Neighborhood Spotlight: Paddlers Cove

Paddlers Cove is the perfect neighborhood to take advantage of all the activities and amenities that Lake Wylie has to offer. The neighborhood enjoys being directly on the lake, complete with many easy access boat launches, while residents still get to enjoy paying the lower South Carolina taxes. Paddler’s Cove is also part of the high rated Clover School District with the elementary school within walking distance. Just outside the neighborhood is a brand new daycare center as well as the new YMCA/Clover Aquatic Center. Amenities of the neighborhood include a recreation center, pool, and multiple parks and walking trails throughout the neighborhood. There are also three new proposed canoe launches directly on Lake Wylie

Paddler’s Cove currently has 10 homes on the market which represents 13.3 months of inventory. This makes Paddler’s Cove a buyers market. The Lake Wylie area in general is a more balanced market but this neighborhood specifically is currently a buyer’s market.

In addition, in the last year average sale price of a home in Paddlers Cove has decreased even though the average price per square foot has increased.

The average sale price of a home in this neighborhood is just under $400,000 but can have been sold from around $300,000 to $450,000. This neighborhood is home to many wonderful amenities and Lake Wylie activities and is definitely worth checking out!

300 Acres of Lake Wylie land being sold

Duke Energy has invited many residents from the Concord Road area to an open house on June 7 to discuss the upcoming plans to sell nearly 300 acres of Lake Wylie land. Currently the land is zoned as medium density residential but it was not specified what type of land use is planned. These plans have only further encouraged many resident’s desires to rein in the increased residential development around the lake.

Residents are concerned about companies like Duke Energy trying to build as many homes as possible regardless of quality or environmental impact. Allison Love, who serves on the York County Council has said she is concerned about the high density of development, especially on 274, a busy interstate. Other concerns include building density, affect of homes on waterways, and how it would affect amenities such as parks.

Duke Energy owns 88 properties in the York County area. Crescent Communities, which started as a branch of Duke Power, owns another 90 properties totaling 950 acres of land. They have already developed quite a few single family neighborhoods in the area with plans to develop more in the future. They currently have 10 properties for sale that have zoning for hundreds of new homes.

For more information on these two companies plans and land for sale, be sure to check out the full article at heraldonline.com

Neighborhood Spotlight: Carolina Coves

Carolina Coves is a picturesque neighborhood located on the South Carolina side of Lake Wylie in York County. This neighborhood is made up of single family homes and offers a small town feel while still being minutes away from the interstate and all the amenities and activities of downtown Charlotte. This neighborhood has many amenities like walking trails, common green space, large lots (between 1 and 3 acres), and proximity to places like McDowell Park and Stowe Botanical Gardens. Residents of this neighborhood can take advantage of being in the incredible Clover School District as well as the advantage of South Carolina’s lower taxes.

Right now there are 5 homes on the market in Carolina Coves. This represents 15 months of inventory and makes this a buyer’s market. Lake Wylie as a whole has a little over six months of inventory, which makes it a balanced market between buyers and sellers, but Carolina Coves specifically currently favors buyers.

In the last year the number of homes sold the per month has remained the same while both the average price per square foot and the average sales price of homes have decreased. Homes on the market right now range from $500,000 to nearly $700,000 and from around 4100 square feet to over 5000 square feet.

With all the benefits of Lake Wylie and Charlotte so close by, Carolina Coves is definitely worth checking out.

Custom Catawba Crest Home: 120 Summerfield Court

Catawba Crest is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the sought after Lake Wylie area. And now, there is a beautiful custom-built home on the market situated on a private one and a half acre lot at 120 Summerfield Court. This four bedroom, three and a half bathroom home totals 3,115 square feet and features a desirable open floor plan while also offering plenty of privacy.

The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry with plenty of storage space, stainless steel appliances and more. The living room features a fireplace and built-in shelving and cabinetry, as well as stunning vaulted ceilings.

In addition to the four bedrooms, there is also a bonus room as well as a screened in porch. Custom built-ins can be found in rooms throughout the home, and the master bathroom features a generously sized soaking tub as well as a walk in shower.

The oversized lot allows for a simply fantastic yard and recreational space. Plus, the yard is fenced and there is an attached two car garage with electric garage door opener.

The home is located on the South Carolina side of Lake Wylie and thus, the homeowners here can take advantage of lower South Carolina taxes and all of the amenities and recereation that Lake Wylie has to offer.

Priced at $415,000, this home is sure to be somebody’s perfect fit. For more information and details on this property or others like it, be sure to visit LKWRealty.com.

Lake Wylie rezoning could mean more homes

A property totaling nearly 180 acres in Lake Wylie is up for rezoning, and if the county approves, 178 new homes would be built on this land located between Three Points and the Pole Branch intersection at 457 Highway 274 along Mill Creek.

The current zoning of the property does not allow for apartments and only permits one home unit per lot “not on less than an acre each and the total site can’t exceed a two acre per unit average.” The potential rezoning, which will not be confirmed until mid July at the earliest, would only alter the rules pertaining to lot size, and would not “limit how many homes can be built by acreage.”  The goal of the rezoning is to build up the neighborhood and to expand the growth there.

The new community of homes plans to showcase and amenity area that would be facing the lake. Plus, residents could take full advantage of all of the perks of living in Lake Wylie, with endless recreation and easy access to all the area’s conveniences, as well as a simple commute to the big city of Charlotte.

For more details and information on this possible rezoning that would lead to a large residential development, as well as what it would mean for one of the busiest intersections in the Lake Wylie area, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

Popular restaurant opens new Lake Wylie location

The lake Wylie area just continues to grow and recently had yet another restaurant opening to add to its ever-growing list of dining options.

The much anticipated Sake Express Japanese steakhouse and Sushi just opened its fourth  location in Mill Creek Commons Center in Lake Wylie. This recent opening is the largest of the four locations that are currently open in Belmont, Mount Holly and Gastonia.

Totaling 4,900 square feet of cooking and dining pleasure, locals and visitors alike can take advantage of great Japanese food from 10 AM to 10:30 PM Monday through Saturday and from 11 AM to 9 PM on Sunday.  The menu features creative sushi rolls, bento boxes, Teppanyaki noodles, and so much more. The restaurant prides itself on great food and fantastic service, and it is a wonderful spot for families or a date night.

Mill Creek Commons is strategically located at the intersection of SC Highway 274 and SC Highway 557 and is a 75-acre master-planned retail development anchored by Lowes Home Improvement and Walmart. The shopping center also includes a “proposed 14.59-acre junior box retail development and 10 outparcels.” Five outparcels have already been sold or leased to Bank of America, Wachovia, Walgreens, Zaxby’s and McDonald’s. There are still five out parcels left for sale or lease.
For more details and information on this new dining option in Mill Creek Commons, check out the article at Gastongazette.com.

Lake Wylie Custom Home: 2 Old Stage Trail

Check out this beautiful home located in the incredibly sought after neighborhood of River Hills Plantation. This custom stunner was built by Simonini and features five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms and is a total of 3,759 square feet. There are many beautiful updates throughout the home, with huge windows letting in plenty of natural light. There are hardwood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, gorgeous finishes in every room of the house, and fantastic outdoor patio space to boot.

The master suite is situated on the main level as is a guest bedroom and full guest bathroom. Additionally, there is also a finished room over the two-car garage.

The home is conveniently located within walking distance to Southpoint Beach, and it is set in a community that features gated security, a golf course, tennis courts, a country club and a marina, allowing residents here to truly enjoy resort-style living at its best.

Situated on the South Carolina side of the Lake Wylie area, residents here can take advantage of lower South Carolina taxes and all of the conveniences and amenities that Lake Wylie has to offer, as well as an easy drive to the bustling metropolis of Center City Charlotte.

This stunning home is priced at $499,000 and is sure to be somebody’s dream home. For more details on this property and others like it, be sure to visit LKWRealty.com.

Tega Cay and Fort Mill are safest cities in South Carolina

There is good news for residents of Tega Cay and Fort Mill, as well as for those looking to move to these cites. Both of the cities topped the list among the top 50 safest cities in South Carolina, coming in first and second, respectively, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Tega Cay and Fort Mill consistently rank among the safest cities to live in, with a very strong police department and fire department, both of which maintain great community relations.

The National Council of Home Safety and Security bases it’s rankings on “federal crime reports, population data and in-house research.” On average, there are seven violent crimes per 1,000 people in South Carolina, and Tega Cay hardly registered a percentage with only one violent crime against its entire population of over 9,500 people. And, Fort Mill has less than two crimes per 1,000 residents. Furthermore, the total number of property crimes in Tega Cay and Fort Mill fell well below the state average. These stats truly exemplify just how safe these areas are to live in.

For more details and information on the safety honors for  both of these great cities and what it means for the residents there, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

Plenty in the pipeline for Fort Mill

Plenty of potential new development is in the pipeline for Fort Mill, with a variety of proposals recently submitted to York County planners. One major proposal includes a 4-acre residential community located off of Sutton Road at 1879 Camber Woods in unincorporated Fort Mill between existing sections of Baxter.

Furthermore, an additional 147 townhomes may be built at Regent Park on a property that totals approximately 46 acres. Another residential development that may come to fruition is a single-family subdivision off of Kennel Road in Fort Mill between Springfield and Foxwood totaling approximately 29 acres.

As far as commercial development goes, there is a warehouse distribution center totaling 370,000 square feet that could potentially be moving to Lakemont Business Park on the 60-acre site near Carowinds. Also in the works is a convenience center at 2093 Fort Mill Parkway that will include a permanent trash and recycling center. There is also a plot of land on the corner of US 21 and Garrison Farm Road in the Fort Mill area that was an auto sales site and is up for redevelopment.

There are discussions of a new school located at 1894 Zoar Rosd near Tega Cay on a near two-acre plot of land, among many, many more potential projects. All of these projects have submitted preliminary proposals to the county and are waiting on approval.

For more details and information on what could be to come in Fort Mill and the surrounding area, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

New high school opening in Fort Mill

Fort Mill’s growing community and thriving Saint Anne Catholic School mean big changes for the local school.
A new high school will be opening in Fort Mill this fall, as Saint Anne High School will be moving from its Rock Hill campus to Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill.  Only the high school will be held at the Fort Mill church, while pre-K through middle school classes will still be held at Saint Anne Catholic School in Rock Hill.

In 2012, Saint Anne was accredited, and in 2014, it expanded to include pre-kindergarten all the way through grade 12. The high school originally began with only six students and is now up to 50. They have been looking for more space for over a year and have finally found it at the Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church. The school as a whole is up to approximately 350 total students.

The school’s move fills a practical need, as it clearly needed more space, and it is also representative of the growing Fort Mill population and community. Feedback from the community has been extremely positive and parents of the Saint Anne students have supported the move. Saint Anne has students from Charlotte, Chester, Fort Mill, Indian Land, Lake Wylie and York, as well as Rock Hill.

For more details and information on this new school’s move and expansion and what it means for the Fort Mill community, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.