What we want you to know about living in Charlotte North Carolina.



What You Should Know About Living in Charlotte

and why you should consider The Palisades when leasing or purchasing your first home in the Queen City.


Copyright 2016


What you should know about Living in Charlotte

And why you should consider The Palisades when leasing or purchasing your first home in The Queen City

Copyright 2013
www.Havmoeller.com 704 608 7216


Sweeping landscapes including the Appalachian Mountains to the west and the Coastal Plains to the east along the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years North Carolina’s economy has transitioned from tobacco, furniture, and textiles to a more diversified economy including engineering, biotechnology, and finance.


With a mild to moderate climate, great beaches and terrific mountain escapes, it’s no wonder North Carolina is one of the nation’s fastest growing states.


Charlotte is flanked on either side by two of the largest man-made lakes in the Carolinas: the 32,000 acre Lake Norman to the north and the 13,400 acre Lake Wylie to the south.

Charlotte’s Prime Location

The Charlotte metropolitan area is the biggest in the Carolinas (1.5 million residents) and one of the nations fastest growing regions. The area features a great geographic location with a mild climate and a taste of all four seasons. With a three hour drive to the coast and a three hour drive to the mountains, you can hit the beach or the slopes at a moments notice.


Charlotte’s Reinvented Economy

Charlotte has reinvented itself from primarily a textile manufacturing region to a more diverse economy. Charlotte ranks second to New York City as the largest financial center in the United States. This distinction is a product of the area being the site of the first major gold rush in the United States. Being centrally located on the East Coast, Charlotte’s businesses can reach almost 60% of the US population in just one day’s delivery by ground — making Charlotte a growing manufacturing city and major logistics hub.

The Palisades

Award winning 1,600 acre master-planned community located along ecologically sensitive Lake Wylie in southwest Charlotte. Amenities include a sports and tennis complex, swim and fitness center, a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole golf course, soccer fields, and equestrian facilities. The Palisades provides access to the many conveniences of Uptown Charlotte as well as the airport with each being less than 15 miles away. With the recent purchase of the community by developer Standard Pacific, The Palisades is poised to become Charlotte’s premier community.


The 13th hole at The Palisades Country Club is a challenging par 3 that forces players to carry the ball over a large  ravine. When stretched to over 200 yards, the 13th leaves little room for error.


Surrounded by Nature

In July 2006, The Palisades became one of only five master-planned golf communities in the world to have residential neighborhoods and a golf course meet rigorous environmental standards to become a Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Although zoned for 4,500 homes, developers  have chosen only to allow for approximately  2,500 homes to be built. In addition, over 30 percent of the land has been set aside for  perpetuity as open space, and most of that has been left in its natural state.


Miles of hiking, walking, and  biking trails cut through the wooded hills of The Palisades.

Types of Homes at or near The Palisades

To give you an idea of the variety of homes you will find in The Palisades area in Charlotte, we have selected 10 homes currently listed for sales. The price range for the homes varies from $300,000 to more than $1,000,000 for the most expensive waterfront homes.

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Main Floor Master, vaulted 2 story family rm, formal dining rm, office with French Doors, 2 bedrooms and 4th bedroom / bonus room up. Covered rear deck. Stainless appliances include 30” double wall ovens and refrigerator. Lots of hardwood floors, wrought iron balusters, stone fireplace surround, upgraded plumbing fixtures, kitchen cabinets, carpeting, trim, garage door opener, fully sheet rocked and painted garage.


Is living on the 15th fairway at The Palisades your dream? You can look out of your master bedroom (main level) window to a great view of the fairway at The Palisades. This great brick home with gourmet kitchen and screened in porch is in the gated section of The Palisades. Hurry before this one is gone. Great price for a huge home with all the upgrades.


Lake Wylie home available for the first time in 60 yrs. Truly one of a kind that is oozing charm and character. Appx. 2 fenced acres sloping gently to over 550 ft. of waterfront.. has pier AND deep-water dock.. TOTAL house redo over last few years.. wonderful architectural details.. 2 big screen porches.. A great ‘barn’.. ALL so private, yet just 25-30 minutes to uptown or South Park. 


Brick home on Lake Wylie with breathtaking views. Privately set  on a lushly landscaped garden. Extensive renovation throughout. Gourmet kitchen w/panoramic views of the lake. KitchenAid, Bosch & Dacor appliances. Custom  wood cabinetry. UV shades  windows in kitchen/dining rm. Master bedroom has French doors that opens to a terrace. Large master bath rm w/ tile floors, granite & crown molding.


Seeing is believing! This executive house backs to the 1st fairway and offers grand features while in a setting of casual elegance. Abundant windows, high ceilings and open spaces grab your attention as you enter this home. Impressive details are found on both levels including the extensive outdoor living areas. Elevator, wine cellar, theater, pool and extensive storage…nothing was left out!


Entertain to the nines in this custom built home! W/surround sound thru entire house, a 2 sty fml dining rm off the 2 sty great rm w/wall of windows & gas logs, guests will be wowed! Kit features custom raised panel cabinetry, gas cooktop, tile backsplash, & silestone counters. Bsmt features theatre, full kit, gas logs, BR w/BA, & 2nd laundry rm-perfect for inlaw suite. Hot tub!


Craftsman style custom home w/ elegant appointments throughout! Beautiful Great Room w/coffered ceilings & custom built-ins opens to exquisite Kitchen w/stainless Thermador appliances & granite counters. Master suite w/custom closet. All BR’s have their own private bath. Huge bonus room. Expansive covered terrace offers exceptional outdoor living space. Energy Star certified.


Shows like a model home. Custom details, exceptional decor, custom paint and exquisite tapestries throughout, plantation shutters, stainless appliances, double wall ovens, under cabinet lights, site finished hardwood floors, built-in speakers in 4 areas plus family rm surround sound, water softener, gorgeous light fixtures, beautiful lot, fenced flat backyard, golf views, irrigation system & more.


5 bedroom, 4 bath full brick home with 3-car side load garage, formal living and dining rooms and upstairs bonus room.  Gourmet kitchen, gas cooktop, granite counter tops in kitchen & master bath, security system, tile flooring in all baths & laundry, hdwds thru most of 1st floor, wrought iron railings, trey ceilings in dining & master bed Energy Star Certified, 12×14 deck. 


This home is picture perfect and has it all! Fabulous 1st fl. Master Suite w/ Sitting Room + Office. 2-sty Great Room w/ coffered ceiling/stone FP opens to gourmet kitchen w/top of the line appliances & to Sun room.  2nd Master Suite/Bonus or 5th Bedroom UP + 3 more baths. Incredible 3 car garage w/amazing built-ins for every activity from gardening to golf club storage. 

Current Builders

Standard Pacific


Toll Brothers


Shea Homes


Ryland Homes


New development is priced from $300,000 to more than $1,000,000. Resale of existing homes in 2012 ranged in price from $280,000 to more than $1,800,000 at The Palisades.

The Country Club

This unique club provides an extraordinary variety of facilities, services and social activities in a casually elegant, yet unpretentious setting for members. Amenities: New England inspired clubhouse, Nicklaus designed golf course, immaculate long and short game practice grounds, sports complex, Tim Wilkison Signature Sports Complex, swim and fitness center. The active membership of this premier club warmly invites newcomers into the club and community. We welcome you to consider the membership possibilities and embrace the lifestyle that is The Palisades.


The Palisades Country Club’s New England style clubhouse seen from the 18th fairway.

Golf Course

The Nicklaus Design golf course was created to be challenging yet playable to golfers of all skill levels. Shaped into the hills bordering Lake Wylie, this Audubon International Gold Signature golf course offers 18 visually dynamic golf holes. The course offers five teeing areas, a wide variety of ball-out-areas, and numerous alternative paths to the green. Meandering natural rock bed creeks, fairways rising and falling up to 70 feet, and wetlands teaming with area wildlife will treat every player to an escape with Mother Nature.



Second hole of the Jack Nicklaus Design golf course at The Palisades.

Tim Wilkison Signature Sports Complex

This facility features tennis, swim, and a fitness center. This beautiful complex has a Wimbledon grass tennis court, seven clay tennis courts, a yoga area, and a fitness room housing state-of-the art Technogym equipment. Also featured is a beautiful swim area encompassing a zero entry pool, double slides, lap lanes, kid’s pool, splash pad, and an expansive deck areas. Certified tennis, swim and fitness professionals are on site to oversee instructional programs.


Held annually for multiple years, The Championship at The Palisades brought together several tennis greats including Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Anna Kournikova at the Tim Wilkison Signature Sports Complex.

Local Schools

There are several public schools close to the Palisades

• Winget Park Elementary

• Southwest Middle School

• Olympic High School

• Find more at http://www.cms.k12.nc.us

As part of the master plan, land has been set aside for an additional branch of the  Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Nearby private schools include Gaston Day School and The Palisades Episcopal School, which is located within the community.


The Palisades Episcopal School inside of The Palisades community


Palisades Park Elementary School is a new school that incorporates a neighborhood park near the main entrance to The Palisades. Land has also been set aside for a new high school to be built in the near future. This is yet another sign that The Palisades is one of the fastest growing areas of Charlotte.


Not far from the Palisades is RiverGate shopping center and an array of bars, restaurants, and retail stores. For even more options, Carolina Place Mall and SouthPark Mall are also just a short drive from The Palisades. As The Palisades and the rest of the southwest region of Charlotte continues to grow, more retail centers, and restaurants are expected. Land has already been set aside for a Harris Teeter grocery store and shopping plaza not even a mile from the main entrance to The Palisades. Development of a 350,000 square foot Tanger Outlet Center was recently announced for the Steele Creek area just a few miles away.


SouthPark Mall is just minutes from The Palisades.

Recreation in Charlotte

Carowinds, one of the southeast’s largest amusement parks, is located nearby. The Palisades is in close proximity to some of the country’s best golf courses. The US National Whitewater Center features the world’s largest recirculating artificial whitewater river. Lake Norman and Lake Wylie, two of the largest man-made lakes in the Carolinas, provide great summertime activities for any boating enthusiast.


Minutes from The Palisades, the US National Whitewater Center features the world’s largest recirculating artificial whitewater river.


Just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, residents of The Palisades can still take full advantage of Lake Wylie and enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Charlotte Restaurants and Nightlife

Countless bars and restaurants are located in and around Charlotte’s Uptown area. The EpiCentre is a premium dining, entertainment, and shopping complex in the heart of the city that boasts more than 30 venues including bars, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, a bowling alley, an upscale movie theater and a 12 story hotel. Neighborhoods surrounding Uptown have their own distinctive flare — North Davidson’s art community; South End’s reinvented textile neighborhood; Elizabeth & Plaza Midwood’s hometown feel; Dilworth’s upscale/small town atmosphere.


The EpiCentre is Uptown’s late night focal point and consists of over 30 venues.

Charlotte Museums and Education


• Levine Museum of the New South

• Charlotte Museum of History

• Mint Museum

• Bechter Museum of Modern Art.

You can even take the whole family to Discovery Place for a wide range of intellectual exploration. The largest college in the city is UNC Charlotte. With over 21,000 undergraduate students, it is the fastest growing university in the state system and currently the fourth largest overall. The area is also home to the main campus of NC’s largest community college – Central Peidmont Community College.


The Bechter Museum of Modern  Art houses pieces by the most important and influential artists of the mid 20th century.

Charlotte Sports

Two professional teams: the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets call the Queen City home. The Charlotte Knights, a Triple-A baseball team, has a new ballpark in the heart of Uptown.

The Wells Fargo Championship is held annually at the Quail Hollow Country Club every year, which will also hold the 2017 PGA Championship. Uptown is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Regionally, the Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts several NASCAR races annually including the Sprint All-Star Race. Other sports teams include the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League and Charlotte Eagles of the USL-2.


The NFL’s Carolina Panthers  play in the 74,000 seat Bank of America Stadium located in Uptown Charlotte.


A Message from Ann-Dorthe Havmoeller

Of all the places we have lived in the United States and Europe over the past 25 years, Charlotte is no. 1 for a variety of reasons. What really stands out is the friendly nature of people, the climate and the unspoiled nature tops the list of multiple reasons for why we highly recommend you consider relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Six years ago my husband finally convinced me that it was time for us to grow roots away from Miami, Florida. At first, I reluctantly agreed to try out Charlotte for a minimum of one year, but it only took me four months living here to realize that this was the best family decision we had ever made.

Come share this experience with us. Visit www.Havmoeller.com to schedule a tour of Charlotte’s most unique communities.




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