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Charlotte

Charlotte, aka- Queen City, is a unique combination of charming historic neighborhoods and modern areas of businesses, restaurants and bars. There is no shortage of activities for Charlotte residents, in both the center city and the north corridor, University City.

Real Estate

Charlotte boasts an effortless blend of modernity and history, exemplified by impressive chrome and glass towers accompanied by enclaves of 100-year-old neighborhoods. Charlotte is comprised of 199 neighborhoods throughout an area just under 300 square miles. Homes for sale in Charlotte, NC include a wide range of styles, price points and sizes. You will discover new suburban developments with new construction homes, historic neighborhoods lined with old oak trees and Victorian-era estates, and condominiums and townhomes reaching to the sky in Charlotte’s Center City. Whether you’re moving to Charlotte or moving across town, the diversity of Charlotte real estate provides a wide range of housing options and locations throughout the region.

While the area around UNC Charlotte is dominated by student rental housing, there are plenty of affordable single-family neighborhoods in the north corridor. Popular neighborhoods in Charlotte include Highland Creek, Withrow Downs, University City, Davis Lake and Noda. Homebuyers are continually attracted to the University City area by its lower cost of living and convenience to downtown Charlotte, Concord, Harrisburg and the Lake Norman area.

Lifestyle and Attractions

Charlotte’s state-of-the-art metro system- LYNX and network of highways, including I-77, I-85 and I-485, make transportation throughout the region very convenient. Additionally, the area’s famous tree canopy and natural beauty provide opportunities for recreation, including hiking, biking, kayaking and more. Because of Charlotte’s close proximity to both the mountains and beaches, residents enjoy many quick weekend trips from Charlotte frequently!

Popular Charlotte attractions include the Bank of America Stadium (home of the Carolina Panthers), Nascar Hall of Fame, South Park Mall and the US National White Water Center. North Carolina’s abundant agricultural industry means farm-fresh fare is within reach at local farmers’ markets and creative eateries.

Popular attractions in University City and Charlotte’s north side include: The Boardwalk, which is a pond ringed by the Shoppes at University Place that offers a unique Charlotte experience.

Don’t miss Boardwalk Billy’s and Famous Toastery — and once a year, the University City Wine Fest. Take a stroll through the beautiful UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens to get ideas on planning your own garden or just to view some rare species. The nation’s top acts regularly pass through Charlotte’s biggest live music venue- PNC Music Pavilion, so taking a show here is a must! If you enjoy the outdoors, you won’t want to miss a trip to Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve. With over 850 acres, you can do everything from hike to fish to play disc golf.

Cultural and art museums in Charlotte include the Charlotte Museum of History, Discovery Place, the Mint Museum, and many more. Charlotte, known as the financial capital of the south, has a low unemployment rate and is home to several Fortune 500 companies, such as Bank of America, the east coast operations of Wells Fargo and Duke Energy, making this a desirable area for professionals, particularly those in the banking industry. Charlotte is also known for its excellent healthcare, featuring nationally recognized pediatric centers, cancer research centers, and top-notch hospitals, such as Atrium Health and Novant Health, the two largest healthcare systems in the state.

Nearby Schools and Higher Education

Harrisburg has public schools in Cabarrus County Schools, including Harrisburg Elementary, Hickory Ridge Middle School and Hickory Ridge High School. Harrisburg’s proximity to Charlotte gives families more than 50 private schools to choose from, in addition to the nearby Village Christian Academy and Hope Academy. Harrisburg is located near several universities and colleges, including the renowned University of North Carolina at Charlotte located just a few miles away. This public research university is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region, with more than 28,000 students enrolled.

History

Scots-Irish settlers arrived in the area that is now known as Harrisburg between 1732 and 1765. One settler, Robert Harris, accumulated many landholdings during this time. His descendents sold some of the land for the right-of-way for a railroad, which was named Harris Depot. The railroad attracted business, and a town center was subsequently built around it. By 1874, the hamlet and depot were renamed as Harrisburg. The economics of this small town shifted from rails to the road with the 1923 arrival of the new highway, N.C. 49, and the original Harrisburg Depot railroad station closed in 1933.

Approximate Distance to:

Uptown Charlotte: 20 MilesCharlotte-Douglas International Airport: 23 MilesHospitals:
  • Carolinas Medical Center: 22.5 Miles
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center: 13.5 Miles
Major Highway:
  • I-485: 3.5 Miles
  • I-85: 7 Miles
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