If you want to live in or near Charlotte, or close to excellent Charlotte Airport, and want to live in an over 55 community, there aren’t a great number of choices. Del Webb pioneered the active adult lifestyle a generation ago, today, Pulte pulls in many of the same resources to deliver quite a community- Sun City Carolina Lakes is still selling new in their 5 th year.
Did I mention South Carolina has lower taxes? In the summer of 2007, they reduced property taxes statewide so that if you buy a home today, it is roughly .80 /1000, so a $300,000 home has taxes of $2400, +/-, making Sun City Carolina Lakes one of the most affordable active adult communities in the country.
A few months back, re-sales were king, but today, they are literally dropping prices to unheard of levels at the new home center. And they drop more using a Buyer Agent- I’ve evidence from earlier in the year on this.
Their clubhouse is the center of community activity- it has a large fitness center,
indoor pool, work out rooms and meeting rooms.
the smaller photos are thumb nails, just click to enlarge.
They like to think of themeselves as a golf cart community, you can use your cart to shop at the new Harris Teeter or get a beverage, not get in your car if you don’t want to…
South End is Growing! Comparing Communities- A Market Update
The Lynx light rail, and all of the development associated with it, have transformed the South End area over the past 6 years. With the announcement of a $190M mixed-use development project on South Blvd at Sedgefield, we thought it was time for another South End/South Blvd Market Update.
The neighborhoods researched for this market update include Sedgefield, Colonial Village, Montclaire, Madison Park and Starmount. Placed on a map, these neighborhoods are located between Ideal...Continue Reading!
Luxury shopping is coming to Charlotte, NC at a discount! This weekend, Charlotte Premium Outlets will be celebrating a grand opening with huge discounts, live entertainment, giveaways and more.
The Grand Opening
The Grand Opening will last from Thursday, July 31st - Sunday, August 3rd. On Saturday, reality star, New York Times best-selling author and founder of Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel will be attending the grand opening from 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. She will be mingling with shoppers and providing style advice.
Attendees can...Continue Reading!
Community Matters ! Longview the Winner in Union County Luxury Homes for Sale
Showing the power and resilience of great communities, The Club at Longview has far outperformed other luxury home communities in Union County, as measured both in return to pre -recession prices, and volume of sales. This is not counting the substantial success of the Toll Brothers just below $1M in Longview. This review is about the $1 Million plus market, the luxury and super luxury ($2M+)homes of Union...Continue Reading!
Charlotte Free Summer Concerts in the Park at Bearden
Summer Lunch Series
Local artists play 12-1:30, Tuesdays and Fridays through September 23
Wednesday Night Party 5:30-9 pm
From July 2nd through September 3rd , live bands perform, food trucks are here, lawn chairs and picnic baskets
Jazz Comes to Bearden on the 3rd Saturday of June, July and August
Country Folk on the Last Saturday of Every Month through September
Photos came from the first well attended jazz concert. Bringing a highback chair? Please stay to the outside...Continue Reading!
2014 NBA Draft
Last night the Charlotte Hornets added two new all-star basketball players to their roster with the no. 9 pick and no. 26 pick. The two players are Noah Vonleh, a power forward for Indiana, and P.J. Hairston, a former UNC-CH shooting guard.
Noah Vonleh was a great no. 9 pick for the Hornets as he was projected to go as high as no. 4 or 5. Vonleh played only one college season at Indiana, but with a 7-foot-5...Continue Reading!
School is officially out for the summer! That means Charlotte-area kids will be looking to pack their summer with fun adventures. Here are a few more fun ideas for family fun in the Queen City.
Located Uptown, This hands-on science and technology museum includes rotating exhibits, a three-story rain forest, aquarium and The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre. The museum is always bustling with new events and exhibits for all ages. The museum also offers summer camps for kids from...Continue Reading!
A Review of Area Doggy Day Care and Pet Care Centers
When the summer season hits personal schedules become packed with vacations and fun festivities. With the increase in activity, you may need a place to keep your playful pets! Here are some spots to let your pets play for a few days.
Carolina Doggie Playland
3111 South Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28217
Daycare: $24/day per dog with discounts for packages
Boarding: $35/night including food and daycare with 50% discount for second dog
Large indoor and...Continue Reading!
The McDonald Group
Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered
8604 Cliff Cameron Dr ST 110
Charlotte NC 28269
Licensed in NC & SC
ERA Luxury Home Certified