Highland Creek (Charlotte neighborhood)
The Highland Creek subdivision in North Carolina is one of the largest in the state. It is home to approximately 13,000 residents.
The community features an 18-hole golf course, five community swimming pools, parks, playgrounds and walking trails. It spans over two counties: Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. Highland Creek also straddles two cities: Charlotte and Concord. The city of Concord completed the annexation of its portion of Highland Creek in June 2007.
Recreation and amenities
In addition to the 18-hole Highland Creek Golf Club, the subdivision includes the following amenities:
Five swimming pools:
- Prosperity Park Pool
- Christenbury Pool
- Clarke Creek Pool
- The Sports Club – 2 pools including water slides and a shallow “kiddie” pool
Highland Creek has six tennis courts:
- Prosperity Park Tennis Courts(4)
- Clarke Creek Tennis Courts(2)
The Sports Club has a Fitness Center and community gathering area that’s used for such occasions as receptions, martial arts instruction and massages. The Sports Club Fitness Center now has five new Life Fitness treadmills, three ellipticals and two new rowing ergometers. There are several basketball and volleyball courts in the neighborhood and a park that’s used for outdoor movies in the spring and summer.
Highland Creek employs a private security firm and off-duty police officers to patrol the subdivision. The annual homeowners’ association dues are $648.00 as of 1/1/2018. The average annual HOA for area neighborhoods with substantially similar amenities is $929.00 as of 6/22/07.
Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup races each year, is less than 5 miles (8.0 km) away. North Carolina’s number one tourist attraction, Concord Mills Mall is just 2 miles (3.2 km) from Highland Creek.
Uptown Charlotte is about a 30-minute drive South from Highland Creek. Many residents commute South to work at such businesses as Duke Energy and Bank of America each of which is headquartered in Charlotte. Wells Fargo, which purchased Wachovia in 2008, remains one of the city’s largest employers. The local area is also home to the Southern campus of TIAA CREF.