At home in historic downtown Belmont

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Though there are many wonderful neighborhoods with Belmont addresses, none can quite match living in downtown historic Belmont right off bustling Main Street.

The small-town charm of the area attracts families, young professionals and retirees to the area. Its proximity to Charlotte makes it the perfect place to come home to after a long day in the “big city, ” which, by the way, is a mere 25 minutes away.

In 2013, Belmont joined the Main Street Program, a state and national program that helps historical areas boost economic development. There are many local restaurants and shops in the downtown area, including Rivermen Brewing Co., which is moving to downtown from its 1500 River Drive location. Downtown is also home to Stowe and Davis parks.

In addition to the shops and restaurants, there are a myriad of community activities like the concert series, Friday Night Live and the spring GaribaldiFest. These family-friendly events bring residents and visitors to the downtown area and support the local businesses.

The town’s historic district has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996. According to the town Web site, it contains “roughly 264 buildings and 2 structures that were built between 1850 and 1949.”

The average sales price of a home in downtown over the last 12 months is $249,900, with an average price per square foot of just under $130.

A home sells once every 3 months in the downtown area. Currently, there are 2 homes for sale in downtown Belmont, which is about 6 months of inventory.

One of the homes listed is a beautiful, renovated brick home built in 1928 on Central Avenue. The other is a wood-sided home built in 1915 that is located on Main Street. Both reflect the charm of the downtown area.

The homes listed for sale are in the mid-$400,000s. The highest price of a home sold in the downtown area in the last year is $392,600 for a Main Street home that was completely renovated and built in 1948. The lowest sales price was $128,000 for a 2001-built, 1,000-square-foot home on Main Street.

Just like the people this small town attracts, there is a lot of diversity in the homes in Belmont’s Main Street area. Whether you want a home built in the 2000s or early 1900s, Belmont has a home for you.

The thriving town of a Belmont is a great place to call home!

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