Cameron Wood History
Cameron Wood is named for Mr. Cameron Harris. Mr. Harris owned the property prior to its development into a residential community.
The Cameron Wood neighborhood is located on 386 acres of land that, in earlier years, was a hunting preserve owned by the Belk family. The property was, at one time, considered as a possible location for a major shopping mall but was thought to be too far from the center of Charlotte to be suitable. Eventually, in an exchange of properties, the Harris family became the owners of the property and the Belk family took over the land that would one day become the site of SouthPark mall.
The property contains a one-acre natural spring-fed pond. Prior to the development of Cameron Wood, the pond was used to water horses and cattle. At one point, the state record for smallmouth bass was caught here.
Mulvaney Homes bought the land from the Harris family, with the help of funding from UDC Homes, Inc., for approximately $10 million. Eventually, UDC bought out Mulvaney Homes and took over the property. The neighborhood covenants were filed, by UDC, on July 8, 1986, and the first house was completed that same year. In 1996, the remaining homesites were sold by UDC to David Weekly Homes. David Weekly completed their work in Cameron Wood in 2002.
The Cameron Wood community is composed of five different villages: Park Springs, Stone Croft, Wingfield, Glen Laurel, and Deer Brooke. Cameron Wood was the largest planned community in Charlotte/Mecklenburg until the Highland Creek community was built in the northeastern part of the county. The Glen Laurel village served as the site of Home Arama in 1988.
Cameron Wood is currently the site of 804 homes. Click here for a map of the area.
Cameron Wood Board of Directors
Andrew Swistak - Vice-President
Ben Dulken -At-large
Committee Oversight for Grounds & Pond
Drew Crawford -At-large
Committee Oversight for Social & Volunteers
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