Starmount (Charlotte neighborhood)

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Starmount
Coordinates: 35°08′16″N 80°52′29″W / 35.137667°N 80.874646°W / 35.137667; -80.874646Coordinates: 35°08′16″N 80°52′29″W / 35.137667°N 80.874646°W / 35.137667; -80.874646
Country United States
State North Carolina
CountyMecklenburg County
CityCharlotte
Council District6
Annexed1965–1974[1]
Government
 • City CouncilTariq Bokhari[2]
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
28210
Area codes704, 980

Starmount is a predominantly residential neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Located along South Boulevard, it is between Sharon Road West and Emerywood Drive, with the Little Sugar Creek its eastern border. Consisting of nearly 1,400 homes, it is one of the largest established neighborhoods and is known for its ranch-style or split-level brick bungalow homes.[3]

History[edit]

Starmount was constructed during the early 1960s by Ervin Construction Company. Phase One of construction took place primarily from Starbrook Drive south to Sherbourne, then spread north towards Archdale Drive at Phase Two. Homes were built using true pine 2 x 4s, hardwood floors and brick construction. A great portion of the neighborhood is made up of 1,200-1,500 sq. ft. ranch-style, but there are also many split-level, two-story, and basement homes of 2,400 sq ft (220 m2) and larger.[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

Starmount has three other residential subdivisions within its area, they are: Lennox Square, Park South Station, and Starmount Cove. Several large apartment complexes can also be found at Sharon Lakes Road.

Transportation infrastructure[edit]

Mass transit[edit]

The Lynx Blue Line, operated by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), has three stations with parking that are all located along South Boulevard:[4]

CATS also operates the following bus routes, all of which borders the neighborhood:[4]

  • #12 (South Boulevard)
  • #43 (Ballantyne)
  • #57 (Archdale/SouthPark)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlotte Explorer". City of Charlotte. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  2. ^ "Meet the Council". City of Charlotte. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Troop, Caleb (October 16, 2019). "Starmount: The new hot neighborhood for young Charlotteans?". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Charlotte Riders Guide" (PDF). CATS. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2021.