Everyone wants to know which neighborhoods are the hottest in Charlotte & as we know,
it depends on what information you compile. If you look just at closed sales, the largest
neighborhoods will almost always overpower the smaller neighborhoods. We polled our
associates to come up with a list of the most popular neighborhoods based on client interest.
There is no science – well okay a little, as we were curious how many homes actually
sold in these neighborhoods in the last 6 months – but really we just listened to our clients
& came up with the following list of the 10 most popular Charlotte Neighborhoods for
South Charlotte so far in 2015. See if your hood made our list!
No. 1 – Heydon Hall
Tucked behind a set of stunning wrought iron gates, sits the beautifully manicured lawns & circular
paved drives of Heydon Hall. Brick homes pepper the spacious lots & glow in the evening light laminated
by the gas lanterns which line the curved streets. Known for open floorplans, custom details & luxury
enhancements, the neighborhood offers some little more cozy homes with square footage between
3,000 – 4,500 & then some larger homes with additional spaces ideal for hobbies ranging
from 4,500 – 7,000+. For many of the current residents, they enjoy the neighborhood so much
that they end up purchasing another home to match their need when they need to expand
or downsize. The homes tend to have wonderful outdoor living spaces. Nature & ease
abounds with walking trails & a back entrance to the Quail Hollow Country Club. Convenience
to SouthPark & Ballantyne make this a prime location.
No. 2 – Providence Plantation
Conceptualized in the 70’s, the residential design of this neighborhood took on many forms.
Whether you prefer a ranch or an estate there is something for everyone…however most of the
properties in the neighborhood do have a really nice feature in common…large lots! This
picturesque place enchants many with it’s mature landscape, plants, and trees as far a the
eye can see. We almost forgot to mention the wildlife…deer and other woodland creatures
tend to be frequently seen. This neighborhood is close to good shopping but feels like
you are miles and miles away!
No. 3 – Ardrey
For many of us here at Cottingham Chalk, we think Ardrey is one of the most
colorful neighborhoods around. The Charleston style homes are painted in a manner that
mimics the beauty of Rainbow Row in Charleston. As you drive into the neighborhood, the
southern charm & park like setting overwhelms you. With 10 parks, a 35 acre nature preserve
clubhouse, pool, fitness center, bocce court & playground there is something for everyone.
Ooh, and don’t forget about our 4-legged friends – Ardrey has a dog park – such a great amenity!
No. 4 – Ballantyne Country Club
Nestled among the peaceful backdrop of the golf course, this neighborhood exudes the
country club ambiance & creates the vision of that ideal lifestyle. Upscale, custom homes
dot the immaculate, lush landscape. Usually these homes tend to offer quite a bit of square
footage & feature beautifully designed kitchens, well-appointed formal areas, spacious
bedrooms and resort-like backyard. If the golf course doesn’t pull you in, the clubhouse & the
vast array of amenities are hard to resist. Just a stones throw away from shopping & dining
at Ballantyne & Blakney, there isn’t much this neighborhood doesn’t offer.
No. 5 – Montibello
This traditional Charlotte neighborhood resides just off of Carmel Road & green space
was given a high priority in the neighborhood’s overall design, as most of the
stately homes sit back on large, lush lots. As you drive through you will see a variety of brick
two story homes with a dash of contemporary, tudor & ranch homes mixed in. Known for
homes that have updated and/or beautifully maintained, the curb appeal in this neighborhood
is incredible. With close proximity to SouthPark, Ballantyne and nestled just along side
of the Carmel Country Club, it continues to be highly sought-after!
No. 6 – Stonehaven
The mature trees and meticulously cultivated homes are so welcoming as you enter this neighborhood.
Established in the 1950s, there is still a strong sense of community which was one of the
wonderful elements of it’s origin. There also seems to be the desire to protect and preserve
the history. With a mix of two-story, ranches & split-level homes they have their own identity.
Generous lots provide great spaces for entertaining or relaxing. Connected to the Rama
& Sardis swim and racquet clubs.
No. 7 – Sardis Forest
This serene neighborhood is tucked in-between Sardis Road & Monroe Road and once you
turn into the neighborhood you can feel how peaceful this neighborhood is. The mature
trees and flowering plants invite you in. One thing you will notice is there is no shortage of
shaded areas to relax under. Each home seems unique which is one of the characteristics
many buyers really love. Shopping and many public & private schools are just a few
minutes away, making this little retreat convenient.
No. 8 – Brookhaven
Brookhaven provides close proximity to Charlotte, but sits just inside the Union County boundaries
which adds desire to this lovely neighborhood. With about 500+ housetops, homes are semi-custom,
feature spacious floorplans & were built by John Wieland. Also known as a very social & friendly
community – there are plenty of opportunities to find a group who enjoys your passions. The amenities
are a big draw & include a pool with water slide & lazy river, tennis courts (teams), clubhouse &
walking trails to the adjoining elementary school.
No. 9 – Cameron Wood
This mature neighborhood is situated on a parcel of land that was originally a hunting
preserve owned by the Belk family. Today, it showcases about 804 homes – most of which
are 2 story. With construction of these homes starting in the late 80’s this neighborhood has seen
some new excitement, as homeowners have began some updating. You can still find some homes
to put your personal take on the updates and others that are already complete. The Cameron
Wood Swim & Racquet Club is the hub that socially connects the neighbors & is a wonderful
perk to many residents of the neighborhood.
No. 10 – Providence Country Club
Anchored by the beautiful Providence Country Club, this neighborhood features a wide array
of activities & amenities that seem to continually attract residents. While homeowners are not
required to join the club, the enjoys the Dan Maples designed 18-hole golf course, clubhouse,
fitness center, tennis courts, pool and playground add to the interest. The 600+ homes feature a
variety of styles & customized elements. Many of the homes were built between 1988 – 2000, so you
can find properties that are move-in ready or options that might need a little modernizing. While the
connection to the Club might be enough to draw new residents, it doesn’t hurt that the location is so
convenient. Minutes from Ballantyne, Blakney, Matthews & several of Charlotte primer private schools.