lovers, nature lovers, or builders. 8 minutes from Ballantyne in S. Charlotte. Will Sub-Divide. Some owner financing available. Close to everything, but yet, low SC taxes.
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John Siddons…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
Welcome to Charlotte! Have you visited the Charlotte area before? Contact me directly and we can begin a conversation on the best places for you to live around the city.
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Lee Ann Mill…, Agent, Cornelius, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
You are going to love Charlotte!!! I moved here from Dallas, Tx and never thought I would love a city as I do Charlotte.
I live north of the city in the Lake Norman area (Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson) Wonderful lifestyle here with the beautiful lake as our background. Summertime on the lake is just the best place to be. Great single life and a lot of singles in the area. Very safe area too! Yet, just 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte.
Please let me know if I can give you more information about Charlotte or the Lake Norman area. I love helping people relocate to this beautiful area! Check my website at

Lee Ann Miller
Allen Tate Realtors
704 562 2922
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dave, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
There are many great places to choose from...Popular destinations among singles in the Charlotte area are southpark area, uptown, NoDa, midwood to name a few.

Part of where you look will be decided on what you are looking for in an area. If you are into the arts, theater, nightlife, old school charm...Each place offers soemthing distinct and different about Charlotte. that si part fo what makes Charlotte such a great place to move to. There si something for everyone.
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Rodney Jones, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Huntersville, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
Right now I am working with someone who is single and in their 30's and we have seen some really fantastic old homes that have been renovated. If you would like to call or e-mail me back, I'd be delighted to tell you all about it.
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Bryant Stadl…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
You will find many areas in Charlotte that may be a good fit for you. Southend, Noda & Midwood are few that come to mind. When searching for an area of any city to reside, make sure you consider your commute time to work, if the area accomodates your hobbies and if the area will fit your lifestyle.

Check out this link for more useful information on Living in Charlotte:

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Sharon Lewis, Agent, Cary, NC
Wed Nov 2, 2011
You can also look on this Charlotte Chamber website for demographics
I am assuming you are moving into a company? You might want to speak to some of the people working there for their suggestions, generally you will begin to see a common 'thread' of opinion that way. Also try this Charlotte Magazine link to help you out too.
And if you are looking to purchase, I can refer you to a wonderful agent in the area I have worked with. I am in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
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Debra M. Buck, , Charlotte, NC
Tue Nov 1, 2011
Congratulations on your decision to make Charlotte your new home!

Charlotte has a lot of fantastic areas and there are several that come to mind. However, I would love to learn more about the Area you will be working in as well as any other interests. Price point will also play a role.

As far as the social scene, there's a lot to do and always something going on. With regards to outdoor activities, Charlotte has a lot of parks and greenways. We also have the White Water Center, which is a lot of fun. The mountains and the beach aren't too far away!

I would love to help you and make this transition to Charlotte a smooth one!

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Michael Mou…, Agent, Huntersville, NC
Tue Nov 1, 2011
There are lots of great areas within 5 miles of uptown, all with a lot to offer and a lot of character. If you like our facebook page at the link below you will get a link to download our Charlotte Relocation Guide which has an overview of all neighborhoods and a lot more information as well. Charlotte is an awesome place. Take care
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Beau Ferguson, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Nov 1, 2011
Several good you want to be near a job, uptown or does it matter? SFH or Condo / townhome?
Contact me and I can help narrow it down based on your interests and likes.
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Lexie Longst…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Nov 1, 2011
I'd say Noda or Midwood. Lots of single people... lots of fun. Check out our neighborhood blog You can see tons of info on all sorts of neighborhoods.
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