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McMullen Creek Watershed
Location description: South-central Mecklenburg County including part of the Town of Pineville

A unique creek: Most residential watershed in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. 72 percent of land is used for housing. According to 1789 map, it was originally called McMechin Creek.

Approximate square miles of land: 15.2 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

36,998

41,931

42,491


 McMullen Creek at Philips Place
Phillips Place is in the
McMullen Creek Watershed

Drains into: McAlpine Creek / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: McMullen Creek, McMullen Creek Tributary

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 23.169

Impaired streams: McMullen Creek

Reason for impairment: lack of diversity of aquatic insects

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 216 buildings are located in the FEMA No Build zone

Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

8.9%

4.7%

72.7%

4.1%

1.1%

7.6%

0.2%

0.7%

Landmarks: Phillips Place, Quail Hollow Country Club,

Hospitals: Carolina HealthCare Morrocroft, Carolina HealthCare Cotswold

Libraries: Morrison Regional Library, Carmel Regional Library

Larger neighborhoods: Sherwood Forest, Providence Park, Foxcroft, Sharon Woods, Beverly Woods, Seven Eagles , Cotswold

Zip Codes: 28134, 28205, 28210, 28211, 28212, 28226

Schools: 
McMullen Creek vicinity map 

Name

Address

Rama Rd Elementary

1035 Rama Rd

Sharon Elementary

4330 Foxcroft Rd

Beverly Woods Elementary

6001 Quail Hollow Rd

Smithfield Elementary

3200 Smithfield Church Rd

South Mecklenburg High

8900 Park Rd

East Mecklenburg High

6800 Monroe Rd

Randolph Middle

4400 Water Oak Rd

McClintock Middle

2101 Rama Rd

Quail Hollow Middle

2901 Smithfield Church Rd


Large public parks/greenways:

Name

Address

CARMEL ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

2365 CARMEL RD

EAST DISTRICT PARK OFFICE

5715 MONROE RD

OAKHURST NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3500 CRAIG AV

 

Greenway

Status

McMullen Creek Greenway

Proposed


Storm Water Services floodplain buyouts in this watershed

McMullen Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the McMullen Creek Watershed:

McMullen Creek
McMullen Creek at Highway 51 

 

East Mecklenburg High School sign 
East Meck High School