Guide to Neighborhoods in Charlotte
By Artie Beaty, About.com Guide
Charlotte's downtown area (or, Uptown as we refer to it) is the nation's second largest financial district by day and the place to be at night, with new nightlife spots constantly emerging. Recently, uptown has even become the place to live, with luxury condos springing up everywhere. Most of Charlotte's museums and live theater venues are here, as is some of the best dining in the city.
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NoDa and Plaza Midwood
NoDa, or North Davidson, is Charlotte's Historic Arts District and is home to many eclectic art galleries, live music venues and local eateries. Plaza Midwood is an emerging area near NoDa featuring many famous local restaurants like The Penguin.
Myers Park is one of Charlotte's oldest neighborhoods and features the best housing money can buy in town.
Dilworth has transitioned into a thriving neighborhood with Freedom Park as its centerpiece.
SouthPark is home to the SouthPark Mall, many businesses and some of Charlotte's best dining and shopping.
South Charlotte which is loosely defined as anything south of Uptown extending into neighboring Union and York counties has seen the most growth in the Charlotte area of late. With new construction occurring, new shopping centers and schools are flying up as well. Find out what you need to know about the hustle and bustle that is South Charlotte right here.
The town of Matthews neighbors Charlotte to the southeast and is also in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Just 15 miles northeast of Charlotte is Concord, home to Lowe's Motor Speedway and Concord Mills -- the area's largest shopping mall.
More Charlotte Suburbs
Several cities surround Charlotte and house many Charlotte-area attractions. These suburbs are also home to many residents who work in the city of Charlotte.