In which county were the most condos and townhouses sold in the area during the first six months of this year?
OK, that was easy. It’s Mecklenburg, of course, with 1,594. It’s the most urban and the most populated, so that only makes sense.
So, which county is No. 2? Is it Union or Cabarrus? Suburban development spills across those county lines so much that it’s sometimes hard to tell where one county ends and another begins.
No – it’s York County, S.C., with 250. And it’s not even close. Iredell is next with 74.
I received lots of information about multifamily home sales while working on a story. The sales figures are from Carolina Multiple Listing Services, for condos and townhouses sold through the MLS for the first half of the year. The figures paint an interesting picture of how multifamily development is growing across the area, especially in uptown Charlotte and suburban spots within easy commuting distance.
Which Mecklenburg complex saw the most sales, and which saw the highest prices? I’ll get to those in a moment. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help fill in the picture:
Two complexes, Summerlake and Woodland, had a dozen sales each.
Emerald Green, Morrison Plantation and Sunridge Place each had a half dozen sales.
The second busiest was Park South Station, off Archdale between Park Road and South Boulevard. There, 24 units sold for an average of $229,660.
No. 3 was back uptown: The Avenue condos, where 21 units sold the first half of the year.
Second was Rosewood at Providence, at $820,943. Rosewood is at Providence and Sharon Amity roads on the former Rowe estate. (And named for Mr. Rowe’s signature roses.)
Third was The Ratcliffe uptown, overlooking The Green on South Tryon, at $744,250.