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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Touchstone Village/Elm Lane is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 2,682. Touchstone Village/Elm Lane is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Touchstone Village/Elm Lane offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Touchstone Village/Elm Lane and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Touchstone Village/Elm Lane are highly rated.
About Touchstone Village/Elm Lane...
Population
2,682

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,053
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Touchstone Village is a quieter suburb where the majority of the residents seem to keep to themselves. There are often lots of people using the roadways though as there is a small shopping center and an elementary school within the neighborhood. Although there isn't a very strict Homeowners association, the houses are mostly kept up with and yards are in good condition. Several houses border the McApline creek parkway which is great for getting outdoors; there are also several access points to the parkway throughout the neighborhood. Within driving distance of the neighborhood there are several shopping centers, schools, a public library, and easy highway access onto I-485. Within waling distance there is also a small shopping center with a Trader Joe's, pharmacy, pet store, and more.
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I really do enjoy living in South Charlotte. I love having all four seasons after moving here from California. They always mention "Southern hospitality" and it's definitely a reason why this place is so close to my heart.

Charlotte is a banking city so people from all over the country/world come here to live. It's very exciting to get to know other cultures and see the diversity grow since I'm also from another country, residing in the US. South Charlotte has many excellent quality restaurants, indoor and outdoor activities, all in all it's a great place to live and I wouldn't change anything about it.
I really enjoy living here and the reason why I only gave it three stars is because of the price of housing but needless to say, the less expensive the rent/payments are, the more riskier the area is. Having said that, I wouldn't move anywhere else and I'm willing to pay more if it means that I know I'll be safe. Housing is very diverse, you can find anything from one bedroom apartments to mansions on a golf course. I believe is that South Charlotte is a really good area to reside in, I would hesitate to move the East or North Charlotte.