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Fun Things to Do in Charlotte NC--Winghaven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary - 03/27/12 02:41 PM
Spring in Charlotte NC is for the birds and for the gardens. And there’s no better place to spend some time in April than at the Winghaven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. Winghaven is set on three acres enclosed by brick walls in the heart of Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood. The gardens were created in 1927 by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson to provide plantings for the birds that Elizabeth Clarkson loved. The gardens consist of formal gardens with pathways and woodland areas. The gardens provide nesting sites, cover, food and water for the many birds that make their homes there. April (0 comments)
Kings Greenhouse in Stallings NC--A Favorite Spring Stop - 03/25/12 08:01 AM
I am an avid gardener and I live in Union County NC. Spring is my favorite season and Kings Greenhouse is my favorite local garden center. Kings Greenhouse is actually a garden center with a little history in the area. Its history and growth over the years mirrors the growth of Union County. The business was started in 1971 by Dot and David King on two acres of land in Stallings. In those days, Stallings was a rural place just outside Matthews and a distance from Charlotte. The Kings’ operation reflected the quiet rural area that surrounded them. They grew vegetables (0 comments)
The Easter Bunny Visits Matthews NC Next Weekend - 03/23/12 10:03 AM
What would Spring in the Carolinas be without the Easter Bunny? Next weekend, the Easter Bunny visits historic downtown Matthews NC twice. Lunch with the Easter Bunny On Friday, March 30, the Easter Bunny will have lunch with children ages two to five. The luncheon will take place at the Matthews Community Center from 11am to 12pm. The children will also do a fun craft and have a picture taken with the bunny. Tickets for the lunch are $7 and can be purchased at the community center. Easter Eggstravaganza Stumptown Park in downtown Matthews will host the annual Easter Eggstravaganza for (0 comments)
Mint Hill NC Homes for Sale--13927 Jonathans Ridge Road is Reduced! - 03/19/12 07:07 AM
Mint Hill NC Homes for Sale--13927 Jonathans Ridge Road is Reduced! This beautiful home in the Jonathans Landing neighborhood of Mint Hill has been reduced to $315,000. Don't miss this brick home with an attached two-car garage and a detached one-car garage/workshop. You'll love the magnificent setting among mature trees and the private feel of the yard. Click here to see more photos of 13927 Jonathans Ridge Road. Learn more about this beautiful Mint Hill NC home… Discover the wooded setting of your dreams. Magnificent trees shelter this custom home and provide shady spaces for relaxation and play. The end-of-the street (1 comments)
A Southern Spring at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden - 03/18/12 10:26 AM
Spring usually starts around March 15th in the Charlotte NC region. It’s a glorious season that lasts until June. One of the best places to see the glory of a Charlotte spring is at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (DSBG). A Southern Spring is the name that DSBG has given its events between mid-March and June. Visitors to the gardens can enjoy special programming during this time in addition to strolling through the gardens and enjoying the spring-blooming bulbs, flowers, shrubs and trees. Peter Rabbit will visit DSBG on March 31, 2012. Children can meet Peter and other characters from the classic (0 comments)
Fun Things to Do in Charlotte NC--Lake Park NC Kite Festival - 03/12/12 11:32 AM
Charlotte’s Spring season is ushered in on the March winds. Those brisk March winds also bring residents of Lake Park NC their annual kite festival. The Lake Park Kite Festival takes place on Saturday March 17th from 10am to 2pm. It’s held at Founders Park, a large level open space in the center of some of Lake Park’s residential areas. I visited the Kite Festival a few years ago. Brightly colored kites filled the air in Founders Park. It was fun to watch families launch their kites with kids of all ages trying their hand at keeping the kites aloft. A (1 comments)
Fun Things to Do in Charlotte NC--Celebrate St. Patrick's Day - 03/11/12 06:10 AM
Green is the color of Spring in Charlotte. Although the green leaves won’t have arrived yet on March 17th, there will be plenty of green around as Charlotte celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. You can kick off the day at the 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in uptown Charlotte. The bagpipes will be playing as the parade steps off at 11:00am and marches down Tryon Street from 9th Street south to 3rd Street. Flags, floats, cheerleaders, drill teams and anyone who wants to be Irish for a day join the parade. Last year’s parade had 60,000 spectators lining the street. The (2 comments)
Charlotte NC Homes for Sale--9828 Red Rock Road is Reduced - 03/10/12 05:35 AM
Charlotte NC Homes for Sale--9828 Red Rock Road is Reduced The updated brick ranch at 9828 Red Rock Road has been reduced to $144,900. You'll love the great location of this home. The Crown Point area with its restaurants, shopping, including a Walmart, and theater is nearby. Quaint downtown Matthews NC is a short drive away. Uptown Charlotte is also very accessible via bus or car. A wooded lot shelters this home. A spacious great room with adjoining formal dining room or den is the heart of the home. The walls are freshly painted and floor coverings have been updated with laminate and (1 comments)
Waxhaw NC Neighborhoods Get New Builders - 03/09/12 06:46 AM
Waxhaw NC has been a great place to buy a new home since the late 1990s. During the real estate boom of the 2000s, developers opened neighborhood after neighborhood in and around the town. The great recession put a halt to development of new communities and many builders abandoned neighborhoods where they could no longer sell homes at the inflated prices of the boom years. Construction came to a halt and a number of neighborhoods remained unfinished. The builders are back in 2012. They are able to purchase lots now at very reasonable prices and pass that lower pricing on to (0 comments)
Charlotte Neighborhoods--Marvin Creek - 03/08/12 12:36 PM
Marvin Creek, a luxury Charlotte neighborhood with large lots and a great location. If you want convenient access to all of South Charlotte’s shops, restaurants, theaters and work places but you prefer to live in Union County and send your children to the Union County schools, you should take a look at Marvin Creek. Marvin Creek is a luxury neighborhood with brick and stone homes on home sites of three quarters of an acre or larger. A landscaped drive and a roundabout with a fountain welcome you into the neighborhood. The Marvin Creek lifestyle includes a wonderful amenity center with a (1 comments)
Charlotte Neighborhoods--Highgate - 03/07/12 12:23 PM
Highgate, a luxury Charlotte neighborhood in a beautiful wooded setting. Stone gates mark the entrance and a beautiful wooded parkway leads you through Highgate, a luxury Charlotte neighborhood. Located just inside Union County NC with its lower property taxes and highly-regarded schools, Highgate offers its residents easy access to South Charlotte amenities and work places. Highgate is in the small town of Weddington where large lot zoning and only one commercial area have allowed the town to retain rural vistas and tranquility. Highgate’s beautiful custom-built homes offer brick, stone and stucco exteriors plus upscale interiors with chef’s kitchens, beautiful moldings and (0 comments)
Stallings NC Homes for Sale--1163 Drummond Lane Reduced! - 03/06/12 05:25 AM
Stallings NC Homes for Sale--1163 Drummond Lane Reduced! Don't miss this updated townhome in the Callonwood subdivision. 1163 Drummond Lane has just been reduced to $145,000. A great open floorplan accented by an arched opening between the great room and dining area greets you as you enter the townhome. Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms and two full baths plus the laundry. There's storage galore inside the townhome as well as outside in an attached storage unit and a deep one-car garage. Click here to see more photos of 1163 Drummond Lane. Want to know more about real estate and living in (2 comments)
Early Spring Produce Stands in Charlotte Small Towns - 03/05/12 08:53 AM
Are you dreaming of last summer’s delicious tomatoes? In Charlotte, it’s too early for those home-grown tomatoes, but it’s not early to buy fresh produce in area small towns. In downtown Matthews, the Matthews Community Farmers Market has been open every Saturday morning from 8:00am to 10:00am all winter. This farmers market sells only goods produced within 50 miles of Matthews. The early spring produce available in March includes kale, lettuces, mustard greens, arugula, pea and corn shoots, parsley and other herbs. Local farm-raised beef and pork are available as well as local honey, goat cheeses, eggs and dried apples and (0 comments)
Charlotte Home Buyers Guide--Credit Basics and Common Mistakes - 03/04/12 06:13 AM
Charlotte Home Buyers Guide—Credit Basics and Common Mistakes Do you want to buy a Charlotte home but don’t know where to start? Most people take a first step by jumping on the computer and looking at homes for sale. That’s fun but not the right place to begin. The journey toward buying a home should start with a basic understanding of credit and common mistakes to avoid. Why? Because your credit score is going to determine whether you can qualify for a mortgage and how much your monthly payment will be. Did you know that a 100 point difference in your (0 comments)
Fun Things to Do in Charlotte NC--Kick Off Spring at the Southern Spring Show - 03/03/12 08:14 AM
The Southern Spring Home and Garden Show is a Charlotte tradition. Every year for the past 52 years, Charlotteans have visited the show to kick off spring at the end of February and the beginning of March. If you are ready to think about sprucing up your home and working in your garden, plan to visit the show this weekend. Twenty eight gardens with blooming flowers and landscaped walkways are the heart of the Southern Spring Show. Over the past few years, garden designers have placed a lot of emphasis on outdoor hardscapes. Many of the gardens feature outdoor fireplaces and (3 comments)
Information about real estate, schools, and living in the southern part of the Charlotte NC region, including Union County NC, Matthews NC, Mint Hill NC, Indian Trail NC, Weddington NC, Marvin NC, Stalllings NC, Monroe NC, Lake Park NC, Fort Mill SC, Indian Land SC, Tega Cay
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