Post # 1
After our wedding, we are planning to move to the suburbs of Charlotte. We really like the area and want to start our life as a married couple there. Any thoughts from folks from Charlotte? Good neighborhoods? What life in and around Charlotte is like? Thanks, Bees!
Post # 3
Charlotte is a wonderful place to live! South Charlotte is the best area in Charlotte. Steele Creek neighborhoods are very good. Great place to raise children
Post # 4
We are in Huntersville on 23 and love it. We’re really close to Birkdale and Lake Norman but can still get to downtown CLT within 15 minutes.
Post # 5
My grandparents and both sets of aunts/uncles live in the Charlotte area. I’ve been a few times and really love it! My aunt lives in Monroe and the others live in Indian Trail. Both are smaller, with lots of trees and greenery. But they’re close enough to the main part of Charlotte that you get the best of both worlds.
Post # 6
Thanks for the insight and suggestions, everyone! I am so excited about our move and I can’t wait!
Post # 7
I am in the Harrisburg/Concord area & absolutely love it here! I relocated here 10 yrs ago & have lived in several areas around Charlotte, but this is my fave. The public schools are great (didn’t want the added expense of having to go private closer to the city) and we still have that “small town” feel.
Post # 8
Charlotte is a pretty nice city. There is a lot of drama going on within the school system though. There are nicer schools in the south side of Charlotte: Ballantyne, South Park, Meyers Park areas. However, the traffic on the south side going into the city of Charlotte is horrendous and really not a day goes by without a car accident of some sort.
I live in the Mountain Island Lake area of Charlotte and while the schools aren’t the best now, because of an influx of new residents, they are becoming more of a priority.
Depending on household income, etc, the Huntersville area and the Concord area are good bets. Both are on the outside of the city but are close enough that it’s still convenient. Especially with the addition of the 485 loop.
Post # 9
Thanks @JamaicaBride. I live in NJ, so I am used to traffic, so I don’t think that will be a huge concern for us. It would be worth it to live in a nice area with good schools.
Post # 10
Charlotte rocks! if you are looking to buy i would cross the border, its much cheaper. Fort mill or Indianland.
I live in the steelecreek area and after we get married we are looking for houses just over the border
Post # 11
Great decision on moving to Charlotte, like the other gals said, youll love it! I lived in Concord and loved it since it is only 15-20 mins north of Charlotte. The only problem with Concord is dealing with all the Nascar traffic which I was never fond of. Ive been considering moving back to the Charlotte area and would consider either the Huntersville/Lake Norman area or over the border as well in Fort Mill/Rock Hill area which offers more of a suburban feel but still close enough to Charlotte if youre craving a big city feel. I am not sure of the school system in Charlotte, but the entire county offes a ton of parks for children and is all around a safe place to live. Traffic in Charlotte is a lil crazy no matter where you are so it just takes adjusting to but you being a Jersey gal Im sure traffic isnt a big concern!
Post # 12
Charlotte is lovely! Homes are affordable and in good neighborhoods. South Charlotte is the “ritzy” neighborhood. One of my best friends lives in Matthews and she has a new construction home (4 bedroom, 3 baths for $200,00!).
Post # 13
Wow! 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in NJ would be close to 3 times that in a good school district. Charlotte is sounding better and better!
Post # 14
These comments are 2 yrs old.
Any updated comments for a Bee looking to relocate later this year? I’m wondering if the traffic is still an issue for the south side?
Also, we’re considering the Fort Mill/Rock Hill area just over the state line. Wondering about the schools.
Post # 15
The traffic is very much an issue on the south side. I live in Matthews and worked at Southpark Mall. It’s 9-10 miles to the mall from my apartment. On a light traffic day it took me 30 minutes to get there. On a bad day it took 45 minutes to an hour.
I don’t know about the schools in Charlotte or Fort Mill/Rock Hill.
Post # 16
@louanneandmike: 30 mins to go 10 miles?!?!? Man oh man I don’t know if I could do it.
It must take a long time to update roads to account for so many people moving down there. Sounds like everybody’s headed there since they hear it’s the nice part of town.