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Living in Madison Park & Montford

Madison Park is a time capsule of a different era. Since the 1950s, Charlotteans of all types have flocked to the neighborhood’s quiet, tree-lined streets.

But as the city has grown up around it, Madison Park is now in the heart of everything. Next door, Park Road Shopping Center has turned into a regional destination and the Cross-Charlotte Trail brings joggers and bikers all over the city.

The neighborhood has taken on new life as the nearby Montford Drive area has blossomed into a top-tier entertainment district in Charlotte.

You can find something going on in Montford nearly 24 hours per day. Diners can go upscale with small plates at Good Food on Montford or chow down on wings at Moosehead Grill. Then they can dance the night away at Southside or sing karaoke at Jeff’s Bucket shop before getting some wee-hours chicken at The Roasting Company. Bar-hoppers can walk to it all from all the new luxury apartment buildings springing up along Park Road.


Population: 9,460

Commute distance to Uptown: 15 minutes

Median age: 34

Median household income: $68,038

Median home sales price: $227,141

Average rent: $1,030

Things to do in Madison Park

Brawley’s Beverage. This family-owned establishment has one of the city’s best selections of craft beer and a patio that feels like home to people from all walks of life. Details.

Good Food on Montford. Part of the acclaimed Moffett Restaurant Group, Good Food is known for its sharable small plates and tapas. It’s been featured in The New York Times and was a James Beard Award semi-finalist for best new restaurant. Details.

10 Park Lanes. This old-school bowling alley has grown into a dining destination in its own right. Details.

Marion Diehl Park. Between its hiking trails, playground, tennis facilities and pool, there’s something for everyone. Details.

Madison Park real estate

Madison Park is one of Charlotte’s classic post-war neighborhoods, full of split-levels and mid-century modern homes built beginning in the 1950s. As property values have increased, many new residents have decided to tear down 1,000-square-foot homes to build new homes of 2,000-square feet or larger.

While Madison Park is mostly known for its single-family homes, new development is starting to bring more apartments and townhomes to the neighborhood as well.

Cover image of Brawley’s Beverage by Montford Park via Facebook