R.O.C 5k Run in Charlotte -2014

The Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge race is back. The event is scheduled for Saturday June 28th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

There are 3 different waves to sign up for
  First wave is 7:30 am – 10:30 am 
  Second wave is 11am-1pm 
  Third wave is 1:30pm & later


WHAT IS ROC RACE? ROC Race is the game show-inspired obstacle run featuring 12 larger than life obstacles including the infamous Wrecking Ball, the brand new Sweeper, Jump Balls, and the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide! Get ready for the craziest 5k of your life!

Charlotte 49ers vs Appalachian State 2013

The Charlotte 49ers are heading to the mountains to play App State. The game begins at 2:00 pm.

This is a televised game on WCCB

Real Estate: Charlotte, NC a “New Heartland City” of the Nation?

A detailed study just released from the Brookings Institute in Washington names Charlotte as one of the country’s “New Heartland” cities – large metropolitan areas that offer the workforce a good quality of life and the kinds of jobs economists predict will move the U.S. forward in the years to come. The report, entitled “The State of Metropolitan America,” offers a glimpse of what’s expected to be the results of the 2010 Census. Here are some other quick statistics of interest on the Queen City:
  • Total population (MSA 2009): 1,701,799
  • Growth: + 27 percent
  • Change in foreign-born population (2000-2008): + 77.8 percent
  • Median household income: $55,394
  • Percent of population 25 + with bachelor’s degree: 32 percent
To read the complete report, click here.

Is Charlotte, NC still in the Housing Market Gutter?

                                                                                                                      January 27th 2010   Business Insider recently posted 21 cities and how they are doing in this market. Take a look at the Charlotte market. Charlotte, North Carolina   Monthly Change (October to November): 0.27% Current Rate of Collapse (Y/Y): -5.51% Peak To Trough: -11.13% To view the good and bad of the other 20 cities, click on the link below http://www.businessinsider.com/hows-your-city-doing-2010-1#charlotte-north-carolina-10 While this is good news to the Charlotte real estate market; remember real estate is not a national market but a local market. So let’s spread the good news about Charlotte!! –The Lee Ann Miller Team         704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com    Allen Tate Company

Charlotte, NC home prices on the rise?

Charlotte sign 2 

Forbes.com recently posted the top five cities where home prices will likely rise and Charlotte was one of them. This is good news but don’t expect it to happen overnight. They will likely inch, rather than fly, and not all areas will be the same.  Charlotte, NC is one of the areas where economist believe is showing an early sign of strengthening and the home prices are predicted to rise. Moody’s Economy.com provided Forbes with their housing price forecast for the country’s 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas. These are the top five (1) Atlanta, GA (2) Austin, TX (3) Baltimore, MD (4) Boston, MA & (5) Charlotte, NC.  Charlotte’s percentage change over the next five years is predicted to look like this 1 year, 2009: -8.15%, 3 year, 2009-2012: 3.54% and 5 year, 2009-2014: 12.20%. Let’s hope they are close. That’s great news for all of us.

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Forbes.com (September 18th 2009)

Real Estate: 14501 Hwy 73 -Huntersville, NC

Exclusive Waterfront                                      click here for additional information and photos     HOUSE INFORMATION:  Rare find! Transitional waterfront home on 1.3 acres with the option to purchase an additional 1.2 acres for a rare Estate on Lake Norman. View miles of water views from the sandy beach or from extensive porches & terraces. Tree lined entrance to home for extra privacy. Wonderful home for entertaining inside or out. Home completely redone in 1987 with less than 5% of original home used. Light hardwood floors offset the rest of the warm colors throughout home and the granite countertop in the Kitchen. Spacious Great Room offers sitting area, dining area, Library loft, access to screened porch or terrace and breathtaking views of the lake. The large 8ft circular window is the focal point of the Great Room and is located in the Library loft. The perfect spot to relax and read a book. Secluded main level Owner’s Suite insures a peaceful night’s sleep with its picturesque lake views. Owner’s Suite also features a separate sitting area with fireplace & private access to rear terrace. Lake level offers a second Great Room or Recreation Room, second dining area, Kitchenette (or wet bar), two bedrooms & home office space. If you love to spending time reading or relaxing after a long day of work, then this is the home for you. Imagine getting to do both while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Lake Norman from your fabulous screened porch or many terraces & patios. Great location with easy access to Charlotte, Cornelius, Denver, Birkdale, restaurants & more!
PROPERTY LOCATION: Street: 14501 Hwy 73                                                      
Subdivision: None
Tax Location / Zip: Huntersville/ 28078
MLS Area: 13-4
  LISTING INFO:                    Status: Active
Category: Single Family            
MLS: 2016110
Price: 704-896-5141
 Some properties that appear for sale on this website may subsequently have been sold and may no longer be available.
                                                
                                         

Northern Mecklenburg: Lake Norman

Lake Norman Map

Long-time residents can see change all over the Charlotte area. But evidence of that change is perhaps most striking in the Lake Norman area, some 25 miles north of Charlotte. Thirty years ago, the lakecreated by Duke Power Co. (now Duke Energy)was a real hideaway. Surrounded by fishing shacks and old mobile homes, and accessible by winding, often unpaved roads, the lake was a weekend getawaybut nothing more. Then I-77 came through the territory and brought people along with its ribbon of pavement. You still can find some of those fishing shacks and weekend residents. But today, more and more folks live the vacation lifestyle year-round, with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby and direct access to jobs in Uptown Charlotte, University City, the airport area or even north Mecklenburg. At the heart of it all is Lake Norman, with shoreline stretching 520 miles through four counties: Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba. It’s often referred to as the Inland Sea. When Charlotteans refer to the Lake Norman area, they usually mean the area north of the Harris Boulevard/I-77 interchange, which includes Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson in Mecklenburg County and the southern tip of Iredell County, which encompasses Mooresville and its shoreline. Growth has been huge, with some 80,000 people living here now. Because lake dwellers like their area so much, civic and government leaders are working hard to develop long-term plans and regulations to protect the small-town atmosphere. Along the way, some are coming up with some creative ideas, including several new urban communities. Developers are increasingly seeing the promise in rehabbing old mills and downtown buildings to create unusual offices, retail centers and even residential complexes. North Mecklenburg has three incorporated towns: Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. All have seen tremendous residential growth, and all are home to some thriving businesses. Davidson also is a college town, home to highly regarded Davidson College, which adds an ivy-league atmosphere to the community. Shopping Near the I-77/I-485 interchange, NorthLake Mall opened in 2005 with 150 specialty stores and anchors Dillard’s, Belk, Hecht’s, Dick Sporting Goods and a 14-screen cinema megaplex. The 1.1 million-square-foot facility brings thousands of new jobs to the area. Lake shoppers now can browse unique boutiques, quaint village shops, upscale specialty stores and national chains such as Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Stein Mart, Kohl’s and Old Navy. Several Charlotte specialty retailers have opened second sites at the lake, as have a number of restaurants. Birkdale Village, a new, 52-acre mixed-use development in Huntersville off Sam Furr Road, offers more than 60 stores and restaurants including Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes and Noble, and a 16-screen movie theater. Across the street is the 18 hole golf course & the popular Birkdale neighborhood. Health Care NorthCross has a thriving medical community, with many physicians’ offices and outpatient surgery centers. In 2004, Presbyterian Hospital opened its Huntersville hospital on Gilead Road. Recreation If you choose not to live on the lake, or you live there but don’t have access to the lake in your community, you’ll want to take advantage of the many waterfront parks and public-access areas. Jetton Park, Blythe Landing and Ramsey Creek Park in the Cornelius/Huntersville area offer boat launching ramps, paved bike and walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and athletic fields, fishing piers and sandy beaches. Golfers have no shortage of links to test their mettle. From Birkdale’s Arnold Palmer-designed course to Northstone’s P.B. Dye course to Muirfield, Mallard Head and The Point (just over the line in Iredell County), there are plenty of courses for weekend duffers and serious competitors alike.

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