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Old 12-05-2019, 05:02 AM
 
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None of the big city problems...
Still somewhat under the radar...
Small town feel...

I get a Waxhaw vibe.

Seems like the most centralized location in the Charlotte metro.

I am:

5 min to Belmont Abbey College
5 min to McAdenville Christmas lights
9 min to airport
10 min to Whitewater Center
13 min to Charlotte Premium Outlets
17 min to Bank of America Stadium
17 min to Danial Stowe Botanical Garden
17 min to Crowders Mountain
18 min to Carowinds
20 min to IKEA
22 min to UNCC
22 min to Huntersville
23 min to Concord Mills
25 min to Kings Mountain State Park/Drive-in movies
30 min to Matthews
30 min to the Cleveland County Fair/Bridges BBQ

Far but driveable:

43 min to Gardner Webb
44 min to Gaffney Outlets
45 min to Hickory
1 hr 23 min to Lake Lure
1 hr 40 min to Boone (App St/Daniel Boone Inn)
1 hr 50 min to Asheville

3 hr to Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains/Cherokee

Also 5-10 minutes from Gastonia which has some local history and isn’t full of transplants yet. Museum, FUSE district, Tony’s Ice Cream, restaurants shopping, etc...

Is there a location in the Charlotte metro that is closer to more stuff?
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:31 AM
 
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Everywhere is in the middle of everything.

Technically speaking, I'd say somewhere around SouthPark is the geographic center of the "metro", but obviously it depends on how one defines the "metro". Belmont is a little west and slightly north of the center. But it a s great place to live.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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Being central all depends on where you go and what you like to do in your free time. It sounds like you found the perfect spot for you though and Belmont is indeed a great town!
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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I think you get the best balance of everything living in Belmont. Being "in the middle" is not as important as being able to access different areas of Charlotte AND different areas of the metro quickly. You can get to many of Charlotte's top areas much faster from Belmont that a lot of places in Charlotte itself. Belmont is close to the airport, I-85, and I-485. You have the Catawba River, Lake Wylie, near the Whitewater Center, great little downtown with a park and restaurants/shops, close to Gastonia, beautiful homes in a great range of prices, lower taxes, good schools, much more bang for your buck than most any area in the metro, beautiful, walkable town throughout, it's got the easiest commute into uptown Charlotte, etc. IMO, it offers you, like I said, the best overall balance of most everything better than any city in the Charlotte metro area.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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Originally Posted by eddiehaskell View Post
None of the big city problems...
Still somewhat under the radar...
Small town feel...

I get a Waxhaw vibe.

Seems like the most centralized location in the Charlotte metro.

I am:

5 min to Belmont Abbey College
5 min to McAdenville Christmas lights
9 min to airport
10 min to Whitewater Center
13 min to Charlotte Premium Outlets
17 min to Bank of America Stadium
17 min to Danial Stowe Botanical Garden
17 min to Crowders Mountain
18 min to Carowinds
20 min to IKEA
22 min to UNCC
22 min to Huntersville
23 min to Concord Mills
25 min to Kings Mountain State Park/Drive-in movies
30 min to Matthews
30 min to the Cleveland County Fair/Bridges BBQ

Far but driveable:

43 min to Gardner Webb
44 min to Gaffney Outlets
45 min to Hickory
1 hr 23 min to Lake Lure
1 hr 40 min to Boone (App St/Daniel Boone Inn)
1 hr 50 min to Asheville

3 hr to Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains/Cherokee

Also 5-10 minutes from Gastonia which has some local history and isn’t full of transplants yet. Museum, FUSE district, Tony’s Ice Cream, restaurants shopping, etc...

Is there a location in the Charlotte metro that is closer to more stuff?
sounds good with all these time charts stc,,,but in the real world the massive overcrowded roads and many many delays with constant congestion these times dont mean squat.sounds like something a real estate salesman would come up with lol
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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I think it's probably true, but it really only applies to the areas closer to downtown. When you start going south on 273, you add 10+ minutes to all of those times (except to Daniel Stowe)
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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It's good having two options into Charlotte: Wilkinson Blvd. and I-85 from Belmont. Traffic can be horrible, but not as bad as the Concord area: I-85 and US 29 and NC 49.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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It's good having two options into Charlotte: Wilkinson Blvd. and I-85 from Belmont. Traffic can be horrible, but not as bad as the Concord area: I-85 and US 29 and NC 49.
Don't forget 485 and 77. Concord is a big area.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It's one of the best locations but I think the areas northeast of Charlotte along 85 like Concord and Kannapolis are pretty up there also. You'll rarely have traffic at a standstill on that part of 85 unless there's an accident. Sometimes the area around Belmont will be backed up at rush hour due to 85 contracting to 6 lanes near there.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: NC
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We passed on Belmont when we moved here, but there is no best location anyway. It all comes down to personal needs and desires. Belmont is perfect for some, but not at all what others may be looking for (like us). We live in the perfect area for us...
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