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Living in Mint Hill

Mint Hill was Mecklenburg County’s first town, established more than a decade before Charlotte was recognized in 1768. It remains a town steeped in history and beloved for its small-town values.

Once an isolated hamlet in eastern Mecklenburg horse country, Mint Hill has grown into a prominent suburb with plenty to offer on its own.

I-485 offers Mint Hill residents convenient access to the rest of the Charlotte region, but the town now boasts enough amenities that you don’t necessarily need to get on the highway.

Home values are buoyed by Mint Hill’s high-quality public and charter school options, and Town Hall has poured considerable resources into building out this all-American town’s Main Street.


Population: 25,600

Commute distance to Uptown: 35 minutes

Median age: 44.2

Median household income: $70,906

Median home sales price: $234,800

Average rent: $1,035

Things to do in Mint Hill

Joli Cheval Equestrian Center. This boarding and training facility is a throwback to Mint Hill’s history. Barn tours by appointment. Details.

Penny’s Place. This family-style restaurant dates back to 1936. Details.

Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House. Stop in for some wings or try one of their signature “libations.” Details.

Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park. This sprawling park is a true civic asset. Don’t miss the Korean War Veterans Memorial that honors North Carolinians who served. Details.

Mint Hill real estate

Mint Hill is still known as horse country, and you’ll find no shortage of farmhouses on large estates. Scores of newer developments are bringing colonials and craftsman-style homes with large lots and open floorplans.

Mint Hill offers some of the Charlotte area’s few remaining starter home communities, as well as larger estates when you’re ready to trade up.

Cover image by the town of Mint Hill