Guide to Finding the Right Lot in Charlotte’s Suburbs

For those looking to build in the area, Charlotte offers a variety of settings in which to find a lot for your dream home.

Charlotte is a great place to live, whatever your situation. City life isn’t for everyone, with many choosing to live in towns and quieter areas beyond city lines to achieve the right balance between cosmopolitan and suburban perks.

The far-from-ordinary suburban areas in Charlotte have dominated the list of North Carolina’s safest places to live in recent years, providing great locations to set up your home, bring up a family, and enjoy a slower pace.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of homebuilding in Charlotte’s out-of-city gems.

1. Choice of House Styles

When choosing a lot, many like to research the style of properties in each neighborhood so that their home will fit in with the local environment and culture. Luckily for those looking to build their home in Charlotte, the diverse choice of house styles across the suburbs is what gives them such long-lasting qualities.

 Family-friendly Fort Mill brings the charm with 1920s-style bungalows while lakefront properties are all the rage in Tega Cay. That said, each area isn’t limited to one style. You’ll find plenty to fit all tastes including cozy cottages, large private lots and stately single-family homes throughout Charlotte’s suburbs.

2. Spacious Living with a Small Town Feel

Charlotte’s suburbs offer homebuilders expansive lots to build on while retaining the small community charm that comes with living in a town.

Lots in Waxhaw and Marvin can provide more for your money, with opportunities to build large houses on spacious acres of land. Locations such as Matthews and Pineville offer that ‘small town feel’ without sacrificing amenities available in the city such as places to shop and eat. Even small villages such as Wesley Chapel are famous for their newly constructed homes with huge yard space. Mount Holly has a small-town ambiance, yet its six parks and two recreational facilities offer more than enough space to explore (naming itself Playful City USA).

Suburban areas full of space to live, play and build on.

3. Family Life

A sense of community in Charlotte’s suburbs is the ideal place for family life, with many areas rapidly growing in both size and popularity such as the thriving suburb of Mooresville.

The area on the Matthews-Mint Hill road is one of the fastest-growing suburbs, offering families access to two connected communities full of history, shopping, rural areas, and sports events. Downtown Concord retains its charm while having access to a huge range of entertainment options for the family, including theaters, a botanical garden, galleries, Charlotte Motor Speedway and restaurants.

There are also plenty of locations popular with younger families such as Weddington and Stallings, with the suburbs offering a wealth of activities to keep kids occupied. Cornelius is famous for its summer camps on the lake, while Harrisburg’s thriving center is full of community events.

Charlotte’s tight-knit communities provide safe, fun and well-rounded areas to build your family home.

4. Waterviews & Countryside Beauty

Imagine taking in waterside views from your porch or absorbing the peaceful ambiance from your wooded lot. Countryside living is part and parcel of the suburbs. Get to grips with nature in the pastures of Marvin, country charm of Waxhaw, the peace of Indian Trail, or the green spaces of Rock Hill.

For those who like a sense of freedom, you’ll find lots overlooking Lake Norman in several of the suburbs (including Huntersville, Davidson, and Cornelius) or why not check out the sights from Lake Wylie in Tega Cay.

From Davidson’s quaint, tree-lined Main Street to the historic charm of Matthews, Charlotte’s suburbs are full of picturesque towns to build your dream home with a view.

5. Access to the City

To get all the benefits of quieter towns while having great access to city amenities, some of Charlotte’s suburbs lie just within city lines. The neighborhood of Ballantyne is a hub of businesses and young families, while picturesque Belmont is a short drive away from the Queen city’s vibrant Uptown.

It’s also easy to commute into the city, with the large Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) providing a growing public transport system, and Charlotte’s roads providing commuters with an average of 15 to 30 minute drive to work. Even smaller communities such as Mint Hill which offer ‘quiet living’ opportunities are just a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Charlotte’s suburbs provide a wide range of lots, meeting the differing needs of homebuilders, whatever your requirements. Once you’ve secured your lot, Elite Design Group will help you bring your dream home ideas to life. From custom builds to high-end stock plans, our experienced designers will add the detail to your vision.

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