Welcome to Charlotte: The Suburbs


In our last post, we talked about some of the unique Charlotte neighborhoods that make The Queen City such a wonderful place to call home. City living isn’t practical for everyone, so this week, we’re moving out to the Suburbs. We’ve detailed some of our favorite elements of some o our favorite locations here, but if you’re interested in any of these towns or other Charlotte suburbs, check them out! You will be glad you did.

Belmont - If you’ve never been to downtown Belmont, you are missing out! It’s a sweet little downtown area with local shops, restaurants and a park for those kiddos. Just over the Catawba River to the west of Charlotte, Belmont is a great location that offers an easy commute to Uptown or Gastonia. Belmont is a little less expensive than some of the other Charlotte suburbs, but the home values are increasing in the area.

Concord - Concord offers so much more than the Speedway. Located northeast of Charlotte, Concord offers fantastic values in homes with lower prices than some of the other Charlotte area suburbs. With a nice downtown area and a large mall, Concord is a great choice for both first-time home buyers and retirees.

Davidson - Davidson is home to Davidson College and also located north of Charlotte on Lake Norman. The downtown area of Davidson is amazing and offers local restaurants, shops, a library, and a green space where the town hosts music and other events throughout the year. The schools in Davidson are also some of the best in CMS. You’ll pay a little more for the amenities, but if you can swing it, Davidson is a wonderful Lake Norman option.

Fort Mill - Fort Mill is just over the border in South Carolina. With a reasonable commute to Uptown and a good commute to South Charlotte, Fort Mill is an excellent option if you want to take advantage of the benefits of living in South Carolina. The schools in Fort Mill are among the best in the state and there plenty of new construction homes available.

Huntersville - Huntersville is just north of Charlotte and it’s the perfect option for those who want to live in and enjoy the atmosphere of Lake Norman, but commute to Uptown Charlotte. Huntersville is a larger suburb that offers many amenities to its residents, including a public boat launch, Birkdale Village, Discovery Place Kids, Latta Plantation, Carolina Raptor Center, and two golf courses.

Matthews - Matthews is another large suburb of Charlotte with many family-friendly parks and great activities to offer. Matthews is located southeast of Charlotte, along I-485. Both the Family Dollar and Harris Teeter headquarters are located in Matthews.

Mint Hill - Mint Hill located east of Charlotte and straddles Mecklenburg and Union counties. Mint Hill is a wonderful suburban town that still has it’s ‘small town’ feel. The town hosts regular activities for its residents and fosters a sense of community. The shops and restaurants include local favorites.

Mooresville - If you work in Lake Norman and want lake amenities at an affordable price, Mooresville is the place for you. Mooresville is north of Charlotte, along both sides of I-77. It’s a growing town with opportunities to get new construction at nearly every price point. Mooresville is also home to the Lowe’s corporate office and several of the NASCAR shops.

Pineville - Pineville is an established town just south of Charlotte. Pineville has many amenities, including a quaint downtown area, a shopping mall, and hospital. The location is also extremely convenient to Ballatyne and all that it offers.

Tega Cay - Tega Cay is a small community located on Lake Wylie in South Carolina. The town creates a peninsula in the lake, so there are plenty of waterfront options in Tega Cay. The Tega Cay Golf Club is at the center of the peninsula, so you if you visit, you’ll find residents driving around town on golf carts.

Our team at Lewis & Kirk are experts at helping you find the right location, so reach out if you have more questions about Charlotte or the surrounding towns.

Enjoy the Adventure!