im planning on relocating to the lake norman area in the next year or 2 and i have a few questions for those of you familiar with the area. are there any school systems i should avoid (due to drugs, violence, poor education)? are there any partcular cities, towns, or counties i should avoid? what are the best areas in terms of low crime rate, overall living quality? what areas would you choose over others? i hate to make this seem like an essay, but im only familiar with concord and would like to be closer to the lake. im looking at spending around 100-115K on a house if that helps. also, im looking for a good school system/community to raise a daughter. the wife and i are planning on taking a long weekend to the area this summer and would like to have a better understanding of the area so we dont waste our time wondering aimlessly. thanks a million guys.