We are looking to relocate possibly to Charlotte and would be making the trip in a few weeks to check thing out.What is most important to me is the?

Asked by Activeone, Charlotte, NC Mon Jul 26, 2010

community we would relocate too.I would prefer a golf community that has lots of actitivies (callender of events) I think it is a great way to meet people and I like to be involved.I just am not sure what part of Charlotte would be best? I am a Long Islander now living in Florida so I am not looking for a rural feel.I do not have children and we are early 50s. Price range 325K.Any sugestions on how to narrow the choices when we visit? Thank you

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Jeff Monfils, Agent, Mount Holly, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hi Activeone, you are fortunate, there are many choices here in Charlotte. Do you have any really special criteria? Things like commute time to the city ect.? There is a really nice community in Cornelius, NC that meets everything you stated above and it is minutes from Charlotte. I provided a link. Please feel free to contact me and I can provide other community information and/or listings. Your privacy and time are important and I take that seriously.

Kindest reagrds,
Jeff Monfils BIC | CSSA | CFA
Bastille Real Estate
704.975.7616
jmonfils@bastillerealestate.com
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Greg Becker, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Sun Aug 8, 2010
Welcome to charlotte,
Possibly still the largest planned home community in North Carolina is called Highland Creek. Has some 3000 plus homes and five or more parks for kids, plus four swimming pools, walking trails, golf, tennis courts and tons of social activities ranging from, 30 and over basketball, volleyball and golf groups, biking groups and much much more. Highland creek also have some of the lowest HOA fee's in Charlotte $141 per quarter (for all that it has to offer).

I have a listing that is probably $20K under market value that is move in condition - You really can get it all for under $325 here - I have a four over bedroom home 3100' sqr ft with about 1000 unheated with all the upgrades. Hardwood floors, extra wide hallways and a tree car garage. This is a one of kind home, I believe it is the only home like it built by New Mark buider in 2000. Wired internet in nearly all the rooms and a wired security camera system. - a large professionally landscaped flat fenced back yard with a two story 30'X12' deck with views of a private pond in the back yard and the home is walking distance to the driving range. Please see my listing information below if this sounds good. It won't last long.

http://www.gregbeckerrealty.com/listings/cambridgebay/5358ca…

If you need a broker in Charlotte please look me up.

Greg Becker
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Alyssa Rocca…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Thu Aug 5, 2010
Charlotte is a great place to live! I relocated from South Florida myself. There are great communities in the area for golf and fellowship with neighbors! I would love to send you an extensive search and help you narrow down your choices. Not sure if you have come to the area or not yet or if you are working with anyone. I would love to be of assistance. Please feel free to contact me at your leisure. Our company website paints a great picture of the Charlotte area and surrounding.

Alyssa Roccanti
(704)654-9305
aroccanti@helenadamsrealty.com
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Jane Kusterer, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Sat Jul 31, 2010
Hi:

I moved to Charlotte in 1976 from Summit NJ and have never looked back...This is a beautiful city with many sports and cultural venues and tucked into the beautiful Piedmont Region of the state right between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Coast...I love it here and hope you will too! There are two golf course communities which I think will best meet your needs and budget...Olde Sycamore outside of Mint Hill, NC and Regent Park or Tega Cay in the Ft Mill , SC area which are only a 20-25 minute drive to downtown Charlotte. If you like Baseball, the Charlotte Knights have their stadium right there in Ft Mill...Great little bedroom community in my opinion! Please feel free to contact me any time to discuss further and I will be happy to suggest hotels and restaurants while you are here, too! Jane K Kusterer, Allen Tate Realtors (704-591-0901)
http://www.allentate.com/janekusterer
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Gloria Fridr…, Agent, Waxhaw, NC
Thu Jul 29, 2010
Hi again,

I would also look at Emerald Lake and Shanamara. Rain Tree as mentioned is also nice. I would suggest working with a buyer agent so that they can send you some active listings in each of the communities so that you can get a "feel" for what type houses are in each area this will help you narrow your search.
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dave, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Thu Jul 29, 2010
You are receiving a lot of good answers. BAsically, you ahve soem choices. there are pockets in South Charlotte that offer you what you are lookign for. Raintree is one place that pops to mind right away. Another area is in the quaill hollow area. There are also some nice places in North Charlotte area as well.

I grew up in queens and moved here six years ago with my family. I have a general idea of what you are talkign about in regards to ruraL feeling. I think based on your answer you are lookign to stay around the 485 loop. it will give you easy access to what you want and the activities you are looking for while being close to uptown at the same time.
Web Reference:  http://www.davedicecco.com
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Donna Wattin…, , Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
The Charlotte, NC area offers many golf course communities. You have many choices. The South Park area offers fine dining/casual dining, movie theaters, shopping, speciality shops and outdoor activities all within a 15-30 minute drive. I would be more than happy to assist you.
Feel free to call anytime.

Thanks
Donna Wattinne
Showcase Realty LLC
704-305-0941
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Lynn Johnson, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
I would highly suggest the Raintree neighborhood. It has a 36 hole golf course, club house, swim and tennis. http://www.raintreecountryclub.com . Raintree is the most affordable neighborhood with a golf couse in South Charlotte. In most cases the initiation fees to join the Raintree Country Club are waived or paid for by the seller!

If you want to be close to lots of things to do, south Charlotte is where it is happening. Fine dining and casual dining restaurants, movie theaters, shopping (grocery, Walmart, Target, Trader Joe's and specialty shops such as Barnes & Noble, Marshalls, Home Goods, golf pro shops, etc.) and outdoor activities (such as softball teams) are all within a 5-10 minute drive.

The nicest Shopping Mall in Charlotte is called SouthPark Mall and it is a 10-15 minute drive from Raintree. South Park Mall and the surrounding area offers some of Charlotte's finest restaurants, upscale shopping and many services.

The uptown Charlotte area is only 20 minutes away, offering Broadway plays, museums, opera, live concerts and sports venues - the NBA Charlotte Bobcats and NFL Carolina Panthers. You can also watch a minor leaugue baseball team called the Charlotte Knights which is located about 15 minutes south of Raintree.

Here are homes in Raintree up to $325,000.
http://tiny.cc/Raintree

There are other golf communities in Charlotte; but, Raintree is an awesome location and affordable! Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks,
Lynn Johnson
704-756-7005
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Robin Faison, Agent, Kannapolis, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello again,
You might try looking on the Mecklenburg website for parks in the area and google softball leagues in the various areas- Charlotte, Huntersville, Fort Mill, Lake Norman, Mint Hill, Matthews, Pineville, Weddington. The realtors today have suggested a number of planned unit communities, as well as stand alone subdivisions. It is important to know the size of yard, amount of taxes, and HOA dues that you expect to pay. As well, you may or may not want a 55 and older subdivision, for example Sun City at Carolina Lakes. There are many small towns surrounding Charlotte metro which are quite nice to call home, however, the city of Charlotte itself can not be beat for libraries, parks, events, business opportunities, hospital and medical services.
Good luck and welcome,
Robin Faison
Web Reference:  http://www.parkandrec.com
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Marilyn Huds…, Agent, Clover, SC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hi again Activeone,
Check out the sports available in Fort Mill, SC http://www.tegacayrec.com, http://www.villageofbaxter.com, http://www.leroysprings.com
When will you be coming? We would love to show you what Fort Mill has to offer!
Feel free to contact me by phone or email.
704-608-1406 or Marilyn@TheHudsonAdvantage.com
Looking forward to working for you!
Marilyn
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Amy Baker, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Activeone,

With these things in mind, I would suggest North or NorthEast Charlotte. I live in that area and my husband plays in 4 different softball leagues within 15 minutes of our house. This area is close to Northlake Mall and Concord Mills as well as restaurants that surround them. I like this area because we are close to I-85, I-77, and I-485. I can get just about anywhere in Charlotte (including downtown where my husband works) in 15-20 minutes. Other areas of Charlotte are a longer drive into Charlotte just because there is less access to highways.

In this area I would consider:

Highland Creek-this neighborhood has townhomes from the mid $100's up to larger/newer single family homes in the upper $300's. In addition to the golf course, Highland Creek has several pools, a driving range, tennis courts, and even an elementary and middle school within the neighborhood.

Skybrook-this neighborhood is technically Huntersville but it is just a minute down the road from Highland Creek. Skybrook is an upper end golf comunity with homes ranging into the $700's+.

Birkdale-this is also in Huntersville but up closer to Lake Norman. Just across the street from the neigborhood is the well known Birkdale shopping center.

If you would like listings of homes in these communites, send me a quick e-mail.

Amy Gooden
Allen Tate Realtors
704-258-1459
Amy.Gooden@allentate.com
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Activeone, Home Buyer, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Thank you all for your answers.I would say that we are leaning towards an area that is built up easy access to stores ,dining, I guess I like things close to my Finger tips.I am retired so commuting is not an issue for me.But would like a reasonable drive into Charlotte to enjoy the city life.I also play alot of softball and if there is an area that has leagues that is a plus.
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Gloria Fridr…, Agent, Waxhaw, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
I would suggest you look in the Weddington and Waxhaw areas of Union County, NY. I relocated here 12 years ago from Westchester, NY and live in Union County. Many of the neighborhoods here have more land and the rural feel you mentioned you are looking for. The best way to narrow down your choices is to pick out a few homes to visit in different areas so you can get a feel for the different locations and which one best fits what you are looking for.
If you are not already working with a buyer agent, I would be happy to send you some homes that might fit your search criteria and meet with you when you come to town. Contact me if I can be of further assistance.
Good luck! Hope you like Charlotte.
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Josh Fretz, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello,

I might suggest to you a community right outside of Charlotte in SC that has great activity center and golf course. It is a Del Webb community called Sun City Carolina Lakes. Below are a few links that you may find helpful.

http://www.delwebb.com/communities/sc/ft-mill-indian-land/su… ( Community Info )

http://tempo.carolinamls.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=725299898&a… ( Listings in Community )


If you need any assistance in your search and future move I would be more than happy to assist.

Sincerely

Josh Fretz - SFR
RE/MAX Metro Realty
Broker - Realtor® NC/SC
http://www.Selling4Carolinas.com
http://www.CharlotteForeclosed.com
JoshFretz@Selling4Carolinas.com

Direct - (704) 351-6334
Fax - (704) 542-9718
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Josh Fretz, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello,

I might suggest to you a community right outside of Charlotte in SC that has great activity center and golf course. It is a Del Webb community called Sun City Carolina Lakes. Below are a few links that you may find helpful.

http://www.delwebb.com/communities/sc/ft-mill-indian-land/su… ( Community Info )

http://tempo.carolinamls.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=725299898&a… ( Listings in Community )


If you need any assistance in your search and future move I would be more than happy to assist.

Sincerely

Josh Fretz - SFR
RE/MAX Metro Realty
Broker - Realtor® NC/SC
http://www.Selling4Carolinas.com
http://www.CharlotteForeclosed.com
JoshFretz@Selling4Carolinas.com

Direct - (704) 351-6334
Fax - (704) 542-9718
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Rod Potter, , Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello,

I live in South Charlotte and I love it. However, I know Charlotte pretty well and can show you any area. There are many great areas and golf courses communities. Feel free to contact myself when you get a minute, I have some really good information for people that are new to Charlotte, looking for entertainment or just to socialize with other people.

regards,

Rod Potter
Broker/Realtor
Wilkinson and Associates
(704)840-4137
Licensed in NC and SC
http://www.rodshomes.com " Charlottes #1 Real Estate Blog"
Web Reference:  http://www.rodshomes.com
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Rod Potter, , Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello,

I live in South Charlotte and I love it. However, I know Charlotte pretty well and can show you any area. There are many great areas and golf courses communities. Feel free to contact myself when you get a minute, I have some really good information for people that are new to Charlotte, looking for entertainment or just to socialize with other people.

regards,

Rod Potter
Broker/Realtor
Wilkinson and Associates
(704)840-4137
Licensed in NC and SC
http://www.rodshomes.com " Charlottes #1 Real Estate Blog"
Web Reference:  http://www.rodshomes.com
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Marilyn Huds…, Agent, Clover, SC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hi Activeone!
Congratulations on your decision to move to the Carolina's! Have you thought of or even heard of Fort Mill, SC? It's a really great town just south of the border of Charlotte NC with the added lower tax benefit! Here are links to several of the golf courses/communities in the area:
http://www.playfortmill.com
http://www.regentparkgolfclub.com
http://www.playspringfield.com
http://www.tegacaygolfclub.com
So check them out and let me know if you would like me to send you some homes in Fort Mill from the MLS to look at!
I hope you have a GREAT DAY!
Marilyn
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Matthew Trin…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
You are getting tons of great answers here and Charlotte does give a lot of different options and opportunities in your price range on a golf course.

My favorite for your price range and for you interest of being a lot of activities for members and for the community would be Highland Creek (as some others have mentioned).

I do advise teaming up with a REALTOR on your visit who can show you around to some of these different communities and houses.

Best wishes on your search and I trust you will love Charlotte, it is a great place to live.
Matthew Tringali
Owner of Group 15 Real Estate
704.517.3906
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Stephanie Th…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Charlotte offers many golf course communities. I specialize in the South Charlotte area where you can find Ballantyne CC, Raintree CC, Providence CC and many other options. Below are a couple of links that will give you some information:
http://www.ballantyneclub.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp
http://www.raintreegc.com/
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Regards,
Stephanie Therrell
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Robin Faison, Agent, Kannapolis, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Good morning, I would suggest the following communities: in Huntersville- The Hamptons, Greenfarm, Birkdale, Northstone, Wynfield, Skybrook (the golf courses are in Birkdale, Northstone, and Skybrook), in Mint Hill- Olde Sycamore (golf course with in the subdivision), in North Mecklenburg or north Charlotte- Highland Creek has the most activities for newcomers, in Lincoln county- Verdict Ridge has a beautiful golf course & custom homes at discounted prices, in South Charlotte- Providence Country Club is gorgeous and friendly to newcomers but takes you to the high end of your price, in Davidson- River Run Country Club is gorgeous & has a great tennis center, in addition to a golf course. With my clients, I do a more intensive search and dialogue.
Robin Faison, Broker
robin.faison@gmail.com
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Melissa Brown, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hi ActiveOne,
Thanks for considering Charlotte, NC in your home search! It's a wonderful place to live, and golf communities are thriving here. You have a lot of good answers from your inquiry! Narrowing your search will require a bit more information from you, such as commute time to Charlotte center city (if that's important at all), how much land you would like to have (do you prefer a small, less maintenance lot?), type of home (one level ranch, or do you want 1.5 story or 2 stories? Some golf course communities that immediately come to mind are Highland Creek, Olde Sycamore, River Hills, Birkdale, Sun City Carolina Lakes, Shannamara, Raintree, Trail Ridge and Lake Shore in Tega Cay, SC.

I would love to help you narrow your search to see if Charlotte is right for you! Melissa Brown
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Mechell Harr…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello there fellow New Yorker!

There are plenty of golf course communities to choose from in your price range. With that being said, what are some of the other criteria you want in a home? I would be happy to assist you with your search. Good luck!

Mechell Harris
Broker/Realtor
Allen Tate Company
704-593-2221
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Timothy Jones, , Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Charlotte will have many areas which should fit the bill nicely for you. One of the golf course communities that has a lot to offer would be Old Sycamore which is in the Mint Hill area of south Charlotte. http://www.oldesycamoregolf.com/ I have shown this community to many clients over the past years and this course is a pleasure to play and does a great job with remaining a vinrant club with lots of events for the members. The neighborhood itself offers many homes and floorplans in your price range. All in all a well maintained and planned community in south Charlotte. This of course is only one of the many options available to you. I would be more than happy to assit you in finding the right community to call home. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I may be of any assitance and check out my website for extensive information on the area.
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Michael Mou…, Agent, Huntersville, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
There are great "pockets" of golfing neighborhoods in Charlotte that are also a close drive to the city. Depending on your other interests, it would be easier to determine a location that fits your needs. For example, if you like to frequent the downtown area for nightlife, dining, etc. their may be some better choices that are more urban than rural. Do you have any interest being closer to one of our lakes (Wylie or Norman)? Also, now is a great time to buy a bank owned foreclosure or short sale and you can really stretch your money. That is what we focus on at my company. I'm from the northeast as well and have just loved it here so i'm sure that you folks will as well. Please let me know if I can help you narrow your search. Take care,
Mike
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Amy Baker, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Hello,

There are several golf communites you could consider. Here are some:

-Highland Creek
-Skybrook
-Raintree
-Birkdale

And these are just a few. You can narrow it down depending on the type of home you want within the community and what you need to be close to (in terms of work, church, etc).

Feel free to e-mail me for more info to help narrow down your search.

Amy Gooden
Allen Tate Realtors
704-258-1459
Amy.Gooden@allentate.com
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John George, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Most people today are looking on the internet to narrow their choices down. With that being said, there are a number of golf course communities in the metro Charlotte area that your criteria. Are you going to be working? If so, you might want to consider a home close enough to work that your commute would be short. You could do a home search at http://www.homesbyJohnGeorge.com to narrow your search down. I could spend a few days with you upon your arrival as your buyer's agent to give you a complete tour of Charlotte and the communities of your interest. With up to $325 to spend on a property, you have many choices.
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April Crowder, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 26, 2010
I would be happy to send you a list of golf communities in the Charlotte area. I can also send you their websites so you can see what they have to offer. Most of the communities are in Charlotte and not rural. Simply send me your email address. I am also a Certified Relocation Specialist and have helped many families like you move over the years. I would be happy to assist you too when you are ready to buy.

April Crowder
REALTOR/Broker/GRI
Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS
704-533-2220
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