Downtown Davidson is a perennial favorite for good reason. Tiny but mighty, the community packs a bookstore, restaurants, farmer’s market and idyllic college campus into walkable blocks.
The town’s compact charm has remained intact precisely because it hasn’t been overdeveloped.
But this also means buyers looking to live within close walking distance face a competitive, limited market.
Single-family homes near downtown are typically fall into two categories: Smaller properties with pasts as rentals in the $200,000-$250,000 range, or larger remodeled homes and historic homes where proximity to campus means prices $650,000 and up.
In either category, there’s a reason why Davidson is known as expensive.
Here are 5 properties on the market now.
List price: $197,500
Specs: 2 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,211 sq. ft.
Via the listing: “PRICE REDUCED!!! FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY in the heart of sought after Davidson! Prime corner lot that backs up to Roosevelt Wilson Park. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and park. Minutes from I-77. Home features 2 bed, 1.5 bath with a den and is currently tenant occupied on month to month lease. HVAC installed 2008. Home has tons of potential.” Photo via Redfin.
List price: $224,900
Specs: 2 beds, 1 bath, 1,036 sq. ft.
Via the listing: “Well maintained, newly painted home is move-in ready with new roof and HVAC in 2016. Wonderful location on a pretty tree-lined street walking distance from Davidson College, Roosevelt Wilson Park, Community School of Davidson, and downtown shopping and dining! Hardwood floors throughout, bonus room, and shaded backyard.” Photo via Keller Williams Lake Norman.
Mike Kessler with TSG Residential has the listing. Photo via TSG Residential.
List price: $649,000
Specs: 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,718 sq. ft. This yellow Victorian was built in 1900, has 5 fireplaces and a 1.12 acre lot.
Via the listing: “One of the finest examples of a Queen Anne style home in the area that is walking distance to historic downtown Davidson and Davidson College. This fully renovated 1900 home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 5 working fireplaces, 10′ tongue & groove ceilings, gourmet kitchen, luxurious master bath, original heart pine floors up & down, insulated windows, modern HVAC systems & a sealed crawlspace. The home sits on a 1.12 acre mature lot with room for additions.” Photo via TSG Residential.
List price: $789,000
Specs: 4 beds, 3 baths, 4,228 sq. ft. The home is a 1950s-era ranch on almost one acre that includes a barn.
Via the listing: “Less than 1 block from Davidson College campus & 2 blocks from downtown Davidson on coveted College Drive! Almost 1 acre property w/ brick home built in 1956 & beautiful barn in the backyard. Flat yard w/ great privacy. House has 3 BRs & 3 bathrooms & lots of potential! House & barn in need of significant updates. Tremendous potential for an open minded buyer who can fully utilize this extraordinary location!”
Mary Lib Richards of Keller Williams has the listing. Photo via Keller Williams.
List price: $729,000
Specs: 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,470 sq. ft.
Via the listing: “Beautiful home in heart of Davidson on .57 acre lot. Short walk to Main Street&Davidson College campus. Wonderful home for entertaining. Large brick terrace off FR. Professionally landscaped, master down. Lovely features incl. mouldings, 10′ ceilings, hardwoods.Lots of light.Spacious secondary bedrooms, screened porch, study off master BR. Great storage,recroom,workshop in basement. Kitchen&bfast updated 2004: 36â Thermador duel fuel professional range,Dacor hood,Kraftmaid cabinets. Built-ins.” Photo via Keller Williams.