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Water Fountain3A tucked away picturesque neighborhood filled with beautiful yet low-maintenance townhomes that back up to one of the city’s most popular golf courses. Schools, parks, churches, shops, and restaurants within walking  distance. Welcome to Burning Tree.

Burning Tree is a small community of brick townhomes that sits between the Carmel Country Club and Colony Square shopping center along Colony Road. Its prime location in the heart of South Charlotte means business, entertainment, and education opportunities are all around. Whether you prefer upscale mall shopping at designer boutiques or hanging out at your favorite neighborhood bar, it is all just a quick walk or drive away.

Uptown Charlotte is less than 10 miles away which means busy professionals have a quick commute to and from work. Top public and private schools are all a few minutes away. When the weekend rolls around, Burning Tree residents have their choice of things to do in the form of nearby parks, golf and country clubs, amusement parks, scenic lakes, and so much more. Even if you are a homebody, there is still so much to love about the neighborhood, from its swimming pool and small parks to the verandas and courtyards that belong to each home.

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History

Charlotte incorporated in 1768 and its settlers named the “Queen City” for Queen Charlotte of England, the wife of King George, III. During its first years as an official city, the area became host to the nation’s first gold rush, as well as a top agricultural spot, particularly for cotton farming. Eventually, merchants began processing textiles here, and the business really took off in the late 1800s as the railroads arrived in town. The merchants had access to much larger groups of consumers in Atlanta and other Southern cities. By the 1920s, Charlotte was one of the biggest producers of textiles in the world. Over the next century, it would continue to prosper but would shift towards the banking industry. Today, Charlotte is one of the top banking centers, just behind New York City.

The SouthPark community where Burning Tree is located was once part of the 3,000-acre farm owned by North Carolina Governor Cameron Morrison. Burning Tree was completed in 2004.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 16,500 (SouthPark Neighborhood)
  • Burning Tree residents attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Myers Park High School which is considered one of the top 40 high schools in the country by
  • Nearby private schools are Charlotte Country Day School, Covenant Day School, Charlotte Catholic High School, United Faith Christian Academy, Charlotte Latin School, Carmel Christian School, Providence Day School, and Anami Montessori School.
  • Burning Tree residents have access to many great business opportunities, ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. Some of Charlotte’s top employers are Wells Fargo, Lowe’s, Bank of America, American Airlines, and Carolinas Healthcare System.
  • Burning Tree is just under 8 miles from Carolinas Medical Center, one of the top hospitals in the country.
  • South Charlotte has a reputation for its golf and country clubs, and many of them are within a 5 or 10-minute drive from Burning Tree. They include Carmel Country Club, Quail Hollow Country Club, Cedarwood Country Club, and Raintree Country Club.
  • Some of Charlotte’s most notable residents and natives have included Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, evangelist Billy Graham, and reporter and author Charles Kuralt.

Local Attractions

Burning Tree’s central location in the SouthPark area means it can take advantage of everything Charlotte has to offer, no matter in which direction it is located. Just to the east of the neighborhood is a shopping center and restaurants that are all within walking distance. Head north for more shopping options, as well as some of the city’s top attractions in Uptown. To the south, you will find even more shopping destinations, movie theaters, and top restaurants. And to the east sits the beautiful Lake Wylie and Carowinds amusement park.

Dining

  • Brooklyn South Pizzeria – Brooklyn South is one of Charlotte’s hottest pizza joints, and it is within walking distance of Burning Tree. The award-winning restaurant opened in 1998 and serves fresh handmade dough and sauce with every pie. Dine in or grab a pizza to go.
  • The Lodge Sportsman Grill – Another great restaurant and hangout that is just across the street from Burning Tree is The Lodge Sportsman Grill. It will quickly become your go-to place for drinks, good food, and great company. The gastropub-style menu features comfort foods, most of which are purchased locally.
  • New South Kitchen & Bar – New South Kitchen and Bar is located a few miles from Burning Tree and is a popular spot for residents from all over Charlotte. Here you will find a modern twist on classic Southern dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits. The chef uses local ingredients as much as possible, and you can even order North Carolina craft beer.
  • Mickey & Mooch – Since 2001, Mickey & Mooch has won dozens of awards that prove that it is one of the best steakhouses in Charlotte. You will enjoy an ambience that is nice but not too over-the-top; delicious prime steak and dishes like seafood, pasta, and chicken; and live music throughout the week.
  • Cajun Yard Dog – Cajun Yard Dog is proof that Charlotte residents do not have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy good Cajun cuisine. The restaurant serves up Southern, Cajun, and Creole dishes with an extensive selection of seafood dishes and po boy sandwiches on the menu.

Transportation

  • Airports – Burning Tree is about 15 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. As of summer 2015, it handles 713 departures each day and offers nonstop service to over 159 destinations.
  • Public Transportation – The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides bus service to the area via stops on nearby Rea Road, which is within walking distance of Burning Tree.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – Burning Tree is just off Colony Road and minutes from Pineville-Matthews Road and Interstates 485 and 77.

Shopping

  • SouthPark Mall – Burning Tree is about 4 miles from SouthPark Mall, one of the most profitable malls in the United States, and North Carolina’s most upscale shopping destination. Stores include Macy’s, Belk, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, American Girl, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Kate Spade, Armani, and Apple.
  • Arboretum Shopping Center – Burning Tree is just over 3 miles from the Arboretum Shopping Center, which is home to dozens of popular shops and restaurants. Some of them include Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Guys, Chili’s, Michael’s, Gap, Harris Teeter, McDonald’s, Noodles & Co., Rack Room Shoes, Omega Sports, Rite Aid, TCBY, and much more.
  • Colony Place – Just across the street from Burning Tree is the small Colony Place shopping center. Residents can walk to Harris Teeter, several restaurants, and services like a bank and hair salon.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • Bank of America Stadium – Burning Tree is less than 10 miles from Uptown Charlotte which means easy access to attractions like Bank of America Stadium. The stadium is home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and other often hosts other sports teams and events throughout the year. Fans can also tour the stadium.
  • Carowinds – The community is just 10 miles from North Carolina’s most popular amusement park, Carowinds. Here you will find an assortment of family rides, thrill rides, a water park, live entertainment, restaurants, Planet Snoopy, and a Dinosaurs Alive exhibit.
  • Carmel Country Club ­– There are several country clubs and golf courses in the Burning Tree area, but many of the community’s home back up to the prestigious Carmel Country Club. It features a Rees Jones-designed golf course, tennis courts, a pool complex, a beautiful clubhouse, and several social events throughout the year.
  • Olde Providence Park – There are several parks in the Burning Tree area, but Olde Providence is perhaps the closest and practically within walking distance. It features 39 acres of green space with 8 baseball fields, a playground, a soccer field, and walking trails.
  • Lake Wylie – For even more fun in the great outdoors, the scenic Lake Wylie is just about 23 miles away. The 13,400-acre reservoir sits along the North and South Carolina border and is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and camping.

Real Estate Information

Burning tree is a cozy gated community made up of 137 brick traditional and Georgian-style townhomes. Homes have courtyards and verandas, many of which overlook the Carmel Country Club golf course. From the black wrought-iron fencing to the charming old-world streetlights, you will feel as if you live inside a small European village every time you step outside your home. Amenities include a neighborhood pool, fountain park, and seating and green spaces throughout the area.

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