About

Montcross is a growing suburban area in eastern Gaston County, North Carolina located in Belmont and surrounded by the towns of McAdenville, Mount Holly and Charlotte. Montcross stretches along I-85 and has two interchanges in place for great success.

Over the last 10 years, the tremendous growth of the Charlotte metropolitan area has made Montcross an outstanding option for businesses wanting an Interstate presence with easy access to the region. Montcross has grown to over 110,000 square feet of leasable space within Abbey Plaza Shopping Center and over 50 acres of outparcel land leased to tenants such as Walmart, Lowe’s, Hampton Inn, BB&T, Bank of America, Wachovia, Chick-Fil-A, Arby’s and Taco Bell.

In the 13 interconnected counties surrounding Montcross, the workforce totals over 1.1 million people with the services and manufacturing sectors providing the top employment. As the second-largest financial center in the nation, Charlotte offers an abundance of jobs in finance and technology, and affords a wealth of services to commercial and individual customers.

Montcross is primarily owned by Belmont Abbey, which is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1876. One of the primary purposes of the development is to provide financial support for Belmont Abbey College. Over their extensive 133 year history, the Monastery has assembled and preserved approximately 700 acres of land, of which 160 acres are used by the Monastery and College.

Parkdale Mills owns several parcels within Montcross which were originally purchased in 1987 from the former owners, the Lineberger Family. Two textile plants and a warehouse, along with approximately 100 mill homes sat on approximately 120 acres. In the mid 1990’s, half of this land was folded into what is now The Oaks Commerce Center. The mills, houses and warehouse were torn down in 2006 to make way for a Flex campus component of the Montcross development.