For many in Charlotte, living close to town can be a perk…there is just so much to do

and see “in town”! So narrowing down the neighborhood that is right for you can

be difficult. With so many great hoods, we thought it would be interesting to poll our

associates & come up with a list of the most popular neighborhoods based

on client interest in 2015. With all the votes tallied, here is the Top 10 list

of in town neighborhoods.

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Charming Dilworth Neighborhood in Charlotte

No. 1 – Dilworth

If you enjoy historic charm and unique homes with fine character and craftsmanship,

you’ll love Dilworth. You will find some of our city’s most wonderfully restored homes

decorate these streets. Here, you’ll have a choice of stunning historic Victorians, Craftsman,

and other homes with period details. The picturesque tree-lined streets, welcoming

sidewalks and park-like settings make this a walkable neighborhood. This

neighborhood is highlighted with a very popular and trendy area to shop and

dine. Many restaurants, coffee shops, and specialty retail shops and boutiques line

the two main streets of East Boulevard and South Boulevard. You’ll also find

some great bars, spas, salons, and local markets…all with a creative flair.

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Elizabeth

No. 2 – Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an unique neighborhood. It’s the only old neighborhood in Charlotte

that is named for a woman. She was Anne Elizabeth Watts. This neighborhood is known

for it’s hundred-year old trees which line the streets. Many of the homes are historic and

classically designed. In the last few years, many of these bungalows and craftman style

homes have been renovated and modernized into stylish urban retreats. Unique

shopping boutiques, fine restaurants and lively taverns add to the appeal of the

neighborhood. Just blocks from uptown and with a good mix of Myers Park

charm and Plaza-Midwood’s artistic flair this is the place to be.

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05/12/07: Photography of Belmont Abbey College 2007 Graduation and Bacalaureate Mass, May 12, 2007.PHOTOS BY: PATRICK SCHNEIDER PHOTOGRAPHY

No. 3 – Myers Park

Myers Park is an affluent neighborhood and one of the city’s prestige addresses.

One of a kind homes are nestled just off of the curved, tree-lined trees and are

combined with a good mix of Georgian, colonial, bungalows & tudor inspired

homes. These dreamy homes tend to contain an abundance of character, but many

have been renovated or have been updated some over time. If the beauty of this

neighborhood doesn’t pull you in, chances are the world class restaurants, enchanting

 boutiques, highly acclaimed schools and historic architecture will.

(Did you know? Myers Park contains the finest collection of Tudor Revival 

dwellings in North Carolina!)

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1813 Baxter Street #26

(Photo courtesy of Saussy Burbank)

No. 4 – Cherry

Tucked in-between the stunning skyline of Uptown & the breathtaking mansions that

line Queens Road, this small neighborhood is experience big changes & plenty of interest.

It is one of the fastest selling neighborhoods in the city! Homes in Cherry are typically

bungalows or contemporary homes. There is quite a bit of new construction going

on in this neighborhood & one of the biggest draws is finding new construction this

close to Uptown with some of the charm classically known by this area. Just a hop,

skip & jump to the The Metropolitan (The Met), you have some great shopping

& dining options.

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Sedgefield

No. 5 – Sedgefield 

This family friendly neighborhood is located immediately south of Dilworth and is

nestled in-between some of the other hot neighborhoods on our list. This neighborhood

tends to be popular not only because if it’s location, but also because of the recently

renovated cottages, ranches & colonials. This neighborhood has an original charm

blended with a young trendy feel. Convenience is also a big perk of this hot hood –

shopping, dining and activities at Park Road Shopping Center or on East Boulevard.

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Charlotte - Beverly Woods

No. 6 – Beverly Woods

This mature neighborhood is one that really gives you that classic neighborhood feeling

– it’s really a beautiful neighborhood. Most of the homes in the neighborhood have

been meticulously maintained by long-time residents or have been renovated by

some of the newer residents. You see a good number of ranch & split level homes.

Most are on larger lots & have built in privacy from all the mature foliage & trees.

Minutes from SouthPark, convenience is one of the keys to the success of this neighborhood.

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Barclay Downs 2

No. 7 – Barclay Downs

Located in the heart of SouthPark, this neighborhood was originally know for it’s

classic mid-century charm – most of the original homes were built in the 1950’s – 1960’s.

However this neighborhood is like many of the other in town neighborhoods & is starting

to see some of the original homes being torn down and a new variety of housing options

form. This neighborhood has it’s share of affordable, charming starter homes & some

upscale, stately mansions. There is something for everyone here! The Barclay Downs

Swim & Raquet club is the hub that socially connects the neighbors & is a wonderful perk

to many residents of the neighborhood. With housing for everyone, the club and close

proximity to all the attractions of SouthPark, this continues to be a favorite among buyers!

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Midwood

No. 8 – Midwood

With a slightly eclectic feel, an abounding Charlotte history and some offbeat

attractions, there is nothing quite like Plaza Midwood. First established in the early

1900’s, this significant neighborhood has had it’s ebb and flows – flourishing during

the Great Depression, experiencing a downturn in the 1950’s & a rejuvenation again

in the early 1990’s. Today, the popularity of the neighborhood continues to grow. Streets

are lined with mature trees which shade the charming cottages & bungalows. Each of

these homes has a unique touch and character, drawing future homeowner’s in. With

a wide array of restaurants, cool bars and shops this just adds to the appeal. Plus, did

we mention the neighborhoods close proximity to Uptown? Add in the convenience

factor & this is what makes Plaza Midwood so appealing!

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Cotswold

No. 9 – Cotswold

Cotswold has everything you could need within just a few streets and scores favorably with

its walking opportunities. Best known for its charming, yet practical 1950’s – 1960’s homes

which feature gorgeous hardwood floors, open floor plans, ranch design options and large

outdoor spaces. With the close proximity to Uptown, this neighborhood has it’s fair share

of new homes popping up amidst the charm of the older homes. Blocks away from Cotswold

Village Shops, minutes from SouthPark & a quick car ride to uptown, most of the in town

appeal is easily accessible.

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Madison Park

No. 10 – Madison Park

This ever popular neighborhood continues to be one of the most desirable for young

homeowners. As one of the first Post-World War II neighborhoods in Charlotte, it was

designed in the 1950’s & has the charm of that same era. Renovating & restoring these

wonderful homes has become one of the key factors to the neighborhoods popularity.

You can find these quaint homes completely renovated or you can find the diamonds

in the rough just waiting for you to infuse your personality. The sidewalks meander

through and add to the walk-ability of these quiet streets. Just moments from the

SouthPark area and 10 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, add to the allure!

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We shared this information with our friends at Scoop Charlotte & they ran

the list of hot properties in these hoods just a little earlier this month. Want to see

what home are hot for September 2015? Take a glance at their blog!

Scoop Charlotte – Top Charlotte Homes By Neighborhood