With its combination of gorgeous neighborhoods, friendly people, mild climate, culture-friendliness and commercial opportunities, it’s little wonder that Charlotte, NC is currently one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. If you’re thinking of buying your first home here, you’re in good company as the soaring job market is attracting plenty of young adults to this area. If you’re not yet familiar with the housing market or the individual neighborhoods here, let us introduce you to a few of the top Charlotte neighborhoods where you may want to consider buying your first home.
Located just outside Uptown, Plaza-Midwood is known for its gorgeously restored historic bungalows and brick homes as well as its eclectic urban vibe. Walk the pedestrian-friendly streets to your favorite nearby watering hole, browse the boutiques and art galleries and enjoy the finest in-town living available in the city.
Not to be confused with the city of Belmont west of the airport (also a great place to live, by the way)…the Belmont neighborhood of Charlotte is located just east of Uptown, and with is currently one of the city’s most popular up-and-coming neighborhoods. While prices are on the rise, median home values here are still at around $152,000—among the most affordable in the city—making it highly attractive for first-time buyers.
A short drive south just past the I-485 loop brings you to Ballantyne, one of South Charlotte’s most popular suburbs. Most of the homes in this neighborhood have been built within the past 20 years, and its collection of upscale shops, fantastic eateries and a PGA-ranked golf course only add to the leisurely lifestyle this neighborhood offers.
Short for “North Davidson,” the NoDa neighborhood is located just northeast of Uptown and is known as the arts and entertainment hub of the city, attracting a tight-knit blend of artists and young professionals to its walkable streets lined with funky art galleries, eclectic eateries, boutique stores, music venues, loft apartments and historic bungalows. It’s a great place for a first-time buyer to get immersed the best funky vibe this city has to offer.
Centered around one of the state’s largest upscale malls, the SouthPark neighborhood is easily one of Charlotte’s most coveted places to live, offering a variety of living situations from luxury apartments to sprawling estate homes. First-time buyers are often drawn to this neighborhood’s walkability and urban convenience.
If you’re looking to buy your first home, you can’t do better than one of these prime Charlotte neighborhoods. To learn about these and other great communities and around Charlotte, give Dickens Mitchener a call at (704) 342-1000.