South Charlotte Newcomers!

Great happenin's in Charlotte, NC!

FINDING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE IN CHARLOTTE NC December 12, 2012

CHRISTAMS TREE LOT

Finding the perfect Christmas tree is a wonderful tradition for many families. Charlotte offers Christmas tree adventures for those who want to choose and cut their own tree and tree stands for those who prefer to choose a family tree without the lumberman experience.
At Little Switzerland Fraser Firs, you choose the tree that you want from an extensive selection, and they cut (or you cut with our hand saw) and prepare the tree (including baling) for travel to your home.
Little Switzerland Fraser Firs will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 1:00-5:00 PM on Sundays for the 2012 Christmas Tree season:
http://www.littleswitzerlandfraserfirs.com

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village Tree Farm Open DAILY 9am-5pm until Dec 23rd
Sundays 11am-5pm. The Elf Village is open Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm.
When you arrive at the Farm you first decide which Christmas tree to choose and cut or select a pre-cut tree. Then, on weekends, from Friday thru Monday, the elves and Santa return from the North Pole to roll out the fun. At the Elf Village kids listen to elf tales, create Christmas crafts, write then mail Christmas wish lists…or tell it to Santa in person.
There are several tree lots in the Charlotte area to take the family and choose the very best Christmas tree for 2012.
Simpson’s tree lot (Pineville-Matthews Road near Johnston Road)
• HillBilly Produce Market tree lot (Park Road at Quail Corners shopping strip
• Lowe’s (South Boulevard at Iverson Way)
• Simpson’s tree lot (South Kings Drive)
• Lil Grandfather Mountain tree farm (Highway 18, 120 miles from Ft. Mill)
• HillBilly Produce Market tree lot (Arboretum on Providence Road)

Maybe you would like to support a small business or charity and want to buy a tree from a church.It’ll cost you more to do that, but you’re supporting a church and maybe a charity as well.At the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church lot, for example, all proceeds go to CSS Pregnancy and Adoption Support Programs. The lot at St. Ann’s Church in Dilworth proceeds benefit seven organizations, including Holy Angels, Friendship Trays and Rachel’s Vineyard. St. Gabriel Catholic Church (Providence Road) also has a tree lot.

The perfect Christmas tree quest is an important family adventure and easily accomplished with the many choice tree sites available in the Charlotte area!

Advertisements
 

CHARLOTTE FALLS INTO BRILLIANT COLOR October 11, 2012

Autumn is a visual feast for North Carolinians! In North Carolina, you’ll find vibrant autumn color from the first weeks of October through early November. Our brilliant annual show of bright reds, vivid oranges and deep golds meanders its way down to Charlotte, starting at higher elevations such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain and slowly ripples down through mountains, foothills and Piedmont in the weeks that follow.

 North Carolina’s earliest and most vibrant fall foliage occurs in the beautiful mountains, located in the western part of the state, with leaf admirers enjoying spectacular fall color a little later in the season in many areas of the North Carolina Piedmont, including Charlotte.

Newcomers to Charlotte are often heard saying “It is so green”! Our beautiful green trees that give us such a spectacular show in the fall are no mistake. The City of Charlotte Tree Ordinance Originally adopted in 1978, protects trees in the public right of way, and those on private property as they relate to development. The Ordinance also requires tree planting with new construction. Charlotte takes great pride in maintaining its beauty by adhering to environmental regulations and preserving aesthetic standards!

The neighborhoods in Charlotte, whether the newer Ballantyne area or in the older, more historic sections of the city, are all breathtaking in the fall! Take the time this fall to drive or take a stroll down some of Charlotte’s most beautiful tree lined streets. Just taking a quick trip to the neighborhood grocery store down Ballantyne Commons Parkway in South Charlotte can be a delightful diversion when you are surrounded by the amazing kaleidoscope of trees along the way. Myers Park neighborhood is popular for its canopy of majestic oak trees and elegant homes. Dilworth is also one of Charlotte’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Throughout Dilworth you will find families enjoying the convenience of long sidewalks and front porches to admire the wonderful view of their colorful yards.

Enjoy the feel of crisp fall weather in Charlotte! You just need to roll the car windows, take a stroll or eat outside to admire the wondrous sight of brilliant color slowly unfolding as Charlotte welcomes the fall season!

www.southcharlotteliving.com