Featured Charlotte Neighborhood: Myers Park

Myers Park isn’t just beautiful, it’s a cornerstone of Charlotte’s history.

Myers Park MethodistToday, Myers Park is one of the most prestigious addresses in Charlotte, and for good reason: tree-lined streets, mansions on huge lots, and a location that’s unbeatable. But Myers Park, one of Charlotte’s first streetcar communities, was once home to captains of  industry, manufacturing, and government, many of whom were responsible for North Carolina’s growth as a powerhouse state. Now with over 10,000 residents, Myers Park is nestled between two other sought-after neighborhoods, Dilworth and Sedgefield.

So, why does everyone want to live in Myers Park?

 

Beautiful Tree-Lined Streets:

Queens Road

For most people, there’s not a prettier street in all of Charlotte than Kings Drive. The winding roads though Myers Park including Kings, Queens, Providence, and others are incredibly well manicured and lined with huge, towering oak trees. They get fabulous color year round and in many parts of the neighborhoods, medians run through the roads to provide another level of tranquility. For mature trees, redone sidewalks, and a quiet, natural feel right in the heart of town, Myers Park is it.

Schools and Universities:

Myers Park sits in arguably the best public school district in all of Charlotte. It’s homes feed into the much-touted Myers Park High School, Alexander Graham Middle, and both Selwyn Elementary School and Myers Park Traditional Elementary. For many parents, it’s worth paying more for a home in Myers Park to gain access to these fabulous schools. In addition to childhood education, Myers Park is home to several (gorgeous!) universities and colleges! Queens University’s campus is here and Johnson C. Smith University and UNC-Charlotte both have outposts within the neighborhood.

duke mansionHistorical Homes:

The most beautiful homes in all of the Queen City call Myers Park home. The famed Duke Mansion is here, as are hidden gems like the Jameson House, the Stephens House, and hundreds of other century-old dwellings kept in immaculate condition. Even Myers Park Methodist is teeming with history! The homes in this neighborhood have character you won’t find anywhere else in town, although their prices reflect it. The Myers Park Historical Commission protects and preserves the architectural integrity of the buildings here.

Residential Environment:

As much as some people love walking to restaurants, mingling with traffic, and generally feeling the “buzz” of a neighborhood, just as many want a calm, peaceful place to call home. There are very few retail outlets within Myers Park itself (bordered by Queens Rd., Providence Rd., Sharon Rd., Park Rd.) but that’s okay with the people who live here. With the exception of Selwyn Corners shopping area which has several restaurants and businesses, Myers Park is all about living the good life.

booty loopThe “Booty Loop”:

Have you heard of the Booty Loop? Of course you have! There’s an annual charitable event called 24-Hours of Booty and if you’ve ever driven up Queens Road in the afternoon hours you’ve undoubtedly seen dozens of spandex-clad bikers making their way up the area’s hills. Whether you like to walk, run, or bike you couldn’t pick a more scenic, gradually-inclining neighborhood to get some fresh air than Myers Park!

 

Want to know more about why you should live in Myers Park?

Call On the Move Charlotte right now to find out what the Myers Park neighborhood offers you and your family!

 

 

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