Welcome the the area. We moved here almost 3 years ago. I work in Charlotte and live in SC just over the border. Give me a buzz when you get here and we can do dinner whatever if you want to...
Tom Johnson is now part of camping world.. I will not purchase a unit from them or have service at a CW, your experience may vary.
I have used Harrison RV, north of charlotte, for service. They took my unit and had it done when promised at the quoted price. They even replaced a water pump,I supplied, and put in a new check valve at no cost.
As far as the area, can you say traffic, you drive anywhere you go...
If you have kids, you want to look at Union county. Fort Mill Sc also has good schools, they will be long drive from your work place, hour plus.
The SE corner of the city is " the desired part", other parts have pluses and minuses. We do not have a down town, we have an Uptown. I know that the area around the university seems nice, it is likely near your workplace.
The area is growing by leaps and bounds. Medical care is higher than other areas. Harris Teeter seems to have a grocery store on ever corner, you will go broke shopping there
Drivers can get crazy, esp if it rains.
If you move to SC, expect to pay an extra RV property tax. With our new unit they over valued it by 40% to a fake retail price.
The taxes in charlotte will be higher than other areas, someone has to pay for the train and stadium.
Want to know more, let me know.