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Old 12-23-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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^I'll add Belmont to the Charlotte area list. There are a lot of local events throughout the year. It's small and called "Historic Downtown Belmont" although there aren't any official historical sites that I'm aware of. It is very walkable, has a park, coffee shop, several stores and bars/restaurants. A few stay open until midnight and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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^I'll add Belmont to the Charlotte area list. There are a lot of local events throughout the year. It's small and called "Historic Downtown Belmont" although there aren't any official historical sites that I'm aware of. It is very walkable, has a park, coffee shop, several stores and bars/restaurants. A few stay open until midnight and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Thanks to all the suggestions!
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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^I'll add Belmont to the Charlotte area list. There are a lot of local events throughout the year. It's small and called "Historic Downtown Belmont" although there aren't any official historical sites that I'm aware of. It is very walkable, has a park, coffee shop, several stores and bars/restaurants. A few stay open until midnight and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
You're so right. Also Waxhaw and Weddington are cute. Waxhaw has a railroad that runs down the middle of its dt. Kind of cool.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Belmont looks like a great little town. I love towns that have a sense of community and a hub where everyone from the town can gather. I found this and it looks like just one of the events they do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rGKOwC5SjM
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Becky, on city-data's Belmont page you can see a few pictures of the downtown area. They have lots of community events and the cities adavi215 has listed do as well. Other towns like Belmont's neighbors Cramerton and Mt. Holly have downtowns that are being revitalized (adding more stores and restaurants) and are becoming more popular. As you can see the Charlotte metro has many thriving and growing small towns.

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Old 12-26-2010, 03:33 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Does this exist anywhere around, more specifically near Raleigh, Durham or maybe a little more west or east? Any other areas in NC? I'm talking about a walkable historical downtown with shops, restaurants/cafe's, bars that have a bit of a nightlife on weekends.
In the Sandhills the seniors like to hang out in Pinehurst and the non seniors in Southern Pines.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Becky, on city-data's Belmont page you can see a few pictures of the downtown area. They have lots of community events and the cities adavi215 has listed do as well. Other towns like Belmont's neighbors Cramerton and Mt. Holly have downtowns that are being revitalized (adding more stores and restaurants) and are becoming more popular. As you can see the Charlotte metro has many thriving and growing small towns.
It looks nice but why is the crime so high? (7 out of 10)
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Hmm not sure. My guess is property crime, however folks do feel safe and enjoy living there. It has a good reputation in the metro.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:24 AM
 
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Default Walkable towns

Try Hillsborough - lots of great shops, restaurants and bars - Wooden Nickel to be specific. Great historic town
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Thanks for all of the suggestions!
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