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Burlington started out as the North Carolina railroad headquarter and was named “Company Shops.” The town’s name was changed to Burlington in 1887.  Today, one of downtown Burlington’s well-known sites is the Historic Train Depot and Amphitheater where locals and visitors to the city can enjoy concerts and other outdoor events.  It’s also a hot spot for the many downtown street festivals. At one time Burlington was a manufacturing hub, but with so many plants closing in the late 1980’s and ‘90’s, Burlington had to reinvent itself and has fast become a destination spot for artists, visitors, small business owners, and commercial investors.  

Burlington is in close proximity to both The Triad and The Triangle. Because housing prices are lower in comparison to these markets, people are able to invest in homes at affordable prices, as the average house sells for under $200,000.  Investors can also find commercial properties at a reasonable price.

Alamance County offers many benefits to business owners, including an appealing tax rate and it’s central location between the 2 major metropolitan areas. The City of Burlington offers financial cash grants as a local incentive to businesses.  All of this creates exceptional opportunities or expanding and relocating companies, to include German grocery stores companies Aldi and Lidl. Walmart and Sheets have also opened distribution centers in Alamance county. Other large employers include Alamance County School system, LabCorp of America, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and Textiles, Alamance Foods, Honda Small engine and Jet engine manufacturing, Cone Health Alamance Regional Hospital, Elon University, and Alamance Community College to name a few.

Homes for sale in Burlington are generally plentiful and very affordable.  Relocating? Retiring? Take your pick of townhomes, condos, single family and executive homes. Neighborhoods inside MackIntosh on the Lake offer a nice range of homes from low to mid-range priced town homes and single family houses to the more luxurious executive style homes. Located in both Alamance and Guilford counties and 2 minutes from highways 85 & 40. Here families can enjoy the amenity rich community with the aquatic park in the kid splash zone, zero entry pool cabanas. Or spend an evening of live music at the Overlook Fire Pit and Amphitheater, Folks can play tennis, basketball or sand volley ball with their neighbors, or take a nice relaxing day fishing or taking a kayak out on the lake, and so much more.   

Burlington City Park offers more than 75 acres of activities for the entire family, to include Burlington Aquatics Center, baseball & softball fields, and one of the area’s largest dog parks.  It serves as the home one of the only three municipally operated amusement areas in the state – a fully restored Dentzel Carousel being the highlight of the amusement area. As part of the National Historical Register, the carousel attracts thousands of visitors yearly. Throughout the year the park comes alive with activities such as the Carousel Festival, an Easter egg hunt, Halloween costume party, concert series, and much more! Burlington is also home to the Burlington Royals Baseball team and stadium. The Burlington Royals are a rookie-level team in Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since September 2006.

When you come to Burlington, take a stroll downtown and see artists’ work on display.  If you’d like to speak with one of our agents while you’re in town, our office is at 205 E Davis St, on the corner of Spring St.  Be sure and check out the shops and restaurants while you’re there, or take in a movie at one of the theatres at Alamance Crossing shopping mall!  

 

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