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Mint Hill: St. Jude Dream Home's Newest Zip!

MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) -

We're putting Mint HIll, NC on the spot since that's where this year's St. Jude Dream Home is being built right now. We're giving the home away to help kids in the Carolinas and elsewhere fight cancer at St. Jude.

The one lucky family who wins our giveaway gets a home valued at $440,000 and will live in a quaint and friendly town, with a lot to offer!

A quick drive from I-485 to Matthews-Mint Hill Road and Lawyers Road, you'll be in the heart of the town of Mint Hill. Population: 25,000 and growing.

"We've had a lot of new developments open and neighborhoods. Some great grocery stores and new restaurants openings," says resident Sara Todd. "So it's definitely thriving. We have a great economy here in Mint HIll."

Sara was the first friendly face we encountered in town at the Providence Produce Market. She won us over by not only offering us some yummy treats...she raved about how special a town Mint HIll is - the place she was born and raised.

"There are two great parks right over here. They have tennis courts, great pools. Great ice cream right over here at the Carolina Creamery," Sara explains.

We also caught up with the owner of J. Bird's, a popular Mint Hill restaurant.

"I met my wife at East Carolina (University) and her daddy said I would just love it here and I have been here ever since. I've been here 20 years now," says J. Bird.

Formerly known as Penny's Place, J. Bird's is one of Mint HIll's iconic restaurants which has done business in the same spot in Mint Hill for 80 years. The locals tell us J. Bird's serves up the best burgers!

"There are a lot of country folks or old timers that live here and come around here to eat. I just kind of enjoy it. Mint Hill is like a family area," say J. Bird.

Just down the street on Fox Hollow Road in the Davis Run community work continues on the St. Jude Dream Home. We know the family who will eventually win this, will have no problem feeling welcome here.

"Great for kids, great for people who are retiring and you're definitely going to enjoy it no matter where you came from," says Sara.

Dream Home tickets go on sale THIS Thursday July 20! When you buy them early you'll also be eligible to win a new car, a Ford or Toyota of your choice, valued up to $20,000 dollars, from Sonic Automotive.

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