CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- That fact comes to us from Mecklenburg County’s Quality of Life dashboard, which tells us all sorts of stuff about every neighborhood in and around Charlotte. The average single family house was built May 15, 1979, which makes our homes younger than the rest of the country, where the average home was built in 1973.
To give you some sort of an idea of how long ago May 15, 1979 was, Peaches & Herb were popular then.
The oldest neighborhood appears to be Fourth Ward in Uptown. The average single-family home there was built in 1923 (There are neighborhoods that show up as older, like First Ward, but practically nobody lives in a house there).
The neighborhoods with the youngest homes are the northern part of the Providence Crossing neighborhood (just off of Providence Road near I-485 in South Charlotte) and the neighborhoods in Pineville on either side of Dorman Road between Lancaster Highway and the South Carolina border. The average home there was built in 2006.
Charlotte’s oldest home is the Hezekiah Alexander homeplace at the Charlotte Museum of History. It was built in 1774. Charlotte’s newest home is probably being built as we speak in Bradfield Farms, which has 837 new residential building permits, by far the most of any neighborhood in Mecklenburg County.