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Living in Cotswold

Cotswold is one of Charlotte’s first boomtowns, first built in the 1960s as development swept south from Uptown. Today, Cotswold remains one of the city’s most sought-after residential neighborhoods.

Its centerpiece is the Cotswold Village shopping center — boasting everything from groceries to yoga to pancakes. The neighborhood school, Cotswold Elementary, is another of its crown jewels, renowned for its diversity and its International Baccalaureate curriculum.

A gateway between upscale SouthPark and the up-and-coming Oakhurst neighborhood and convenient to everywhere from Uptown to Ballantyne, Cotswold is a crucial connection and a beautiful place to live.


Population: 13,363

Commute distance to Uptown: 15 minutes

Median age: 39

Median household income: $71,161

Median home sales price: $478,710

Average rent: $972

Things to do in Cotswold

Poppy’s Bagels. This family-owned establishment founded by New York transplants is a must-visit for breakfast or brunch. Details.

Eddie’s Place. This place just feels like home. Be sure to try the fried pickles and the chicken and waffles. Details.

Leroy Fox. Leroy’s contemporary Southern cuisine is a magnet across Charlotte. You’ve got to try the fried chicken. Details.

Cotswold Farmers Market. Open Saturday mornings from May to October, this farmers market is one of the best places to find local produce in Charlotte. Details.

Cotswold real estate

Cotswold is full of tree-lined neighborhoods between Providence and Randolph roads, full of ranch-style homes built between the 1950s and 1970s.

In recent years, developers have flocked to Cotswold to build infill neighborhoods with high-end townhomes.

Cover image of the Cotswold Farmers Market via Facebook