Highland Creek, Huntersville top Opendoor list of Charlotte metro's most popular areas with homebuyers

Opendoor’s latest analysis of the most popular Charlotte-area ZIP codes among homebuyers showed new hot pockets gain ground in the first half of the year.

Four ZIP codes have joined the top 10 list — 29715 in Fort Mill; 29732 in Rock Hill; 28227 in east Charlotte/Mint Hill; and 28210 in south Charlotte, which covers the Quail Hollow and Beverly Woods neighborhoods and portions of SouthPark.

That knocked off the following ZIP codes, each of which appeared on the 2022 list: 29707 in the Fort Mill/Indian Land area; 28215 in east Charlotte; 28214 in west Charlotte; and 28110 in Monroe.

Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN), an online residential real estate company, compiled its list of the 10 most popular ZIP codes in the Charlotte metro area by analyzing Multiple Listing Service data. It ranked ZIP codes based on the total number of homes to go under contract within 90 days of listing in 2023. Opendoor pulled the data on May 1.

The local ZIP code that landed at No. 2 on the 2022 list moved into the top spot this year. Charlotte’s 28269 ZIP code, which covers Highland Creek and other neighborhoods in the northern area of the city, placed at No. 1 on the newest list.

It was followed by the 28078 ZIP code in Huntersville at No. 2, which slid from the No. 1 spot last year.

Here’s the full list of the Charlotte metro’s top 10 ZIP codes in 2023:

  1. 28269 – North Charlotte, in the Highland Creek area
  2. 28078 – Huntersville
  3. 28277 – South Charlotte, in the Ballantyne area
  4. 28205 – East Charlotte
  5. 28027 – Concord
  6. 29715 – Fort Mill
  7. 28173 – Waxhaw
  8. 29732 – Rock Hill
  9. 28227 – East Charlotte/Mint Hill
  10. 28210 – South Charlotte, including Quail Hollow, Beverly Woods and portions of SouthPark

Like last year, the data indicated a continued preference among Charlotte homebuyers for suburban living, as communities away from the heart of the city typically offer more space, private settings, outdoor activities and affordable housing.

Many of the ZIP codes above also cover a larger geographic footprint than others closer to center city, which could lead to a higher contract count.

As part of the report, Opendoor in May surveyed about 300 current and prospective homebuyers and sellers in the Charlotte, Atlanta and Dallas-Forth Worth markets. Sixty-two percent of Charlotte residents said they believe people are moving here due to the strong job market. For 33% of sellers looking to move, the inability to find a new home in their preferred neighborhood was a top concern. Another 72% of overall respondents said they think bidding wars and multiple competitive offers from buyers will continue.

Those surveyed were at least 25 years old, had a household income of $50,000 or more and were considered the household real estate decision-makers.


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