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As Charlotte continues to boom, a well-designed and walkable neighborhood with tree-lined streets, easy access to Uptown and a great mix of people doesn’t stay secret for very long. That has quickly become the case with the Biddleville and Smallwood neighborhoods located on the west side of the city.
This area has smaller, vintage, bungalow-style homes as well as new construction in the low-to-mid $500s. Like other older residential neighborhoods close to the heart of the city, this area is changing quickly. The CATS Gold Line extension is slated to arrive in 2020 going up to French Street, adding even more commuter convenience to the area’s already close proximity to I-77, I-85 and Hwy. 16.
In the past, West Trade Street was a dividing line between the traditionally African-American Biddleville and predominately white Smallwood. Today, those boundaries have been more or less dissolved. Now, residents refer to the neighborhood as a “beloved community,” where people of all races, ages and professions reside.
Jennifer Monroe of Savvy + Co. Real Estate has an extensive background in home construction and working with builders, and she encourages buyers to take a look at this up and coming neighborhood.
“One aspect worth knowing is you can get the exact same home by the same builder for about $100K less than some other neighborhoods,” said Jennifer. “This area is a fantastic bargain because it is less well known and not on the radar like Villa Heights, Belmont or NoDa.”
If living in a close-knit, urban area near Uptown in an established neighborhood with a bit of history sounds right up your alley, give Jennifer a call. In the meantime, take a look at these fab homes.
New construction with master on main
Address: 212 Bacon Ave., Smallwood
List Price: $539,900
Why it should be yours: Beautiful new construction, a rocking chair front porch, garage AND a quick commute to Uptown? This charmer has it all! The heart of this open and airy home is the granite kitchen with island and brand new stainless steel appliances. Everyone will love gathering in the large open living room with wood-burning fireplace and enjoying all seasons in the cute sunroom. There’s plenty of room for all your stuff with double master bedrooms and huge closets on both levels.
Charleston-inspired home with flex space and fenced yard
Address: 142 Smallwood Place, Smallwood
List Price: $539,900
Why it should be yours: Everything about this home says casual comfort and sophistication. Sound like you? At the end of a long day, step into your private retreat in the ensuite master on main with free-standing tub, three-function shower and door to outside. Use the fantastic flex space for your dream office, dining room or another bedroom. Pets and their owners will love spending time outside under the shady tree canopy in the fenced yard with floating deck.
Address: 116 S Gregg Street, Smallwood
List Price: $534,900
Why it should be yours: If you want a home as unique as you are, this abode is for you. The impeccable details and designer finishes assure one-of-a-kind individuality with custom lit cabinets, marble countertops, site-finished hardwoods, gas fireplace, built-ins, stunning lighting and take-me-away spa bath. Plus a spacious, open layout with one master on the first floor and a mini-master upstairs. There’s plenty of flex space off the living room to create an office, craft room, another bedroom or cozy place to hang out.
Modern style with breathtaking views
Address: 122 Martin Street, Biddleville
List Price: $750,000
Why it should be yours: This is a truly modern home with all the bells and whistles. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a garage, this home clocks in at 3,357 sq. ft. Already a one-of-a-kind house, the truly standout feature are the three terraces around the home and the large rooftop terrace with views of the city. This home was custom built by Sky Housing.
If you’re interested in 122 Martin Street, don’t miss the special Casino Night event in the home on Thursday, July 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. Guests will get a sneak peek of Sky Housing’s latest development, WestMods, which will include 5 modern homes with rooftop terraces coming soon in Biddleville. They will also enjoy an evening of casino games, cocktails and appetizers, with valet parking available. Be sure to RSVP to Jennifer Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see more homes, or learn more about Biddleville and Smallwood, give Jennifer a call. She can show you how this up and coming neighborhood might be the perfect place for you to call home.
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