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Living in Charlotte's Olde Providence Including the Arboretum

Olde Providence is one of Charlotte’s classic suburban communities and remains one of its most desirable. Long, winding sidewalks carry its residents down the street to meet with neighbors, and large backyards are usually hosting a baseball game or two.

Families love being able to walk to the neighborhood school, Olde Providence Elementary — and all can enjoy the wooded trails between the neighborhood and school.

Olde Providence lies directly off of Providence Road, offering its residents a quick trip to Uptown to the north, Waverly to the south and Ballantyne to the west.

But many people never feel the need to make the trip. The Arboretum Shopping Center just down the street has nearly everything one would need. Its 80 stores include a mix of local and national retailers and plenty to eat, from fast food to fine dining.


Population: 23,768

Commute distance to Uptown: 30 minutes

Median age: 42

Median household income: $98,758

Median home sales price: $441,356

Average rent: $1,300

Things to do in Olde Providence & Arboretum

New South Kitchen & Bar. This upscale restaurant prides itself on sourcing ingredients from local family farms. Details.

Kinetic Heights. Train for “Ninja Warrior” or challenge yourself on the obstacle course at this indoor climbing emporium. Details.

Eliza B’s. This classic Southern retailer offers all things monogram. Details.

Vintner’s Wine Market. Grab a cold one or wine-by-the-glass while noshing on a local menu. Details.

Olde Providence real estate

Olde Providence is known for two-story brick homes built in the 1960s and 1970s, situated on large lots with mature trees. Homes tend to be between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet, with prices ranging from the low $300,000s to $700,000 and up. In most homes, you can expect crown molding, tile baths and hardwood floors.

One of the key amenities is Olde Providence Racquet Club, a tennis and swim club built on 55 acres and boasting a 16,500-square foot clubhouse.

Cover photo by Olde Providence via Facebook