</p><h2>Talk to the Locals in Belmont</h2><p>Welcome to Belmont, North Carolina, a lovely, small suburb in Gaston County. There is no way around it, the landscape here is simply picturesque. Belmont is incredibly green and beautiful with its gorgeous hills, mountains, and rivers. The city is perched on a peninsula formed by two rivers, the Catawba River and the South Fork River. The rivers feed into the man-made Lake Wylie, 30 miles away.</p><p>Before searching for your new place, check out our apartment guide for tips and tricks on finding the best new place for you. Visit our handy dandy Local Talk section to get in insider’s look at life in Belmont. Are you wondering how long the commute will take to Charlotte? Or maybe you’d like to know where the best school is for your second grader? Or the best dog park? No problem. Just use our “Ask a Question” feature and your questions shall be answered. Yes, it’s true. By an actual person, a real local expert. Once you are outta questions, head to our apartment finder to find your new place.</p><h2>Get Your Amenities on in Belmont</h2><p>Are you looking for a place in a building with all the amenities? Or maybe you need something with extra storage space for your extensive collection of figurines? (We’re not judging.) Whatever it is that you’re looking for in this North Carolina suburb, you’ll find the best deal on our apartment finder. Check out the table above to get an idea of the average cost of a one or two bedroom. Rentals here are fairly reasonable considering the cost of living in the surrounding areas. Finding your new apartment in Belmont will not be nearly as painful as your last dentist visit. We promise.</p><h2>Commuters</h2><p>One of the great things about <a href=\http://www.cityofbelmont.org/\>Belmont</a> is its close proximity to the largest city in North Carolina: <a href=\http://www.charlottesgotalot.com/\>Charlotte</a>. Just like any major city, the cost of living in Charlotte is high. For those working in Charlotte, this is a great alternative to paying those high living costs. It’s a fairly easy commute to Charlotte even for those taking public transportation. Apart from the whole cost factor (which yes, is a biggie), if you’d like to come home to a smaller, more peaceful environment after working in the big city, Belmont is a great place for it.</p><h2>Big City Access</h2><p>Charlotte is not just for commuters. Living this close to such a big city means that you can take advantage of all that it has to offer without paying those high price tags for an apartment. For those yearning for a shot of culture, catch the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Carolina, or a musical at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. If you’re looking for some art to stare at, visit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the McColl Center for Visual Art, or the Mint Museum of Art. NASCAR fans can check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The options for dining out and partying in the Charlotte nightlife are endless, and with your short commute, you can easily take advantage.</p><h2>Fun Fun Fun</h2><p>There are plenty of opportunities for fun in your new city. For one thing, Belmont celebrates throughout the year with festivals! And who doesn’t like a good festival? These folks have some pretty awesome festivals, like Garibaldi Fest (sounds awesome), Summer Celebration, Belmont Fall Festival, Halloween Bash (supposedly has moon bounces!), Concert in the park series, and Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Wow!</p><p>If festivals aren’t your thing, maybe you prefer a more quiet, contemplative way to distress? Find your apartment and you can visit what HGTV named one of the country’s “20 Great Gardens” and USA Today called one of the top ten places to “welcome fall with a flourish.” Sound enticing? Heck yeah. The <a>Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden</a> is a 450-acre garden that will satisfy even the blackest of thumbs. Walk through its gorgeous green meadows and reflect on your life as you gaze into a sparkling, trickling fountain. But not for too long. That would be weird. Or, get steamy with a loved one as you peruse the fertile orchids in the orchid conservatory. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is certainly worth a visit.</p><h2>Brainy Belmont</h2><p>The city is home to two colleges. <a>Belmont Abbey College</a>, a private liberal arts college, and <a>Gaston Community College</a>. Belmont Abbey College was founded in 1913 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a private liberal arts college that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.</p><p>Find your apartment in this great city and join almost 9,000 residents who enjoy its quiet neighborhoods, historic downtown area, sweet decorative brick sidewalks and planters, and old fashioned iron lampposts.