Living in Myers Park Charlotte

    Myers Park wasn’t meant to be navigated by car.

    Initially laid out by a world-renowned landscape architect before the automobile became popular, this central Charlotte neighborhood was intended as a thoughtfully planned streetcar suburb.

    That history still resonates today. The willow oaks lovingly planted in the early 1900s have grown into towering arches that shade Myers Park’s winding sidewalks.

    And the loop that brings people into and out of Myers Park has become a destination in its own right — dubbed the “Booty Loop” by the cyclists and joggers who frequent its 3-mile course.

    Myers Park is the most widely known and widely respected neighborhoods in Charlotte. It’s home to business leaders, sports legends, and other minor celebrities. Myers Park High has been honored nationwide, and the elementary-level Myers Park Traditional is a coveted magnet school.

    The neighborhood’s Park Road Shopping Center is also growing into a major regional draw, sporting some of the area’s top restaurants and retailers, from Shake Shack to Suarez Bakery to J. Crew Mercantile.

    Vitals

    Population: 15,723

    Commute distance to Uptown: 10 minutes

    Median age: 39

    Median household income: $133,736

    Median home sales price: $811,097

    Average rent: $1,053

    Things to do in Myers Park

    Selwyn Pub. This old-school watering hole is popular for all ages. It’s the best place to catch a college basketball game or hang out on the weekend. Details.

    Stagioni. A critically acclaimed Italian restaurant features an open kitchen. Try the meatballs made with local pork. Details.

    Aix en Provence. The French and Mediterranean bistro is perfect for date night. Go for the Tagliatelle. Details.

    Duke Mansion. Stroll the grounds and stick around for happy hour on the porch — or stay the night at the renowned B&B. Details.

    Myers Park real estate

    Myers Park is home to the most stately homes and beautifully manicured lawns in all of Charlotte. Home values range from around $400,000 to $5 million or more. You can also find spacious condos along the neighborhood’s winding streets.

    Its smaller cousin to the east, Eastover, features some of Charlotte’s most luxurious estates.

    Featured image by James Willamor via Flickr (Creative Commons).