Whether you are new to Charlotte (as most Charlotteans are at some point in time) or a lifelong resident, there’s always a different neighborhood or town to visit — or move to — to shake up your scenery.
As a Waxhaw resident working out of a Ballantyne real estate office, my primary areas of focus for work are south Charlotte, Union County, and Indian Land & Fort Mill, South Carolina.
However, I love to get out and explore and can tell you at least a little bit about most of Charlotte’s local communities.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list and very brief description of several Charlotte area towns and neighborhoods.
For real estate information specific to a particular area, just ask!
Lake Norman — Charlotte’s premier waterfront community
Center City — Hub of Charlotte, aka, Center City. Home to the Panthers, Hornets, Knights, EpiCentre, and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; Corporate HQ for BofA, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, and site of NASCAR Hall of Fame
The Arts District — NoDa and Plaza Midwood are among the hip, “up and coming” neighborhoods; great restaurant, bar, brewery and music scenes
South End — Home of The Young Professionals & The Restless; lots of cool bars and a hot spot for new luxury apartments
Ballantyne –Trendy corporate/country club south Charlotte address; likely next area to annex and become a town
Matthews — Family community in southeast Charlotte; Lots of parks and greenways
Waxhaw — Small town was area’s best kept secret; more people are beginning to find out why
Weddington — Providence Rd corridor just inside Union County
Marvin — Upscale community with south Charlotte amenities and Union County taxes
Indian Trail, NC — Halfway point between Matthews & Monroe; once name
Indian Land, SC — Where parents move when their kids move to Charlotte
Huntersville — Birkdale Village, Lake Norman, and Latta Plantation among local attractions
Rock Hill — Fast-rising mill town becoming destination with Winthrop expansion and Riverwalk along the Catawba
Fort Mill — Baxter Village, Anne Springs Close Greenway, and breakfast at Flipside Cafe make living (and visiting) here a treat
Tega Cay — Lake Wylie peninsula has a vacationey-vibe
Steele Creek — Industrial community home to Tanger Outlet Mall and reasonably priced homes
Pineville — Carolina Place Mall; where I-485 and I-77 converge
Dilworth — Charlotte’s best combination of urban & suburban
Southpark — Upscale shopping and dining just outside of the city limits
Myers Park — Dilworth’s trendy little brother
Mint Hill — Known for its multitude of public golf courses
Concord — NASCAR & Concord Mills
Cornelius — Huntersville light
Davidson — Home of Steph Curry’s Wildcats
Monroe — Union County’s governmental seat
Mooresville — Northernmost town on Lake Norman
Lake Wylie — The quieter and more peaceful of Charlotte’s two major lakes
Mount Holly — Home of the National Whitewater Center
Belmont — Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Belmont Abbey Basillica; Marketing tagline is Where Southern Charm Blossoms