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McAdenville second-best neighborhood for lights

“Christmas Town” in McAdenville ranks as the nation’s second-best neighborhood in which to see holiday lights, according to real estate brokerage Redfin.

The company polled its real estate agents, whom they said are “the ultimate neighborhood experts” because of the time they spend driving around the communities they serve.

Redfin also listed the best-lit neighborhoods in the nation’s 35 largest cities. Those making the list in Charlotte were:

  • Hillside Avenue in Myers Park, where residents string lights over balls of chicken wire and hang them in the trees.
  • Indian Trail, where it said “quite a few Griswolds” live, referring to the family in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
  • Huntersville, where several residents synchronize their lighting, including along Hugh McAuley Road and Melrose Meadow Lane.
  • Mint Hill Light Show at 8427 Rolling Fields Road, as well as the Parks Christmas House at 13226 Farington Oaks Drive.

No. 1 was Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, N.Y. Following McAdenville were Interlochen in Arlington, Texas; “Miracle on 34th Street” in Baltimore; and Peacock Lane in Portland, Ore.

McAdenville and Interlochen were new to the list this year, replacing South 13th Street in Philadelphia and 37th Street in Austin, Texas.

Redfin reported that McAdenville features 375 lighted trees and 200 wreaths on lamp posts, and that most residents decorate their homes, drawing more than 600,000 people each year.

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