Want in before the boom? Check out 3 homes in walking distance of the Blue Line Extension for under $300K

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The LYNX light rail extension, which will connect Uptown, NODA and UNC Charlotte, is poised to be the city’s most exciting development and transit shift in 2018.

The original line completely changed the landscape and real estate market in South End, and we can expect a lot of the same to happen in the new corridor.

While there are few sure things in real estate, as the city becomes more congested, proximity to the train should remain a big plus.

Looking to buy now before the train starts running — and the next big rounds of development?

You will not find steals in NoDa these days, but you can snag a home here before housing becomes even more expensive.

Based on what we’ve seen in South End, it’s reasonable to assume prices around the NoDa light rail will continue to climb dramatically.

Here are four options by stations in NoDa, from a small (600 square feet) one-bedroom condo to a spacious single-family home.

Option 1: The compact condo

  • 3257 Noda Blvd.
  • List: $159,900. Jay White with Keller Williams has the listing. Photo courtesy White/Keller Williams.
  • Stats: 1 bed, 1 bath, 601 sq. ft. This unit is a condo in the Steel Gardens complex.

Option 2: The townhouse

  • 522 Steel Gardens Blvd.
  • List: $299,900. Savvy & Co. has the listing. Photo courtesy Savvy & Co.
  • Stats: 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1,669 sq. ft. This townhouse has three levels.

townhouse noda light rail

Option 3: The small single-family home 

  • 1638 Academy St.
  • List: $253,000. Robert Bilbro with RE/MAX Executive has the listing. Photo courtesy Bilbro/REMAX.
  • Stats: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1013 sq. ft. This single-family home isn’t as close to the light rail as the other options, but it’s still within walking distance.

light rail walking distance single family NODA LYNX


Option 4: The new, roomy single-family house

  • 1315 Charles Ave.
  • List: $649,000. House is presented by Vista Homes, the developer, with details here.
  • Stats: 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,903 sq. ft.

charles ave noda single family light rail

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