There are several different builders and price points in Antiquity. That Cunnane is involved in the amenities will assure that it is quality http://www.cunnanegroup.com/community_antiquity Antiquity will have up to 1000 single family and multi-family homes priced from the high 200's to low 500's when completed. The town homes are all brick and homes are a nice mix with a southern style and flair with big wrap around porches and columns.
The Cornelius community features offers a 1500 seat amphitheater, 30 acre park, community pool, a life size checkerboard and splash fountain and an $800,000 wooded covered bridge . People walk or ride bikes 9 small parks throughout Antiquity.
Antiquity is close to Birkdale for shopping and eating, 14 miles from Uptown Charlotte and just a few miles from Lake Norman. There is a great streetscape and plans for Antiquity shopping and restaurants - which usually come after there are enough rooftops and residents to support them. The LYNX light rail extension will probably happen after the connection to the University area is made. 2034 is the current projected full build out completion date.
Bottom line is that Antiquity should be a great place to live for years to come. Services and transportation will arrive, but it could take years or even decades. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
I too have moved from South Florida to the Lake Norman area. My wife and I have lived in the area for 14 years with our triplet boys and really love the area. I have helped many people buying around Lake Norman and can do the same for you. Antiquity is a nice community that is in close proximity to the highway, Davidson and restaurants. However, there are a number of very desirable neighborhoods throughout the Lake Norman region. I agree with John in that it could be years before you see the railway become active. If you like just send me your criteria for a home and I can get you started on a client gateway that will update daily on homes that come on the market. Also, you can visit our site at http://www.lakenormanwaterfrontrealestate.com
I think the lightrail coming up that way will be years from now due to many setbacks on the expansion. Please feel free to call or email me directly to discuss your potential relocation, I will help guide you to figure out where the best spot for you and your family may be.
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