Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, or "Queen City" as referred to by the locals, is the county seat of Mecklenburg county. With a US Census estimated population of 731,424, Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the 17th largest by population in the United States. Bank of America is headquartered in Charlotte and Charlotte is ranked 2nd in the banking industry. Charlotte is home to several institutions of higher learning including the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Johnson c. Smith University.

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Temperature

Average High - 88.4 , Average Low - 32.1

Sports

Basketball - Bobcats

Baseball - Knights

Football - Panthers

Hockey - Checkers

Crime Rate

Like most major cities, Charlotte has a relatively high crime rate. However, there are neighborhoods like Providence, Idlewild, and Tuckaway Park with significantly lower rates of crime.

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Charlotte Center City (also known as Uptown) is the central area of Charlotte. The headquarters for the Fortune 500 companies Bank of America and Duke Energy are located here, as well as the East coast operations for Wells Fargo. Uptown is an active business district during the day, and a bustling nightlife spot in the evening. Uptown has some of Charlotte's finest restaurants and shops within its borders. Museums, bars, hotels, sporting venues, and restaurants are heavily concentrated in Uptown; with more hotels under construction. New museums such as the Mint Museum of Modern Art and the Bechtler Museum made their debut in Uptown in 2010. There are both public and private schools for families to choose from.

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Dilworth is a neighborhood of Charlotte south of Uptown. The streets of Dilworth feature stately, mature oak trees, sidewalks, and houses with front porches. The homes are primarily bungalows, with the occasional Queen Anne, and some larger, two-story Colonial Revivals. East Boulevard, lined with shops, offices, restaurants and refurbished homes, serves as the main thoroughfare through the neighborhood. Carolinas Medical Center rests inside the boundaries of Dilworth. This 861bed teaching hospital is the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. Much of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Dilworth Historic District.

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Myers Park is an affluent neighborhood in Charlotte. Myers Park is bounded on the east by South King Drive, on the northwest by East Morehead Street, on the southwest by Queens Road, and on the south by Radcliffe. Myers Park is the home to Queen University and Theatre Charlotte. Myers Park is recognized as being the first in textile and banking in the United States. Myers Park is primarily residential. The housing stock consists primarily of single family homes. There are some apartment communities and homes for rent or lease near the center of the neighborhood. Myers Park is a beautiful neighborhood and an exceptional place to live.

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North Davidson is a popular arts district in Charlotte, and is located near North Davidson Street and 36th Street, approximately one mile northeast of Uptown. Formerly an area of mill workers' residences, the area has also served as a center for the arts. NoDa shares the same geography as Historic North Charlotte which is on the Register of National Historic Sites. Russell Pound, an architect, coined the name "NoDa". NoDa has come to be referred to as more than just a catchy name for the neighborhood, but more as a grassroot cause for promoting culture and the arts. NoDa has seen a boom in residential construction in multifamily housing in recent years. The neighborhood has become an entertainment district focused on bimonthly gallery crawls, restaurants and music venues.

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South Park is a large neighborhood and edge city in Charlotte. Its name is derived from the upscale South Park Mall, which opened some 40 years ago. At nearly 1.8 million square feet, South Park Mall is the largest shopping mall in Charlotte and all of North Carolina. The area is geographically centered about six miles south of Uptown Charlotte. In addition to being home to the mall, South Park is also a residential area and one of the largest business districts in Charlotte with approximately 40,000 employees. South Park is the home to the Fortune 500 Company Nucor, as well as Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, and Piedmont Natural Gas. The upscale South Park Mall features many high-end designers and boutiques. Residents of South Park have amenities to spare at their fingertips.

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Concord is a neighborhood in the Charlotte and was first settled in 1750. The name “Concord” means "with harmony" and the residents of Concord try to live up to its name. Concord is bounded on the northeast by Cabarrus Avenue, on the northwest by Branchview Drive, and on the south by Willshire Ave. Echo Park and Caldwell Park are two green ways in Concord. Barber Scotia College is a prominent resident of the community. Concord won the All-America City Award in 2004.

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