Good morning A:
There are about 500 three bedroom two bath homes priced from the mid-$100's to the low $200's within about 20 minutes of the airport. This area includes the towns and areas of: Belmont, Cramerton, East Gaston Co., Lake Wylie, SC, Steele Creek, Tega Cay & Ft. Mill, SC, South Charlotte, Sedgefield, SouthEnd, NoDa, Davis Lake, Huntersville, Mtn Island Lake and Mt Holly. I could show you very nice homes in each of these areas. If you are willing to be 30-35 minutes from the airport, your choices would significantly increase. The style, age of homes, neighborhood feel, and many other things would vary and what you buy would depend a lot on your personal preferences. Since you mention that schools are important, you may want to read the Trulia Real Estate Blog http://www.trulia.com/blog/dfisher/2013/03/what_are_the_best
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.