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Popular Communities In The Charlotte Area

Uptown Charlotte

Uptown Charlotte, also known as Downtown Charlotte is where you will find headquarters to companies like Bank of America, Duke Energy, and the East Coast HQ of Wells Fargo.

Athletic teams that play in Uptown include the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, and the Charlotte Knights. The countless museums, theaters, restaurants, hotels, high-density residential developments, retail and more, make Center City a popular spot for everyone! Employing nearly 115,000 people, Uptown plays host to nearly 20 million visitors a year with just under 30,000 calling it home.

Charlotte’s central business district was renamed in 1974 by the city’s council, known as Uptown.

It’s the heart of Downtown Charlotte and where many major institutions are located as well as the city’s historic core. Uptown is broken up into four wards. The area is encompassed by Route 77 and 277 which lines the outer edges of Uptown.

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NoDa Area

NoDa is short for ‘North Davidson’ is the popular arts district in Charlotte, North Carolina located one mile northeast of Uptown. This is one of Charlotte’s best neighborhoods thanks to the proximity to downtown. What was once an area of textile manufacturing and mill workers, now serves as a center for arts. NoDa has become a popular spot to live in in recent years with its close proximity to downtown and vibrant community atmosphere. The area has quickly become a great place to live, work and play with the many music events, restaurants, and art galleries in the neighborhood.

NoDa is the centerpiece of North Charlotte and the district has chosen to define the boundaries of the neighborhood itself rather than being represented by the North Charlotte area as a whole. NoDa is Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment district. NoDa is home to all walks of life and an array of talented artists and musicians. Whether you are looking for Craft beer, award-winning food, custom gifts, or tattoos you’ll find what you need in NoDa.

Above all, the residents of NoDa are dedicated to promoting the arts, living eco-friendly lifestyles, and small businesses.A great place for art, food, drink, entertainment, and live music, NoDa is a walkable Charlotte neighborhood that is a fun place to live.

Myers Park

is a historic district neighborhood in Charlotte that is often considered to be the most affluent and reputable in Queen City. Neighboring hoods include Dilworth, Sedgefield, Eastover, Foxcroft, and SouthPark.

The prestige of the Myers Park neighborhood is what many locals know as an area of fine homes, tree-lined streets, sidewalks, and home to many of the Queen City’s wealthiest residents. The neighborhood is an important piece of Charlotte’s history and the city’s growth. Home to many of the textile, banking, and utility leaders that developed the area well into the twentieth century.

Cherry / Gier Heights

is a Charlotte hood that is a sister neighborhood to Myers Park. When John Myers originally sold part of his farm his goal was to create a great suburb for people to live in. Nestled between Uptown, Myers Park, and Elizabeth. Loaded with great-looking bungalows, the streets of Cherry are lined with mature trees and sidewalks. Cherry is one of the neighborhoods in Charlotte that is sometimes overlooked by its ‘big brother’ Myers Park. This means you can likely find a better return on investment since everyone else is going to be competing to be in the Myers Park neighborhood. Cherry has quite a lot of pros, not the least of which is its location! The proximity to downtown Charlotte allows for a great walkability factor for those looking to ditch their cars.


The heartbeat of Charlotte. Where history combines with a mix of commerce, contemporary, trendy, and art. Located to the immediate south of Uptown, it’s not hard to guess where South End received its name. In 1850, Charlotte’s first railroad line connecting Columbia and Charleston SC was located in the South End. Many locals refer to South End as a neighborhood reborn.

The South End had a great run and business was booming up until the 1970s and 1980s where the industrial area took a sharp decline leaving many old mills and warehouses abandoned. This is where history meets contemporary. A number of old mills and warehouses, with their historic roots, were completely renovated to bring back restaurants, retail shops, art galleries, and more high-end residential estate construction.

From the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, Charlotte offered electric streetcar services. The trolley cars were left untouched until later in the century when Charlotte Trolley Inc. began partnering with the Charlotte Area Transit System to integrate the historic trolley service with the rest of the transit network. Today, the neighborhood is part of the Charlotte LYNX light rail system and is located minutes from Uptown, the airport, and major highways.


Elizabeth: One of Charlotte’s best neighborhoods, Elizabeth, is named after the small women’s college, Elizabeth College. Once the trolley line was completed, the neighborhood really began to take off. Home to Independence Park, Charlotte’s first public park, Elizabeth became one of the more fashionable areas to live in Charlotte. Today, the hood had an estimated population of 4,000.

With much of Elizabeth being developed in the early 1900s the trees that line the streets have had plenty of time to mature giving the bungalow-style front porches a great look, feel, and some added privacy. If you enjoy a walkable place to live, Elizabeth is a good option with its close proximity to businesses and most Charlotte neighborhoods.

A large portion of the neighborhood is located in the National Register of Historic Places as the Elizabeth Historic District. The neighborhood contains two major hospitals and a number of historic places that have been converted into new restaurants, shops, and offices.

Plaza Midwood

Plaza-Midwood is located one mile to the northeast of Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina. A vibrant and funky neighborhood, Plaza-Midwood is locally known as a great spot for restaurants and exciting culture. A great neighborhood for everyone and especially desirable to a first-time home buyer in Charlotte.

Plaza-Midwood has a population of just under 5,000 in 2015. The neighborhood is bound by Charlotte Country Club to the East, Hawthorne lane to the north, and Central Ave to the South.


SouthPark is a large neighborhood and edge city in Charlotte. The SouthPark Mall is a big local draw with 1.8 million square feet of retail, restaurants, and more. At the intersection of Fairview Road and Sharon Road, the neighborhood of SouthPark is located six miles south of Uptown Charlotte.

SouthPark is a residential area, as well as one of the largest business districts in Charlotte with an estimated 40,000 employees. The neighborhood of SouthPark has an estimated population of 18,000 which makes it quiet by night and noticeably busier by day.

A great place to work, shopping, schools, healthcare, and restaurants, the neighborhood of SouthPark has it all!

Steele Creek

Steele Creek is a community in the southwestern part of Charlotte. With an estimated population of around 40,000, Steele Creek is part of the original boundaries of Steele Creek Township. Roughly two-thirds of that population is located within the city of Charlotte. This area is definitely not one of the worst neighborhoods to live in.

Steele Creek is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Charlotte. The neighborhood’s name derives from the small creek bearing that same name. With all the great neighborhoods in Charlotte, it’s equally important to consider the towns outside of Charlotte which include and are not limited to places like:

The Palisades

The Palisades is a new neighborhood in Charlotte NC with tons of new home construction and amenities that will dazzle. Nestled high on the peninsula above Lake Wylie it’s a fantastic neighborhood and golf community. For anyone who is looking at new construction homes in Charlotte, The Palisades is a great neighborhood to look into! There are so many great things to love about the Palisades in Charlotte.


Ballantyne is an upscale Charlotte neighborhood with a population of around 25,000 (up from a population of 9,000 in 2000). Conveniently located on the South Carolina border, Ballantyne is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Charlotte. It’s a great destination for golfers with numerous playing courses nearby including the Ballantyne Hotel – a great spot for golf, weddings, dining, and more! If you’re living in Ballantyne, NC you know how great the community is with constant events and activities for all ages!

The 535 acre Ballantyne Corporate Park holds over 4 million square feet of office space and includes the headquarters of companies like MetLife, Inc, Premier Inc, Babcock and Wilcox, Snyder’s-Lance Inc, Curtiss-Wright, Extended Stay America, and Fortune 500 company SPX and ESPN regional television

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