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Old 11-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Relocate mass to Huntersville, NC? Ideas welcome


My wife and I have haven't been posting but are often lurking the forums. We have adjusted to our much more affordable full-time airstream life in the last year. We have once again pulled ourselves back into our high tunnel greenhouse for a chilly winter in New England. We are winterizing with straw bales as a skirt (again) and have been working on setting up our venting to the exterior of the greenhouse (again). Last year, we had a mild winter and we worked out any kinks to the system.

That said, we want to move to the Huntersville, NC area. We looked at two RV parks on Lake Norman (Sherrills Ford) that would do the trick. Being on the lake will be really busy during the summer and we would much prefer a shady farm, a next to barn or rural rental to the busy lake rental but either would work. Any suggestions, ideas, advice for the upcoming move would be greatly appreciated. We hope to be rolling south in March or April depending on the winter this year.


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Old 11-23-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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I have no advice for you on alternate locations, but I do know the one at Sherills Ford gets pretty rowdy in the summer.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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I also have no suggestions for alternate locations, but do love North and South Carolina.

As an aside, there is going to be a great rally in Charlotte, NC, the weekend of the 15th of March. Some long time Carolinians will be there and may be able to help you. Check out Alumalina 2013.

Also, a really nice group of people.

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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I'm a recent transplant to SC (10 yrs) and we have had a chance to visit western NC a little bit. Beautiful country if you like the Smokies and it puts you outside of the Charlotte hustle and bustle a bit. Good luck.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice and information.

I wonder if we were to be there in March, in time for the Rally in Charlotte, we might be able to network ourselves into something quieter by May. I imagine a high lake traffic summer wouldn't be the end of the world, just not ideal. We really want to be near Huntersville since we have family in the area. Sadly, we can't park in the family neighborhood so that has left us looking for alternatives.

Thanks for the ideas and thoughts. More are welcome!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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Just curious, why would you spend the winter in Mass...when it is so cold up there.
Many options are available here in the Carolinas. You might consider a two-three hour area around Huntersville, NC. It would give you more options, and from what I have seen with friends, they move toward family, the family moves to other areas because of work. So give yourself a larger area to look at. You may find just the right location and still be within a reasonable distance from family.
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Some years back we had the chance to move from Massachusetts to either Statesville, NC or Atlanta - for a number of (mostly business) reasons we chose ATL. While both my wife and I have New England DNA, we have never looked back at our move south. So I feel you about heading south.

If you have a campground on the lake that you like I would not think too hard about the lake being busy in the summer. It is a big lake that has a very jagged, irregular shoreline and so the impact of it being busy IMHO is a bit mitigated. It will just depend on the specific location you choose - don't have specific knowledge of Sherrills Ford.

There are also a number of great options within two hours drive of Huntersville, including Asheville, the western NC mountains and other locations.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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Thank you for all the thoughtful responses. As we get closer to moving, hopefully things will get sorted out. We went to an rv park in Sherills Ford yesterday that was tree shaded and lovely right on the water. We are hoping that it might be a good fit.

As always, ideas are welcome and appreciated!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #10
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I live in my AS on a farm just north of Statesville,NC. Look up VanHoy Farm on line. You might like it better than Huntersville.

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