Discover South Charlotte NC Real Estate | South Charlotte Real Estate & Market Snapshot
We jokingly proclaim that my husband is one of a handful of true native Charlotteans! I wasn’t too far behind him moving here myself and we chose to reside here to raise our two boys. South Charlotte has been our home for many years.
My husband can remember riding horseback from his home in Stonehaven as a child to what is now the bustling Arboretum area, which was, at the time, nothing but, farmland and equestrian property!
I can remember driving down the 2-lane Hwy. 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road) that was so dimly lit that you really didn’t want to be that ‘far’ away from home after dark! Fast forward 30 years and you just won’t believe the tremendous growth that the South Charlotte area has experienced–and we’re still growing!
To most Charlotteans, South Charlotte represents the SouthPark area to Ballantyne and now, extending to Blakeney, Waxhaw, Weddington and Matthews. NC Governor, Cameron Morrison owned a robust 3,000 acre farm in the SouthPark area, sold many years ago, establishing what is now North Carolina’s largest live/work community. Many of the areas Fortune-500 businesses are located in the SouthPark area, employing some 40,000 workers.
Some of the most popular communities in the SouthPark area include
- Beverly Woods
- Barclay Downs
- Pellyn Wood
- Morrocroft (Gated, Luxury)
- Heydon Hall (Gated, Luxury)
- Seven Eagles (Gated, Luxury)
Charlotte’s most treasured shopping mall, SouthPark Mall is the centerpiece of this community. SouthPark is also home to the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops concerts, performed at the SouthPark Amphitheater. These fabulous Friday evening concerts and the traditional Christmas tree lighting are two signature community events held on the SouthPark Mall campus.
Just east of SouthPark, traversing through Foxcroft, you will discover Rosewood, located at the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity Roads. Rosewood on Providence is a luxury condominium community situated on 9 acres. If French Renaissance architecture is your favorite, you’ll love Rosewood. This luxury condo complex boasts beautiful gardens, tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness center and a putting green.
A little farther east of SouthPark is the Cotswold neighborhood, filled with 1960’s brick ranches on large, tree-filled lots. Cotswold Village Shops is located at the corner of Randolph and Sharon Amity Roads and features Books-A-Million, SteinMart and Harris Teeter and other shops and restaurants.
Traveling southwest of SouthPark, you’ll find an extension of Myers Park, leading to Madison Park, Sedgefield, and Collins Park neighborhoods, also filled with 1950’s full-brick ranches on tree-filled lots. Nearby Park Road Shopping Center is home to my favorite hardware store, Blackhawk Hardware and a unique English pub, Sir Edmund Halleys, among other quaint shops and restaurants.
Due south of Park Road, you will find yourself in Pineville. Home to one of the city’s largest hospitals, CMC Pineville (a subsidiary of Carolinas HealthCare Systems), where you will also find numerous satellite offices of major Charlotte medical clinics, including Mecklenburg Medical Group. South of CMC Pineville is another of Charlotte’s larger malls, Carolina Place Mall and just beyond this shopping complex, you will arrive in blooming Ballantyne.
Ballantyne sits just on the border of Mecklenburg and Union Counties and offers just about anything that any town could offer–shops, business parks, hotels, dining and homes ranging from condos such as in Belle Vista to single family homes including
The smaller Blakeney community is located just southeast of Ballantyne and features great shops and fabulous restaurants.
Making your way out of the Ballantyne & Blakeney areas on Ballantyne Commons Parkway, you will pass a huge newer community, Stone Creek Ranch and the back of Raintree Country Club, arriving in the Matthews area. Communities in this area are assigned to Providence High School and include
Travel east of Ballantyne on Ardrey Kell Road, you will be taken to Providence Road near the Providence Country Club and Longview Country Club. South of Providence Country Club, you will head towards the Weddington and Waxhaw areas. Popular communities in these areas include
Farther east of Ballantyne (also known as Providence, NC), on Highway 51, you will arrive at Piper Glen Country Club, Carmel Country Club, Cedarwood Country Club and Raintree Country Club, traveling eastward. Arriving at the Arboretum, just minutes away from sought-after Charlotte neighborhoods such as:
Traveling east from the Arboretum, you will pass Providence High School and arrive in the northernmost section of Matthews.
Matthews is an optimal choice if you don’t want to live IN the city but, want easy access. With access on one side of Matthews to I-485, the other to Hwy. 74 and the center via Monroe and Sardis Roads, Matthews is the perfect ‘small town’ with ‘big city’ frills! Also located in this area is the ever-expanding Presbyterian Matthews Hospital with a an adjacent medical park which is quite conveniently located on Highway 51.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation are continuously extending the wonderful greenways within the city, most notably major expansion in the South Charlotte and Midtown areas of recent. McMullen and Lower McAlpine Creek greenways feature over 4 miles of well-kept trails and are often utilized by joggers, bikers and walkers. There is Four Mile Creek in Matthews extending to the Piper Glen area and the McAlpine Creek Greenway planned to run between Sardis and Providence Roads.
The County Parks & Rec…
…also operate several wonderful South Charlotte parks including
- Park Road Park
- McAlpine Creek Park
- Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park
- William R. Davie Park
- McKee Road Park
- Squirrel Lake Park
These parks offer more than just biking trails; visit the Park and Recreation’s website for more information on these South Charlotte parks.
Many of the major private schools in Charlotte are located in the south including
- Charlotte Country Day
- Charlotte Latin
- Charlotte Christian
- Carmel Christian
- Charlotte Catholic
- Charlotte Jewish Day School
- Providence Day School
South Charlotte has something for everyone! From places of worship to 5-star restaurants and fabulous shopping, entertainment abounds in South Charlotte. If you’re looking for South Charlotte real estate, give us a call. We live in the area and know it like the backs of our hands and love welcoming newcomers to our area!
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THE CHARLOTTE HOME BUYING PROCESS
Step 1: Develop a plan
Step 2: Select a Realtor®
Step 3: Get that loan pre-approval
Step 4: Let’s go shopping!
Step 5: Making an Offer
Step 6: Finalizing your financing
Step 7: Let’s talk inspections!
Step 8: The devil is in the details
Step 9: The walk-through