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Byrums Grill – Part of What Make McLean Great (Belmont NC)

Categories: Belmont, Good Info to Know, McLean | Posted: September 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Byrums Grill – Part of What Make McLean Great (Belmont NC)

The top 10 Reasons why Overlake at McLean is a great neighborhood would be an easy list to complete. But, the list would not be complete without including Byrums Grill.

Like Cheers, Byrums is the kind of place where everyone knows your name and that is part of what makes it so special. Byrums is about 3 miles north of Overlake at McLean and the corner of S New Hope Rd and Armstrong Ford Rd – on your way to downtown Belmont.

Byrums has been the local favorite grill since 1985 but it started in the early 1970’s a grocery. As the area has grown, Byrums morphed into what is now a popular roadside grill. The second generation has taken over but not forgotten their roots  that got them here.

It is unpretentious and there are no paper menus. What you need to order is all on the Pepsi sponsored menu board hanging over the counter. They have made built their business around simple, good food, a southern smile and consistent value. The hot dog for $1.99 with the chili might be the best around. Or, maybe the bologna and egg sandwich (don’t scoff until you have tried it).

Byrums is part of what make Overlake at McLean great because you feel at home here just like you will feel at home at Overlake at McLean.  Tell Travis hello when you stop in.

Byrums is located at 4606 S New Hope Rd, Belmont NC. You can call them 704.825-4106 but why bother,  you really gotta go there to experience this hidden treasure of a roadside grill in Belmont.

Byrums Grill menu in Belmont NC near Overlake at McLean.

Your breakfast and lunch menu. No dinner – they close at 2:00 PM daily

 

The hot dogs are popular around here.

 

Overlake McLean Roadside grill

No doubt. It is a local place and close to McLean Overlake.

 

signs at byrums grill in Belmont near Overlake McLean

There are few rules to follow here but you will pick it up.

 

byrums grill interior

Simple, comfortable and quick and usually much more crowded.

 

 

Evans Coghill Homes builds new homes in Overlake at McLean in Belmont NC. Model home is open daily at 1008 Overlake Dr, Belmont NC. New ranch homes. New home plans. #evanscoghilldifference #MoreTimeForYou Homes starting in the $300,000s. EvansCoghill.com

5 Reasons Why We Love McLean @ Belmont

Categories: Belmont, McLean, New Homes in Charlotte | Posted: January 26, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why We Love McLean @ Belmont

Having grown up in the Charlotte area, I have to admit I usually blew by Belmont on my way to Crowders Mountain or Asheville. To me it was two exits on I-85 and Belmont Abbey College. That is all I knew about Belmont, NC and I thought that was enough. While I was ignoring Belmont, they were quietly becoming one cool place to live.  Now I know better.

Here are the top five reasons I love McLean  @ Belmont:

1)  Downtown Belmont – Some towns around Charlotte have put themselves on a fast track to grow up, get some national chain retailers, several Starbucks and claim a better quality of life. All the while loosing their heritage and history. Belmont embraces who  they are and  continues to hold onto their small town roots. Downtown Belmont is a collection of local shops and restaurants centered around a well-maintained public park (Stowe Park). The parking is free. There is a brewery (Rivermen Brewing), Cherubs Cafe –  a unique cafe that trains and employs those with challenges,  a museum with many photos of Belmont’s prosperity during  they heyday of textiles (Millican Pictorial History Museum) and more you can discover. You won’t find everything you need here but you will find something you are missing – a friendly, slower paced, gracious way of living.

2) Carolina Thread Trail – I try to hike a lot of trails around here so I get excited about the Carolina Thread Trail. Many years from now, this trail could potentially connect many points in Charlotte through a web of trails and greenways. For now, the trail is a series of independent trails along and through parks, along creeks and sidewalks. Seven Oak Preserve Trail is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail. The trail head for the 5 mile loop is next door to McLean @ Belmont. The trail meanders along the shore of Lake Wylie and connects into more trails at Stowe Botanical Gardens. Usually not very many people are on the this trail. Isn’t that what you really want?

3) Seven Oaks Cafe – This place is interesting and quaint. The Seven Oaks Cafe is in the heart of the McLean community but it really got here first (sort of). The cafe is in the original John Davidson McLean house. Dr. McLean practiced medicine and served his neighbors over 150 years ago at this same location. Today, it is a cute, popular cafe with occasional live music. My favorite is the Bacon Pimento Cheesini – an amazing housemade pimento cheese, bacon and tomato sandwich.

4) Right Side of the Airport – I don’t  really fly too often but do appreciate all the connectivity our airport gives via the air. But the connectivity to the airport via the roads is challenging unless you live on the right side of the airport – the west side. It is much quicker, easier and almost enjoyable when you are  catching a plane and you  are not starting in Ballantyne. Leave McLean @ Belmont, make two left turns and two right turns and you are there. This won’t help much with airport parking but at least you will not be as frazzled from traffic when you get there.

5)  Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens – I have to admit I know little about plants and flowers. But,   I can appreciate when someone is so on top of their game.  It is like watching  well choreographed dance. That is Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to me. Wonderfully executed and presented, the gardens are beautiful, relaxing and inspiring. To make it fun and exciting, the DSBG team host outdoor concerts, oyster roasts,  guest speakers (not just on flowers!) and community events. That is where the gardens come to life and your new friends probably are.  DSBG is right beside Overlake at McLean. (It might be easier to walk than drive there.)

You can live in McLean Overlake in Belmont and should really come see it for yourself.  Directions are here. Some of our new homes are here. Call Paul Stanger for more info @ 704.899.4995.

October’s Featured Home Plan: The McDowell in McLean

Categories: McLean | Posted: October 16, 2018 | Comments Off on October’s Featured Home Plan: The McDowell in McLean

In the Overlake neighborhood of McLean in Belmont, where the beauty of the natural world is graciously preserved, every cup of iced tea tastes as sweet as home. Enjoy the simple things in life in the McDowell home plan, where open, airy, and light-filled space makes every day as cozy and comfortable as can be.

With 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half-bathroom, and 2193 square feet, this 1-story, ranch-style haven gives you all the room you need to entertain family and friends, as well as maintain your personal space. Whether you’re spending time with others or by yourself, your home accommodates every need.

As the autumn colors of North Carolina become brighter, head outside to your covered back porch to marvel at the nature in front of you. Living in McLean is all about soaking up the one-of-a-kind access to our natural world, and your McDowell backyard is your entryway to the magic.

A few home features you’ll love include a spectacular master bedroom, a spacious main gathering room, and an optional 4th bedroom and home office. When you’re here, you get to live the gracious and peaceful life that you’ve always wanted. Perfect for families ready to make a wonderful change, you can choose to build from the ground up, or move into a McDowell home that’s available now.

Nestled into the natural greenery of beloved Belmont, the McDowell plan inspires thoughtful living. If values of family, a happy home, and nature preservation are special to you, you’ll find that the Overlake neighborhood of McLean is the perfect fit. For more information on the McDowell plan in McLean, please contact Kendell Burruss at 704-889-4995. We can’t wait to join you on this new home journey!

McLean McDowell Floorplan

Evans Coghill Homes is a Charlotte, NC new home builder, building new homes in Cheval Mint Hill, NC, McLean-Overlake Belmont, NC, and Nims Village Ft Mill, SC. For information on these new home communities and our available homes, visit www.EvansCoghill.com.

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