Summer 2018 has been busy for Savvy + Co. Real Estate and home buyers and sellers. As the light rail extension and Sugar Creek Greenway continue to connect key parts of the city and growth explodes in surrounding neighborhoods, potential homeowners are on the search for a place to call their own.
Below are the most popular neighborhoods, listed by number of searches performed on our website. Included is the average list price, according to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Multiple Listing Service, and the percentage change from last year. (Spoiler alert: Only one neighborhood saw a decrease!)
Where did your neighborhood rank? Find out below!
Average List Price: $335,137
Percentage Change: Up 13.8% from last year
The Vibe: This area has emerged as one of the hottest places in Charlotte and it is easy to see why! First, local artists moved in and opened galleries on North Davidson Street (thus the tag NoDa). Then came restaurants, bars and boutiques. Now you can find live/work condos, renovated mill homes, modern homes, and big beautiful bungalows throughout this popular neighborhood that is at once hipster, historic and fun.
Average List Price: $488,534
Percentage Change: Up 9.0% from last year
The Vibe: Established in the early 1900s, Plaza Midwood was originally planned to be Charlotte’s next Myers Park. Designed around a trolley line that ran from downtown, this neighborhood began with large craftsman bungalows that lined The Plaza. After the war, home styles changed to quaint cottages that filled deeper into the neighborhood. Midwood’s popularity continues to grow as its restaurants, bars and shops thrive.
Average List Price: $406,923
Percentage Change: Up 26.4% from last year
The Vibe: Wilmore and the hot, hot, hot South End District are among Charlotte’s fastest up-and-coming neighborhoods — some areas have definitely arrived! Filled with charming bungalows from the ’20s and ’30s, this neighborhood has the style of Dilworth but with more modestly sized homes at more affordable prices. As much as this neighborhood is happening, it isn’t finished happening yet.
Average List Price: $596,671
Percentage Change: Up 9.8% from last year
The Vibe: Originally created in 1900 as Charlotte’s first street-car suburb, many Dilworth residences are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Development continued through the 1930s, leaving a treasure trove of large, period residential architecture, much of which has been lovingly restored in recent years. Latta Park, in the center of the neighborhood, features a playground, water park and theatre.
Average List Price: $535,028
Percentage Change: Up 2.9% from last year
The Vibe: Known to many Charlotteans as the second Uptown of the city, SouthPark is also home to some of the city’s premier shopping, restaurants, and excellent residential locations. SouthPark Mall is the region’s premiere venue for all your high-end shopping needs – Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., and many more sought-after boutiques can be found alongside top-name department stores. With the addition of Legion Brewing coming soon and an eclectic mix of food fare, this area is starting to come into its own.
#6: Country Club Heights
Average List Price: $299,467
Percent Change: Up 9.2%
The Vibe: With close proximity to Uptown, Midwood and NoDa, at a fraction of the cost, this cozy neighborhood is on the radar. Built primarily in the 50′s and 60′s, Country Club Heights is home to mid-century ranches, split levels and is sprinkled with a touch of mid-century modern. The neighborhood ranges from people who have lived and loved it for years and is increasingly being called home by new homeowners, renovating these classics with a modern touch.
Average List Price: $591,212
Percent Change: Down 0.9%
The Vibe: Cotswold was developed in the 1950s and ‘60s, so many of the homes are brick ranches or split levels built on lots ranging from a half acre to over an acre. Of course, you can also find some two-story homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and there are several infill developments with new homes.
Average List Price: $303,589
Percent Change: Up 42.1%
The Vibe: Located right next to popular Cotswold, Oakhurst has an individuality that is all its own. What started as farmland and a hunting camp in the early 1900s slowly filled with homes in the 1920s through the 1950’s. This unbelievably charming neighborhood is destined to appreciate due to its excellent location near Charlotte’s downtown area and future plans for new commercial development.
#9: Sedgefield (three-way tie)
Average List Price: $488,876
Percentage Change: Up 14.9%
The Vibe: Located between South Blvd. and Park Road, just south of Dilworth and adjacent to South End Historic District, Sedgefield features great residential intimacy just steps away from the action of surrounding neighborhoods. Sedgefield has benefited tremendously from the development that followed the opening of the Lynx light rail that runs along the western border of the neighborhood.
#9: Chantilly (three-way tie)
Average List Price: $532,542
Percentage Change: Up 6.4%
The Vibe: The curb appeal in this neighborhood is simply adorable. Pocketed between Elizabeth and Plaza Midwood, Chantilly is a post-war neighborhood of dollhouses built during an era when two bedrooms and one bathroom could accommodate a family of four or more. However, many of today’s homeowners are renovating and rebuilding. The tree-lined streets and neighborly attitude add to Chantilly’s charm.
#9: Myers Park (three-way tie)
Average List Price: $839,362
Percent Change: Up 1.8%
The Vibe: With its winding tree-lined streets, majestic yet charming homes and tidy pocket parks, it’s not hard to understand Myers Park is a sought after neighborhood. Home to Charlotte’s first trolley line, the 2.8 mile Queen’s Road loop is a destination ride for Charlotte cyclists. Convenient to center city Charlotte yet very walkable, this neighborhood boasts a cluster of boutique shops and world-class restaurants.
#10: Merry Oaks
Average List Price: $304,277
Percent Change: Up 14.9%
The Vibe: Very close to the “already prime” neighborhoods of Midwood and the Arts District, Merry Oaks has classic brick ranches and post-war cottages on quiet winding streets. This neighborhood wraps around Charlotte Country Club, the oldest and most exclusive golf course in Charlotte. Merry Oaks is also connected to the greenway that will eventually run through Midwood to Charlotte’s downtown.