S. Charlotte's Walden on Carmel offers location, affordability
April 16, 2017
Walden on Carmel is a lovely, older neighborhood of single-family homes in an affordable price point close to all the best amenities of South Charlotte and the Ballantyne area.
The quiet neighborhood is located off Carmel Road where it dead ends just south of I-485 near Ballantyne and backs up to McAlpine Creek. There are no through roads, so traffic is kept to a minimum.
It is only 3-4 miles to Ballantyne Village, Toringdon and Carolina Place/Highway 51. Even though Walden on Carmel is adjacent to I-485, the Johnston Road access ramp is about 3 miles away, as you have to pass over I-485 and take Carmel to Johnston roads.
Uptown Charlotte is approximately 12-16 miles from Walden on Carmel, depending on the route - I-485 to I-77 or Park Road. SouthPark is a quick 15 minutes from the neighborhood.
Being an older neighborhood built in the 1980s, Walden on Carmel does not offer resort-style amenities common in newer neighborhoods. However, the McAlpine Creek Greenway loops around the back of the neighborhood and offers miles of trails.
Homes in Walden on Carmel are sized from about 1,500-2,000 square feet on lots of 0.2-0.3 of an acre. There are a mix of ranch and 2-story, split-level homes. Most of the homes are wood or cedar shake sided and have 2-car, front-load garages.
A total of 6 homes sold in Walden on Carmel in the last 12 months for an average sales price of $197,475 and $113 per square foot. Those sales averaged nearly 98% of list price.
The lowest sales price in the neighborhood was $141,000 and highest was $233,850.