By Michele Dotson
New home building has really been on an upswing in Mint Hill this year, with price points set for a moderate budget.
In April 2012, only 62 new home permits were issued in all of Mecklenburg County.
April 2014 shows a very different picture with 229 housing permits issued throughout the month.
So far this year, 837 permits have been issued for new homes.
While some of these new Mint Hill neighborhoods were taken over from previous builders who lost their property to foreclosure during the economic downturn, there are new properties being developed all over the area.
The Oaks at Oxfordshire is located off of Truelight Church Road at Crown Hill Drive. These new homes by Bonterra Building start in the $250,000 range.
Red Oak Estates by DR Horton has risen from the ashes of what once a neighborhood started by another builder, J. Edward Shirley Construction left the property in 2012.
The neighborhood has grown from four completed houses to over a dozen and they are ready to break ground on two more.
Prices in Red Oak Estates start in the $300,000 range.
Cheval opened in the fall to great fanfare with luxury homes starting at $500,000.
The upturn in the economy has brought new businesses to Mint Hill with the Publix and Aldi, both currently under construction.
The economic outlook is strong, according to UNCC College of Economics.
With the completion of I-485 in site, Mint Hill stands uniquely poised to continue the growth and development.