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Featured Neighborhood: Lansdowne

lansdowneLansdowne is a quaint residential neighborhood located in south Charlotte.

Lansdowne neighborhood is relatively small, only about 1.5 square miles, but it’s a popular place for fist-time homebuyers and families. Full of brick homes, ranch-style houses, and two-story colonials, Lansdowne is conveniently located in the heart of southeast Charlotte. On the Move Charlotte is your Lansdowne neighborhood real estate team!

A few of the best features of the Lansdowne neighborhood include…

 

tree lined streetsLocation, Location, Location:

Bordered by Providence Road and Sardis Road and in the south by McAlpine Creek, Lansdowne sits right in the middle of one of the most desirable parts of Charlotte. With easy access to I-77, Interstate 485, and many of the city’s largest commuter thoroughfares there are few places in Charlotte not a short drive from Landsdowne. Close enough to commute, but quiet enough to be peaceful!

Privacy and Atmosphere:

Lansdowne has hundreds of mature trees making for a peaceful, private community atmosphere. The streets are wide and most are lined with sidewalks making it a perfect place to stroll with family or pets. You won’t hear any traffic noise inside Lansdowne and the neighborhood association does a great job keeping the area clean, well-manicured, and signage up.

james boyce pakNearby Parks:

The neighborhood is actually adjacent to James Boyce Park, a massive 72-acre green area with two softball fields, a playscape, and walking trails. Both Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenway connect to James Boyce providing a variety of hiking and walking options. Mason Wallace Park and Carmel Road Park are also just a short drive away.

Great Schools:

Lansdowne Elementary School is one of the highest-rated lower schools in the city, and Providence Day private school is also just minutes from most of the neighborhood. Charlotte Country Day School is close by as are several different magnet schools and reputable public middle and high schools as well.

phillips-placeShopping and Dining:

You’d be hard-pressed to find an area in Charlotte more central to so many shopping and dining options. Southpark Mall is just over 3 miles away, and Phillips Place is even closer. Cotswold Village Shops as well as several small retail and restaurant clusters are also a short drive (some even walkable!) and the Arboretum Shopping Pavillion is just a 5-minute drive.

 

Call On the Move Charlotte to find out more about the Lansdowne area.

Want to learn more about living in Lansdowne? Contact On the Move Charlotte today to talk about your options.

Featured Neighborhood: Sedgefield

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Sedgefield is one of Charlotte’s fastest-growing neighborhoods.

Located just south of historic Dilworth, the Sedgefield neighborhood is truly on the move. A popular spot for young professionals and families, Sedgefield is mostly comprised of ranch-style homes, craftsman houses, and traditional brick homes. There’s a lot of renovation going on in this area and it’s a hot place to score a deal on a property that’s ripe for upgrades. Close to Park Road, I-77, and all the restaurants and shops of Dilworth and Southend, Sedgefield is Charlotte’s next big neighborhood.

A few of the best features of the Sedgefield neighborhood include…

 

park road shopping centerShops and Restaurants:

Sedgefield is sandwiched between Park Road and South Boulevard, both teeming with retail and restaurants. From Park Road Shopping Center (which has tons of eateries and even a movie theater!) to the ethnic restaurants and big-box home stores of South Boulevard, there are few things homeowners could need that aren’t a short drive from Sedgefield.

Access to Highways:

Many commuters choose to live in Sedgefield whether they work in Uptown or South Charlotte. Just minutes from several entrances to I-77 and just a few miles from Independence Boulevard. Sedgefield’s far enough from the highways to avoid major traffic issues but close enough for a short commute. The light rail is also walkable from some parts of Sedgefield.

sedgefield parkNearby Parks:

Freedom Park, Charlotte’s flagship outdoor space, is less than a mile from most parts of Sedgefield. Additionally, the neighborhood has its own 5-acre park, the aptly-named Sedgefield Park, as well as E.B. Moore Park. The streets of Sedgefield are wide and tree-lined and most have sidewalks which make it a perfect place for avid runners, walkers, or young families to stroll.

Community Atmosphere:

People are always out and about in Sedgefield. With a 20-year old neighborhood association, the neighborhood has a real sense of community and often features street clean ups, block parties, and neighborhood fundraisers. The Sedgefield public school district is a plus for many families, too. If you’re looking for subdivision-style living without all the hassle of an organized political system within the community, Sedgefield may be the place.

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One of the best things about Sedgefield is the variety of home styles available here. No matter what kind of budget you’re working with you can usually find something in the area that works for you – but you may have to be willing to do some renovating! Plenty of homes here have been lovingly restored and maintained and Sedgefield is truly a neighborhood you can buy a first home in, raise a family in, and retire in.

 

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No one knows Sedgefield better than On the Move Charlotte.

Want to learn more about buying or selling in Sedgefield? Contact Leigh Bryant and Michelle Duyck at 704.516.3318 today to talk about your options.

Homes of the Week: Move-Up Homes in Charlotte

5614 Mcpherson Drive

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$408,000

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5614 Mcpherson Drive has more upgrades than you can imagine, from the living room’s coffered ceiling to the entertainer’s kitchen with bay window. This classic brick colonial has hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry and a fireplace. The bedrooms are graciously sized, all with large closets, and the large wooded lot where the home sits provides an oasis in south Charlotte for any family!

Click through the gallery below for photos of 5614 Mcpherson Drive:

Contact the On the Move Charlotte team today to talk about your needs as a buyer! No one knows the south Charlotte move up market better than On the Move Charlotte.

Charlotte’s Apartment Boom: A Development Round-Up

apartment interiorCharlotte, North Carolina is in the midst of an apartment building boom.

After several years of stalled construction rates apartment developers are back and new projects are spreading like wildfire.

Below is a round up of all the notable apartment projects currently going on in Charlotte right now. Despite the progress, rental rates in Charlotte are still on the rise while home prices are still affordable and interest rates are low. If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, now may be the time.

Park and KingstonPark and Kingston Apartments – Southend

Park and Kingston plans to have 153-units, all one-bedrooms, and construction is now beginning in Southend. Set to begin leasing in Spring of 2014, these units are a joint development by several of Charlotte’s most experienced development groups.

Unnamed Apartments – Southpark

JLB Partners plans to begin demolition on several buildings in Southpark behind Piedmont Row (very close to the Keller Williams Southpark offices.) The 13-acre site is zoned for up to 391-units but the yet-unnamed apartment complex is slated to have about 350-units.

Unnamed Apartments – Southend

NRP Group is planning to close soon on a 2.4 acre parcel at Morehead and Church. The lot is currently vacant with the exception of a small one-story office building. The number of units has not been determined but most will be one-bedroom within easy walking distance of Uptown. The planned complex will have 4-5 stories of residential over 2 stories of parking.

Mercury NoDaSeveral Complexes under development in NoDa:

The Yards at NoDa plans to have 340 units, from studios to 3-bedrooms and is set to open in 2014.
Mercury NoDa has 240 units and all kinds of amenities, including a dog spa!
Studio6 is a small development of 6 condo units that are for sale, not rent.
Johnston and Mecklenburg Mills are a combination development with hundreds of units, set to open late 2014.

Unnamed Apartments – Dilworth

Marsh Properties, a prolific Charlotte development company, is petitioning the city for rezoning of a 2+ acre plot of land in Dilworth. The land is currently occupied by a former office building and is located between Euclid and Lexington. Marsh says development won’t begin until at least 2014 and the building will have between 180-200 units.

2100 Queens Road West – Myers Park

Construction is set to begin very soon on these mostly 3-bedroom units located at Queens and Selwyn. To fit in with the Myers Park vibe the units will be billed as “luxury” and include parking in an enclosed deck.

Park and DrexelPark and Drexel – Dilworth/Sedgefield

Located at Park and Woodlawn, this once large complex has been modified into a smaller, boutique apartment complex. The complex, developed by Selwyn Partners, plans to have about 42-units as well as 4,500 square feet of commercial space for lease.

Unnamed Apartments – Southend

Gateway development company is close to closing on a small parcel of land at West Catherine and Tryon on which it plans to build 36 one-bedroom units. The complex won’t offer many amenities but will have “much lower prices.” The same developer is also finishing complexes Ridgeway 32 in Elizabeth and Noda 20.

330 West Tremont330 West Tremont – Southend

This 164-unit project is well under way and should be leasing soon. 330 West Tremont will offer many amenities to compete with the active Southend apartment scene including a movie theater and game room.

Unnamed Apartments – Midtown

Crescent Resources is in the process of obtaining 2+ acres for an approximately 300-unit complex in Midtown. The complex would have spectacular views of Uptown and access to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, but many low-lying office buildings in the area will need to be demolished. The group is also developing Charlotte East Morehead, a luxury complex off Kenilworth Avenue.

Unnamed Apartments – Uptown

FL development group ContraVest has obtained over 3 acres in Uptown (adjacent to the Gateway Village Complex) to develop a 250-unit mid rise apartment building.

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The Nook – Plaza Midwood

Nearly finished, The Nook is a 24-unit complex located on Central Avenue and Pecan. With studios, 1 BR and 2 BR units the building also has room for retail under the residential space.

 

If you have questions about the development in Charlotte or you’d like to learn more about the area’s apartments, condos, and single-family homes, call On the Move Charlotte today!