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Berkeley Neighborhood, South Charlotte, NC

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One of my favorite neighborhoods in South Charlotte, NC is the Berkeley neighborhood, located near the intersection of Providence Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.  Berkeley neighborhood is a hugely popular subdivision in South Charlotte, NC because of its beautiful, solidly-built homes, large well-manicured lots, execptional top-ranked public schools, steady home values, and prime location.  Homes for sale in Berkeley in South Charlotte NC currently range in price from $349,900 to $460,000.

Homes for sale in Berkeley neighborhood are very well-built, and have that classic style that will stand the test of time.  Develped in the 1980's, the builders in the Berkeley neighborhood wisely chose tradional homes that appeal to a wide array of home buyers.  Many homes for sale in Berkeley have a full brick exterior, and the average size is 3,200 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  You'll find beautiful original hardwood floors on the main level - no Pergo floors in Berkeley!  Homes in the higher price ranges will be nicely updated, with granite countertops and tile backsplash in the kitchen, and renovated bathroom(s).  The homes in the lower price ranges are still in good condition - they just may need some cosmetic updating.

The Berkeley neighborhood in South Charlotte, NC is known for its beautifully landscaped lots.  Lot sizes range from 1/3 acre to 1/2 acre+, and pride of ownership in Berkeley is quite evident!  You should definitely check out homes for sale in Berkeley, South Charlotte, NC during the holidays, as many of the homes are so tastefully decorated!

You will hit the jackpot with public schools in the Berkeley neighborhood, as this subdivision is zoned for three of Charlotte's top-ranked public schools.  Many families are seeking high-quality public schools for their children, not only for the top-notch education they will receive, but also because great public schools help keep property values high!  Berkeley in South Charlotte, NC has the best group of public schools:

  • Providence High School - Providence High School is the top-ranked public high school in Charlotte out of 27 high schools, both in end-of-grade scores and in SAT scores.  In fact, Newsweek Magazine ranked Providence High School in South Charlotte   at #186 out of 10,000 public high schools across the country!  Providence High School was named an Honor School of Excellence by the NC Department of Education, and it earned a 96.3% profiency rating in 2010-2011.
  • Jay M. Robinson Middle School  - Jay M. Robinson is another Honor School of Excellence, with a proficiency rating of 98.5%.  It is ranked #3 out of 32 middle schools in Charlotte.
  • Providence Spring Elementary School - Providence Spring Elementary is the top-ranked elementary school in Charlotte out of 84 elementary schools.  With a proficiency rating of 98.9%, it is also an Honor School of Excellence.
You simply cannot beat this "tri-fecta" of schools for the Berkeley neighborhood in South Charlotte, NC!  The level of academic success of these schools in unparalleled in Charlotte, and if education is of primary importance to you, I urge to  consider Berkeley.  In fact, there are only 2 neighborhoods in Charlotte that are zoned for these fine schools:  Berkeley and Lake Providence.

The Berkeley neighborhood has enjoyed very steady home values, despite the housing downturn that has plagued real estate markets across the country since 2007.  Berkeley neighborhood reached its peak in sales value in 2008, with an average sales price of $465,000.  Since that peak, homes for sale in Berkeley have only decreased by 11.9% to $409,000.  The table below shows that Berkeley has weathered the storm during the housing downturn.
Berkeley neighborhood, South Charlotte, NC

Berkeley homes for sale are conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and sports activities.  The Arboretum Shopping Center and Stonecrest Shopping Center are both just 5-10 minutes away, and the upscale Southpark Mall is just 15 minutes away.  For commuters to Uptown Charlotte, drive times are 35-40 minutes, depending on traffic, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport is only 45 minutes away (including parking!).  Berkeley in South Charlotte, NC is surrounded by golf course communities and public courses, and there are plenty of opportunities for youth sports at the nearby Matthews Athletic Recreation Association (football, baseball, lacrosse, softball, basketball, cheerleading, and softball for special needs children.
If you are looking for a wonderful neighborhood that has beautiful homes, large lots, spectacular schools and steady home values, then you should definitely consider Berkeley, South Charlotte, NC.  I live close by, and would be delighted to show you all that Berkeley has to offer!  Please call, text or email me, and we'll chat about what you are looking for in your next home!


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