Located along Interstate 85 just minutes from downtown Charlotte, the city of Belmont is one of the most desirable communities in North Carolina to live. With its excellent quality of life, Southern hospitality, and picturesque Main Street, people who live in Belmont apartments for rent enjoy all of the warmth and carefree traits of a small town with the amenities of the largest city in the state nearby. The city is also home to beautiful Belmont Abbey College.
Despite the city's growth and impressive residential and business ethics, Belmont is committed to community togetherness, civic pride, and remaining a perfect place to raise a family.
Although Cherokee Native Americans had been living in the area for centuries, European settlements didn't begin in Belmont until Dutch immigrant James Kuykendall came to the area in the 1750s. Belmont remained a small agricultural town until the turn of the 20th century, with a population of only 145 at the time.
Today, the city is home to more than 10,000 residents, according to statistics from the 2010 census, showing the remarkable expansion of Belmont over the past century. The city is showing no signs of slowing down either, according to City-Data. Based on the site's data, Belmont's population jumped by more than 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, demonstrating that the city will continue to grow and prosper. Belmont is an affordable place to call home as well, with a cost of living index that is more than 7 points below the national average.
There is something for everyone in Belmont. If you adore flowers and horticulture, you can visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. If you are more of an outdoorsman, Belmont is also home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and boasts plenty of excitement with whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. However, residents and visitors here adore the historic downtown in Belmont, which is home to quaint boutiques and charming local eateries.
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