RE/MAX Signature Properties 7752 Gateway Lane ~ Concord, NC www.leighsells.com 704-688-5005 ~ 866-440-7136
or why you’ll love this home! • Built 1982
• 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms plus powder room • Updated kitchen and master bath • 1.01 acre wooded lot
• Two car, side load garage • New roof
• Crawl space foundation
• City water, community well
• Heat pump a/c and heat; electric water heater • Immaculate and well-maintained
Welcome Home! • This is NOT a cookie-cutter home! • Gleaming hardwood floors greet you as you enter the foyer area
• To the left, a sitting room with vaulted ceiling, custom windows and recessed lighting • To the right, a formal dining room with chair rail moulding
• Straight ahead, wait until you see the kitchen!!!
• Front sitting room with vaulted ceiling
• Leads into den or family room where the stone fireplace makes a beautiful focal point • Den has view of back yard and leads out to deck
• Updates include granite, hardwoods and stainless steel, plus recessed lighting
• A cook’s dream with smooth cooktop, double wall oven and built-in microwave • Breakfast area with French doors leading out to deck • Great natural lighting
The Master Suite
• Master bedroom with great natural ligthing • Two closets with custom storage
• Updated master bath with dual vanity, tiled jetted tub and separate shower
• Large secondary bedrooms with good closet space
• Additional full bath upstairs • Deck and storage shed in back yard--plus plenty of room to play!
• Convenient location just minutes from the interstate
• This unique home is move-in ready--make it yours today!
To see more photos or to get more information, visit us at www.leighsells.com
History of Concord, North Carolina
A story circulates about the origin of Concord in which two towns were vying to be made the county seat of the newly-created Cabarrus County. The powers that were decided to build a new town between those other two and make this new town the county seat, in order to bring Concord to the dispute. Thus, the town of Concord was founded. This story is also used as an explanation for why the name of the North Carolina town is pronounced like the word, rather than like Concord, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire ("conquered").
Concord is the county seat of Cabarrus County and a winner of the All-America City Award in 2004. It is located near the center of Cabarrus County, it is twenty miles northeast of Charlotte.
As of the census of 2000, there were 55,977 people, 20,962 households, and 14,987 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,085.3 people per square mile. There were 22,485 housing units at an average density of 435.9/sq mile.
There were 20,962 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,094, and the median income for a family was $53,571. The per capita income for the city was $21,523.
Out and About in Concord & Cabarrus County… REED GOLD MINE
Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. Admission to the mine is free. Activities include a mining documentary screening, underground mine tour, and Stamp Mill tour. The mine also offers gold panning from April to October. For more information, visit www.reedmine.com.
CONCORD MILLS MALL
A 1.4 million square-foot retail complex which opened in September 1999, Concord Mills offers over 200 stores, a 24-screen movie theater, Dave & Busters and Jeepers entertainment centers, and a NASCAR SpeedPark. For more information, visit www.concordmillsmall.com.
BACKING UP CLASSICS MUSEUM
Owned by Morrison Motors, the museum opened in Concord in 1970. The 18,000 square-foot museum features over 50 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars and motorcycles, a gift shop, and banquet, meeting and party facilities. For more information, visit www.morrisonmotorco.com.
KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL
Organized in 1995, the Minor League Class A Team is affiliated with the Chicago White Sox and is name for the late NASCAR racing legend and former owner Dale Earnhardt. The team plays in Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium in Kannapolis. For more information, visit www.intimidatorsbaseball.com.
OLD COURTHOUSE THEATRE
For more than 30 seasons, the Old Cabarrus Theatre has provided quality, professional performances to Cabarrus County and the surrounding region. Founded in the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, the company is now housed in the former First Baptist Church on Spring Street in Concord. For more information, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Originally built in 1938 and reconstructed after a fire in 1948, the single-screen Art Deco theatre located in Kannapolis now shows primarily second-run movies at discounted prices. For more information, visit www.gem-theatre.com.
In 2003, local businessman Hunter Huss revived the 80-year old creamery located in Concord and operated by the Burage family. Since then, the ice cream shop has become a steady favorite with locals and visitors. With over 25 flavors like “Moon Pie” and “Sliced Lemon”, the shop offers ice cream by the scoop, in a sundae or banana split, shakes and more. Visit them at 21 Union Street in Concord.
LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Don’t miss the excitement of racing close to the Lake Norman area. The speedway is home to NASCAR, IROC, IRL, World Karting, DIRT and Legends Car racing. Major NASCAR events are held in May and October. You can also ride around the track to get a perspective of racing. For more information, visit www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.
RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Richard Petty Driving Experience provides racing fans and thrill-seekers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 600 horsepower Winston Cup style stock car. Get in the action and get on the track. For more information, visit www.1800bepetty.com.
Out and About in Charlotte & Mecklenburg County… NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER
Open in summer 2006, the Whitewater Park sits on more than 300 acres of woodlands along the Catawba River for use as a rafting, canoeing, and kayaking sports and training center. The USNWC hosts World Cup competitions, Olympic Trials and international Olympic athletes working and training at the center. The center features a multiple channel artificial river, more than 11 miles of trails for mountain biking, running, and hiking, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, and a ropes course. For more information, visit www.usnwc.org.
CAROLINA HISTORIC AVIATION COMMISSION AIR MUSEUM
Air Museum and aircraft restoration facility. Call for hours and prices. For more information, visit www.carolinasaviation.org.
CHARLOTTE HISTORIC TROLLEY MUSEUM
Features photos, exhibits and trolley rides. Game day transportation begins two hours before and ends one hour after game time. Call for hours and prices. For more information, visit www.charlottetrolley.com.
CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
The Charlotte Museum of History offers audience-focused programs and exhibits, based on the people, buildings, stories and objects spanning the region’s history, while providing a historic context for understanding how conditions and decisions of the past impact the region today and shape its future. For more information, visit www.charlottemuseum.org.
One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation Discovery Place provides ever-changing entertaining facilities of a variety of experiences in science. Call for hours and prices. For more information, visit www.discoveryplace.org.
Founded by Rick Hendrick over two decades ago Hendrick Motorsports has fielded some of the most famous names in NASCAR in its Chevrolets. For more information, visit www.hendrickmotorsports.com.
JEFF GORDON RACING SCHOOL
Drive an authentic Nextel Cup car on the same super speedways the pros race on. You can drive actual race driven Nextel Cup cars, driven by NASCAR favorites including 4-time NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip, Matt Kenseth and others. This is as close as you’ll ever get to driving in the Nextel Cup series. For more information, visit www.jeffgordonracingschool.com.
LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
Charlotte’s only regional history museum focusing on the New South period. An interactive museum currently featuring changing and traveling exhibits that offer a real and poignant view of Charlotte’s past. People of all ages will find the hands-on history educational and entertaining. It is the only museum in the country concentrating exclusively on New South history. For more information, visit www.museumofthenewsouth.org.
MINT MUSEUM OF ART
North Carolina’s first art museum with American and European paintings, pre-Columbian art, regional crafts, historic costumes, African art, golf coins minted in Charlotte and one of Americas outstanding collections of pottery and porcelain. One of the premiere fine arts museums of the Southeast. For more information, visit www.mintmuseum.org.
MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN
An renovation of the five-story Montaldo’s department store, designed by Charlotte architect Louis Asbury in 1953. The museum’s permanent collection documents the evolution of craft. Featuring the technical virtuosity and inspirations of craft artists from all over showcased in this museum. For more information, visit www.mintmuseum.org.
PARAMOUNT’S CAROWINDS WATER AND THEME PARK
The Carolinas’ premier 100-acre water and theme park has more than 100 attractions for all ages including thrilling rides, like TOP GUN: The Jet Coaster; musical revues and shows; Zoom Zone children’s area; Water Works water park; concerts and special events; and year-round campground. Park operates from early spring to early fall. Water Works operates through the summer months. For more information, visit www.carowinds.com.
Out and About in Huntersville & Mecklenburg County LATTA PLANTATION
Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in Huntersville. Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self-guided. For more information, visit www.lattaplantation.org.
CAROLINA RAPTOR CENTER
Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured, and orphaned raptors and research. The center offers curriculum programs for school groups, tours for visitors, and several annual festivals. For more information, visit www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.
AMAZING MAIZE MAZE-RURAL HILL
With a growing interest in rural tourism in the U.S., The Amazing Maize Maze has been recognized as a new twist on an oldtime family entertainment and a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages. The Maze has all of the elements to illustrate that victory can be achieved through bravery, audacity, planning and perseverance. The Maze will challenge your skills in problem solving. For more information, visit www.ruralhillfarm.org/maze.
DUKE ENERGY’S ENERGY EXPLORIUM
Offering hands-on energy exhibits, a Lake Norman movie, outdoor picnic facility, and a one-mile nature trail along Lake Norman. For more information, visit www.duke-energy.com/visitor-centers/energyexplorium.asp.
JOE GIBBS RACING
The newly expanded Joe Gibbs Racing Souvenir Store is located inside the JGR Raceshop in Huntersville NC. The Joe Gibbs Racing Souvenir Store offers exclusive merchandise you will not find anyplace else as well as the more popular items no NASCAR fan should be without. For more information, visit www.joegibbsracing.com.
Out and About in Cornelius & Mecklenburg County… EXTREME TOYS SPEEDPARK
Offering Go-Karting, Heat Races, Race Training, 18-hole Mini-Golf , Video Arcade room and meeting rooms for your parties or business group meetings. For more information, visit www.extremetoysspeedpark.com.
Raceworld, USA consists of a skywalk through the facility, live pit road practice sessions and team training, movies, retail store, restaurant and more including a 40-space private motor coach area. Open Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Raceworld USA offers over 60,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and event space. We host events ranging from 10 – 1,000 guests amidst the exciting atmosphere of a working NASCAR team. Thousands of guests each week experience the rare opportunity to see what it takes to get a team to the track for each race. Michael Waltrip opens his doors and provides access generally reserved for the NASCAR elite. Everyone is a VIP at Raceworld USA! For more information, visit www.raceworldusa.net.
Out and About in Mooresville & Iredell County… LAZY 5 RANCH
A privately owned exotic animal drive-thru in Mooresville, the Lazy 5 Ranch offers a 3.5 mile safari ride to view over 750 animals from six continents. Patrons may drive their own cars or purchase horse-drawn wagon tours. The ranch also includes petting areas, a blacksmithing shop, gift store, horse barn, playground, and picnic areas. For more information, visit www.lazyfiveranch.com.
DALE EARNHARDT INC.
Experience his vision - highlighting the careers of Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Steve Park. A tribute to one of the greatest in racing history. For more information, visit www.daleearnhardtinc.com.
MEMORY LANE MOTORSPORTS & HISTORICAL AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
Recognized for their outstanding achievement in the preservation of automotive history. The museum boasts 60 vintage race cars and 60 additional vintage cars. For more information, visit www.memorylaneautomuseum.com.
NORTH CAROLINA AUTO RACING HALL OF FAME
Our Mission is to celebrate and enhance the rich heritage of motorsports and its cultural contributions to our lives. The museum is dedicated to all types of racing, features over 35 race cars on display. Relive racing’s greatest moments in the Goodyear MiniTheater now featuring “NASCAR’s Greatest Drivers” narrated by Dr. Jerry Punch, filmed at the Hall of Fame. You can also simply stroll by the many showcases and displays. For more information, visit www.ncarhof.com.
Out and About in Gastonia & Gaston County… SCHIELE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & PLANETARIUM
Enjoy the area’s largest Natural History Museum and Gift Shop 10 minutes from Center City Charlotte via I-85 South. Visit exhibition galleries featuring North American habitats and wildlife. Take a new look at the universe in the state-of-the-art planetarium or walk our half-mile nature trail through 16 acres of piedmont forest to an 18th century backcountry farm and Native American Village. For more information, visit www.schielemuseum.org.
Out and About in Lexington & Davidson County… RICHARD CHILDRESS VINEYARDS
Operated by NASCAR race team owner Richard Childress, the 65-acre vineyard in the Yadkin Valley offers visitors tours of the wine production process, a gift shop, wine tastings, and dinners. For more information, visit www.childressvineyards.com.
Out and About in Stanly County… BADIN LAKE
The Badin Reservoir area is a welcoming spot for fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking. Managed by Uwharrie National Forest, the 5,350-acre lake was built in 1917 by the Aluminum Company of America. It has one free boat ramp for boat launching and a three-site campground for tents and campers.
Built in 1938, the single-screen Badin Road Drive-In offers parking for 700 cars and FM stereo audio access. Located at 2411 Badin Road in Albemarle. Call 704-983-4882 for more information.
MORROW MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
Located in the Uwharrie Mountains, the park offers canoe and rowboat rentals, fishing, educational exhibits, swimming, camping, hiking, picnicking facilities and the historical homestead of Dr. Francis Kron. For more information, visit www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momo/main.php.
Out and About in Salisbury & Rowan County… HISTORIC SALISBURY
Visit our community located in the heart of North Carolina. Discover why our proud heritage and old-fashioned Southern hospitality makes us more than just a whistle stop. From railroading and Civil War heritage to exotic animals and plentiful recreation areas, Rowan County offers activities and attractions the whole family will enjoy. For more information, visit www.visitsalisburync.com.
NC TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
Take a 25 minute train ride around the museums 57 acres. View diesel and steam engines in the Roundhouse, see classic cars in our bumper to bumper exhibit and learn how transportation progress helped build North Carolina. For more information, visit www.nctrans.org.
RE/MAX Signature Properties 7752 Gateway Lane ~ Concord, NC www.leighsells.com 704-688-5005 ~ 866-440-7136