Berkeley Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Overview
House hunters in the greater Charlotte area are discovering that new construction is not always what it’s cracked up to be. Perhaps that’s why there has been so much interest in the well-established South Charlotte neighborhood of Berkeley. Developed in the 1980s, when American architecture and craftsmanship experienced a Renaissance, the homes in Berkeley are a testament to how quality construction stands the test of time!
Location, Amenities, and Convenience
The majority of the Berkeley properties average 3,000+ square feet and are built from sturdy, easy to maintain brick. Typical floor plans favor a traditional center-hall arrangement and include 4 bedrooms and 3+ bathrooms. Attention to detail was a primary focus when these homes were built, so expect to see upscale trim, cabinetry, flooring and fixtures. Of course, astute Berkeley homeowners have periodically made substantial upgrades where they count by updating kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living areas. Prospective homebuyers are always happy to see that their list of must-haves is often already in place: granite, tile, hardwoods, upgraded EnergyStar appliances, windows, and doors.
The common areas throughout Berkeley are truly lovely-gently rolling hills and picturesque ponds that evoke feelings of peace and serenity. Most of the neighborhood’s lots average between 1/3 to ½ an acre. Mature trees, established lawns, healthy native shrubs and flowers give Berkeley a little extra Carolina charm! In the last few months, single-family homes have been selling in the mid $300s to the low $500s.
A big perk of living in Berkeley is that its residents do not all fit into just one or two age brackets. On any given street, there may be a few single professionals, young families, empty-nesters, families with teenagers and retirees. In a world where so many of us are miles away from family members, it is an added bonus to reside in a multi-generational community. Friends and neighbors also have an exceptional number of opportunities to get acquainted. Berkeley’s very active HOA is known for organizing special events and activities for all ages, including, parades, holiday get-togethers, block parties, garage sales, and everyone’s favorite-the Festival of Lights.
Situated near the intersection of Providence Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Berkeley is also in an award-winning school district. In addition to being a very important consideration for those with children, top-ranking schools also help keep property values high. Providence Spring Elementary, Jay M. Robinson Middle, and Providence High School have each received numerous awards over the years and all three hold the title: “N.C. Honor School of Excellence”.
Another factor that Berkeley homeowners enjoy is convenience. It is close to I-485 and Promenade and the Arboretum, two premier centers for shopping, dining and entertainment. Several grocery stores, Home Depot, Lowes, Barnes and Noble, Pier One, and more, are all easily and quickly accessible. Recreational options are covered as well, thanks to the Matthews Recreation Association, the Siskey YMCA, and outstanding Colonel Francis Beatty Park.