Like a well-crafted tapestry, McLean is taking shape piece by piece along the Lake Wylie waterfront of Belmont, NC. Peachtree Residential’s first homes in South Shore are nearing completion on Seven Oaks Landing.

Custom homes on spacious waterfront lots are drawing spectators by car and boat to watch the progress. Arthur Rutenberg Homes recently began this new home on Cape August Place.

And home construction will be underway soon in McLean’s newest neighborhood, The Conservancy.

Dusty Boots Tour, 1-4 pm Aug. 21

Come join us on Sunday, Aug. 21, for a tour of this beautiful home by McSpadden Custom Homes that is nearing completion on Cape August Place in McLean’s South Shore neighborhood. Doug McSpadden, the builder, will talk about his homes and answer questions.

Tours will be offered 1-4 p.m. For details and directions, contact Anne Brade, Broker and Realtor®, RE/MAX Executive, 704-650-4951 or

South Shore builder profile: Peachtree Residential

peachtreecroppedPeachtree Residential was founded in 1988 on the commitment to building fine homes that add to homeowners’ quality of life. Innovative designs, quality craftsmanship and superior service have resulted in thousands of satisfied homeowners in Georgia and North Carolina.

Five Peachtree Residential homes are under way in McLean’s South Shore neighborhood. A model home and four homes for sale will be finished in early fall.

Peachtree Residential offers dozens of home designs and will tailor them for your personal style. Stop by the McLean information center at 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont, NC, to learn more. or contact Linda Marucci, Peachtree Residential, 704-201-5401 or

Essex Homes to build at The Conservancy

Stratford CC brick & StoneHome construction will start soon in McLean’s second neighborhood, The Conservancy. Essex Homes, active in more than 50 upscale neighborhoods in Charlotte and Columbia, will build cottage-style single-family homes that are tailored to homebuyers seeking distinctive designs and lower maintenance.

Prices for Essex Homes’ two-, three- and four-bedroom homes will range from the mid-$240s to the mid-$300s, depending on floor plans, options and finishes.

The Conservancy is on New Hope Road next to the 280-acre Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the 77-acre Seven Oaks Preserve and nature trail on Lake Wylie.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this special neighborhood, or contact Tina Mueller with Essex Homes, 704-609-2721 or

Natural beauty is just a stroll away at McLean

trailresizedMcLean will have more than 100 acres of woods, ponds, parks and trails for residents to enjoy. Some of that beauty is available to enjoy now.

Stroll the walkway that stretches along Armstrong road across from our McLean information center. Or hike in the Seven Oaks Nature Preserve next to our neighborhood, The Conservancy. You’ll find parking and the trailhead on New Hope Road near the Armstrong Road intersection.

CLICK to see the full plan for trails and parks.

Region’s best farmer’s markets are nearby!

chefginaguthrieforblogImagine a farmer’s market with a chef who gives classes. Or a regional market that’s open 6 days a week, all year long. McLean has both nearby, and more. Here are our three favorites, with estimated drive times from McLean.

  • Mount Holly Farmers Market – Open 8 am-noon Saturdays from May to October at 226 S. Main St. in downtown Mount Holly (20-minute drive). Sponsored by CaroMont Health, this market has a chef in residence, music and more. Website. Facebook. Calendar.
  • Gastonia Farmers Market – Gastonia Farmers Market – 410 E. Long Ave. (25-minute drive). Open 7:30 am-12:30 pm Tue, Thu, Sat. Website. Facebook
  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Mkt – 1801 Yorkmont Road (27-minute drive). Operated by NC Dept. of Agriculture. Open 8 am-6 pm Tue-Sat and noon-6 Sun. Website. Facebook.

Belmont’s growing retail scene

belmonttownctrforblogA new community of shops, offices and townhomes, including a Harris-Teeter supermarket, is taking shape 10 minutes north of McLean on South Point Road. Belmont Town Center will open next summer across the street from South Point High School. Learn more.