Charlotte, NC: There is a general rule of thumb that says that when you are moving into a new city and you don’t know where to buy a home, you should find the most prestigious street in town and follow it out until you can afford a home, and buy there. You won’t go wrong. In Charlotte that would be Providence Road also known as Hwy 16 which runs south out of Charlotte to the village of Waxhaw, NC.
The Arboretum area is one of the places you might find along your journey, located at the junction of Providence Road, and Hwy 51, about 10 miles south of Charlotte. This area of Charlotte contains mixed-use shopping, higher end upscale apartment communities, office complexes and medical parks… and beautiful residential single family neighborhoods such as Providence Plantation,
and the golf course communities of Raintree
Prices range from townhomes and condos in the $130′s to over $300,000 to single family homes from $150′s to over $2 million.
First developed in 1989, the shopping center is home to Charlotte’s first Wal-Mart store, a Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Rite-Aid drug store, Bed, Bath & Beyond, a Harris Teeter grocery store and a host of nice restaurants, cafes and eclectic boutiques. This may be the perfect place for you.