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Hi! I'll be moving to Charlotte, probably south side in about 2 or 3 months. I obviously like to ride bicycles (on and off road). I'm looking for a somewhat young (not necessarily college) area. I live in a 1500sq ft house now, I don't really need any bigger as it's just the wife and me.

Right now I live in a house near a lake, MTB trails, and decent road riding. It's a bit of an older neighborhood (houses were built in '82, not referring to the population here) and I like it. House wasn't too much money, but it's a nice area.

I know this is a somewhat vague question, but where should I start looking for a new neighborhood?

Thanks!
 

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Charlotte = sprawl...

the younger, trendier areas are in the middle of the City... if you are in a position to lay down some $$$... a lot of folks who want to be on the south side in a smaller place end up in South Carolina which is close... the good news is you are only a few hours from Pisgah...
 

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If you want to keep the cost down, look to the outside of town. Like Dog said, SC is a good option for a lot of folks(tons of commuters heading to the city from SC on any given weekday morning) - look in the hwy 521 area on either side of the border. Providence Rd. out towards Weddington will also cost less. Could look into smaller towns outside of charlotte - Matthews, Monroe. Very broad range, even if you are just looking for the south side of town.

Good riding in and around that area...and the mountains are not too far away. Good cycling community, in general.

Great city...I miss living there.
 

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I live in Harrisburg near the speedway and we love it. This area is very close to 485 and 85. Only 20min to center Charlotte and 25min to the airport. The largest mall in NC is only 5min away with plenty of other shopping and places to eat. UNCC is only 5min. south with more shopping, bars and restaurants. Cabbarrus county has lower taxes and much better schools.


The best part of this location is Poplar Tent and Sherman branch trails are only 10min away.
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I assume your relocating for work. Be sure to live on the side of Charlotte that you will be working because traffic across town and rush hour is brutal. South side is good and I agree, living in SC has some good tax benefits and is just a few miles from Clt. Hwy 521 south is growing fast but it's still afordable. Should be good investment property. Fort Mill, Rock Hill and good options. Lower cost of living and low crime, cheaper gas and prettier women.
 

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Yep, it's for work. I will be working and living on the south side, just found a house inboard of 485. Only reason I haven't considered SC is that I want to live as close as possible to work... thanks for the reply!
 

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I moved to Charlotte this past summer. I live a bit north of Charlotte right near Lake Norman in a town called Cornelius.

So far I like it a lot. We chose this area because my inlaws live real close in Huntersville and we have a 9 month old boy (so we wanted to be close to them for quick babysitting).

Davidson is another town just north of us. Some good trails in Davidson.

Some good trails on Lake Norman in Lake Norman State Park.

If you have any questions feel free to send me a PM.

We rent right now, but hopefully will be buying in the future.
 

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the city is literally ringed with trails . . . wherever you are, you won't be more than 15 min. from a ride. I live Southside, just inside 485, too, and am really near whatever amenities I need. Have fun checking it all out and welcome!
 

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I live in Harrisburg near the speedway and we love it. This area is very close to 485 and 85. Only 20min to center Charlotte and 25min to the airport. The largest mall in NC is only 5min away with plenty of other shopping and places to eat. UNCC is only 5min. south with more shopping, bars and restaurants. Cabbarrus county has lower taxes and much better schools.

The best part of this location is Poplar Tent and Sherman branch trails are only 10min away.
Same here :thumbsup:. I haven't been to either of those trails yet though, just the fairly extensive trails around the school and hospital. Also, the whitewater center. We are planning to head to Sherman Branch soon, still gotta get settled back into school, lol. Then, off to Uwharrie and later in the Spring, Black Mountain.
 

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Screw Charlotte.....get out of Meck County altogether if you can. In my opinion it's worth the drive to work to do so. Enjoy those cheaper taxes from a surrounding counties or even better yet SC. Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie all great locations. Not near the better trails in town but the mountains are just a car drive away.
 
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