Charlotte ZIP Code 28277 Among Nation’s Hottest for Movers in May 2014


As far as real estate zip codes go, the numbers show that the Charlotte NC 28277 zip is a very popular one. That’s the zip code for the south side of Charlotte NC, and includes the Ballantyne area. This comes to us compliments of Welcomemat, a company that tracks the top areas people are moving to.

ballantyne-hotel-and-lodgeWelcomemat Services tracks the communities where most relocations occur in the country. Atlanta zip 28277 was a close second to Katy TX, which attracted 596 households in the month of May, a scant 2 less than the combined Ballantyne and South Charlotte zip code.

The top five relocation destinations across the country also included Chicago, Virginia Beach, VA and another Texas community, McKinney.

Welcomemat Services is an Atlanta based franchise that tracks information that benefits local businesses involved in mailing welcome packages to new residents.

Congratulations Charlotte, Ballantyne and all our new neighbors. Welcome to your new Ballantyne homes in our great state of North Carolina.

Ballantyne South Charlotte NC Homepage

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Another Home Sold by The Richards Group

Awesome Home in Taylor Glenn,
located at 2007 Savoy Court in Indian Trail NC 28079


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Move-in Ready! Beautiful kitchen with lots of upgrades! Granite, Tile Flooring, SS Appliances & Breakfast area! Master Bedroom with bay window, crown molding and large walk-in closet. Newly remodeled Master Bath! Over-sized tiled Shower with seamless glass doors, dual vanities with custom mirrors. Large vaulted Great Room has fireplace and lots of windows! Huge 24 x 18 foot Screened Porch and large backyard! Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, storage room & huge loft! Great community with lots of amenities!

Taylor Glen, A Neighborhood Video

Indian Trail NC Homepage

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Another New Listing by The Richards Group

4717 Titus Court in Indian Trail NC
(Monroe NC 28110 Mailing Address)

Awesome Home in Desirable Cornerstone Community!

New Kitchen Counter Tops, New SS Appliances, New Laminate Floorings, Brand New Roof, New HVAC System, New Vinyl Flooring in 2 Full Bathrooms. Generous Sized Living Room & Dining Room/Den. Upstairs are Large Master Bedroom with Big Walk-in closet. Big Secondary Bedrooms with Walk-in Closets, Laundry Room with New Vinyl Floor, Large Backyard, Walking Trails, Community Pool, 2 Parks and 2 Playgrounds.

Cornerstone in Indian Trail NC (Monroe NC Mailing Address) Homes For Sale

Indian Trail NC Homepage

Monroe NC Homepage

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Discovery Place in Charlotte NC


Early exposure to the world of science can change a kid’s life forever and open a child’s inquisitive mind to the world around him or her. That’s exactly what the developers of the Charlotte Discovery Place had in mind when they planned this very popular Charlotte NC attraction.

DiscoveryPlaceLogo01_250pxrDiscovery Place provided kids of all ages an opportunity to take part in hands on experiments that help them understand the mysteries of science. The facility offers an impressive number opportunities for learning, including the experience of visiting a rain forest and exploring an underwater environment in the Center’s aquarium.

The 3-D Discovery Theater offers a series of life-like short films which enables all to be immersed in realistic 3 dimensional presentations with a state of the art sound system that brings the films to life.

An entire section of the Discovery Center is devoted to kids 7 and under. Children learn to utilize all of their senses as part of the program. They can touch and feel their way through a number of scientific processes in simple easy to comprehend experiments with water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air driven tubes.

The entire family will find the experience at Charlotte’s Discovery Place, a marvelous, fun filled way to enjoy the day. Find the Center at 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)

Discovery Place in Charlotte NC


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Traffic Shift Coming Soon for I-485 in South Charlotte NC


Construction barrels will continue to dominate a stretch of I-485 in south Charlotte NC, as traffic will be shifted unto the newly constructed lanes. Once the switch has been made, construction crews will move to replace the old pavement until the final phase of the widening project is completed. The initial phase of the project calls for a lane shift fora stretch of the highway between Johnston Rd. and NC-51.

I485 Traffic Construction

According to Brady McKenzie, the spokesman for the NC Highway Department, the lane shift will begin mid June, then move to the portion of the highway between NC 51 and I-77. That will allow the construction crews to complete the resurfacing of the remaining lanes on I-485 and align all the lanes with I-485. The target date for the completion of this project is November or December of 2014.

The opening day coincides with the completion of the Johnston Road flyover which is intended to allow easy access from northbound Johnston Rd. onto the I-485 inner loop. The new design will alleviate the delays drivers currently experience waiting for the light that allows them to make a left turn onto the ramp. Charlotte NC drivers will now be able to use the right lane to get direct access to the ramp.

The 485 project will add two lanes in either direction between I-77 and Rea Rd,, with one of those lanes from both directions leading to the toll lanes. The improvement in traffic flow will help improve air quality in south Mecklenburg. The new toll lanes are expected to be extended into Independence Blvd., as early as 2017.

The project is long overdue, as traffic and congestion in the area has reached critical proportions according to NCDOT. Even so, traffic levels will improve conditions only slightly from a grade of F to D, due to the heavy amount of commuter traffic in this area of south Mecklenburg County.

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SouthPark Area of South Charlotte NC


The Charlotte NC vicinity abounds in charming villages and neighborhoods. The country settings in and around Charlotte, especially those found in SouthPark, NC provide ideal sites for virtually every conceivable style of home, from “50s ranches in Beverly Woods and Barclay Downs to upscale multi million dollar housing developments in Quail Hollow, Carmel Park, and Foxcroft. It doesn’t stop there. There are homes in the gated, private communities of Morrocroft and Seven Eagles that take upscale to even more dizzying heights.

SouthPark is a vibrant Live/Work community. It is, in fact, the second largest business district in the state. Here, some 40,000 employees of local businesses, live, work, play and enjoy the amenities of this prestigious locale. SouthPark is fast becoming an outstanding cosmopolitan area, a testimony to the character and ambition of its people and its southern heritage. The aristocratic Bissel and Harris families, along with many of the Fortune 500 Companies, who have put down roots here, have endowed the city with numerous edifices and impressive buildings, park-lands, and fountains. They continue to support various community programs.

Coca Cola, Nucor, National Gypsum, Consolidated Piedmont Gas and Oil, Jones Construction Company, Maersk, Bank of America Mortgage Company, First Citizens Bank and CSX all have major corporate presence in the community. All of these companies and many others contribute to the economic well being of ParkSide. With a large and stable population of well payed employees, SouthPark has developed into an area often compared to Buckhead in Atlanta. Given a choice, locals prefer SouthPark of North Carolina.

The SouthPark Mall has developed into a must-see emporium of over 100 of America’s most recognizable and finest shops and restaurants. It attracts visitors from near and far. Nordstrom, Nieman Marcus, Tiffany’s, and many other leading retailers are present. The SouthPark Mall has been joined by the upscale Phillips Plaza Center which includes prestigious Post Phillips Place rental apartments for those seeking temporary housing in a gated community. Nearby are the Palm Restaurant, Dean & DeLucas, Modern Spa & Salon and other unique shops, boutiques as well as a movie theater. There is no doubt about it; SouthPark has it all.

The residents of SouthPark have developed a strong sense of civic pride for the community. They are proud of the new amphitheater which is the home of the famous Charlotte Summer Pops concert venue, free to all citizens. Locals are also happy to participate in the annual Christmas Tree lighting on Thanksgiving. This holiday spectacle has become the signature event of the year for Southpark.

Click the neighborhood links above to search for more information on homes for sale in any of Charlotte’s unique communities, including SouthPark. We are happy to accommodate you.

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Arthur Rutenberg Homes – Charlotte NC



If you own a Charlotte NC home site and are contemplating building on that lot, Arthur Rutenberg is a Charlotte NC builder you should consider. He has a 60 year history of building unique Charlotte NC homes on owner’s lots in a number of first class communities as well as in locations away from planned developments.

If you currently own a Charlotte NC real estate lot or are in the market for a unique building site, the Arthur Rutenburger Professionals can help you put it all together. Over 25% of the homes built by Arthur Rutenberg Homes have been built on sites owned by their clients. They can help you choose from over 80 award winning home style plans from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet that will best utilize the layout and views from your Charlotte NC home building site. To make your selection fit your lifestyle, any of their blueprints can be modified to meet your family’s specific needs.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes – Charlotte NC


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Enjoy Life At Its Fullest at Brightmore of South Charlotte


If you are at that stage in your life where you are facing some delicate, perhaps even difficult decisions about life’s choices, Brightmore of South Charlotte can help you address some of those concerns. There is a better way to enjoy your retirement years. You owe it to yourself to explore the possibilities that living at Brightmore can bring you.

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Brightmore of South Charlotte is not about institutional living. It is instead, an alternative form of gracious independent living that defines elder-life at its best. Within this well planned development, you will find a variety of lifestyle choices that may be well suited for your particular needs. Brightmore of South Charlotte offers retirees like you an opportunity to enjoy a life of ease, free of the tasks and chores that come with home ownership. You’ve worked hard all your life and now it’s your time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Who needs the hassle of maintenance and home repairs, not to mention the multitude of expenses and concerns of running a household? Brightmore provides the perfect setting where you will experience a wonderful new lifestyle, make new friends and keep active. You can look forward to new experiences along the way that will fill your life with pleasure and enjoyment. Oh, in case you are wondering about what will happen to your beloved dog, he is welcome too. After all, he adds to your life’s enjoyment and that’s what we are all about here at Brightmore.

The Brightmore Lifestyle

There are a number of lifestyle options within Brightmore. You can live independently and choose from either a one or two bedroom residential apartment. All apartment include a complete range of services and aids to good living. Our intent is to make things as easy as possible for you so that you can spend your time pursuing the pastimes you enjoy. The units are surrounded by attractive landscaping and are maintained regularly. All utilities are included, except for phone service. Cable and wireless internet are also part of the package. For the safety of our residents, all apartments are equipped with smoke detectors and a sprinkler system. Trash removal and maid service is provided on a weekly schedule including ironing of your flat linens. You will feel safe and secure within the complex.

As you might expect, food plays an important role in the lives of our active, life loving Brightmore residents. Busy people burn their fair share of calories in a typical day. An important part of everyday life and a source of enjoyment for our residents comes from the well panned meals that have been prepared by our experienced master chef. Mealtime gatherings also provide our residents with many social opportunities and a chance to meet other members of our group. Our army of happy retirees travels on their stomachs, so we do our best to keep that army happy and well filled.

We also know that keeping healthy and fit requires some maintenance on your part. To help you work off those extra calories and keep your body fit, our facility has an ongoing Wellness Program, a Life Enhancement Program and an Aquatic Fitness Center. We have skilled personnel on staff that help direct you through the various self-help programs. While enjoying a meal in our dining room is always a pleasure, it’s nice to enjoy a home cooked meal on occasion. Every apartment has a fully equipped kitchen where residents can prepare their own breakfast and snacks if they so choose. Most of our active guests opt for the dining room experience. Who wants to cook when you are on a perpetual vacation?

The Terrace Assisted Living

Assisted Living does not necessarily imply a serious handicap. In simple terms, it means that some of our inhabitants require and certainly appreciate a bit of assistance with their everyday activities. Those issues may include help with nutritional planning and administering medication. It could even be assistance with simple tasks that those with arthritic hands have difficulty with, like tying shoelaces or getting dressed. On occasion, our independent living residents may require physical therapy as part of a rehab program or ongoing nursing care due to injuries, accidents and wound care requirements. If that becomes an issue, arrangements can be made to seamlessly transfer to another Brightmore of South Charlotte care facility on campus. Whatever the level of care you may require, our staff is prepared to deal with those specific needs in a caring and sensitive manner. Remember, it’s all about you here at Brightmore.

The Pavilion Health Center

Some residents may require a higher degree of professional care. That care can be for short term rehabilitation, post surgery or to mend after a fall. Our caring and compassionate staff is experienced in working with the elderly. They work hand in hand to provide the right amount and type of rehab that will allow patients to build up their strength and return to their chosen level of independent living. Should the physical setback be of a more permanent nature, resident will still able to live and interact within the Brightmore complex under our long term nursing care program. They can reside in the comfortable surroundings, interact with the same friends and staff and enjoy most of the amenities available at Brightmore of South Charlotte.


Living here in Brightmore puts you in the middle of everything. We are right near the wonderful Ballantyne neighborhood. With that area as an anchor, Brightmore of South Charlotte can take advantage of the amenities that have sprung up nearby. You and any of your visiting friends and family can entertain yourselves at the many fine shops, spas and golf courses in the area. Some of the best shopping in the South can be found nearby at Ballantyne Village and Stonecrest. Piper Glen, and Blakeney are noted for their assortment of major national retailers. In nearby South Park and Phillips Place you can find a host of unique, independent designer boutiques. Most major big box stores are located here as well. You will be pleased to know that Brightmore provides regularly scheduled transportation to many of the locations noted above.

Why Buy? Lease at Brightmore

Our financial arrangements are unusual for developments designed for retirees. Most try to sell the reals estate. We have all seen the dangers and risks associated with a fluctuating or down real estate market. With Brightmore of South Charlotte, you are not under any obligation to buy. All you need to do is pay a monthly fee. In exchange, we will take care of the rest. You can take advantage of our promise to provide you and your family with a worry free, very inclusive, lifestyle.

Tell Me Again: What Does My Money Buy?

It’s worth reviewing what that monthly fee includes, so there are no surprises. You can look forward to:
Flexible meal plans, on your schedule
Paid Cable, water/sewer and electricity
Scheduled Transportation to and from shopping, doctors and other
Maid service
Extra storage space

Our residents live to enjoy life and have a good time, so our entertainment staff regularly schedules fun outings and other off campus events. After all, it’s all about enjoying the lifestyle here at Brightmore of South Charlotte. There are plays, concerts, ball games and a variety of sporting events happening around Charlotte. We don’t want our residents to miss out on anything.

Of course, we will be responsible for all maintenance and repairs.
You can take advantage of Personal Wellness Plans, our incredible Aquatic and Fitness Center and a number of Life Enhancement Classes.

We Are Here For Your Enjoyment and Pleasure, 24/7

Brightmore of South Charlotte is a vibrant community for individuals who wish to continue to be active, travel, and enjoy life on their terms. Located in the prestigious Ballantyne area of South Charlotte, this rental community combines options and residential choices in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehab and Skilled Care, complemented with an array of services

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Millbridge Neighborhood Homes For Sale in Waxhaw NC


There is something special about Millbridge that is apparent from the moment you enter the complex. The community is resort like in its amenities. You are surrounded by pools, a waterslide and a maze of special outdoor features that make for a fun filled season of healthful fun activities. Take pleasant walks along the neatly laid out trails, or work up a sweat playing a pickup game of roundball in the covered sports “airnasium”. Spend some time congregating in the clubhouse that doubles as a fully functional activity center complete with kitchen. and a movie room.

When you leave Millbridge, you will exit via the covered bridge that marks the entrance to the subdivision. You will soon be in the historic village of Waxhaw NC with all its amenities and opportunities to shop in the nearby shopping center. The center features top retailers and a number of excellent shops. Taxes in Union County where the community is located are less than those in adjoining areas, while the school system gets high marks for quality.

Ryan Homes is proud to be the builder of note in Millbridge. The company has built its reputation by creating Energy Star Certified homes that can save you huge amounts of hard earned dollars on utility bills, 20-30% in fact. In today’s economy those are significant savings.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons why you should consider being part of this dynamic development. One key element is the space the homes here provide. Five bedroom, five bath homes are common in Millbridge, and standard 2 car garages can be upgraded to three car versions. Other upgrades include dimensional shingles, brick foundation wraps, a spa bath for the owners, hardwood flooring and additional custom woodwork and trim details throughout.

See for yourself what the homes at Millbridge can add to your family’s lifestyle. Take a drive to Waxhaw and pay us a visit. This could turn out to be a life changing event.

Millbridge Neighborhood Homes For Sale in Waxhaw NC

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