The North Davidson Arts District, affectionately known as NoDa, is a former mill community that has, over recent years, been transformed into a funky arts district with galleries, eateries and performance halls. Only three miles northeast of Uptown, the neighborhood, once known as North Charlotte, is made up of mostly small Craftsman style bungalows.
There is no better introduction to Charlotte NC than a tour through historic Myers Park, via Queens Road. Here, some of the cityâs grandest homes are framed by a canopy of massive, old willow oaks. Myers Park Charlotte NC emerged from a large cotton farm in 1911, when landscape architect John Nolen was hired to create a âgarden suburb.â
South Park one of North Carolinaâs most esteemed and successful live/work communities. SouthPark is a prestigious address that offers a variety of housing styles, ranging from 1950â˛s ranch homes to newer multi-million-dollar homes in neighborhoods like Quail Hollow, Carmel Park, Foxcroft and the exclusive gated communities of Morrocroft and nearby Seven Eagle.
Mint Hill has a small town feel with the luxuries of having the big city just minutes away. Mint Hill is primarily a residential community which offers more home for a lesser price per sqft than the communities in the heart of the city. Homes in Mint Hill vary from new transitional homes to traditional ranch and 2-story homes on larger, wooded lots.
Lake Norman was created in 1963 by the Duke Power Company. With approximately 520 acres of shoreline, spanning four counties, Lake Norman is a bustling lake community with a small-town feel. Lake Norman is considered the larger of the two major lakes that attract Charlotte metro area homebuyers.
Mountain Island Lake is the smallest of the three man-made lakes within Mecklenburg County, approximately 3,281 acres with 61 miles of shoreline. Some of the popular public recreational areas include Hornets Nest Park and Latta Plantation Park, where residents also enjoy horseback riding as well as fishing.
The history of Charlotteâs Uptown began at the junction of Trade & Tryon Streets, being the center of the âvillageâ where the original Indian paths crossed and created the cityâs main arteries. The center of the city is laid out in a nearly perfect grid of blocks and quadrants known as First Ward, Second Ward, Third Ward, and Fourth Ward.
Located southeast of Uptown Charlotte, are some of the first suburbs with driveways for âmotorcars.â The Dilworth and Eastover neighborhoods are considered the finest historic neighborhoods in the Charlotte metro area. Parks, public tennis courts and quaint, local shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of some of Charlotteâs most stately homes.
Many of the local communities, which were built around the the Arboretum shopping district and are prime Charlotte real estate and highly sought after for those relocating to Charlotte NC. Homes in the Arboretum range from 1980's style cedar shake residences and golf and swim communities, like Raintree Country Club, Providence Plantation, Berkeley, Hembstead and Candlewyck.
Highland Creek in Northeast Charlotte is one of the largest master-planned communities in North Carolina with about 13,000 residing. The community features an 18-hole golf course, 5 community swimming pools, 6 tennis courts, parks, playgrounds and wonderful walking trails. Highland Creek is composed of several different villages, featuring various architectural styles and design.
Matthews began as a small farming community in the 1800s only cleared stump filled farm land; thus the first name for the community became known as âStumptownâ. While the history of Matthews runs deep, most of the townâs current residents are attracted by affordable homes in beautiful subdivisions, strong schools, lower taxes, and the historic, pedestrian-friendly downtown.
Lake Wylie, a 12,455-acre lake with 325 miles of shoreline, is ideal for camping, boating, fishing, water sports and is a preferred Charlotte area location for residential living. Lakefront condominiums, townhomes and single family homes surround the serene SC lake that is fed by the Catawba River.