The City of Belmont is a small yet growing town within the Charlotte region that offers a great quality of life. Our town is where people enjoy strolling through our historical shops, grabbing a bite to eat at one of our many fine restaurants, or joining us for one our festivals downtown. We would love for you to come see and spend time with us.
Belmont rejoined North Carolina's Main Street Program in 2013 with the vision of connecting the East Belmont commercial districts to the Main Street commercial district and to boost the flow of people within our local shops. The Main Street Program is a state and national program consisting of downtown revitalization projects that focus on ways to use local historical assets to boost economic development. For more information visit the North Carolina Rural Development Commerce website.
Points of interest
The Downtown Belmont Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996. Roughly bounded by the former campus of Sacred Heart College, the Norfolk Southern Railway line, Main, Glenway, and Bryant streets, Keener Boulevard, and Central Avenue, the district covers 1,700 acres (6.9 km2).
Stowe Manor, at 217 South Central Avenue, is the 1920s mansion built for textile magnate S.P. Stowe.
The campus of Belmont Abbey has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District since 1973. The Abbey Basilica of Mary Help of Christians is the central feature of the campus. The monks of Belmont Abbey did much of the construction work themselves.
The Belmont Historical Society Cultural and Heritage Learning Center is located in the former R.L. Stowe home at 40 Catawba Street. Built in 1899, it is believed to be the third oldest home in Belmont.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is located just across the Catawba River from Belmont in Mecklenburg County. Situated on the east bank of the river, the Center is a non-profit outdoor recreation facility for whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. It opened for public use in 2006.
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Updated: 19th January, 2019 4:08 PM.