On a vacant stretch of farmland, developers build the suburb of our future
Rural and urban life still co-exist at Exit 25. But can that last much longer?
The transformation began less than a decade ago in a lonely field of alfalfa and fescue
grass, 15 miles from the towers of central Charlotte. Developers had a plan. They would introduce Charlotteans to a new type of community
-- one built around a highway interchange instead of a town hall.