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Growth In Belmont

Belmont has seen a lot of growth as more people move there and commute to Charlotte. It's one of many communities in Gaston County that's seen property values and rents rise in recent years.
Erin Keever
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WFAE
Downtown Belmont, NC.

For years, those in the know have referred to Belmont as a hidden gem. Just down I-85 from Charlotte, Belmont started as a railroad and textile hub in the late 1880s and today is thriving with a burgeoning Main Street with restaurants and antique shops, a nearby college and the Daniel Stowe Botanical garden. There’s even talk of bringing trolley service back to town. Belmont is benefiting from the region’s growth and we look into how they’re handling it.

Guests
Adrian Miller - Assistant City Manager, City of Belmont

Chad Hutcheson - Executive Chef and Owner of The String Bean, a local restaurant

Brian Anderson - Owner of Happy Dog Café and lifelong Belmont resident