Market Trends & Data

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McAdenville NC - Market Trends & DataThe Town of McAdenville comprises an area of 1.5 square miles along the shorelines of the South Fork of the Catawba River. Contained within an area of more than 85 acres are numerous historically significant structures that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. This designation will ensure that McAdenville will maintain its quaint character and that the history of this small town is preserved for generations to come.

Demographic Trends

  • Eighty-five percent (85%) of the population of McAdenville is under 64 years of age. The average age of residents within a five-mile radius is 39.
  • More than 23 percent of the residents within McAdenville are under the age of 17, with steady increases in the number of children and families expected to continue. Families find McAdenville's quality of life and nearby access to numerous high-quality and diverse educational offerings extremely appealing.
  • Population growth within the five-mile radius of McAdenville has increased in recent years by nearly 10 percent.
  • Average household income within a five-mile radius of McAdenville is $58,452 compared to $39,184 in North Carolina and $41,994 in the United States.
  • Average value of homes sold in McAdenville in the past six months is $200,400 compared to the average in North Carolina of $135,000 and in the United States of $152,000.
  • Census and IRS data confirm an out migration of residents, specifically young growing families and active seniors, from Mecklenburg County to adjacent outlying counties - positioning McAdenville for growth driven by the appeal of its lower property and sales taxes, its ideal proximity to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and its wealth of recreational opportunities for residents.

Traffic Flow Data and Trends

  • More than 35,000 vehicles daily on 1-85 having immediate access to McAdenville at exit 23.
  • More than 10,000 vehicles daily through Historic Business District in McAdenville on Hwy 7/Main Street.
  • More than 600,000 visitors drive through McAdenville to view the lights of Christmas Town USA during each December.

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than a 15 minute drive from McAdenville due to the town’s proximity to NC Hwy 74, I-485 and I-85.
    • More than 700 domestic flights daily with nonstop service to 142 destinations around the world
    • Direct nonstop international flights to Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Grand Cayman Islands, Germany, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Spain.
    • Addition of Southwest Airlines in 2013 for low-cost fares to more than 78 popular destinations including Orlando, FL.
  • NC Hwy 74 (Wilkinson Blvd) connector plans with the Monroe bypass turnpike is expected to shorten the drive to the beach to under four hours.
  • Access to Hwy 321 via I-85 provides for a 90 minute drive to popular NC mountain locations.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau (2010),, Statistic Brain (Home Values – NC), City Data, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.


Playing a Part in Redevelopment
“We are thrilled to play a part in the redevelopment of McAdenville’s historic commercial district. We hope to play a key role in the future draw for the region, along with the recently opened salon, the new bridge and future trail system. We want to be a part of the town’s continued growth, blending the authentic and historic with some outstanding amenities."

Jim Bailey, Co-Owner,
McAdenville Table and Market


Growing in Sucess
"McAdenville is rapidly growing and we want to be a part of that success. Our hope is that 115 Main will serve as another proof point to showcase why this town is quickly turning into one of the most desired areas in Gaston County."

Mona Fore, Owner
115 Main Gifts and Provisions 

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This is a summary report on 5, 10, and 15 minute drive times from the center of town.