Guides

    • Uptown

      Twenty years ago, the knock on Uptown Charlotte was that after 5 p.m., you could roll a quarter down the middle of it and not hit anybody. Boy, have things…

    • South End, LoSo & Wilmore

      Formerly written off as an industrial corridor, Charlotte’s South End has grown into a thriving urban neighborhood. Along the twin spines of South Boulevard and South Tryon Street, scores of…

    • Dilworth & Sedgefield

      Dilworth was established in the 1890s as the first “suburb” of Charlotte, connected to the city by the state’s first streetcar. The neighborhood is still steeped in that history. Dilworth…

    • Elizabeth & Chantilly

      Charlotte’s Elizabeth community is a fascinating mix of old and new, both historic and modern. The quaint neighborhood just east of Uptown manages to blend the best of the city’s…

    • 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…

    • Midtown & Cherry

      Just a few years ago, Midtown was barely on the radar. This area was mostly a pass-through to Uptown or neighborhoods like Elizabeth and Myers Park. But over the past…

    • 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…

    • FreeMoreWest & Wesley Heights

      A once forgotten link between Uptown and west Charlotte is growing into a true live-work-play hotspot that encapsulates Charlotte’s diversity and character. FreeMoreWest takes its name from the two thoroughfares…

    • Olde Providence & 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…

    • Town of Matthews

      Matthews was originally known as Stumptown, earning the moniker for the thousands of tree stumps left behind as the area was cleared for cotton fields. You’ll still see some references…

    • University City

      Just a few years ago, the University area was a city unto itself, built around the UNC Charlotte campus and separated from the rest of the city by 12 miles…

    • Mint Hill

      Mint Hill was Mecklenburg County’s first town, established more than a decade before Charlotte was recognized in 1768. It remains a town steeped in history and beloved for its small-town…

    • Fort Mill & Indian Land

      The Charlotte area’s growth can’t be contained in just one state. The South Carolina town of Fort Mill has shared in the region’s development, turning into a major destination in…

    • Davidson

      The town of Davidson is the quintessential Southern lakeside suburb, complete with a quaint downtown, miles of shoreline and a nationally recognized university. For years, Davidson residents have worked hard…

    • Town of Belmont

      Nestled right along the Catawba River, the town of Belmont offers the small-town life within minutes of the big city. Belmont grew up as a textile town, and that history…

    • Town of Monroe

      Named after the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, this Union County town has long been a stopping point between North Carolina’s major cities of Charlotte and Wilmington.…

    • Kannapolis

      Kannapolis is well-known as the hometown of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. It’s also becoming home for an increasing number of people drawn to small-town life with big-city amenities. Just a…

    • Huntersville

      Huntersville continually makes national lists of best places to live, and it’s easy to see why. The town boasts scores of neighborhoods across price points, top-notch public and charter school…

    • Myers Park & Eastover

      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…

    • NoDa & Villa Heights

      NoDa is a former mill town reborn as Charlotte’s arts district. This is the place you go to hear up-and-coming local musicians, browse modern galleries and sip craft beer. Interest…

    • Plaza Midwood & Belmont

      Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood is a little edgy, a little quirky, and a lot of fun. This neighborhood embodies the best of Charlotte’s diversity, personality and urban character. Today brand new…

    • SouthPark

      When it was first carved out in the 1960s, SouthPark was nothing but farmland. Today, it’s Charlotte’s second downtown, home to several Fortune 500 headquarters and one of the largest…

    • Steele Creek & Lake Wylie

      Situated right on Lake Wylie and backing up to the South Carolina line, Steele Creek is one of the most booming areas of Charlotte. New neighborhoods have brought thousands of…

    • Town of Pineville

      Once Mecklenburg County’s overlooked suburban town, Pineville has truly come into its own over the past half-decade. A host of new shops, taprooms and restaurants have transformed the quaint downtown…