Jul 13, 2016 - Things to Do

What $200,000 can buy you, by Charlotte neighborhood

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Summer selling season is in high gear, and if you’re like most Charlotte buyers, you’ll probably be guided by two main factors: price and neighborhood.

Let us be your real estate guide to show you just how much house you can get in common price ranges. We’re starting part 1 of 4 with the smallest budget: $200,000 and under.*

Myers Park/Eastover

Unsurprisingly, if you’re looking to get into this upscale neighborhood on a budget you’ll almost certainly be looking for a condo.

$169,900 — 1323 Queens Road

3 bedrooms, 2 bath condo (1,378 square feet)

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NoDa

Another hard sell on this budget, but there are some condos or serious fixer-uppers that you’ll come across occasionally. This one is technically north of NoDa proper, but it’ll be closer once the new light rail opens.

$173,000 — 541 Donatello Ave.

2 bedroom, 3 bath condo (1,414 square feet)

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Quail Hollow

You’re mostly looking at condos here as well, but as with NoDa, you can occasionally find a fixer-upper or foreclosure on the outskirts with a little more square footage. (If you want to be nearby but not quite in Quail Hollow, try Starmount/Starmount Forest for a single-family home.)

$176,000 — 2441 Oberbeck Lane

3 bed, 2 bath house (1,686 square feet)

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Ballantyne

You’re farther from the center city, but that also means more homes with more square footage, which drives up the total price. (Your price per square foot will still be less than the above neighborhoods.) Still, you can find a single-family home or large townhome if you’re patient.

$200,000 — 12035 Duke Lancaster Drive

3 bed, 3.5 bath townhome (2,220 square feet)

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Mountain Island Lake

This community north of Uptown is growing in popularity, with easy access to the water and the city’s employment center. You’ll also very likely to find a good home in this price range.

$199,900 — 4541 Astonboro Drive

3 beds, 2 bath house (2,150 square feet)

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University City

If you want a lot of bang for your buck, you’ve got it in the University City/north Charlotte area. You’ll have no problem finding a comfortable family home.

$185,000 — 9307 Fairmead Drive

3 bed, 3 bath house (1,877 square feet)

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South Park

You’re back in townhome/condo land to get into this neighborhood at this budget price.

$179,000 — 720 Governor Morrison St. Unit 207

1 bed, 1 bath condo (794 square feet)

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Plaza Midwood

Another uber-hip Charlotte neighborhood that’s central to just about everything. This search in Plaza Midwood proper came up with no results, but if you venture slightly outside the border you can find some options — though a teardown in neighboring Belmont might be the most affordable option.

Matthews 

This Mecklenburg County town is known for being family-friendly and affordable for a reason. You can also try nearby Mint Hill.

$194,900 — 2811 Firewood Drive

3 bed, 2.5 bath house (1,822 square feet)

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Fort Mill

It’s one of Charlotte’s most popular suburbs for a reason. You’ll be able to choose between smaller family homes or townhomes in this price range.

$169,900 — 111 Yorktowne St.

3 bed, 2 bath (1,428 square feet)

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Huntersville

Travel to the north (particularly appealing if you don’t have to traverse Interstate 77 daily) for another family-friendly place to live.

$191,500 — 13523 Glencreek Lane

4 bed, 2 bath (1,952 square feet)

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*Listings and prices based on 7/7/16 data

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