Concord

If you're looking for an easy commute (about 30 mins to Charlotte) popular school district, lower taxes and the added bonus of living near the Charlotte Motor Speedway then Concord may be the place for you!

Easily accessible via I-85 and highway 29 Concord even has its own airport should your commute take you further afield. 

There are plentiful shopping and entertainment opportunities including the highly rated Concord Mills Mall and various motorsports events & venues. 

Dining choices include local favorites and the big chains. 

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The City of Concord extends over a wide area and includes homes in the historic downtown, new suburbs and quieter rural areas. 
Home prices start in the mid $100ks for a single family home. 

City of Concord website.

 

Matthews

Although it may seem to be a part of Charlotte, Matthews is actually a separate town which was incorporated in 1879.

With a population of about 27,000 Matthews promotes a family atmosphere and benefits from its small town feel despite being located firmly within Mecklenburg county and the larger Charlotte metro area. 

The town has seen growth in small retail and restaurant locations its downtown area due to recent new construction and has numerous options for both.  There's also a very active year round Farmer's Market every Saturday.

Town of Matthews organizes a Summer Concert Series and Food Truck Fridays both at Stumptown Park as well as numerous other community events during the year. 

Homes in Matthews are available across all price ranges.   Many are subdivision homes although there are numerous older homes and more rural homes on larger lots within the town limits.  

Town of Matthews

 

South End

Historic South End runs along South Boulevard from Uptown to the New Bern light rail station station. It’s an area of restaurants, bars, craft breweries & shopping and is home to many different condo buildings including the Arlington building with its pink windows! Close to uptown and very popular with young professionals who enjoy easy access to the city via the Lynx Light Rail South End offers a pedestrian & bicycle friendly neighbourhood with lots to do!

Single family homes are difficult to find in this area (check out Dilworth to the East for this) but condos are plentiful! Prices range from the mid $100s into the $400s depending on size and proximity to the light rail stations.

https://files.charlottecentercity.org/HistoricSouthEnd-Map.pdf