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A Snapshot of Charlotte

Get acquainted with what Charlotte and Charlotte real estate has to offer, as well as this extensive site.  Learn about out area and discover the diverse and numerous residential communities in Mecklenburg County including Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Pineville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Lake Norman. Learn more about nearby surrounding areas including Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Weddington, and Harrisburg.

Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city is the nation’s 17th largest city with 750,124 living within the city limits and 938,020 living in Mecklenburg County. We rank 9th in the nation with seven or more Fortune 500 companies headquartered here. The Charlotte metropolitan area population totals 1,857,624 in 2012.

With a two hour driver less to North Carolina mountain destinations and a three to four hour drive east to NC and SC beaches, Charlotte is perfectly situated in a central location.  It is often talked about as a great place to live, to work, to learn, to retire to, to build a business, to raise a family, and to recreate and play.

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Our web site offers school information, city parks, sports activities, recreation opportunities, Charlotte area golf courses, professional sports teams, and cultural venues. Learn about neighborhoods, mortgage rates, loan information, property taxes and commute times.

A major financial center, Charlotte is second only to New York City as the country’s largest banking center. Situated halfway between Washington DC and Atlanta, Charlotte is also in between the Appalachian Blue Ridge mountains to our west, and the Atlantic Ocean’s coast to our east. This central area of North Carolina know as “The Piedmont” is rich in history, industry and opportunity.

 

Residents of Charlotte are called “Charlotteans”.   With unprecedented growth over the past two decades, it is hard to find a local actually born here, or a native Charlottean.

Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte and its resident county are named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consort of British King George III the year before the city’s founding. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was “a hornet’s nest of rebellion,” leading to the nickname The Hornet’s Nest.

Two man made lakes border the county – Lake Norman (the largest) to the north, and Lake Wylie to the south, both joined by the Catawba River. Mountain Island Lake is not only scenic but serves as Charlotte’s water source. Waterfront real estate on all three lakes is highly prized for access for water sports recreation.

Both lakes serve as recreation centers for outdoor sports including boating and golf. Duke Energy’s power plants reside on these lakes and with coal plants on the Catawba River.

2013 and 2014 stats show that our Charlotte Douglas International airport is the 8th busiest passenger traffic airport in the US, and the world’s 23rd busiest traveler airport in the world. There are 171 non-stop destinations served by ten different domestic and international carriers. USAirways, now American Airlines deems Charlotte a major east coast hub.

In 2012, Charlotte Douglas was 6th in take offs and landings in the US with over 540,000 total. Norfolk Southern Railway just completed a 92 million dollar cargo Intermodal Rail Yard at the airport on 200 acres which will ship 200 cargo containers daily.

Our NBA basketball team returns to that original name and mascot next year, the Charlotte Hornets. Our Carolina Panthers rewarded us with a playoff berth last year and their home at BOA Stadium is undergoing renovations for easier fan access and game day experience. The Charlotte Knights debuted in their brand new stadium in Uptown this summer to record setting attendance before the All-Star break.  NASCAR’s Hall of Fame resides in the heart of Uptown, in the heartland of southern motorsports racing.

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Where is your next move?

If you are relocating here or just moving across town, we enjoy a huge variety of Charlotte and surrounding area communities to choose from including urban, suburban, lake living, condo living, 55+ retirement, golf course communities. One is sure to suit your lifestyle and our goal is to provide many desirable choices that meet both your wants and needs.

We serve these areas of our community … and more

Uptown Charlotte – Over 10,000 people call center city home. Walk to work, grocery, sports venues, museums, restaurants, night life, and much more. Lots of choices in sizes and building amenities many within an easy walk of almost everything. Residential buildings like Radcliffe (shown at right), 230 South Tryon, The Avenue, The Trademark, Courtside, The Skye, 400 North Church, 5th & Poplar, and Jefferson Square are just a few names to explore.

MidtownMyers Park – Every city or town has it’s most prized and photographed street and Queens Road in Myers Park is no except. It is included on our realtor city preview drives with new to Charlotte buyers and visitors. A neighborhood steeped in history and city affluence, it’s first homes date to 1915. One of Charlotte’s finest and most sought after communities, it is indeed one of our oldest. Just minutes from center city with short commute for uptown careers. Myers Park is bordered by Dilworth and Sedgefield to the west, and the prestigious neighborhood Eastover to just east.

Dilworth – Historic tree lined community established in the 1890’s bye Edward Dilworth Latta is filled with bungalows and colonial revival architecture.

NoDa – Plaza Midwood – Historic, diverse, picturesque, tree lined neighborhood pedestrian friendly just minutes northeast of uptown.

SouthPark – Just 6 miles from center city, SouthPark anchors the south central area of the city featuring mid century brick communities, shopping, and lots to like.

Ballantyne – South Charlotte upscale neighborhoods established within the past two decades complete with shopping, recreation, price point and lifestyle choices

Lake Norman – 15 miles from uptown Charlotte, 34 miles long and 520 miles of shoreline with water recreation lifestyle – some say the best of everything!

Lake Wylie – Seven miles from Charlotte and including area just over the state line, this North and South Carolina area features close proximity to Charlotte’s growing airport, south Charlotte amenities and of course, the lake lifestyle.

South Charlotte – from Providence Road to Park including both sides of Pineville-Matthews Road (Highway 51) enjoy an assortment of architectural & pricing choices with upscale groceries, many restaurants and endless choices for singles, families and seniors.

North Charlotte/Highland Creek – a variety of lifestyle and pricing choices from the university area to Highland Creek minutes from Uptown and connected to the new link to I-485.

Southwest Charlotte – Stretching from just west of the airport with lots of new growth and construction south to Rivergate shopping which anchors the corridor as it winds south to Lake Wylie and the state line.

Mountain Island Lake – a quick 12 to 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte this area and communities north to NorthLake Mall offer a choice of price points and construction all designed around a lake living lifestyle.

Matthews and Mint Hill – Southeast of Charlotte on the I-485 loop, both communities invite a small town atmosphere with the ease of a half hour plus commute to the heart of town. Featuring larger lots, neighborhoods with community pool amenities, and lots of recreation (golf, tennis, YMCA’s, soccer, etc.) create more choices for home buyers.

Weddington – Waxhaw, and Indian Trail in Union County just south of I-485 are just a few of the nearby communities that surround southern Charlotte often offering larger lot sizes and an assortment of large and small home size community choices.

Cornlieus/Huntersville – Just twelve minutes north of town on I-77 exits 23 and 25 this area is a wealth of home choices for telecommuters plus singles to empty nesters. Loads of shopping, medical, recreation choices nearby. Average home price is high due to lake front properties in the mix but don’t miss this area with lots more bang for the buck.

Fort Mill, SC – a quick ride down the interstate to the charming blend of old and new in Fort Mill. Acclaimed schools and an abundance of residential neighborhood choices sometimes makes it an easy choice.

University Area – Harris Blvd. Corridor – The University of North Carolina Charlotte has experienced unprecedented growth, now supported by new business and home choices from Harris Blvd. to Harrisburg. Various price points and home styles homeowners still have a short commute to Uptown or up the road.

 

More Links and Charlotte Real Estate Information

Neighborhood Info – learn about the 199 neighborhoods within our community, and see current real estate listings in those neighborhoods.

Listings by Email – Catch up on what just came on the market in the areas you are focused on. Complete the easy online information and start receiving an email daily with your updates.

Featured Properties – don’t miss the homes we feature each week.

Real Estate Blog – catch up on national home buying and rental trends, averages, and expectations here. Or just catch a featured home we want to make sure you see before almost anyone else.

Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent and how we can help – Don’t start your search without the valued experience and advice of a trusted source for both market knowledge, hot areas and builders, and an eye towards what your new home has to offer when you go to sell one day.

What Is Your Home Worth? Follow this link to learn more about today’s value of your home including a personal on site assessment.

Featured Rental Properties – don’t miss these fine home available for rental.

Market Trends – Stay current with our blog updating you on market trends for our Charlotte NC real estate market. Get the stats, the insight you need to navigate today’s market conditions.

Pre-qualified? Choose from a highly referred and respected group of competitive lenders who are available to assess what your borrowing options are and how you can easily pre-qualify.

Experience Matters – We love our community and delight in helping clients like you every day find their new home here or maximizing their investment when it’s time to sell.

Questions? Neighborhoods, commute times, resale values and much more – email or call us!

 

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