The Gaston County town of Belmont has been earning some buzz in recent years, and for good reason: Belmont has a real historic central business and shopping district, zippy commuting options on 85 and 485, a respected restaurant scene, good schools, good parks, good prices.
Belmont’s cute in its own right, and it’s also positioned as an excellent home-shopping alternative to, say, Plaza Midwood, for people who love historic homes and walking to shops and cafes – without those PM prices.
Among Charlotte’s suburbs, Belmont has one of the easiest commutes into the city, with the added bonus of being a defined town that doesn’t feel like a suburb in the first place.
Almost everyone knows that one cool friend who’s moved to Belmont and raves about it.
Here are three homes on the market that further illuminate why.
$235,000 — 3 beds 3 baths 1,644 square feet
One mile from Main Street, this house on Garrison Drive earns big points for being so darn clean, fresh and pretty; great use of a finished upstairs space, and a fenced backyard ready for dogs.
$169,000 — 2 beds 1 bath 960 sq. ft.
At just under 1,000 sq. ft., this adorable cottage captured my attention with its cool front door and wood floors. This property also offers a special financing option – although it’s clearly in a neighborhood and close to downtown, this house qualifies for a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development loan, which can mean no down payment and low interest rates for qualified buyers.
$261,900 — 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,683 square feet
Love the historic feel of the area but prefer new construction – without the cookie-cutter blahs? This brand new house nails plenty of Craftsman charm and is just under 2 miles away from Main Street.
$220,000 in 2015 — 3 beds 1.5 baths 1,960 square feet
Even though this Tudor cottage sold two years ago and isn’t on the market, it keeps popping up in my searches and feeds, offering a little wave.
The fact a historic house like this (and many more like it) are only a one-block walk to Main Street – three blocks to popular The String Bean restaurant — is what keeps me watching at the housing stock in Belmont.
I can’t take my eyes off the flawless 1935 Tudor exterior, the built-ins by the fireplace, and the quirky kitchen storage above a doorway.
With these prices and a cute downtown, you can see why Belmont is generating buzz.
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