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  1. Depending on the location of the headquarters, the Southpark area might be an option. Hopefully, we have a site selected by October. It would be great to know exactly where I'll be commuting to.
  2. Yes, it was pure volume, as there was no indication of an accident or stalled vehicle. As the 485 traffic was merging onto I-77 North, we nearly came to a stop. It started moving soon after, and was clear all the way to Tyvola Rd.
  3. I haven't heard of Cars & Cappuccino, but found the site of Cars & Coffee while we were there. Our Cars & Coffee in Greenville attracted 825 cars last month. It's grown quite large and we keep having to find bigger sites. I saw information about the Sanctuary, but that looked a bit pricey. I'll have to look a little deeper into it.
  4. I'll check into these, 485 is attractive for commuting for sure.
  5. My wife has been to South Park mall in the past. She raved about it. I saw Springfield for the first time today. That's one we'll check out next visit. We really liked The Palisades. The Bear Creek neighborhood in that complex was right in line with what we liked, though the lots were just a little small. They will be built out by the time we move, but they said they were going to stat another phase in 12-18 months. We'll keep an eye on that one. In the garage I have a BMW Z3, BMW Z4, BMW R1100S, Mini Cooper S, and a Toyota Tacoma. In this picture, the bike and the truck are not in there, but everything fits.
  6. Actually, Providence a bit far out. We were just visiting there because a friend's father lives there. The homes there are nice though. Some of the neighborhoods you mentioned look to be pretty urban. I do want a little bit of land, a large garage and if possible a basement. I'm not sure any of those neighborhoods would afford me that.
  7. So the results of the first half day: We got to Rock Hill at around 3:00, and weren't overly impressed with the town. It looks like they've done a nice job with the infrastructure, but the content was lacking. Very few restaurants and nice shops. It seems like there are not many places that will attract someone back for multiple visits. We headed on to Fort Mill and were very impressed with the idea of Baxter Village. It had a great buzz, with people all around looking like they were enjoying the atmosphere. The YMCA is quite nice as YMCAs go. The master plan is well executed, but the homes are a bit too tight for me in the village area. As it stretches out into the larger homes away from the village, the properties there were more conducive to my needs. Not that I need a big house...I don't, and would rather downsize. The problem is... I DO need a big Garage The problem with the homes in this part of Baxter Village is that you are so far from the village center, it kind of defeats the purpose. The location is a little far out, but probably still within a 30 minute commute in traffic. To get a feel for the commute, we drove up to the general area of where we believe the Sealed Air site might be. The I-485/I-77 Northbound merge was backed up almost to a stop on a Saturday afternoon. I can imagine it is a nightmare in rush hour. We'll spend more time to the west of Route 160 today, (Baxter Village, Steele Creek & Tega Cay) as it is looks to be a very nice area...quite new and still growing. We'll probably also check out Mt. Holly and some of the northern areas as well. We drove to the Pineville mall at around 4:00, and the traffic was not bad at all. That was a big plus. My wife likes to shop at TJ Maxx, and she was thoroughly disappointed with this one. Very small, and not much selection. It's probably been around for a while because it's modeled after the older versions of the store. The homes in the Providence Country Club were impressive. We plan to check out quite a few more golf course communities today. We stopped off at the Carvel on Providence Rd. next to the Harris Teeter. I don't think we had been to a Carvel since we left NY. Brought back memories Thanks to all for the suggestions and the help! They've really been beneficial to narrow down the efforts.
  8. Hey gman, yes, this is a bittersweet move for us. Absolutely love Greenville, and our first day in Charlotte yesterday proves why. Very small-town feel, great neighborhoods,while still attracting the major retailers. We lucked out moving to Five Forks 11 years ago. Who knew that it would grow into one of the best areas in Greenville County? Hopefully that pays off when we sell. There are some great neighborhoods here though, and the pricing is actually not much more expensive (if at all) than Greenville. I'm sure as we get used to it, we will grow to love it as much as Greenville for the unique qualities Charlotte has to offer. Who knows, maybe I'll be back in 10 years when I retire I see by your post count you're still active on the Greenville forum. Keep it up...you've always had good insight.
  9. Wow! Excellent input all! I really appreciate it.
  10. Thanks, I'll look into those towns as well. I was definitely looking in the west and southwest, such as Lake Wiley & Fort Mill. Are there any obvious places to avoid?
  11. Thanks AuLukey. I'll look there as well. My wife and I are planning to spend this weekend in Charlotte. We're going to explore a bit and get the lay of the land. Other suggestions by all are welcome!
  12. Thanks all for the insight. I was thinking about Tega Cay as well.
  13. Thanks yorkconstruct. I was looking at Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and Rock Hill areas as potentials, but my wife and I need to take a drive up that way next weekend to get a better feel for those areas. I'm open to other suggestions that anyone might have. I'd like to live either on a lake or a golf course (or both). Either that, or find a decent size piece of land (3-5 acres) that I can build on. Cheers!
  14. Hi all, I'll be moving to Charlotte in 2016 with the Sealed Air headquarters consolidation. It's a bit premature at the moment, but I figured it's never too early to start learning about my new hometown. I'm in Greenville today, and have been here for 11 years. I absolutely love it, but am also very excited about Charlotte. What I'm not excited about is the traffic I hear of, so I'll be relying on the UP community to steer me in the right direction on where to purchase a home. Once the headquarters location is finalized, I'll be looking for advice on communities that will offer a reasonably smooth commute. I'll I've heard so far is that we will be close to the airport on the SW side of the city. In the mean time, I'll browse the forums to get an idea of what's good and bad, and what's available in Charlotte. Looking forward to being neighbors!
  15. Missin' ya, NYT! Hope all is well with you and your family. You have been a great contributor over the past couple of years.

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