Since its completion 18 years ago, Birkdale Village in Huntersville has been the center of the action and Lake Norman’s “urban” hot spot.
Once a dairy farm, Birkdale Village’s 52 acres now are occupied by more than 60 retails shops, 10 restaurants and a movie theater. On any given day, the village is a bustling, thriving sign of a successful mixed-use development.
And though it is a fantastic place to shop, catch a movie and grab a bite to eat, Birkdale Village is also a wonderful place to call home. The village offers 300 apartments above the retail space as well as a lovely neighborhood behind the shops, just minutes from Lake Norman.
Located at Sam Furr Road less than a mile from I-77, Birkdale Village is also a reasonable commuting distance from Charlotte for people who do not want to give up their 9 to 5 in the city. Center City is only 17 miles to the south. Davidson College is only 10 minutes away and UNC-Charlotte is a 20-minute drive from Birkdale Village. Charlotte Douglas International Airport 21 miles (25 minutes) away.
Birkdale Village’s single-family homes and townhomes provide more privacy away from the shopping center’s main drag. The small, urban-sized lots provide enough space to add personal touches to the outdoors without overwhelming lawn maintenance. There are a few homes on half-acre lots, however, many are less than one-quarter acre.
Homes in Birkdale Village are largely traditional and Craftsman style with hardboard siding and cedar shake accents. They typically range in size from 1,200 square feet to upwards of 3,000 square feet. Adding to the cozy, village feel, many homes have large ground level or two-story porches.
Village amenities include a pool, clubhouse and tennis court. The McDowell Creek Greenway runs along the back of the neighborhood for runners or walking. The trial loops up around Westmoreland Athletic Complex and Robbins Park.
Additionally, Birkdale Golf Club is directly across Sam Furr Road and has a variety of membership levels and a beautiful Arnold Palmer-designed course.
Life in Birkdale Village can be as private or as socially active as you like. There is a busy calendar of events for its residents and visitors alike, including Winter holiday festivities, a Summer concert series, food festivals and various themed events throughout the year.
From September 2017 to September 2018, the average sales price of homes sold in Birkdale Village was $324,087. Sellers got an average of 98.5% of asking price.
As of Sept. 4, Birkdale Village has six three-bedroom homes listed for sale, ranging in price from $289,900 to $364,000. The home sizes range from 1,666 square feet to just under 1,900 square feet.
Currently, Birkdale Village children are assigned to Charlotte Mecklenburg’s JV Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle School and William Amos Hough High School. The Lake Norman area also offers a variety of private school options for children of all ages.
(Always check with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for current zoning for specific homes, as it is subject to change.)