SouthPark isn’t just about fantastic shopping, it’s also a great place to live. Just ask Savvy agent, Kelly King. With quiet streets, large lots and mature trees, neighborhoods here are an escape from the city with a quick commute to Uptown, he says. Kelly shared his five favorite things about living in SouthPark and why you should consider it your next home sweet home.

Patio heaven

If your favorite side dish to any meal is a patio, come on over to SouthPark and feel the outdoor love. Starting with the classic Village Tavern with a HUGE outdoor space there are tons of places to eat al fresco. Try brunch or half price wine night at Reid’s Fine Foods, feel the wind in your hair while noshing at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, take the parents to lunch at Harper’s and don’t miss stellar Italian fare on a gorgeous patio at Toscana.

Foodie district

SouthPark is lucky to have some of the hottest restaurants call this area home. Living and eating here means being close to fast-casual food at Tandur Indian Kitchen, Zoë’s Kitchen or Yafo Kitchen, going upscale at Dogwood Southern Table & Bar, Oak Steakhouse or The Palm or starting your day the French way with a pastry at Renaissance Patisserie or Cafè Monte. With Legion Brewing arriving on the scene in fall, SouthPark is becoming a hotspot for all things food and drink.


Don’t worry, SouthPark has a lot to do in between meals. For starters some of the best shopping in North Carolina can be found at SouthPark Mall with upscale clothing, home decor and gadget stores where you are sure to find exactly what you need (or want). If those wants have put a dent in your budget, an ice cream and people watching is a fun and cheap way to spend the day. Nearby Phillips Place offers and “old world” setting with unique clothing and home design stores plus a top-notch movie theatre at Regal Phillip’s Place.

Get outside

If ya live in Charlotte, you’ve got to be outside and the SouthPark area has lots of ways to do that. From cultural events at Symphony Park including ice skating and holiday events in the winter, summer concerts on the lawn, athletic events, festivals and fundraisers, to miles of neighborhood walking trails and road races throughout the year, you can get that fresh air feeling all year long.

Hello, neighbor

Intrigued yet about living in the SouthPark area? Well, good because there are so many different neighborhoods that you could call home. SouthPark’s subdivisions include: Mountainbrook (mostly ranches and split-levels built in the 1960s and ‘70s and homes generally sell for $400,000 – $500,000 for 2,000 – 3,000 square feet, but can go upwards to $700,0000); Fairmeadows (many of the lots are close to half an acre and homes range in price from $400,000 to $525,000 for 2,000 – 3,000 square feet); Beverly Woods (homes range from $325,000 to $525,000); Sharon Woods (mostly two-story and ranch homes built in the 1970s, a recent sale in the area went for over $650,000, and there is currently a new construction available for $900,000); Barclay Downs (homes range between $350,000 to $1,300,000 for 1,500 – 5,000+ square feet); and Foxcroft (homes range between $650,000 to over $3,000,000 with most homes coming in at 4,000 – 5,000+ square feet).

If dining on beautiful patios, enjoying nearby shopping, exploring tucked away neighborhoods and living in the center of the city with all the benefits of the suburbs sound like your cup of tea, contact Kelly. He is ready to show you the way home and even has the perfect home for you available.