Where are the best areas to live with 4 children within Charlotte?

Asked by Nccrafton, Charlotte, NC Tue Apr 13, 2010

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Hi there, I just referred my nephew to an awesome agent in Charlotte who helped he and his wife well their townhome and buy their home, with success!!, in a very short time. He and his team knew the area cold and know what they are doing price/negotiation wise.

Send me a quick email and I'll set you up with a referral with him. It costs you nothing but gives you the advantage of working with someone I have direct experience with and trust in.

I'll watch for your reply.

Jeanne Feenick
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Dwell Charlo…, , Charlotte, NC
Sat May 1, 2010
Call Felix or Laura at 704-491-8026. We can help you find the right place to Dwell.

We are a blended family with five children and know first hand what you are looking for.

We are also a real estate team with over 23 years of combined experience in real estate within the Charlotte area.

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Felix Virto
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Daniel Fisher, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Good morning, NCCrafton
If you have not found what you are looking for, you might want to read the Trulia Real Estate Blog "Which areas surrounding Charlotte would be a nice place to relocate?" There are some detailed suggestions about schools and locations there. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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Kim and Dick…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Wed May 19, 2010
Hello -

Being an educator/administrator for several years in another state and a parent whose children have gone through the CMS schools, I would highly recommend you consider the strengths and interests of your children and tour schools to find a match for them. Looking at school reports is a great beginning, but there are so many other factors to consider and that can only be learned from being at the schools and meeting with teachers and administrators.

What are the ages of your children? What interests do they have? What educational needs to they have - IB/AP classes, exceptional education, arts/music talent, math/science abitlites? There are many options and numerous wonderful schools throughout the area - and not just the area of town we live in and the schools that we know first hand.

If we can be of assistance in narrowing down your school choices and providing you with information on neighborhoods and houses, please let us know.

Regards -
Kim and Dick York
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Richard Rosk…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon May 17, 2010
I believe that Southeast Charlotte is the most outstanding area particularly when the schools are one of the major directions you may want to take. From a public school point of view, nearly all the elementary and middle schools are always amoung the highest rated in the CMS system Additionally, Myers Park, Providence High and Ardrey Keel are the three best performing high schools.

Among the private schools, the three most recognized non- denominational schools are Charlotte Country Day, Latin and Providence Day are located just off Providence Road. The denominational school such as the Catholic have 5 of the 6 elementary schoolsl, the one middle school and the high school. If you are interested in the Jewish schools they are located on Shalom Park which is also just off Providence Road. Lastly, there are several other well known Christian schools all within this area.

In addition to the schools, there are a large number of parks, libraries, organized sports and other organized activies for children.
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Donna Forrest…, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Mon May 17, 2010
Hi Nccrafton, I have a blended family of 5 teenagers and live in South Charlotte with all my kid in the public school system. I am not in the rental business but I will be happy to send to you what is in the mls. With children in Charlotte, you will also want to put big emphasis on the school systems. Here are 3 great rental companies in Charlotte.


Hope this helps:)

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dave, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Apr 13, 2010
You are receiving a lot of good advice. I moved here five years ago with four children myself. Depending on the ages of the children and what you like to do will dictate a lot of where you want to look at in charlotte. Each area of Charlotte offers something unique and different.

Another factor will be your price range and requiremnts for a home. Some areas of Charlotte are laced with older brick homes and other areas are newer subdivisions with amenties.

For me I personally chose the southeast corner of Charlotte to live. it offered me the proximity to what I wanted to be and the amenties I was looking for in an area.

If you could supply a little more information as to your wants and needs for you and your children I can help narrow down the areas to look for you.

You can either call me at 704-519-7895 or e-mail me back at ddicecco@cbunited.com

Dave diCecco
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Matthew Trin…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Apr 13, 2010
Hello. As others have pointed out your best indicator is likely to be living in the best school districts. I have assembled a few of the more helpful sites for evaluating Charlotte Area Schools on my website here: http://www.group15realestate.com/tools/charlotte-area-schools

Good luck with your search!

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Debbie and S…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Apr 13, 2010
When we moved to Charlotte 20 yrs ago, we settled in SE Charlotte and have never regretted it. Some of the best schools are in SE Charlotte. There are many properties to choose from, and lot of different communities. If you have a price range, I could pull up some possible homes and email them to you. Good luck on your search! Also, please visit my web site http://www.PropertiesofCharlotte.com for more information.

Debbie Arriero,

Arriero Realty, Inc.
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Dwell Charlo…, , Charlotte, NC
Tue Apr 13, 2010
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Dwell in the possibilities,

Felix Virto
Dwell Charlotte
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Lynn Johnson, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Apr 13, 2010
It depends on your preferred price range as to what area would be a starting point to look in Charlotte. If your children are in public school, I would suggest looking in areas with good school systems. If you would like, I can send you some homes for your review via email. Just let me know your preferred price range and the ages of your children so I can send you homes in good school districts.

Thanks and have a great day!

Lynn Johnson
Realtor/Broker, e-Pro
Licensed NC/SC
Director NCAR
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