Market Trends: 5/22/2013
Total Properties Listed: 6,784
Month-Over-Month Change: +1.09%
Average List Price: $313,441
Month-Over-Month Change: +1.26%
Median List Price: $200,000
Month-Over-Month Change: +.05%
Average List Price
Average Price per SqFt.
Average Price by Bedrooms:
1 Bedroom: $100,931
2 Bedrooms: $136,101
3 Bedrooms: $179,813
4 Bedrooms: $340,969
5 Bedrooms: $631,785
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Charlotte NC: 26,180 Listings
Mecklenburg County Real Estate
About Mecklenburg County
Charlotte Mecklenburg is a leading North Carolina tourist destination. The region also enjoys a national reputation as a great place to live and conduct business. Travelers are pleased to discover our quality entertainment and variety of leisure activities. Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2008, the population was 902,803. Its county seat is Charlotte. It is the most populous county in the state.
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County. It was named for the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), who had become queen consort of King George III the previous year. She is also the eponym of Mecklenburg County's county seat and largest city, Charlotte.
In 1768 the part of Mecklenburg County west of the Catawba River became Tryon County. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was allegedly signed on May 20, 1775; if the document is indeed genuine, Mecklenburg County was the first part of the Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Great Britain. In 1792 the northeastern part of Mecklenburg County became Cabarrus County. Finally, in 1842 the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County was combined with the western part of Anson County to become Union County.
James Knox Polk, the eleventh President of the United States, was born here in 1795 in what is now Pineville.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 546 square miles (1,415 km²), of which, 526 square miles (1,363 km²) of it is land and 20 square miles (52 km²) of it (3.65%) is water.
Mecklenburg County contains seven municipalities including the City of Charlotte and the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville (north of Charlotte); and the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville (south and east of Charlotte). A small portion of the town of Stallings is also in Mecklenburg County, though most of it is in Union County. Extra-territorial jurisdictions within the county are annexed by municipalities as soon as they reach sufficient concentrations.
The major industries of Mecklenburg County are banking, manufacturing, and professional services, especially those supporting banking and medicine. Mecklenburg County is home to seven Fortune 500 companies, including 9th-ranked Bank of America
Fortune 500 Companies with headquarters in Mecklenburg County
An eighth Fortune 500 company, Wachovia, will retain its headquarters in Mecklenburg while its acquisition by Wells Fargo for $15.1 billion in stock is being completed. The Federal Reserve approved the merger on October 12, 2008. Mecklenburg County's largest employer is Carolinas Healthcare System, with 26,283 employees, followed closely by Wachovia (20,000) and Bank of America (13,960).
One common school district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), serves the entire county.
With many colleges surrounding the area, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte, Central Piedmont community College, Johnson & Wales University and Johnson C. Smith University.
There’s much to see and do in Mecklenburg County, Museums, Libraries, Sports and Entertainment, Music and Performing Arts plus Carowinds Amusement Park.
If being outdoors is more to your liking you are minutes away from Lake Norman, the nations largest man-made lake by surface area or you have to check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Mecklenburg County Neighborhoods