Charlotte Housing Market: Trends & Prices

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    Charlotte Real Estate Market Overview

    (Last Updated – 10/2020)

    Charlotte offers the perfect mix of southern charm and high-energy city life! This on-the-rise metro region has a unique culture and food scene that attracts tourists and locals alike. Free events are easy to find on the weekends and taking a family out to eat is very affordable, so there is plenty of fun to be had in this city without breaking the bank.

    The median home price in Charlotte is less than the national median, but some more desirable neighborhoods like Myers Park can have houses with prices that surpass $1 million. The summers in Charlotte can be sweltering and humid, but locals appreciate the mild winters and pleasant fall seasons.

    Beer lovers will be thrilled to learn that Charlotte has a thriving craft brewing scene. Enjoying a nice cold beer is a refreshing way to top off an afternoon spent enjoying the thirty-seven miles of greenway trails that locals use for biking, rollerblading and running.

    
To learn more about the Charlotte real estate market, keep reading for some helpful fast facts about real estate trends, home prices, and neighborhood demographics.

    $285,000

    Avg. Home Price

    $151

    Avg. Price Per Sq. Ft

    43 days

    Avg. Time on Market

    Charlotte Housing Market Forecast

    For those curious what Charlotte house prices could look like in the near future, consider this handy housing market forecast.

    The median home price in Charlotte rose by 5.3% over the past year, but Zillow predicts the median prices could fall by 1.2% within the next year.

    Housing market forecast chart

    *Graph taken from Zillow as of 09/2020

    Demographics of the Charlotte Market

    Charlotte sprawls across 297 square miles and has tons of great neighborhoods to explore. While each neighborhood will have its own distinct benefits, shops, restaurants, schools, parks, and housing market, it can be helpful to look at the overall demographics of this city.

    Median Income: $60,764

    Median Age: 34.7

    College Educated: 44%

    Homeowners: 52.5%

    Married: 45%

    Sharon Woods

    Located in the heart of Charlotte, this well-established community is growing quickly. Homeowners will surely appreciate being within close proximity to great schools, restaurants, and shops.

    This diverse and active neighborhood was built in the 1970s and neighbors play a vital role in making this community feel so tight-knit.

    Quick Facts

    Population:

    48,304

    Median Age:

    35.2

    Housing Units:

    22,057

    Bike Score:

    29

    Walk Score:

    14

    Transit Score:

    22

    Average Household Income:

    $99,497

    Sharon Woods Housing Market

    In Sharon Woods’ somewhat competitive housing market, it isn’t unusual for homes to receive multiple offers and typically homes sell for around 1.6% below their list price.

    On average, homes in Sharon Woods sell in about 40.5 days, but more popular homes sell in about 23 days.


    Average Home Price

    $230,000

    Average Price Per Sqare Ft.

    $205


    Oxford Hunt

    Ready for the word on the street? According to locals, the Oxford Hunt neighborhood is diverse, has great housing options, is a good area for families, and has amazing public schools.

    Both families and young professionals gravitate towards Oxford Hunt, lending the area a young and modern feel.

    Quick Facts

    Population:

    35,059

    Median Age:

    39.5

    Housing Units:

    13,769

    Bike Score:

    32

    Walk Score:

    15

    Transit Score:

    27

    Average Household Income:

    $133,976

    Oxford Hunt Housing Market

    The Oxford Hunt housing market is considered to be “somewhat competitive”, as some homes for sale in the area receive multiple offers from buyers.

    Generally homes sell for about 0.7% below their list price and sell in around 48 days in Oxford Hunt.


    Average Home Price

    $442,000

    Average Price Per Square Ft.

    $182


    Providence Park

    House hunters looking for a neighborhood with a suburban feel will appreciate Providence Park. This neighborhood attracts a lot of families.

    There are some highly rated public schools in the area that are likely one of the reasons why families with children love this neighborhood.

    Quick Facts

    Population:

    26,147

    Median Age:

    38.1

    Housing Units:

    11,309

    Bike Score:

    36

    Walk Score:

    36

    Transit Score:

    33

    Average Household Income:

    $54,720

    Providence Park Market

    Providence Park is another Charlotte neighborhood that has a somewhat competitive housing market.

    Generally in this neighborhood, homes for sale receive multiple offers, sell for about 2.8% below their list price and sell in around 56 days.


    Average Home Price

    $915,000

    Average Price Per Square Ft.

    $231


    Cherry

    Cherry is one of Charlotte’s oldest surviving African-American neighborhoods and is located near the Myers Park suburb.

    This historic neighborhood honors its past with plaques and historic landmark designations while looking to the future. The Cherry Community Organization is committed to preserving the historic nature of this community, while providing housing opportunities for families from all backgrounds.

    Quick Facts

    Population:

    1,263

    Median Age:

    36

    Housing Units:

    715

    Bike Score:

    80

    Walk Score:

    56

    Transit Score:

    66

    Average Household Income:

    $120,200

    Cherry Housing Market

    On average, homes for sale in Cherry sell in around 46 days for 1.3% below their list price, but more popular homes can sell in around 17 days for 1% above their list price.


    Average Home Price

    $329,000

    Average Price Per Square Ft.

    $237


    Dilworth

    The lovely neighborhood of Dilworth is known for having historic bungalows, friendly neighbors, and low crime rates. This neighborhood is Charlotte’s oldest streetcar suburb and its history dates all the way back to the late 1800s.

    Dilworth is home to top-rated schools such as Dilworth Elementary (K-4) and St. Patrick Catholic School (K-8), making it an ideal neighborhood to raise a family in. Don’t forget to stop by the Bank of America Stadium or the NASCAR Hall of Fame on the weekends for even more family fun.

    Quick Facts

    Population:

    7,666

    Median Age:

    31

    Housing Units:

    4,526

    Bike Score:

    77

    Walk Score:

    48

    Transit Score:

    61

    Average Household Income:

    $106,585

    Dilworth Housing Market

    Buyers probably won’t have to move too quickly when it comes to making an offer on a home, as generally homes in Dilworth stay on the market for around 48 days.

    That being said, some homes do receive multiple offers and more popular homes sell in around 29 days.


    Average Home Price

    $442,000

    Average Price Per Square Ft.

    $310



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