Charlotte's housing boom has placed one neighbhorhood in the national spotlight

It's zip code 28273.

That's Steele Creek. has ranked Steele Creek as being one of the nation's hottest 50 ZIP codes, coming in at 41st on that list. compiles the findings on behalf of the National Association of Realtors.

According to Metrostudy, which tracks new-home start-ups, statistics show new home construction is moving at a faster pace in the Steele Creek area compared to the city as a whole. This in spite of the boom in townhouses, high rise apartments, and other new home starts that are on the rise throughout the Charlotte region.

One factor that is drawing home buyers to Steele Creek is the average sales price of $194,180, compared to the Charlotte-area's $271,351.

So far this year, the 28273 area is showing no signs of slowing down, according to national and local experts.