What kind of house can you buy in the $300,000-range around Charlotte?

Rooftop at SouthPoint.
Rooftop at SouthPoint.

If you’re prepared to spend in the $300,000 price range, you can find a new house in many parts of Charlotte. But what that house will look like – and how big it is – will depend a lot on where you buy.

From close-in townhouses to places farther out in the suburbs with more yard and more living space, the offerings can look very different. Commute times, how much space you need for kids and what kind of lifestyle is important (Walking distance to bars and restaurants, or a community pool for your kids?) will factor into buying decisions.

Here’s what you can get in that price range at seven places in Charlotte for similar prices, at sizes ranging from 1,300 to almost 3,600 square feet. These are all new construction:

Modern South End townhouse

Location: SouthPoint, on Youngblood Street off Remount Road

Size: About 1,300square feet.

Price: $386,900.

Developer: Hopper Communities.

Huntersville single-family

Location: Front Park Circle in Huntersville, off Eastfield Road.

Size: 2,300 square feet and up.

Price: Starting at $362,999.

Developer: Pulte Homes.

Fort Mill, near the Catawba river

Location: Masons Bend, off Sutton Road and Interstate 77.

Size: 2,866 to 3,200 square feet.

Price: Starting at $353,000

Aura in Masons Bend Courtesy Fielding Homes.

Developer: Fielding Homes

LoSo townhouses

Location: South Boulevard and Clanton Road, just north of the Scaleybark Station.

Size: Just under 1,800 square feet.

Price: Starting at $364,990

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South Village Courtesy Pulte

Developer: Pulte Homes

Inverness II in Steele Creek

Location: Berewick, off Steele Creek Road.

Size: 3,245 square feet (Essex floor plan).

Price: Starting at $308,990

Developer: D.R. Horton.

Huntersville, ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ home designs

Location: Bryton Trace, off I-77 near Old Statesville Road.

Size: 3,568 square feet (Fairfield floor plan).

Price: $364,990.

Developer: Lennar.

Single-family near uptown

Location: Brightwalk, off Statesville Avenue just north of uptown.

Size: 2,444 square feet.

Price: Starting at $384,000

Robert Lahser

Developer: CalAtlantic.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo