McLean in autumn is magical. Come stroll our lakeside and forest trails, thick with fresh-fallen leaves, and see for yourself. Imagine having so much beauty close at hand every day. You can, at McLean, Charlotte’s most accessible and expansive waterfront community.

Much to see, and more coming soon!

Magnificent South Shore homes – Cape August Drive is the place to see our first waterfront custom homes. Five builders have choice Lake Wylie lots and beautiful plans. DetailsHouses under way in The Conservancy – Essex Homes has begun several houses in The Conservancy, our new low-maintenance neighborhood off of South New Hope Road. Homes are available as either 1- or 2-story designs. DetailsClearing has begun for Overlake – Work has begun on McLean’s third neighborhood, featuring traditional home designs, on South New Hope Road near Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. DetailsNew custom-home designs – Our builder team will soon introduce new designs that capture the elegance and natural beauty of South Shore. Stay tuned!

Peachtree model earns Home Show Gold Award

Peachtree model oct 28Peachtree Residential’s new model home in our South Shore neighborhood won a Gold Award for excellence in the 2016 Charlotte Parade of Homes. Peachtree’s model, at 200 Seven Oaks Landing, won best of show for homes in the $650K to $750K price range. The new model home features a master suite down, first-floor study/library, gourmet kitchen, luxurious spa master bath and exquisite trim package. Home details The model is open 11 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 pm Sundays and Mondays. • More homes under way – Peachtree has four other homes finished or nearly so on Seven Oaks Landing near Armstrong Road, plus work under way on three more. • Learn more: Contact Sales Manager Linda Marucci at 704-201-5401 or

Belmont shines in latest “Best Places to Visit” spotlight

bestplacesvideoThe popular local website just unveiled its latest video in the series, “Best Places To Visit,” and it’s about Belmont! “This video is further proof of what residents already know – there’s no place quite like Belmont,” says Scott Jenson, editor in chief of Charlotte Stories and the creator of this 6-minute spotlight on our favorite town. Enjoy, and be sure to read the comments of others who’ve already watched! WATCH

McLean’s close to much of Charlotte – just look!

McLean drive-time map featuredWhen you’re walking along our Lake Wylie waterfront or hiking the Seven Oaks Nature Preserve, it’s easy to think that McLean is a world away from the bustle of Charlotte – and it is. Yet when you want to enjoy Charlotte’s immense offerings of shopping, sports and entertainment – or simply get to work or the doctor – you’ll find your destination remarkably close to McLean. How close? We have created a map showing 12 key destinations in the Charlotte region that are 30 minutes or less by car from McLean during most times of the day. Charlotte-Douglas Airport’s terminal is just 20 minutes away. Our beautiful village of Belmont, just 10 minutes! Click here to view the map and a list of destinations with drive times and mileage.

Great autumn walks await

Fall color at McLeanAutumn is a special time across the Carolinas, and you can enjoy it daily in McLean and nearby. Here are three convenient ways to get outside and enjoy our beautiful community! • Explore South Shore trails – Feel free to park and explore our neighborhood trails as you tour South Shore. Need water? Get free bottles at our information center, 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont. View McLean map w/ trails (dotted lines) • Seven Oaks Preserve Trail – You may spot deer, owls and wild turkey on the 2.8-mile lakeside nature trail and the 78-acre nature preserve beside our new low-maintenance neighborhood, The Conservancy. We have created a small public parking lot at the trailhead, at 6900 South New Hope Road. Details and map Stroll historic Belmont – Marked 1-, 2- and 3-mile walking routes through historic downtown Belmont will take you past three parks and many unique shops and restaurants. This could take all day, if you stop to shop or sit under the oaks at Stowe Park! Details and map

Upcoming community events

Art at the ParkThere’s always something to do when you live in McLean. Here’s a sampling of upcoming activities. • Art After Dark – 7-midnight Nov. 4 at 10 Catawba in Belmont. Live art auction featuring top local artists, plus jazz, beverages, appetizers and desserts. Proceeds benefit Battered Women’s Shelter. Details and ticketsChili Cook-Off – Nov. 12 at The String Bean in downtown Belmont. Great food and music. Helps Belmont Community Organization. DetailsBelmont’s Hometown Hoedown – 6-10 pm Nov. 12 at Park Street United Methodist Church, Belmont. Live music, dancing, barbecue and fun, sponsored by Belmont Park and Rec. DetailsDebussy and more at The Abbey – Nov. 13 at Belmont Abbey College Our hometown college’s “Arts at the Abbey” program spotlights Debussy, Ravel and others in this free performance by the Boston-based trio Ensemble Audabe. DetailsFairy Fest at Stowe Garden – 11 am-3 pm Nov. 13 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road. Enjoy crafts, music, fairy house building, food and more at the region’s premier garden. Details