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

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

Neighborhood Spotlight: Belmont’s Eagle Park

Eagle Park is a charming community in the town of Belmont in Gaston County, located just minutes from the interstate yet featuring a welcomed sense of seclusion. The community offers small-town living with big city amenities and allows residents to take advantage of the slower pace and laid-back vibe of Belmont.

The neighborhood features parks, a playground, a tot lot, and a dog park. Residents can also enjoy a community pool and fitness club as well as the tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic tables and athletic fields at Davis Park. Furthermore, Eagle Park is conveniently located near major interstates, near Uptown Charlotte, and near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Eagle Park has nine homes on the market, which represents 18 months of inventory, and thus we are looking at a buyer’s market. Belmont as a whole has six months of inventory making it a perfectly balanced market, neither favoring the buyers nor the sellers. Specifically in this neighborhood, however,  buyers seem to have the upper hand.

Furthermore, there has been almost no change in the average price per square foot over the last year. There has, though,  been a slight increase in the average sales price of homes.

Homes currently on the market range in size from almost 1,700 square feet to over 3,000 square feet and range in price from $248,000 to $414,900. you can expect plenty of curb appeal and charming front porches in this beautiful neighborhood.

Belmont is a historic Mill town that features fantastic shopping and dining, and with Eagle Park’s walkability to downtown Belmont, the community has everything you could ask for.

New eateries and more at Kingsley in Fort Mill

The new Kingsley Village Town Center in Fort Mill is in a prime location for restaurants, and plenty of chain eateries have taken notice and are getting ready to move in. Located just off of exit 85 from Interstate 77, the shopping center is now home to one of its largest anticipated restaurants, Carolina Ale House, which can seat up to 350 guests inside as well as an additional 150 guests outside. It is a convenient location for families with kids to eat at and then walk around a bit, and there are patrons who frequent the restaurant for drinks after playing golf nearby. Furthermore, Carolina Ale House is perhaps the largest restaurant employer in Fort Mill. With 70 TV screens and a diverse menu, the restaurant has a little something for everyone.

In addition to the newest 7,000 square-foot Carolina Ale House, additional upcoming restaurant tenants include a Starbucks coffee shop, a Smashburger, a Panera Bread, a Clean Juice bar, A Brixx pizza place, and a Corkscrew Winery, for now.

Kingsley Village is a mixed-use development occupying 626 acres and a recently opened new Courtyard Marriott hotel with 125 guest rooms. Additionally, 200 apartments are also planned for the development, and 48 of which will be located above retail shops in the town center. Kingsley Village is also home to Lash Group, which plans to employ 2,400 people at its facility, as well as LPL Financial, which expects 3,000 employees at its Kingsley facility.

Kingsley is a rapidly developing area, and for more details and information on what is to come, be sure to check out the full article at

Steele Creek is home to one of nation’s most thriving zip codes

A suburban community in Steele Creek just outside of Lake Wylie has made‘s list as one of the countries hottest 50 ZIP Codes for home sales.
Throughout the entire Charlotte region, home sales have been on the rise as have new construction projects. New home construction, however, “is moving at a faster pace in the Steele Creek area compared to the city as a whole, according to Metrostudy, which tracks new home construction.” All of this new development means the booming Steele Creek community is drawing plenty of home buyers.

Current inventory available in this region is at just the right price point to continue to attract those ready to purchase a new home, but potential buyers have to act quickly if they are interested in a property because homes here are not staying on the market long.

The median sales price of homes here in March was $193,475 compared to the $220,950 price point for the overall Charlotte region. The greater affordability os good for buyers, plus, with the speed at which homes are selling, owners are even more tempted to put their homes on the market, with much more confidence that they will sell quickly. Thus, the market is good for sellers, too.

There is a ton of growing potential for this area because there is so much land available for new development projects.

For more details and information on one of the hottest ZIP Codes in the country, be sure to read the full article at

More potential development for Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and more

Plenty of residential and commercial development is on the horizon in Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and all over York County. Many projects are still in the planning phases, but locals  could expect some big changes around town.

Lake Wiley’s Mill Creek Commons could be the potential new site for a new apartment community right across from the Harpers Green subdivision. This will be a significant residential addition as Mill Creek Commons is already home to many commercial retailers, including Walmart, Lowe’s, McDonald’s, Bank of America, Wachovia, Walgreens and Zaxby’s.

Furthermore, the 13-acre Public Storage site at the corner of Bonum Road and SC 49 could be home to even more new mini warehouses.

Fort Mill may be getting a new vet clinic at the North Carolina state line just off of Hamilton Place. Also in Fort Mill, a 5,000 square-foot space at 3004 US could undergoing a change from retail space to restaurant space.

There are also talks of building a 157-lot subdivision in the Rock Hill area just east of Hands Mill Highway. County planners are also discussing expanding another home subdivision at Shadow Lane and Brush Creek Road, and expanding a single-family subdivision west of SC 901.

These are just a few of the projects that county and city planners are deliberating over. For more details on these potential developments and others in the area, be sure to read the full article at


Much-anticipated McLean development pushes forward

McLean is one of the most talked about and highly anticipated residential developments in Belmont, North Carolina on Lake Wylie. The 670-acre development covers five miles of shoreline along the border between North Carolina and South Carolina.  The community will include 800 homes, as well as a marina with a waterfront restaurant, a public park, 10 new miles of trails that will connect to already existing trails, and a pool clubhouse in each of the three primary neighborhoods of the subdivision.

The current breaking news on the development regards the 37 of the 800 new homes that dip into York County in South Carolina. While York County has already approved the plans for this part of the neighborhood, The company behind the new development project has asked for an extension, as currently construction is only allowed to continue through August 10 of this year. County planning staff is recommending a one year extension to guarantee completion within a preapproved time frame. Because these York County homes will have no access from York County, the roads, water and sewer infrastructure will be served by Belmont, as this is where the majority of the development sits.

The three primary neighborhoods of the development are South Shore, the Conservancy, and Overlake. Construction on South Shore homes has already begun and homes in the neighborhood will range from approximately $400,000 to over $1 million. Homes in the Conservancy are slated to be ready this spring and start at approximately $240,000. Home construction in Overlake is not slated to begin until later this year,  and the marina will be built as part of a much later phase. The entire McLean project, which includes not only the homes but also the marina, restaurant, park, trails and more is not expected to be completed in its entirety for approximately 8 to 10 years.

For more details on the McLean project in Lake Wylie, be sure to read the full article at

New age-restricted housing coming to Fort Mill

Along Banks Street and Academy Street in Fort Mill is the old Fort Mill high school site. That is soon to be home to a redevelopment project that would build 51 single-family homes on approximately 13 acres of land. The housing would be age-restricted, and strategically s, in order to not add any additional students to the Fort Mill school district. This age-restricted development will also further help to enhance and revitalize this area of Fort Mill.
The gym portion of the old high school, which still remains even while the rest of the school was demolished  has been leased to the town of Fort Mill for use by the parks and recreation offices and for some recreation programs in the city.

The new development plan that would build the age-restricted homes would call to take down the high school gym, which occupies nearly seven acres. A final decision on the rezoning and approval of this project will be made as early as February 13, with final details, dates and development plans still to be determined. For more information on this housing project, check out the full article at, and be sure to stay tuned for what’s next here, as Fort Mill continues to boom with new development projects.

Neighborhood spotlight: Heron Cove on Lake Wylie

Let’s check in with Heron Cove on Lake Wylie, a private residential community that features beautiful custom homes on a quiet peninsula. Lot sizes here are generous and the neighborhood focuses on preserving the serene quality of the area. Homes average approximately 4,000 square feet and are new-construction masterpieces. They are beautifully charming and immaculately designed with so much attention to detail.

Many homes include impressive features such as arched windows, coffered ceilings, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite and more.

The neighborhood features a community pool as well as a waterfront park on Lake Wylie where residents can enjoy swimming, fishing, camping, kayaking or picnicing along the shore. There are also plenty of walking trails as well as a children’s park in the neighborhood. Moreover, residents of Heron Cove can take advantage of the Clover School District, which boasts some of the best schools in the state.

Heron Cove currently has eight homes on the market, which represents 8.7 months of inventory. Thus, the neighborhood is trending towards a buyer’s market, especially compared with Lake Wylie and York County overall, which feature 4.6 months and 3.8 months of inventory, respectively.

Furthermore, there has been a drop in the average price per square foot as well as the
average sales price in the last six months, which bodes well for buyers.

This is a stunning neighborhood on beautiful Lake Wylie that you don’t want to miss!

Fort Mill is having an apartment boom of its own

screen-shot-2016-12-23-at-11-15-42-amThe entire Charlotte region is booming with new apartments, and Fort Mill is one of the towns that is also experiencing tremendous growth with rental market options.

The newest residential rental addition to Fort Mill will be Fox Hunt Farms, an upscale apartment community that is slated for completion on January 12, with leasing already underway. The development is located off of S.C. 160 near Interstate 77 on Amistead Avenue. The property will feature amenities such as a community game room with billiards, community outdoor grills and a swimming pool, a 24-hour gym with a yoga and aerobics studio, and a dog park that will include a dog washing station. Units will include stainless steel appliances and 9-foot ceilings with pendant lighting, among other desirable features.

Rental prices will range from $995 for a one-bedroom, 844-sqaure-foot unit, up to $1,499 for a three-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot unit.

Fort Mill continues to have a thriving and  developing local economy, making it an ever more desirable place to live. It is a town that offers a strong sense of community, easy access to big-city Charlotte amenities, and a whole lot of charm. For more details on the new Fox Hunt Farms apartment project and the development boom throughout the entire Charlotte region , check out this article and more at