China Grove is a small community in Rowan County located between Landis and Salisbury. The community was named China Grove in the mid-1800’s after a popular grove of Chinaberry trees in town. The town of more than 3,500 people has a thriving historic district as well as several new developments. Many residents of China Grove commute to Cabarrus County and other parts of Rowan County to work.
Lake Norman is the largest body of fresh water in North Carolina. The lake was created after the construction of the Cowan’s Ford Dam on the Catawba River in the 1960’s. The popularity of Lake Norman has also contributed to the growth of the neighboring communities of Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and Mooresville. Many residents of these areas choose to commute to Charlotte and surrounding areas for work so they can maintain the easy living lifestyle of the lake for their weekend enjoyment.
Located north of Kannapolis in Rowan County, Landis began as a mill town, named after Judge K. Landis. The Linn Mill was founded in 1900 by Columbus A. Linn and his sons, who were prominent landowners in the area. The Linn Brothers Store was nicknamed the "Busy Store" due to it being the hub of the town. Landis was incorporated one year after the opening of the Mill and is now home to roughly 3,500 residents. Three historic buildings: The Landis Depot, The Old Post Office, and The Town Jail are still present today in the downtown area. The real estate market in Landis offers homebuyers an abundance of affordable single family homes in charming neighborhoods.
Conveniently located 25 miles east of downtown Charlotte, Locust is just 11 miles off I-485 in western Stanly County on NC 24/27. Established in the 1860s, the city is undergoing a "rebirth" due to recent highway planning that took away the historical crossroads of the past. The City of Locust is still a crossroads today, due to being centrally located between the larger cities of Charlotte, Concord, Albemarle, and Monroe. The city is rooted in small town values, putting family at the center of the community. With the planned future growth and development, Locust is a thriving community for homebuyers. The real estate market in Locust is focused on the future and rebuilding what was lost. The master plans for residential homes in Locust are to include livable work spaces, multi-family housing, modest single family homes, large family homes, and luxury estate homes all within walking distance of the new Town Center. Locust, North Carolina is the future of urban housing.
Located in southern Cabarrus County, at the junction of NC 24/27 and NC 601, Midland started as a railroad town in the early 1900s and was later incorporated in 2000. Midland derived its name from being the central point on the rail system between Charlotte and Oakboro. Midland is proud to be home to one of the oldest Arbors in the state, circa 1780, located at the Bethel United Methodist Church. Midland is served by the Cabarrus County School System and has one community park and one public library. The real estate market in Midland is packed with single family homes in established and newer communities, all taking pride in the preservation of their rural surroundings. Homebuyers in Midland are boasting of affordability and low taxes. Midland offers easy access to commuters working in nearby Charlotte.
The university area of Charlotte is located just slightly south of Concord in northeastern Mecklenburg County and is home to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. This area has experienced tremendous growth in recent years as new people move to the region. In addition to UNCC, the University Area is home to Carolinas Medical Center-University, TIAA CREF and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. There is convenient access to Interstates 85 and 485 as well as Highways 29 and 49 making this an easy place to live, work or play.