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Built to Impress: Top 10 Developments in Charlotte Metro in 2016

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The Charlotte metro area is getting noticed on the national real estate scene thanks to its booming rental market and a heavy supply of new apartments. A whopping 8,200 new rental apartments opened in and around Charlotte in 2016, about 38% more than during the previous year, according to Yardi Matrix. Back then we thought apartment construction was at record levels in the city of Charlotte. This year we’re looking at the entire metro area and are even more in awe. With such an impressive amount of new apartments competing for business, they would have to bring an even more impressive arsenal of amenities and features to draw the attention.

From full-service spas, on-site car wash service, professional-caliber fitness centers, golf simulators and built-in wine storage, we’ve got your top 10 biggest and prettiest rental buildings that opened their shiny new doors and their shimmering pools in 2016:

#10. Residences at Brookline in Charlotte: 320 rental units

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Completed: Spring 2016

Address: 8816 Aspinwall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216
Rental types: 138 one-bedroom apartments, 152 two-bedroom apartments, 30 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 314,446 sq.ft., 2- and 3-story buildings
Short description: Located in Charlotte’s prestigious Northlake neighborhood, just minutes from uptown Charlotte, this new gated community is big on wellness: fitness room, yoga and meditation studio, and heated saltwater pool are some of its upscale amenities.
Photo credits: Residences at Brookline Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#9. Camden Gallery in Charlotte: 323 rental units

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Camdem Living Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Completed: Spring 2016

Address: 1750 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203
Rental types: 70 studios, 174 one-bedroom apartments, 79 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 239,977 sq.ft., 4- and 5-story buildings, first two floors include retail.
Short description: Located in South End and near Uptown Charlotte, this stylish community upped the game with a few swanky extras: a saltwater pool that comes with entertainment, a state-of-the-art fitness studio that comes with a virtual trainer, and an off-leash pet park for your best friend.
Photo credits: Camdem Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#8. Silver Collection at the Park in Huntersville: 332 rental units (Tie)

Silver Collection at the Park Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Silver Collection at the Park Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Completed: First Building Completed in Summer 2016

Address: 12421 Little Penny Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
Rental types: 70 studios, 174 one-bedroom apartments, 79 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 320,378 sq.ft., 3- and 4-story buildings.
Short description: This outstanding community in Huntersville was designed to impress. It boasts a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse with a resort-style pool, tanning areas, and a spa (complete with steam room, sauna & massage room), and apartments with 10-foot tall ceilings and top-of-the-line finishes.
Photo credits: Silver Collection at the Park Official Website

#7. The Apartments at Brayden in Fort Mill: 332 rental units (Tie)

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Completed: Spring 2016

Address: 1027 Aubrey Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29708
Rental types: 146 one-bedroom apartments, 158 two-bedroom apartments, 28 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 307,000 sq.ft., 2-,3- and 4-story buildings
Short description: The newest rental community in Fort Mill, The Apartments at Brayden is just minutes away from shopping, dining and Lake Wylie, with a generous selection of amenities including fitness gym, fire pit, business center, dog park, and swimming pool.
Photo credits: The Apartments at Brayden Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#6. Legacy Concord in Concord: 348 rental units

Legacy Concord Charlotte Largest Developments 2016
Legacy Concord Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Completed: March 2016

Address: 5020 Avent Drive NW, Concord, NC 28027
Rental types: 70 one-bedroom apartments, 192 two-bedroom apartments, 86 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 385,956 sq.ft., 2- and 3- story buildings
Short description: This new apartment community in Concord goes above and beyond to keep pets and their owners in great shape: a pet spa, dog park, outdoor living and recreation spaces, a professional caliber fitness studio with virtual training, e-Lounge, and indoor basketball court.
Photo credits: Legacy Concord Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#5. Ardmore King’s Grant in Charlotte: 357 rental units

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Ardmore King's Grant Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Completed: Early 2016

Address: 9015 King’s Grant Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Rental types: 102 one-bedroom apartments, 204 two-bedroom apartments, 51 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 363,120 sq.ft., 3- story building
Short description: A community that takes service to a whole new level, Ardmore King’s Grant offers a car wash station, complimentary Starbucks coffee, garages, business center, trash valet, and pup park.
Photo credits: Ardmore Apartments Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#4. Century Afton Ridge in Concord: 360 rental units – Check availability

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Century-Afton-Ridge Charlotte Largest Developments

Completed: March 2016

Address: 410 Starmount Park Blvd, Concord, NC 28027
Rental types: 144 one-bedroom apartments, 180 two-bedroom apartments, 36 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 370,332 sq.ft., 3- story building
Short description: Located in the desired Afton Ridge neighborhood of Concord, this charming rental community includes fitness center, business center, clubhouse, and swimming pool.
Photo credits: Century Afton Ridge Facebook Page, RENTCafé

#3. Solis Waverly in Charlotte: 375 rental units

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Solis Waverly Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Completed: Late 2016

Address: 11701 Providence Road/ 6101 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Rental types: 177 one-bedroom apartments, 164 two-bedroom apartments, 34 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 360,391 sq.ft., 2-,3- and 4- story buildings
Short description: Located near Waverly’s premier shops & restaurants, these stylish apartments come with some of the best amenities in town, including a saltwater pool with sundeck & bar and a world-class fitness center with towel service and stretching area.
Photo credits: Solis Waverly Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#2. The Village at Commonwealth in Charlotte: 401 rental units

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Completed: Late 2015 – Early 2016

Address: 1215 Morningside Drive/ 1308 Lorna Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Rental types: 261 one-bedroom apartments, 127 two-bedroom apartments, 13 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 375,732 sq.ft., 2-,3- and 4- story buildings
Short description: Located in Plaza Midwood, this massive rental community stands out with its unique mix of historic-inspired walk-ups, contemporary urban flats and spacious rowhouses.
Photo credits: The Village at Commonwealth Official Website, Yardi Matrix

#1. Apartments at Holly Crest in Huntersville: 402 rental units

Apartments at Holly Crest Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Apartments at Holly Crest Charlotte Largest Developments 2016

Completed: Spring 2016

Address: 16408 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078
Rental types: 184 one-bedroom apartments, 179 two-bedroom apartments, 39 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 419,642 sq.ft., 2-,3-, 4- and 5- story buildings
Short description: Located in the heart of Huntersville, this apartment community is pretty inside and out. It has a sprawling outdoor gathering space, with a heated saltwater lap pool with oversized sunning deck and tanning shelf, relaxing hot tub, grilling stations, golf simulator with club lounge, and pool volleyball court. Let’s not forget the built-in wine storage.
Photo credits: Apartments at Holly Crest Official Website, Yardi Matrix

Property data provided by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. For more information, visit https://www.yardimatrix.com/.

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Nadia Balint

Nadia Balint is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves writing and reading about real estate, lifestyle and travel. She finds joy and inspiration in the little things in life. You can get in touch with Nadia via email: nadia.balint@yardi.com.

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