13 Hot Neighborhoods To Watch In Charlotte's Waxhaw Area (28173 Zip Code) In 2020
Charlotte metro area's Waxhaw/Weddington/Marvin areas remained hot in 2019, especially luxury homes neighborhoods. 13 neighborhoods in the Waxhaw area were particularly hot in 2019 (all with at least 20 sales) and are worth watching in 2020 for continued demand.
11 neighborhoods on the 2019 list were hot neighborhoods last year -- Millbridge, Lawson, Cureton, Hunter Oaks, Providence Downs, Providence Downs South, Wesley Oaks, The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel, Longview, Greenbrier, The Falls at Weddington. Two new neighborhoods made the 2019 hot neighborhoods list -- Somerset and Briarcrest. Six neighborhoods have now been hot selling neighborhoods for three consecutive years: Millbridge, Lawson, Cureton, Hunter Oaks, Providence Downs, Wesley Oaks.
Excellent schools, reasonable property taxes, communities with resort-style amenities, historic downtown Waxhaw all contibuted to the high demand for Waxhaw area homes. Demand for Waxhaw area homes helps make Union County the fastest growing county in North Carolina, as well.
Millbridge remained the #1 selling neighborhood in the Waxhaw area with 294 homes sold in 2019 (up from 217 homes sold in 2018 and 165 in 2017) at an average sale price of $68,450 up from $361,110 in 2018. There's still plenty of new construction happening in Millbridge which is fueling this high level of home sales.
Named Community of the Year in 2016 and again in 2019, Millbridge is one of Waxhaw, North Carolina's most desired master-planned communities with top rated schools, Millbridge is an idyllic neighborhood set on 920 picturesque acres with tree-lined sidewalks, pocket parks, common squares, green way systems and trails, 250 acres of green space.
Lawson also remained a much favored Waxhaw community amongst home buyers coming in as the second highest home selling neighborhood in Waxhaw in 2019. 81 homes sold in Lawson in 2019 at an average sale price of $446,351 compared with 112 homes sold in Lawson during 2018 at an average sale price of $433,431. The lower sales volume in 2019 results from new construction essentially completed in Lawson.
One of Waxhaw, North Carolina's most desired and perennially favorite communities since 2006, Lawson is an idyllic neighborhood set on 558 picturesque acres with tree-lined streets and miles of scenic nature/walking trails. Community amenities include the Millhouse/Clubhouse, swim complex, tennis courts, kids' playground, fitness center. All the fun of a country club lifestyle without the country club lifestyle cost.
Cureton saw 36 closed sales in 2019 at an average sale price of $458,747. Home prices in Cureton ranged from a low of $303,000 to a high of $690,000 in 2019. Waxhaw's Cureton neighborhood offers the country club lifestyle without the country club lifestyle cost. Cureton residents enjoy the use of a pool, clubhouse, gym, bocce ball court, walking trails, and playground.
A perennial favorite community due to its proximity to Charlotte's Ballantyne area, great amenities and top-rated schools, Hunter Oaks had 45 closed sales in 2019, averaging a selling price of $448,849. Hunter Oaks home sale prices ranged from a low of $328,000 to a high of $561,000 in 2019.
Hunter Oaks is a mature and quiet neighborhood in the Waxhaw/Marvin area approximately two miles from south Charlotte's upscale Ballantyne area. You can't but enjoy driving through the Hunter Oaks neighborhood, with its wide, tree-lined streets. Leafy sidewalks are perfect for strolling. Hunter Oaks residents enjoy fabulous amenities, including a 2 clubhouses, 2 swimming pool complexes, 3 tennis courts with lights, walking trails, and playground for the "younger set."
PROVIDENCE DOWNS & PROVIDENCE DOWNS SOUTH
A community of upscale, custom-built homes on large lots, Providence Downs had 30 home sales in 2019 at an average sale price of $827,166. Providence Downs South had 26 sales at an average sale price of $1,078,860. These two communities saw 16 more sales on a combined basis compated with 2018 and an average sales price of $924,024 compared with an average sale price of $982,284 in 2018.
Providence Downs and Providence Downs South are known for their beautiful, custom homes set along winding tree-lined roads and resort-style amenities and plentiful community activities. Minutes away from upscale Ballaneyne's shopping and dining destinations, yet secluded enough to provide a peaceful getaway, these two neighborhood enjoy low Union County tax rates, top-rated schools, and easy access to Charlotte's SouthPark and Uptown.
While not a new community, Somerset is a "new" addition to the hot Waxhaw neighborhoods list and saw 27 homes sell at an average price of $394,433. Somerset's popularity stems from its location close to Ballantyne, I-485, excellent amenities and top-rated schools.
Somerset is a 200-acre master-planned community situated on the border of Mecklenburg and Union Counties, minutes from Ballantyne and surrounded by some of Charlotte/Waxhaw area's most prestigious and upscale neighborhoods, including Hunter Oaks, Providence Country Club, Longview, and Marvin Creek. Outstanding community amenities in Somerset include a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, play ground, and walking trails.
Wesley Oaks remains an in-demand community amongst home buyers and offers many larger homes at an affordable price. In 2019, Wesley Oaks had 28 sales at an average sale price of $380,386 compared with 23 sales in 2018 at an average sele price of $344,687.
Built by Centex Homes, Wesley Oaks is a well-established community dating back to 2004 to 2006. It's known for larger sized, affordable homes on nice-sized lots. The community enjoys excellent schools and easy access to shopping. Community amenities include a clubhouse, pool. playground.
Century Communities' and True Home's Greenbrier, a new construction neighborhoods in the town of Waxhaw, had 29 sales in 2019 averaging $355,744 in sale price. This was equal to 29 homes sell in 2018, but a lower a average sale price of $332,753.
THE COURTYARDS AT WESLEY CHAPEL
When fully built-out, The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel by Epcon will feature 136 ranch style, low-maintenance homes in a serene wooded setting. This is an active adult community for people aged 55 and above. 26 homes were sold in 2019 at an average sale price of $468,333. 27 homes sold in 2018 at a lower average selling price of $456,364. While empty nesters might be downsizing in space, they are not downsizing in budget, amenties and high quality finishes.
The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel offer easy access to shopping, antique markets, restaurants, and everything historic. downtown Waxhaw has to offer. Community amenities include walking paths, clubhouse which includes a fitness center and outdoor salt water swimming pool.
THE FALLS AT WEDDINGTON
A community built by Toll Brothers, Meritage Homes, and Taylor Morrison, The Falls At Weddington had 37 sales in 2019 averaging $700,933 in sale price compared with 23 sales in 2018. Home prices ranged from the mid $500,00's to over $1.4 million in 2019.
The Falls at Weddington are located in a wooded setting in up-scale Weddington with easy access to Charlotte. First-class amenities include a pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, walking trails, community playground. Low Union County taxes and top-rated schools are additional draws to the community.
One of the "new" communities on the Waxhaw hot neighborhoods list, Briarcrest had 20 sales at an average sale price of $430,345. Briarcrest is known for it's larger homes -- many with 5+ bedrooms. Briarcrest offers residents a club house, dog park, outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts, and walking trails.
Situated just minutes behind Ballantyne, Longview is a luxury, gated, custom community built around The Club at Longview, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. 20 homes sold in 2019 at an average selling price of $1,344,500 compared with 21 homes sold in Longview in 2018 at an average selling price of $,1256,988. Longview offers easy access to everything Charlotte has to offer, including shopping, dining, medical servics, and award-winning schools.
Honorable mention goes to these popular communties in the Waxhaw area all of whom saw higher average home sale prices in 2019 compared with 2018:
Quellin: 22 homes sold averaging $432,855
Weddington Chase: 15 homes sales averaging $651,563
Vintage Creek: 17 homes sold averaging $654,977
Marvin Creek: 19 homes sold averaging $718,237
Champion Forest: 17 homes sold averaging $504,106
The Reserve: 15 homes sold averaging $448,347
Cortona: 17 homes sold averaging $328,431
Tuscany: 16 homes sold averaging $426,531
The Highlands at Greenbrier: 15 homes sold averaging $309,797
Prescot: 15 homes sold averaging $298,917
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