Harrisburg is a charming Charlotte suburb located northeast of the Queen City and offers laid-back country living just minutes from it all. This safe and upscale area is desired for its tight-knit community, local businesses and central location
Harrisburg real estate includes a wide range of homes, including traditional brick homes, updated historic homes and charming Colonial homes. The country feel of Harrisburg means homes are situated on large lots, enjoying the area’s natural surroundings. Neighborhoods in Harrisburg include well-maintained streets dotted with trees, pristine landscaping and beautiful homes. Home prices in Harrisburg vary greatly, but if you are looking in the Hickory Ridge School District, one of the top-rated districts in the Greater Charlotte Area, then expect to pay upwards of $500,000 for 2500sf.
Lifestyle and Attractions
The small town feel of Harrisburg is attractive to visitors and residents alike, who are able to escape the busyness of life while maintaining a reasonable distance to the heart of the city. Harrisburg is located about 30 minutes away from Charlotte, which hosts a myriad of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and cultural attractions. However, Harrisburg has several local eateries, coffee shops and other small businesses for residents to enjoy right in their backyard. Harrisburg is one of the safest cities in North Carolina, with a violent crime rate at half of the national average and a property crime rate less than half than that of other American cities.
Harrisburg hosts a number of parks, including the 12-acre Harrisburg Park, featuring a playground, trails and picnic tables. The 37-acre Pharr Mill Park is the perfect place for outdoor recreation, with winding trails, a fishing pond, volleyball courts and horseshoe courts. Residents of Harrisburg enjoy watching NASCAR races at the nearby Charlotte Motor Speedway or Concord Speedway. Shopping is available at Concord Mills, a large outlet mall about 15 minutes away and the Shoppes at University Place, about 9miles away in Charlotte’s University City.
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
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