There are several methods to aid in your Charlotte Home Search. One method is a map search. The Charlotte MLS is broken down into areas and sub-areas to organize the Charlotte Real Estate listings.
First, look at the Charlotte Real Estate Overview map to help determine your area of focus.
If you are looking for Charlotte homes, it is broken down into 9 primary areas (not counting area 99 is uptown Charlotte).
Area 1 - Mecklenburg County (N) North Charlotte includes great areas like Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson.
Area 2 - Mecklenburg County (E) Area 2 includes the majority of the University Area (University area is also in area 1)
Area 3 - Mecklenburg County (SE) Area 3 includes Mint Hill and parts of Matthews
Area 4 - Mecklenburg County (SSE) Area 4 includes Matthews and much of the Providence area
Area 5 - Mecklenburg County (S) Area 5 includes the majority of Myers Park Homes for Sale , SouthPark Homes for Sale, Ballantyne Real Estate and all of South Charlotte Homes for Sale.
Area 6 - Mecklenburg County (SSW) Area 6 includes Pineville Real Estate and much of the light rail line
Area 7 - Mecklenburg County (SW) Area 7 includes Southwest Charlotte Real Estate also known as the Steele Creek Area and the Rivergate communities.
Area 8 - Mecklenburg County (W) West of the city is the airport area.
Area 9 - Mecklenburg County (NW) Area 9 includes the heart of Huntersville Real Estate market.
Union County (Area 10) Union County homes include popular area such as Weddington Homes for Sale, Marvin Real Estate, Waxhaw Homes for Sale, Wesley Chapel NC Real Estate, Indian Trail Homes for Sale, Stallings, Lake Park, Monroe and more.
Cabarrus County (Area 11) Cabarrus County includes Concord, Harrisburg and Kannapolis.
Iredell County (Area 12) Iredell County is to the north of Charlotte and the primary city is the very popular Mooresville Real Estate area and Lake Norman Homes for Sale.
Lake Norman Area (Area 13) Lake Norman Real Estate is the most popular and prestigious lake in the greater Charlotte Area
Lake Wylie Area (Area 15) Lake Wylie Homes for Sale includes Charlotte Homes on Lake Wylie, Belmont NC Homes on Lake Wylie, Tega Cay Real Estate and the Town of Lake Wylie SC. Lake Wylie is a very large "finger lake" full of coves and great for both boating and fishing. The "Lake Wylie Community" is actually in South Carolina just across the Charlotte border.
Gaston County Gaston County is to the west of Charlotte and includes the towns of Belmont Real Estate, Mount Holly, McAdenville and of course Gastonia.
York County SC (Area 17) York County includes Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Rock Hill, Clover and much more.
Rowan County Rowan County is just north of Cabarrus County and borders the popular Kannapolis area. Salisbury is the most popular city but also include China Grove and Locust.
Lancaster County SC Lancaster is located just south of the South Charlotte/Ballantyne area and includes Indian Land, Lancaster and much more.
Mountain Island Lake Area Area 42 Mountain Island is the main water reservoir for the greater Charlotte area. This lake is smaller than Lake Norman and Lake Wylie. It offers a peaceful retreat.
Uptown Charlotte Area 99 Uptown Charlotte is very elegant and has a variety of Condos for various lifestyles.
Authored by Rick Waite
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