Providence Retreat is a beautiful neighborhood tucked away just off of Providence Road, conveniently located near great shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as near plenty of recreational options. Plus, it offers easy access to both Highway 51 and Highway 485, and features stunning homes and amazing privacy within the city.
The neighborhood offers quiet tree-lined streets with timeless architecture, cobblestone details and flickering gas lanterns. If you are looking for a new construction luxury home, this may be a great neighborhood for you. There are only two homes currently on the market which represents 2.2 months of inventory, and one of the homes is under contract. So, if you like what you see here, it is best to act quickly. Inventory here is low compared with Charlotte as a whole, which has 3.9 months of inventory. While we definitely have a seller’s market on our hands, the stats indicate a very stable market with very little fluctuation in either the averages sales price or the average price per square foot.
The average sales price has hovered around $768,000 for the past year and the average price per square foot has hovered around $206 for the past year. There has been a slight but steady increase in the number of homes sold per month over the last 12 months, but we are still not seeing a ton of movement in the neighborhood.
The homes currently listed in Providence Retreat are over 4,100 square feet and have four bedrooms and at least four bathrooms. They are absolutely gorgeous and are worth taking a look at.
Waverly, south Charlotte’s newest multi-use development is moving along quickly.
It’s a project by Childress Klein, Crosland Southeast and, interestingly enough, the Matthews family. The land has been in the family since 1860, when it was gifted as a wedding present to Sarah Houston when she married William Matthews, and the family chose Childress Klein and Crosland Southeast specifically to develop the land.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – 4,300 square feet – Artisan sandwiches and burgers along with incredible french fries.
Chipotle – 2,423 square feet – The build-it-as-you-go burrito, taco and quesadilla spot. Can also be found in Midtown, Cotswold and South End.
Viva Chicken – The popular Peruvian chicken place. Can also be found in Elizabeth, Ballantyne, and coming soon to Montford.
Panera Bread – You know and love Panera.
Chuy’s – 7,149 square feet – A Mexican joint known for its chips and queso deal (it’s free).
CycleBar – 3,246 square feet – A premium indoor cycling franchise along the lines of Flywheel and SoulCycle.
District 5 Interiors – 2,400 square feet – Quality lifestyle furniture and accessories. The original location opened on West Morehead Street last year.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – 2,500 square feet – Professional massage, facial and hair removal services. Can also be found in South Park and Ballantyne.
Hilton Garden Inn – 141 rooms – Affordable hotel rooms.
Horizon Eye Care – 8,300 square feet – Charlotte’s leading full-service eye care practice. Previous locations include Cotswold and the Arboretum.
ivy & leo – 1,500 square feet – A boutique clothing shop specializing in women’s fashion and accessories. Other locations include Founders Hall and SouthPark.
Mattress Firm – 4,018 square feet – A large, affordable collection of mattresses.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – 1,498 square feet – Self-serve frozen yogurt with dozens of flavors and toppings. Careful to let your kids do it themselves – you pay by the ounce. Can also be found on East Boulevard.
Modern Salon & Spa – 2,500 square feet – An Aveda concept salon offering hair services and body treatments such as salt glows, coffee scrubs, facials and energy treatments. Other locations are Phillips Place, Hearst Tower, Birkdale Village and Metropolitan.
Novanta Pizzeria Napoletana – 6,073 square feet – Made-from-scratch pizza with a unique crust made in Italian wood fire grills.
Novant Health – 22,000 square feet – Urgent and family healthcare offering pediatrics, physical therapy and more.
PetPeople – 4,900 square feet – High-quality pet supplies that focus on limited-ingredient foods for cats and dogs.
Polished Nail Bar – 2,500 square feet – Affordably-priced salon services ranging from manicures to waxing. Other locations include South Boulevard, Providence Road and Fairview Road.
Quail Dry Cleaners – 938 square feet – Pick-up and delivery dry cleaning services. Other locations include Piper Glen, Quail Corners, Shoppes at Highland Creek and the Promenade on Providence.
Simply Grand! – 2,630 square feet – Boutique shop with a Southern style and coastal influence. Items include clothing, accessories, special occasion items and accents and gifts.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café – 3,000 square feet – A concept similar to Zoë’s Kitchen. Think Mediterranean food with a focus on grilled meats, vegetarian dishes and salads.
Ted’s Montana Grill – 5,061 square feet – A restaurant that aims to give its diners a “Big Sky” experience. Menu includes burgers, steaks and salads.
The Porter’s House – 6,200 square feet – Modern steakhouse.
Truliant Credit Union – 2,097 square feet – Financial services for both personal and business use. Other locations include Uptown, South Boulevard, Tyvola Road and Park Road.
ULTA – 11,000 square feet – A makeup, hair and skin destination. Yes, they’re always this big. ULTA can also be found in Cotswold and Stonecrest.
Ultraskin Wax Center – 1,200 square feet – A team of licensed estheticians specializing in waxing services at an affordable cost. Can also be found in South Park.
And the big one…Whole Foods – 40,000 square feet – An upscale grocery store chain specializing in high-quality natural and organic foods. Also found near Phillips Place.
By Kylie Moore | May 25, 2016 - Charlotte Agenda
Our friends at CharlotteFive give us the run down to the best brisket spots in the Queen city.
Naturally, nothing can beat my home smoked brisket, but these come in a close second.
(no really - ask my friends....)
Horizon Eye Care will relocate to Waverly this fall.
That $200 million, 90-acre mixed-use project is being developed by locally based Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein in south Charlotte.
If your kid doesn't get the classics no matter how much 96ROCK you blast, maybe it's time to consider that it's less their horrible taste and more your blissful ignorance. There's a growing number of talented, clever musicians who College You would have raved about discovering — they just happen to sing songs about breakfast fruits.
By Sara Kay Mooney -January 27, 2016
Five years ago, if you told me that I would willingly bring my baby to a bar, I would not have believed you. But the microbrewery, beer garden and urban market boom has dramatically changed Charlotte’s bar culture, shifting it, in many instances, towards more family-friendly environments. Nowadays, it’s common to see parents (myself included) with a pint in one hand and — gasp! (sorry, mom) — an infant in the other.
Avoid shelling out big bucks for a babysitter and hop over to one of these four spots to enjoy a drink with your little one in tow… without getting judgmental stares.
I often come in contact with clients who are relocating to Charlotte and are unsure how to find performance metrics for Providence Plantation schools (or any CMS schools for that matter)
Sure, there are many 3rd party sites, but I find the MeckEd maps are the easiest to use. Click on the image below and check out the top performing schools.
Cozy and Clever Energy Savers. Here’s how to create a brighter and warmer home without using more energy or cranking up the thermostat.
The Warm and Cozy Home
By: Deirdre Sullivan
Green Living Saving Energy
We’ve got more than 9 moodlifting ideas to make your home more welcoming and
efficient this winter. The dark days of winter can really do a number on your wellbeing. Shorter days trigger the blahs; freezing temps spark the sniffles. So we put together a list of ideas that’ll turn your home into a comfy haven.
1. Clean dirty light fixtures and dusty bulbs to make your home appear 30% brighter
without turning on more lights.
2. Seal sneaky air leaks. It’s not just window and door leaks killing your cozy vibe. Don’t
forget to plug stealthy gaps around recessed lights, electrical boxes, and wall outlets. Use a
lit incense stick or scented candle to hunt down drafty spots while leaving behind a cozy
3. Replace your traditional gas or wood fireplace. Why? Both suck out heated indoor air
and send it up the chimney. A gel fireplace insert is an ecofriendly option that produces a
burning fire without gas, wood, electricity, or even a chimney. It’s also smokefree and emits
fewer allergens than a wood fireplace; some options crackle like the real thing. A basic
model costs between $100 to $210; custom models go up exponentially from there. A case
of gel fuel comes with 12 cans that burn for three hours each (about $35).
Immunity Boosters - You’ll feel coziest in a healthy indoor environment that keeps allergies at bay and reduces your chances of getting sick.
4. Get plants. Some indoor plants, like golden pothos and gerbera daisies, are particularly
adept at sucking up nasty VOCs — the vapors emitted from household cleaners, paints, and
dry cleaning. And since plants increase humidity levels, they help decrease household dust.
5. Vacuum while your thermostat is set to “fan on.” This helps filter dust that gets
kickedup while cleaning. Just leave the fan on for about 15 minutes after you finish
vacuuming and switch it back to “auto” afterward. HVAC blowers aren’t intended to run all
6. Change your HVAC filter every couple months (monthly if you have pets) to prevent
excess dust from circulating.
Tip: Combat superbugs with copper. If you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom
fixtures, consider classic and homeylooking copper or a copper alloy like brass. A threehospital
study in 2011 found that bacteria can only survive on copper for a few minutes, but
germs can live on stainless steel for weeks.
Lack of natural light can trigger a mean case of the winter doldrums — or worse, moodaltering
seasonal affective disorder. Maximize daylight and make rooms feel warmer by
adding the following to your yearly fall maintenance checklist.
7. Make your windows panefully clear. Clean glass not only lets more natural light into
your home, it’s a feelgood task, according to a survey by the American Clean Institute.
When ACI asked consumers what clean surfaces make them happy, “gleaming windows”
made the top five above a “spotless sink.”
8. Ditch your window screens in the fall and winter. They trap dirt and can make your
home appear darker inside and out. It’s a good curb appeal booster, too.
9. Add an interior window to a room next to a sundrenched space to take advantage of
natural light. Tip: Paint chilly rooms, especially northfacing walls that don’t typically get sunlight, in reds,
oranges, or yellows — cozy colors that can actually help the room feel warmer, according to
a Michigan State University study.
This Bold approach to a modern farmhouse kitchen was just the lifestyle change a Washington, D.C.-area, couple needed after living for 10 years in their 1,400-square-foot, two-story home with its snug 7½- by 11-foot kitchen. With their twin boy and girl hitting preteen years, they were eager for a generous space that would bring the family together to cook, eat, do homework, relax and enjoy one another’s company.
Doubling the original house with a 1,400-square-foot, two-story addition afforded designer Katharine Otis an ample 630-square-foot ground-floor area to create a spacious 400-square-foot kitchen with an expansive counter island, a dining banquette and an adjoining family room. “We spend most of our time in the kitchen-family room, just like you predicted!” homeowner Jennie Rosecan wrote to Otis. And the original 84-square-foot kitchen? It’s now the powder room.
Crescent Communities is planning a mixed-use community with residential units, a hotel and commercial space on 72 acres on Providence Road in south Charlotte, next to the Waverly development.
The Charlotte real estate firm has filed a rezoning application for the land, which is on the east side of Providence Road, just south of Interstate 485. The rezoning would allow Crescent to develop up to 30,000 square feet of office, retail or other commercial space; a hotel with up to 150 rooms; and up to 600 residential units of all types, according to a site plan filed with the city.
A Crescent representative was unavailable for comment.
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