Welcome to Belmont
Belmont is a charming waterside town on the scenic banks of Lake Wylie and the Catawba River. Nestled amid the rolling hills and verdant forests of Gaston County around 13 miles to Charlotte’s west, this city has a quaint small-town feel with a charming historic downtown.
Belmont’s real estate mix includes elegant single-family homes in established neighborhoods and private waterfront gated communities. Homes are a mix of old and new properties ranging from classic ranches to magnificent contemporary homes with exceptional architecture and interior design.
What to Love
● Charming waterside setting
● Historic downtown area
● Quaint small-town feel
● Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
People & Lifestyle
Belmont is the city where Southern charm blossoms. The community was known as Garibaldi Station until the 1880s when its name was changed to Belmont—meaning beautiful mountain—to reflect its views of the majestic Crowders Mountain. Belmont had less than 150 residents at the turn of the 20th century, but the following decades saw thousands move in to work in the city’s burgeoning textile industry. Textiles are no longer the bedrock of Belmont’s economy, and many of the city’s residents commute into Charlotte for work. I-85 provides a convenient link to Charlotte and Belmont is just seven miles west of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Belmont is full of inviting local businesses in quaint historic buildings. Nellie’s Southern Kitchen serves classic Southern comfort eats alongside signature cocktails, beer, and wine. The restaurant is owned by Belmont’s musical superstars the Jonas Brothers, and the dishes are based on recipes passed down to them by their grandmother Nellie Jonas. This happening eatery has an industrial-chic interior and a rooftop bar with a fireplace. Old Stone Steakhouse offers traditional steakhouse dining in a converted police station. Their menu includes mouthwatering USDA Choice steaks, gourmet half-pound burgers, jumbo lump crab cakes, and other fresh seafood items. Old Stone also has different drink deals every night of the week. Behind Old Stone, sister concept bar The Jailhouse serves an extensive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails in what was once the police station’s jail. The String Bean is a stylish Southern bistro with a menu of artisanal burgers, sandwiches, salads, and creative appetizers and entrées served alongside a great choice of wine and craft beer. Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse and Grill is a hip watering hole offering a steampunk twist on a traditional English pub. They have 52 beers on draft as well as handcrafted cocktails, Californian and imported wines, and tasty pub grub, including steaks, burgers, flatbreads, and brunch specials.
Things to Do
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a beautiful expanse of rolling meadows, woodlands, and spectacular landscaped gardens covering 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie. There are eight themed areas within the botanical garden dedicated to different plant types. Popular exhibits include an Orchid Conservatory, a Canal Garden and Four Seasons Garden that change throughout the year, and a colorful Perennial Garden. Stowe Park is another gorgeous green space in Downtown Belmont. This park features a large fountain, peaceful walking paths, and two children’s play areas. The Friday Night Live summer concert series takes place on Main Street with musical performances scheduled every Friday evening between April and July 4th. Alongside the free concerts, you can enjoy refreshments from food trucks and a beverage garden. South Point Boat Ramp is your starting point for adventures on Lake Wylie.
Belmont is served by the Gaston County Schools District.