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.
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.
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.
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!)
(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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!