Oh, yes. Look, if you’re making relocation plans to the Charlotte, NC area, you might want to consider more than just homes for sale in Charlotte, North Carolina. Consider nearby Cramerton. Twenty minutes from Charlotte’s downtown financial area, this small town has some pretty big plans, as a recent article from the Charlotte Observer reveals.
For starters, there are plans to transform Goat Island (I love the name!) into a sprawling and exciting park — after all, there’s a lot you can do with 30 acres. For starters, Cramerton city planners have drawn up designs for a pedestrian bridge to the island. Once there, visitors can lounge at nature observation piers, stroll the paved green ways, or try their hand at the nine-hole disc golf course. And if all that isn’t enough, there’ll be kayak and canoe launches for the more aquatic-minded.
The latter will make a perfect complement to the nearby 400-acre US National Whitewater Center, which features, in addition to classes and man-made rapids for competitive kayakers, whitewater rafting and stand-up paddle boarding. The Center is equally famous for the land sporting activities it offers, including canyon crossing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and eco trekking. (My favorite landlubber activity there is the canopy tour. Try it. Trust me.)
At the same time, Cramerton’s charming but somewhat time-worn downtown will get a makeover designed to make it more walkable, easier to navigate, and in general, more pedestrian-friendly. Other plans include a new amphitheater in the town center, and the new $60 million Stuart W. Cramer High School. It’s a small town with big plans.
Small-town charm, including a rich local history, a human-scaled and walkable downtown, and convenient access to canoeing on the South Fork River. All that and the variety and opportunity of nearby Charlotte, too. Sound inviting? Give us a call!