North Carolina’s largest metro area, Charlotte, boasts great schools, a family-friendly environment and quaint downtown shops where you can meander safely on foot day or night. The Green, a small area downtown wedged between high rises, is the ideal place to enjoy an urban picnic on your lunch hour. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nearby walking, biking, and horse riding trails, and the state’s statuesque mountains offer breathtaking views only two hours away. Peruse these popular master planned communities and discover why nearly one million residents call Charlotte home.
Vineyards on Lake Wylie
Sitting about 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte lies the resort lifestyle master planned community. The Vineyards offers five strategically designed plans with prices starting in the mid $200s from renowned builders such as Meritage Homes. Spend the day on Lake Wylie boating, kayaking or jet skiing. If you prefer to stay on dry land, visit Charlotte’s artistic museums and later, satisfy your cravings at a local eatery.
If you are looking for relaxation with a hearty sprinkling of peace and quiet, welcome to Walnut Creek located in Lancaster, South Carolina. Choose from more than 40 floorplans built by four distinguished builders. Home prices begin in the $200s and amenities include a junior Olympic-size pool, a splash zone for the kids and a club house with full catering abilities. When you’re in the mood for a change of scenery, Charlotte is only 20 minutes away. Treat yourself to its bountiful cultural opportunities; retail therapy; and more than 1,700 restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Delight your senses by visiting the Museum of the New South or maybe attend a concert by the Charlotte Symphony. Which Walnut Creek home suits your lifestyle?
Located about 30 miles south of the Charlotte metroplex is MillBridge, a 900-acre master planned community in Waxhaw. This relaxing, growing community offers over 25 plans with more new home construction on the way. Four distinguished builders, including Dan Ryan and M/I Homes, offer homes beginning in the low $300s. Explore the historic Waxhaw Foot Bridge or stay onsite and enjoy anything from paved footpaths to pools and an amenity-rich Community House.
Southwest of downtown Charlotte sits The Palisades, a luxurious 1,600 acre community with top-shelf amenities and 20 neighborhoods to choose from. More than 15 builders, including well-known Toll Brothers and Lennar, offer an impressive portfolio of floor plans with the option to custom build; there’s a home for everyone in The Palisades, and prices start in the mid-$200s. Perfect your skill at the driving range and private Nicklaus Design golf course, spend some time on the water at the boat and yacht clubs, or connect with nature at the private equestrian center or nearby McDowell Nature Preserve. No matter what lifestyle you’re living, you can’t go wrong choosing a home in The Palisades.