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A Charming Small Town with Modern Flair

Take a short drive just west of Charlotte, and it won't take you long to run into Belmont. This small town is home to just 10,000 people, but buyers are beginning to embrace this community in more ways than one. One visit to Belmont is all it takes to fall in love—the area's historic downtown is steeped in both history and culture, and the welcoming atmosphere will have you feeling right at home.

Although it might feel like you're far away from the city, any modern conveniences you could ever want are just a few miles away. It's also a top-notch town for commuters, especially those that work in Charlotte. There's no better place to live, work, and play—and your dream home could be waiting for you. If you're ready to discover what this fantastic city has in store for you, here are all the details you need to know.

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What Locals Love

A Thriving Downtown

Downtown Belmont's historic Main Street is a hub of excitement in this small town, and there's always something exciting going on. You'll find plenty of local businesses operating out of historic buildings, such as South Main Cycles in the old Piedmont and Northern Railway Depot. Landmarks like the Belmont General Store are local staples, and they help keep the town's old-fashioned character a part of daily life.

Top-Notch Dining

Getting hungry? Don't worry—you won't have to leave town to sample some of the area's delicious bites. Although Belmont is a small town, it still has its own unique culinary flair. Just check out spots like Nellie's Southern Kitchen and Peace n' Hominy, which both feature plenty of tasty Southern dishes. The Belmont Cocktail Club is the perfect place to grab a drink, and you won't want to miss out on their happy hour plates.

History & Culture

Believe it or not, buyers have been flocking to Belmont for hundreds of years. The town started gaining appeal as a suburb in the late 1800s, when the railroad began to link the area with nearby Charlotte and Gastonia. The town was officially incorporated in 1895, and its small downtown, proximity to Charlotte, and location on the Catawba River have attracted residents ever since.

Community Events

Ready to have some fun? There's always something exciting going on in Belmont, especially when you head to Main Street. Residents love the Christmas Village and Festival of Trees during the holiday season, and you'll find hundreds of locals ringing in autumn with the town's annual Oktoberfest. Other favorite events include BooFest, Thursday Night Pops in Stowe Park, and the Garibaldi Festival.

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Parks & Recreation

If you're searching for the perfect spot to embrace nature, Belmont might just be the town for you. The community's green spaces serve as bustling hubs for activity, especially Stowe Park. This downtown spot features a playground, picnic shelter, and a looping trail that's surrounded by towering trees. You'll also find plenty of locals trekking through Davis Park and the Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park, too. 

Plenty of Jobs

Belmont's prime location just west of Charlotte makes it easy to snag a job with some of North Carolina's largest companies. However, if you don't want to commute, there are also plenty of high-paying local jobs in a variety of fields. The town's top employers include Vallen, Belmont Abbey College, and Wilbert Plastics. Head into the Queen City, and you'll find positions at companies like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Atrium Health.

A+ Education

If schools are at the top of your list during your home search, you might want to consider putting down roots in Belmont. The area's younger residents are primarily served by Gaston County Schools, which operates over 55 institutions in the area. Your child will enjoy a high graduation rate of 88%, as well as a low 17:1 student:teacher ratio.

Embrace an Easier Lifestyle

Belmont offers a wide variety of homes to suit plenty of price points, and now is the time to make a move. When you're ready to take your next steps, just contact Teresa Hoefl at Charlotte Home Links for more information or to schedule a showing.