Charlotte Real Estate and More


Charlotte NC Light Rail is a HUGE Success!


Charlotte NC Light Rail Is a HUGE Success!


LYNX map










Connectivity is key (hence the name, LYNX) in getting the city's south end into the city during rush hours.  The Charlotte NC light rail is a huge success!  In keeping with Charlotte's cat theme (Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats, CATS [Charlotte Area Transit System]), our new light rail, LYNX, has become our new favorite means of transportation in the city! 

In November, 2007, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) began operation of the 9.6-mile LYNX Blue Line light rail, after having been under construction since February, 2005. The LYNX fleet includes sixteen Avanto light rail cars built by Siemens. The line extends from Uptown Charlotte southward to Pineville and runs almost parallel to I-77. Previously used by the Charlotte Trolley, a heritage streetcar operation that also runs in tandem service with the LYNX trains.

city view with LYNX

Recently, the city has been dealing with complaints that there is not enough space in the 'Park and Ride' lots in the proximal areas of the line.  What a testimonial for the city's use of this wonderful new system for our City--Charlotteans ARE riding and loving every minute of it!  We've seen and heard of several people leaving the same location at the same time and those taking the train arrive earlier, refreshed and having even completed a little work on their laptop along the way!  Those driving were more 'stressed' from the traffic (and probably the knowledge that they were losing the race!) and said that they wished that they could have completed a little work while sitting in traffic.

As of July, 2008 the LYNX system provides service to 15 stations between uptown Charlotte and I-485 at South Blvd.  Many of the bus routes are timed to connect with the trains at the Blue Line stations, making it accessible to work, to shopping or wherever you need to be!  

This model is patterned by those in Houston, Texas, and has also been ordered by the city of Portland, Oregon. Charlotteans have enthusiastically embraced the light rail after much ado about county expenditures to build the system. This was demonstrated by the opening month’s records of carrying over 9,000 passenger trips per day. CATS projects over 18,000 passenger riders by the year 2025. Visit Charlotte Center City Partners website for a LYNX interactive map.                                                                                                                                         Photo by Jon Bell

Uptown Conv Ctr Station


Real estate surrounding the light rail stations has shown a boost in sales prices, contributing, once again, to Charlotte’s smart plans to maintain economic stability. Rush hour traffic and major sporting events in the Uptown area as well as concerts and other functions at the arena, are contributory to our much needed new light rail as well as its early success.



Photo by Todd Sumlin

light rail close up

The LYNX line shares its track with the
Charlotte Trolley from the Atherton Mill station to the 7th Street station. The 9.6 mile opening phase is planned to expand to reach 36th Street by 2013 and I-485 at UNCC by 2018. With 14 stations planned, the corridor will be 14 miles long by 2018. Come ride the light rail and check out our beautiful city with me--we'll take a tour of some of our gorgeous homes while you're here!

Debe in Charlotte

Copyright © 2008 By Debe Maxwell, All Rights Reserved.. *Charlotte NC Light Rail is a HUGE Success*

Charlotte Real Estate and Relocation Specialist

Debe Maxwell offers many years of experience helping those relocating to the Charlotte area as well as providing an aggressive marketing strategy for homes for sale in Charlotte.  If you're relocating to Charlotte, Debe will help you locate the perfect Charlotte neighborhood first, then locate the perfect home for sale which fits your lifestyle and your budget to at 't.' 

Search Charlotte Neighborhoods
Search all Charlotte Real Estate and Homes for Sale

For your relocation needsemail Debe or give her a call today!

Mobile: (704) 491-3310
Fax:      (704) 749-9531

We know Charlotte real estate.  Let the Savvy team do the work for YOU!


The Maxwell House Group Charlotte NC


  Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

 (THE best Charlotte home search available - no kidding!)

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents 


Charlotte CRS Agent

Debe Maxwell, Realtor®/Broker/CRS

RE/MAX Executive
Direct:  (704) 491-3310


               Search Charlotte Neighborhoods      Search Charlotte Homes for Sale       Relocate to Charlotte NC

                               Things to do in Charlotte NC     Charlotte Real Estate Information


Charlotte Real Estate on Pinterest  FacebookFollow me on TwitterYou Tube  Connect with me on LinkedInSubscribe to my RSS feedCharlotte Real Estate on Pinterest

subscribe to my Active Rain BlogEmail meSearch Charlotte NC MLS

Disclosure of material contained within

Get Charlotte's Best Home Search App
Download Charlotte's hottest new app for up-to-the-minute listings and the most accurate neighborhood information available on the web!


Comment balloon 8 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • July 11 2008 07:24PM
Charlotte NC Light Rail is a HUGE Success!
Charlotte NC Light Rail Is a HUGE Success! Connectivity is key (hence the name, LYNX) in getting the city's south end into the city during… more
Charlotte NC MYERS PARK History and Demographics
M yers Park one of Charlotte’s premier neighborhoods is one of Charlotte's finest planned suburbs. This information, Charlotte NC Myers Park history and demographics, is based on extensive research on the area with a goal to provide clients… more
End of Quarter Business Tasks (AKA: Dotting Your i's and Crossing…
End of Quarter Business Tasks (AKA: Dotting Your i's and Crossing Your t's)! End of Quarter Business Tasks (AKA: Dotting Your i's and Crossing Your t's )! It's that time again--time to take a moment to prepare for the last half of the year! 2008… more
Charlotte NC-Stars, Stripes and Pops
Charlotte NC-Stars, Stripes and Pops Charlotte NC-Stars, Stripes and Pops What better way can you think to celebrate your Fourth of July in Charlotte NC-Stars, Stipes and Pops .. more
Charlotte NC SouthPark's Phillips Place
Charlotte NC SouthPark's Phillips Place Phillips Place located in the SouthPark area of Charlotte NC, is redefining the art of shopping. Specialty retail, awesome apparel and upscale… more
Charlotte North Carolina-Whiskey River
Nestled between the massive rising steel of Uptown Charlotte and the Bobcats Timewarner Arena, you'll find one of Charlotte's newest buildings, the EpiCentre. The EpiCentre is a 53-story complex on College… more
Charlotte NC Schools
Public school information at the CMS (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools) site, has a thorough list of elementary, middle and high schools with rankings, demographics, and individual school websites. Homeschool information can be… more
Charlotte NC Luxury Real Estate - Stonecroft Neighborhood
Location, location, luxury Charlotte NC luxury real estate : Stonecroft neighborhood, located in coveted South Charlotte is easily accessible to Charlotte's major arteries-- Colony, Rea & Providence Roads as well as I-485. Minutes… more
Charlotte, NC, A Beautiful North Carolina City
Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina Charlotte offers the best mix of an emerging city: economic vitality opportunity and culture The region is sonorous with history culture and tradition—yet young, exuberant, constantly… more
Charlotte, NC: Arts Abounds at Spirit Square
First Baptist Church, erected in the early 1900’s, was designed by J. M. McMichael of Harrisburg, PA. The central element of the structure (which has no steeple) is the Byzantine dome, similar to New York City’s Madison Square Presbyterian Church. … more