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Old 06-25-2015, 07:23 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:34 PM   #12
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We personally like Cabarrus County for the best school system and fantastic medical facilities. Midland is also a good place and is just south of us about 6 miles.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:40 PM   #13
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The DW and I are pulling the trigger on relocating to Charlotte, NC. We're looking for some help with identifying good areas to house search in the area...
How big a house are you hunting to rent? No. of bedrooms, baths, parking, furnished or unfurnished, amount of rent? How soon do you need it? Length of lease/rental agreement?
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:22 PM   #14
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Manna polis and Concord not bad but I-85 traffic bad getting into Charlotte. Plus race weekends traffic heavy. May want to look at Mooresville area. My daughter lives there. Not bad if you stay on the east side of I-77. Other side is Lake Norman.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:45 PM   #15
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Manna polis and Concord not bad but I-85 traffic bad getting into Charlotte. Plus race weekends traffic heavy. May want to look at Mooresville area. My daughter lives there. Not bad if you stay on the east side of I-77. Other side is Lake Norman.
Manna polis? Where is that? Mooresville traffic into Charlotte is a nightmare everyday. Race day traffic if only 4 or 5 times a year and most folks just avoid the racetrack area. There are numerous ways to get around it anyway. I traveled from Concord to the Charlotte airport every Mon morning for 5 years and never had a problem, but it was a 35-45 minute drive just due to the distance.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:42 PM   #16
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We live in Concord, which is in Cabarrus County and I can recommend it. We moved here about 5 years ago to be closer to our daughter and her family. They moved here 20 years ago because of the school district, if that 's important to you. My son in law works for the Postal Service and he is always talking about Cabarrus being the best county around. I have also heard to stay out of Mecklenburg, Union and Stanley Counties. I'd also shy away from Kanapollis. Be careful where you look because of property taxes. Concord has places where you only pay county taxes as we do then there are areas where you pay both city and county taxes. Harrisburg is a nice city too. There are areas where it's like living in the country, no deed restrictions as we do then there are areas in developments where there are rules and regulations. All depends on what's important to you. I agree that Tom Jonson's is a great place to stop and camp while you're looking, big open field but conveniently located. BTW, heard that they were just bought by Camping World. Stay away from the raceway as it draws big crowds during race weeks, which is good for the economy but very crowded, personally, we don't go near it during race weeks which there are many. Good luck!
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:22 AM   #17
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I don't know about the housing market in that area but there is a great RV dealer close by. Tom Johnson Camping RV is just off I85, one exit above 485. They advertise as largest dealer on east coast and I believe it. Stopped by there last week to check out Flagstaff Mini Lites. Sales person was great and there are campgrounds near by if you want to camp while checking out the area. Highly recommended.
Camping world bought TJs. It will change and never be the same.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:24 AM   #18
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Be prepared fro long commutes to work!
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Camping world bought TJs. It will change and never be the same.
TJ's service dept in Concord was deplorable before, can't get much worse.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:50 PM   #20
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Stay out of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County....controlled by democrats, who are trying desperately to emulate the Rust Belt by taxing everything.
Moved to the Piedmont 10yo from WNY...LOVE IT HERE! (We live in rural Stanly Co.)
Check out Harrisburg in Cabarrus Co., NICE area, close to NE Charlotte, right off the 485/85 Interstates.
South Charlotte is very nice around South Park, but pricey.
You will like it here, hot in summer, mild winters. Lots to do and see. 3 1/2 hours to mountains or sea. Welcome to NC!
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