Mecklenburg County...the heart of Charlotte.
Mecklenburg County Homes for Sale, Mecklenburg County Real Estate
You'll find lots to do and see in the city founded 250 years ago by Scots Irish immigrants at the crossroads of two ancient Indian trading paths. Charlotte real estate has flourished since then, and the surrounding Mecklenburg County towns of Matthews, Pineville, Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson, each retain an independent spirit of their own.
Lake homes at nearby Lake Norman and Lake Wylie offer you a resort lifestyle with easy access to uptown Charlotte. Even closer in are the historic neighborhoods of Dilworth and Myers Park. Finally, you may prefer the more rural communities you'll find in the outlying areas like Cabarrus, Union, Iredell and York counties. Read on to find out more about the prices, types and styles of homes available to you in the Charlotte area:
Uptown - Amid the shiny new office towers you'll find renovated lofts and new townhomes that will keep you plugged in to the excitement the center city financial district has to offer. Roughly one square mile in size, this was once the original city. Today however, almost nothing except the 1790's grid system of streets remain. Elegant restaurants, neighborhood bistros and clubs, and a wide range of cultural attractions along North Tryon and North College Streets are just steps away from your front door.
Northeast - In only 15 years, cow pastures and rural byways have given way to popular new developments offering spacious new homes at affordable prices. Below the growing North Mecklenburg town of Huntersville is the "University area", Charlotte's high-tech business and residential district that includes UNCC, the University Hospital and the University Research Park. Harris Blvd is the main thoroughfare where you'll find shopping and dining as well as easy access to I-77 and I-85.
East - The neighborhoods nestled outside the commercial areas of East Charlotte offer some of the most affordable housing in Charlotte. First time homebuyers will find excellent values in the homes conveniently located close to shopping along Independence Blvd. and Albemarle Rd. Outside the city limits, Mint Hill was incorporated in 1970 to promote large-lot rural living and avoid annexation by Charlotte. Beyond Mint Hill, Interstate 485 provides access across Charlotte to I-77 and I-85.
"Old South" - At the turn of the century, Charlotte's first suburbs were served by streetcar lines along the neighborhoods of Dilworth, Elizabeth, Myers Park, and Plaza-Midwood. Explore the history of Charlotte's first neighborhoods featuring seven distinct architectural styles. Eastover was the first neighborhood especially designed with driveways for well-heeled residents' "motorcars". "Two times four plus a door" refers to the traditional colonial architectural design that is the most popular style in Charlotte - four windows symmetrically placed on either side of a grand entranceway. Alongside stately colonials, you'll also see elegant Victorians and low-slung bungalows built in the arts & crafts style.
"New South" - Neighborhood parks, churches, recreational facilities, and nearby shopping are just some of the amenities you'll find in this popular area. Extending from the charming town of Matthews on the east, to the bustling community of Pineville on the west, this area includes SouthPark Mall down to South Carolina. The SouthPark area has evolved into a "second downtown" with the new corporate headquarters for Coca-Cola and Piedmont Natural Gas alongside high-end department stores like Nordstroms and Neiman Marcus. And don’t miss seeing the popular Ballanyne area featuring the Ballantyne Resort, large office park, & some of the best shopping & dining.
Southwest - Bordered by the airport to the north, Park Road on the east, and the Catawba River to the west, the southwest corner of the county remains mostly rural. Commercial and industrial development is growing due to the availability of land, and new residential development has followed all the way down to SC. Reasonably priced neighborhoods convenient to the airport and located between Lake Wylie and I-485 make the Southwest area an attractive choice.
Northwest - Old cotton mills, warehouses, rail lines and trucking depots dot a rural landscape that offers easy access to uptown and the airport. Until 1940, cotton was the county's chief industry, and distribution was concentrated at the railway hubs nearby. Today, Charlotte-Douglas International airport is the hub of business transportation. Many new home developments along Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. span all price ranges from moderately priced tract-built homes to upscale custom homes on Mountain Island Lake.
Lake Norman - Created in the 1950s when Duke Power built a dam on the Catawba River, today the towns of Davidson and Cornelius at Lake Norman offer a resort lifestyle and luxury homes that are the result of an explosion of development over the past 15 years. Lake Norman is 32,510 acres of water with 520 miles of shoreline that stretches around the three historic towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville.
Lake Wylie - Created in 1904, and crossing the NC/SC line, Lake Wylie served the growing textile trade with hydroelectric power. Old established communities are juxtaposed with luxurious new waterfront neighborhoods both benefit from the recreational facilities Lake Wylie offers.