We know your neighborhood is the best (so is ours). But when residents and out of towners are looking to move to Charlotte, they set their search sites on these top neighborhoods, according to Savvy + Co Real Estate‘s Web site. C5 and Savvy + Co Real Estate are into going above and beyond and so we actually rank 12 great neighborhoods – the 10th most popular was a three way tie (we love when everyone can be a winner). Where did your favorite neighborhood fall in the search ranking?
Number one: NoDa
The Vibe: Brought back from a depressed area of ramshackle mill houses, the Arts District is now teaming with action. First, local artist moved in and opened galleries on North Davidson Street (thus the tag NoDa). Then came restaurants, bars and boutiques. Now you can find live/work condos, renovated mill homes, modern homes, and big beautiful bungalows throughout this popular neighborhood that is at once hipster, historic and fun.
**Average Sales Price (All Property Types) April 2017: $294,813 (up 6.0% from last year)
Number two: Plaza Midwood
The Vibe: Established in the early 1900s, Plaza Midwood was originally planned to be Charlotte’s next Myers Park. Designed around a trolley line that ran from downtown, this neighborhood began with large craftsman bungalows that lined The Plaza. After the war home styles changed to quaint cottages that filled deeper into the neighborhood. Midwood’s popularity continues to grow as its restaurants, bars and shops thrive.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $420,652 (up 5.0% from last year)
Number three: Cotswold
The Vibe: Cotswold was developed in the 1950s and ‘60s, so many of the homes are brick ranches or split levels built on lots ranging from a half acre to over an acre. Of course, you can also find some two-story homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and there are several infill developments with new homes.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: Cotswold = $489,088 (up 0.7%)
Number Four: Wilmore
The Vibe: Wilmore and the newly revitalized SouthEnd District are among Charlotte’s fastest up-and-coming neighborhoods — some areas have definitely arrived! Filled with charming bungalows from the ’20s and ’30s, this neighborhood has the style of Dilworth but with more modestly sized homes at more affordable prices.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $317,637 (up 35.9% from last year)
Number Five: SouthPark
The Vibe: Known to many Charlotteans as the second Uptown of the city, SouthPark is also home to some of the city’s premier shopping, restaurants, and excellent residential locations. SouthPark Mall is the region’s premiere venue for all your high-end shopping needs – Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany and Co., and many more sought-after boutiques can be found alongside Nordstrom, Belk, Neiman Marcus, and other excellent department stores.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $481,099 (up 6.6%)
Number Six: Chantilly
The Vibe: Pocketed between Elizabeth and Plaza Midwood, Chantilly is a post-war neighborhood of dollhouses was built during an era when two bedrooms and one bathroom could accommodate a family of four or more. Solidly constructed with hardwood floors and plaster walls, the curb appeal in this neighborhood is simply adorable.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $490,509 (up 13.6% from last year)
Number Seven: Madison Park
The Vibe: With winding tree-lined streets and easy access to uptown, the SouthPark Mall, major highways and the airport, Madison Park is great for families who want a quiet, but well connected neighborhood. Charlotte’s Lynx Blue Line runs up South Boulevard with 15 stops for easy access — Uptown is just minutes away. On the other end of the neighborhood Park Road offers a bevy of shopping and recreational opportunities.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $296,236 (up 11.5% from last year)
Number Eight: Dilworth
The Vibe: Originally created in 1900 as Charlotte’s first street-car suburb, many Dilworth residences are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Development continued through the 1930s, leaving a treasure trove of large, period residential architecture, much of which has been lovingly restored in recent years. Latta Park, in the center of the neighborhood, features a playground, water park and theatre.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $530,172 (up 5.4% from last year)
Number Nine: Oakhurst
The Vibe: Located right next to popular Cotswold, Oakhurst has an individuality that is all its own. What started as farmland and a hunting camp in the early 1900s slowly filled with homes in the 1920s through the 1950’s. This unbelievably charming neighborhood is destined to appreciate due to its excellent location near Charlotte’s downtown area and future plans for new commercial development.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $183,679 (up 13.7% from last year)
Number 10: It’s a tie! Cherry, Sedgefield and Myers Park
The Vibe: Tucked in between Myers Park, Elizabeth and Charlotte’s center city is one of the city’s oldest African American neighborhoods. Closely held for over the last 20 years, it has been very difficult to even find a home for sale in Cherry. Recently, though, some homes have gone on the market, sold by longtime residents and investors. Most keep the classic bungalow features: multiple fireplaces, large front porches and shingle style.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $538,176 (down -4.0% from last year)
The Vibe: Located between South Blvd. and Park Road, just south of Dilworth and adjacent to SouthEnd Historic District, Sedgefield features great residential intimacy just steps away from the action of surrounding neighborhoods. Sedgefield has benefited tremendously from the development that followed the opening of the Lynx light rail that runs along the western border of the neighborhood.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $408,307 (down -5.0% from last year)
The Vibe: With its winding tree-lined streets, majestic yet charming homes and tidy pocket parks, it’s not hard to understand Myers Park is a sought after neighborhood. Home to Charlotte’s first trolley line, the 2.8 mile Queen’s Road loop is a destination ride for Charlotte cyclists. Convenient to center city Charlotte yet very walkable, this neighborhood boasts a cluster of boutique shops and world-class restaurants.
Average Sales Price (All Property Types) – April 2017: $826,794 (up 7.9% from last year)
Well there you have it folks. If you want to buy, sell or learn more about all these great places to call home in the Queen City, contact a Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent.
**Source: Statistical Analysis Module, CMLS, 2017