Living in Pineville, N.C.

    Once Mecklenburg County’s overlooked suburban town, Pineville has truly come into its own over the past half-decade.

    A host of new shops, taprooms and restaurants have transformed the quaint downtown into a destination. The weekly downtown farmer’s market also gives Pineville a real small-town feel.

    There’s plenty of room to grow. Pineville’s town limits include acres of undeveloped land that are slowly but surely turning into new construction neighborhoods. An old historic mill will also one day become a premier live-work-play development.

    Pineville offers convenient access to I-485 and I-77 and is home to its own hospital. Charlotte Area Transit System is now eying a path to bring the Blue Line light rail through the heart of Pineville into Ballantyne.

    If you’re looking for small-town, suburban living at a reasonable price, it’s a good time to bet on Pineville.

    Vitals

    Population: 8,418

    Commute distance to Uptown: 25 minutes

    Median age: 37.5

    Median household income: $48,125

    Median home value: $183,100

    Average rent: $956

    Things to do in Pineville

    Pintville. This downtown taproom offers some of the top beers from around the world. Lounge at an outside table or take a sixer to go. Details.

    Global Restaurant & Bar. This spot from an award-winning chef is great for date night or a weeknight bite. The downstairs is more casual, while the upstairs offers a nearly fine-dining experience. Details.

    OooWee BBQ. Launched as a food truck, this local barbecue joint is best known for its innovative “BBQ Sundae.” details.

    President James K. Polk State Historic Site. Learn about the nation’s 11th president and see what his birthplace looked like. Details.

    Pineville real estate

    Pineville is one of the few places in Mecklenburg County with room for significant new construction. Two top builders are developing new homes in the McCullough subdivision, with offerings ranging from the mid-$200,000s to $350,000 or more.

    The town also has numerous established neighborhoods at a range of price points.