Kannapolis

With a population of 44,000 Kannapolis is a small town but very conveniently located to Charlotte and the Piedmont area.  Originally a mill town the city is now home of the NC Research Campus which was developed as an economic revitalization tool and which dominates the downtown landscape.

Kannapolis boasts its own AAA baseball team, the Intimidators as well as the NC Music Hall of Fame.

Homes in Kannapolis are cheaper than in Charlotte and in neighboring Concord and recent improvements to both I-85 and the completion of I-485 have made the city an attractive option to many seeking a more economical housing option or who enjoy the small-town feel.   You can still buy a smaller single family home for well under $100k in Kannapolis but most properties are older and there are very few townhome/condo opportunities. 

City of Kannapolis

 

Highland Creek

Highland Creek is a subdivision that’s almost a small town! There are about 4500 homes in this subdivision located in north east of Mecklenburg County and extending across the Cabarrus County line. Highland Creek has parks, a golf course, its own elementary school, 4 swimming pool complexes and a very active community association. A wide variety of properties are available in Highland Creek ranging from large single family homes overlooking the golf course to town homes, patio homes and even assisted living!

That means that if you want to live in Highland Creek there’s a good range of prices starting at around $175,000 for a town home and extending up to $500k for a single family basement style home on the golf course. Homes sell fast in this subdivision!

Prices have remained steady in this popular community and the completion of the final section of the I-485 loop with access just a couple of miles away is sure to consolidate the popularity of Highland Creek.

Highland Creek Neighborhood Association

 
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Cotswold

Cotswold is to the north east of Charlotte just a few miles from Uptown. 

Many homes here were built in the 1950s and 1960s and the design aesthetic of that era shows with lots of ranch & split level properties on large lots. 

The area is well established and the wealth of trees and homes with large yards adds to the attraction.  Families living here enjoy the proximity to good schools and with the additional advantage of just how close Cotswold is to Uptown it’s easy to understand the appeal of this neighborhood. 

Recent building on infill sites has included townhomes & condos and some newer single family homes bringing some new options.

Cotswold Shopping Center offers a wide range of stores and restaurants and much of the area is walkable with sidewalks connecting the various subdivisions.  

Very few homes in this area become available at less than $200K and single family homes generally start around the mid $300s.