Originally Posted by jessica0927
How far to Charlotte? How about to the airport? Is Clover a rural area or just feels like a small town? Would love to hear more. Thanks.
Clover proper definitely has a small town feel. There's only one traffic light in town, but suburbia is spreading. The traffic is actually getting pretty bad on 55 because of the lack of lights and increase in traffic volume. Outside of Clover, there's definitely a rural feel. Lots of countryside as you leave Clover going westward. East of Clover, there's still a rural feel, but Lake Wylie is developing very rapidly.
There are a number of subdivisions in and around Clover. The ones I can think of off the top of my head are Clover Meadows which is north of the town limits on 321, Faulkner Ridge, which is on Faulkner Rd., Irish Downs, just off 55 in the town limits, and Longlea Meadows, I think it's called. It's right beside Griggs Rd. Elementary. Clover has been discovered; none of these subdivisions existed up to about 5 years ago. There's one called Oaks of Clover off 557 that they're building right now. It's near the intersection of 55 and 557 down from the junior high and high schools. Crazy traffic around school time, I'd imagine. I read that something in the area of 250 homes are going to be built there. Many more subdivisions going toward Lake Wylie.
The commute to uptown Charlotte from downtown Clover is probably around an hour. I'd say the commute is quicker since 49 is now 4 lanes in each direction, but with all the development and growth in the area, there's more traffic to deal with, so they probably balance each other out. The town is not congested by any means. It's just growing steadier than it used to. The airport is probably 45 minutes away, too, give or take a few minutes.