Top 5 Suburbs To Live in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is a wonderful city with a great deal of available housing options. Any Charlotte realtor will agree that this city truly is a wonderful place to live. One of the best things about the Charlotte real estate market is that there are lots of great deals to be had, even in the suburbs. The suburbs have been a good option for many buyers due to property taxes being lower. Of course, land prices are also lower and home prices are extremely reasonable. With all this in mind, here are 5 suburbs in Charlotte that surpass all the others when it comes to purchasing a home.

Fort Mill

Fort Mill really has it all! People who move to this area can enjoy the conveniences that Ballantyne offers without having to pay extra. The overall cost of living for this area is much lower. Many real estate agents in Charlotte recommended this suburb to buyers because the demographics appeal to young families who want to live somewhere that offers a strong sense of community. This area is actually located in South Carolina, but is only 18 miles from uptown Charlotte. Explore houses in Fort Mill, South Carolina!

Concord

If you’ve fallen in love with Davidson, but the home prices there are not within your price range, Concord may be your best bet. This area has a lot going on; there are specialty shops, theatres, restaurants, art galleries, and more. Best of all, these draws are all within walking distance of downtown Concord. Any realtor in Charlotte will agree that Concord is one of the best places to buy a house in Charlotte. Explore houses in Concord, North Carolina!

Indian Trail

It may be hard for many people to believe, but for a while now many Charlotte real estate agents have touted this secret gem as a wonderful place to settle. This once-sleepy suburb has recently experienced a big housing boom and the area infrastructure has finally caught up with new retail and restaurant offerings for residents. It’s a great place to live because it offers the convenience of Matthews without the high price tag. Explore houses in Indian Trail, North Carolina!

Mount Holly

Mount Holly has branded itself as a “playful city”, and with wonderful reason: the area contains two recreational facilities and six parks. Mount Holly is conveniently located across the Catawba River, right near the US National Whitewater Center. Also, Crowders Mountain State Park is only thirty minutes away from the area. This exciting suburb will most likely appeal to people who are drawn strongly to an adventurous life. Explore houses in Mount Holly, North Carolina!

Rock Hill

Although this suburb is about thirty miles from the uptown Charlotte area, it’s a prime candidate for being a wonderful place to live because of the low cost of living and strong schools. There are also lots of parks and natural spaces to wander. Winthrop University offers a bustling cultural scene for the area, which includes live music theatre and dance. The best part is that admission to these cultural hotspots usually costs less than the cultured events that go on in the uptown Charlotte area. Explore Houses in Rock Hill, North Carolina!

It is clear that the Charlotte area houses some wonderful areas for people to call home. For more information about these wonderful areas, contact Top Charlotte Agent today. We can point you to all sorts of wonderful deals on Charlotte area homes in the best Charlotte neighborhoods!

9205 Kingsmead Lane

Exciting, impressive, warm & inviting describes this wonderful home. Formal two-story foyer greets you as you step through mahogany doors.  Well designed open kitchen with hign end cabinetry, a large island and a sunny breakfast room.  Spacious great room is poised for entertaining or quiet times.  Dining room perfect for large or intimate moments.  Office has coffered  ceiling & beadboard walls.  Executive owner’s suite is accented by a  fireplace and built-ins.  Upper level has very large secondary rooms, great closet space and a bonus/media room. Fabulous courtyard with yet another fireplace is just ideal for outdoor entertaining or cozy evenings.  Partial basement storage area could be a future wine cellar.  A wonderful community with sought after schools and nearby shopping.

Listing Price: $730,000
Address: 9205 Kingsmead Lane
City: Waxhaw
State: NC
ZIP: 28173
Subdivision: Kingsmead
Legal: #6Hunter Oaks PH10/BLK5
Builder: Dowd
Tax Value: 751,870
County: Unioin
MLS # (if any): 2142822
Square Feet: 4,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3/2
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished):
None Year Built: 2003
Complete:
Tax Loc: Waxhaw
Model:
Zoning: AE4

Approx. Acres: 0.34
Lot Description:
New Construction:
HOA Fee: 738.00 Annual
HOA Phone: 704-847-3507
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Hard Stucco
Driveway: Concrete
Parking: 3 Car Garage
Aprx Lot Dim: 100x150
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: Yes
HOA Mgmt: Braesel Mgmt.
Schools: Marvin Ridge
Type: 2 Story
Foundation: crawl
Fireplace: yes/ indoor & outdoor
Laundry: 1st Floor Utility
Floors: 2

3246 Park Road

Stunning luxury condo on first level located in rear for privacy offering piece and tranquility. Very well appointed with all the finishing touches one would come to expect.  Large serving bar looks out upon the living room.  Beautiful fireplace & built-in’s too!  Owners suite is bathed in windows with a wonderful bathroom as well.  A covered terrace gives you that certain piece of heaven.  Located just minutes from Dilworth, great shopping and restaurants.  In addition to a short drive to uptown (10 minutes) you are also close to some of the best medical facilities in Charlotte.  **Owners are also interested in a rent back for two years so this could be an ideal investment opportunity.**  This well taken care of home will be a pleasure to show.

Listing Price: 325000
Address: 3246 Park Road
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28209
Subdivision: Parkwood Knoll
Legal: Unit 3246 U/F 830-1
Builder:
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2140154
Square Feet: approx. 1650
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 2007
Complete:
Tax Loc: Charlotte
Model:
Zoning:

Approx. Acres: n/a
Lot Description: 1st floor entry
New Construction:
HOA Fee:
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Brick and Stone
Driveway:
Parking: covered parking garage
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: yes
HOA Mgmt:
Schools:
Type: mid-rise condo
Foundation:
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: yes, in unit
Floors:

5520 Allison Lane

Beautiful well-maintained townhome in great area!  Bright and sunny, very roomy!  9′ ceilings down, 8′ ceilings up. Fireplace in great room and functional separate office space is a must see! Lots of storage and large closets.  Master suite has bath w/ double vanities and separate shower and tub.  Back yard is fenced an private – a rare find for a town home!  Beautiful well-maintained townhome in great area!  Bright and sunny, very roomy!  9′ ceilings down, 8′ ceilings up. Fireplace in great room and functional separate office space is a must see! Lots of storage and large closets.  Master suite has bath w/ double vanities and separate shower and tub.  Back yard is fenced an private – a rare find for a town home!

Listing Price: 200,000
Address: 5520 Allison Lane
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28277
Subdivision: Stone Creek Ranch
Legal: L86 M51-508
Builder:
Tax Value: 178,200
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2136033
Square Feet: 1950
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2/1
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 2009
Complete:
Tax Loc:
Model:
Zoning:

 

Approx. Acres:
Lot Description:
New Construction: n
HOA Fee:
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Brick Veneer Partial
Driveway: Concrete
Parking: 2 Car Garage, Attached
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: yes
HOA Mgmt:
Schools: Ardrey Kell
Type:
Foundation:
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: 2nd Floor
Floors: 2

3419 Rea Forest Drive

Beautiful and open floor plan designed for ease, comfort and entertaining.  Large secondary bedrooms have large closets and treyed ceilings.  Dining room (15×14)transitions to a most enjoyable great room and Kitchen.  A very spacious and functional kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space for that gourmet in all of us.  Covered patio just off great room for those lazy evenings is just ideal.  Outstanding owners suite, bath and large walk in closet completes the look of this wonderful owners suite.  Very high ceilings accentuate the main living and entertaining area.  Bring you buyers and they can select colors, flooring and finishes.  Ideally situated & a short walk to Colony Place Shopping Center.  Builder to pay initiation at Windyrush Swim/Tennis. Minutes from Southpark and Uptown.

Listing Price: 434800
Address: 3419 Rea Forest Drive
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28226
Subdivision: Sheffingdell
Legal: L16 M49-363
Builder: Ashland Custom Homes
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2132903
Square Feet: approx. 2800
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 2013
Complete:
Tax Loc:
Model: Olympia
Zoning:

Approx. Acres: 0.18
Lot Description:
New Construction: yes
HOA Fee:
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Brick
Driveway:
Parking:
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: yes
HOA Mgmt:
Schools: Myers Park
Type: Ranch
Foundation: crawl
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: utility room
Floors:

4312 Jasmin May Drive

 

Great in fill community.  Ashland Custom Homes presents another superb home.    Open and transitional floor plan, large kitchen has center prep island, morning room, all flows into great room. Beautiful hardwoods in formal areas, granite & tile back splash, Buyer can select colors if they hurry.  Owners Suite enjoys a private sitting room and a glamor bath.  Large walk in closets too.  Outstanding secondary bedrooms with great closet space & plenty of windows. Bonus room/5th bedroom serves many purposes.  This wonderful home and community is a short drive to Southpark and Uptown.  Sheffingdell is a short walk to Olde Providence Elementary school and Colony Place shopping center.  Additional homes and home sites available to select from with this great builder.

 

Listing Price: 450000
Address: 4312 Jasmin May Drive
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28226
Subdivision: Sheffingdell
Legal: L18 M501 63
Builder: Ashland Custom Homes
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2131229
Square Feet: approx. 3300
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 2013
Complete:
Tax Loc: Charlotte
Model: The Shanewood 3
Zoning:

Approx. Acres: 0.20
Lot Description:
New Construction: Yes
HOA Fee:
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Brick
Driveway: concrete
Parking: 2 car garage
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: Yes
HOA Mgmt:
Schools: Myers Park
Type: 2 story
Foundation: crawl
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: 1st floor utility room
Floors:

10004 Seven Oaks Drive

**Shows like a model in every sense.** Two story foyer greets & leads to a beautiful kitchen with loads of cabinets & counter space.  Granite counters, upgraded appliances and prep island as well.  Open breakfast room leads to a sunny greatroom that can accomodate lot’s of furniture and is accented by a pretty fireplace.  Dining room works well with this home & is ideal for large gatherings.  Owners suite is quite large & has a lovely bathroom too.  Secondary bedrooms are quite large and all have ample closet space as well.  Neutral colors through allow you to come and decorate as one’s taste would allow.  Sensational back yard has a separate 12 x 12 workshop that is wired, has a/c & heat can be used for so many purposes.  Wonderful backyard that overlooks a private & serene pasture.

Listing Price: 195000
Address: 10004 Seven Oaks Dr
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28215
Subdivision: Seven Oaks
Legal: L122 M42-977
Builder:
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2139882
Square Feet: 2790
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished):
None Year Built: 2006
Complete:
Tax Loc: Charlotte
Model:
Zoning:

Approx. Acres: 0.26
Lot Description:
New Construction:
HOA Fee: $450 per year
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: stone and vinyl
Driveway: concrete
Parking: 2 car garage
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: yes
HOA Mgmt: Kuester Management
Schools:
Type: 2 story
Foundation: slab
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: second floor
Floors: laminate, tile and carpet

1900 Dugan Drive in South Charlotte

Well-maintained open floor plan home with formal areas and hard wood floors. Kitchen is huge with lots of windows, cabinets and counter tops, center island and computer niche. The vaulted great room is accented by a nice fireplace & some built-in bookshelves. All of the secondary rooms are large and have great closet space. This home is located in such a great neighborhood and desirable location!

Listing Price: 345000
Address: 1900 Dugan Drive
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28270
Subdivision: Huntington
Legal: L54 B2 M21-448
Builder:
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2113873
Square Feet: 3475
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 1990
Complete:
Tax Loc: Charlotte
Model:
Zoning: R3

Approx. Acres: 0.44
Lot Description: corner lot
New Construction:
HOA Fee: $206 semi-annually
HOA Phone: 704-731-5560
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: brick
Driveway: concrete
Parking: 2 car attached garage side-load
Aprx Lot Dim: 175x72x157x60x93
Primary Residence: yes
Subject to HOA: yes
HOA Mgmt: Duvall / Cams
Schools: Elizabeth Elementary, South Charlotte Middle, Providence High
Type: 2 story
Foundation: crawl space
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: laundry room
Floors: hardwood, carpet, tile

11709 Shandon Circle in South Charlotte

Beautiful traditional home with nicely upgraded kitchen and baths. Great location near Ballantyne, interstate, shopping and dining. Fully fenced private back yard and a quick 3 minute walk to the Greenway access!

Listing Price: 224,900
Address: 11709 Shandon Circle
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28226
Subdivision: Walnut Creek
Legal: L17 B1 M18-296
Builder:
Tax Value: $180,200
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2084297
Square Feet: 2142
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 1979
Complete:
Tax Loc: Charlotte
Model:
Zoning: R12cd
Approx. Acres: 0.52
Lot Description: woods at back
New Construction: no
HOA Fee: no
HOA Phone: n/a
Rooms:
Style: Traditional
Exterior Const: Brick
Driveway: Concrete
Parking: 2 car garage
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence: yes
Subject to HOA: no
HOA Mgmt: n/a
Schools:
Type: 2 story
Foundation: slab
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: 1st floor utility room
Floors: tile, wood, carpet


 

The Importance of Location and Happiness

The Importance of Location and Happiness

By Andrew Hill @ www.newhomesource.com

So you’ve heard the saying, “Location, location, location.” Often times this is tied into the monetary aspect of your home- what it will cost you and how much you can plan to sell it for. But location is also very much related to your happiness, because if you like where you live it will go a long way.

First thing’s first: given enough time, effort, and capital, nearly everything else about your home can be changed. The paint, the fixtures, the tile, everything. The one thing that you cannot change is the neighborhood you live in. Be sure you enjoy your surroundings. If you’re married with children, don’t move into a neighborhood with 20-somethings if you can’t see yourself being friends with them. If you need peace and quiet, please don’t look at homes in the city.

Location also applies to proximity. Are you the type who needs a grocery store within walking distance? Or do you prefer to only go into town a few times a month? Be sure to also consider your proximity to work. Traffic makes us miserable. As the Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert says, “Driving in traffic is a different kind of hell every day.” If you hate commuting an hour and a half, then you need to buy a home that’s closer to work. Cut that commute down from a three hour round trip to only one hour a day, and in just one week you’ll save ten hours- in a year you’ll gain more than 20 days!

Another key location factor are your streets and sidewalks. “Sidewalks?” you ask. Absolutely! Are you an active jogger? Do you want to live in a neighborhood where kids play in the street? Do you want to be able to take a walk with you family or pet? Sidewalks are a good indicator of location quality. They’ll tell you plenty about what goes on and how safe your neighborhood is.

Which brings mean to my final point: crime rate. Not to be overlooked is the influence of location and crime rate. If you are the type of person who fears rough city dwellers, get a home in the suburbs. If a small amount of crime doesn’t bother you so long as you have a downtown loft, go for the loft. You need to be conscious of what you want to surround yourself and your family with, as well as what you can afford. Everyone wants to feel safe, but some are more comfortable in certain communities than others. Make sure you are in tune with your comfort zone.

As you can see, the importance of location goes well beyond your house value. Where ever you choose to rest your head, eat your meals, and spend time with your family should make you happy. Now go forth and be location conscious when finding your perfect home!