These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Charlotte are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Charlotte, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Charlotte neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Charlotte are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Charlotte:

  1. Eastover
  2. Freedom Park
  3. Myers Park
  4. Foxcroft
  5. Beverly Woods
  6. Wendover-Sedgewood
  7. Dilworth
  8. Providence Park
  9. Olde Providence North
  10. Hembstead

Read on to see how we determined the places around Charlotte that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Charlotte.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Charlotte?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Charlotte, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 132 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Charlotte.” We’re lookin’ at you, Eastover.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Charlotte has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Eastover

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,569
Median Home Price: $881,650
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%

2. Freedom Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,882
Median Home Price: $448,150
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%

3. Myers Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,575
Median Home Price: $723,889
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

4. Foxcroft

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,267
Median Home Price: $677,675
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

5. Beverly Woods

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,647
Median Home Price: $406,020
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%

6. Wendover-Sedgewood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,893
Median Home Price: $686,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%

7. Dilworth

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,862
Median Home Price: $452,510
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%

8. Providence Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,297
Median Home Price: $459,100
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%

9. Olde Providence North

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,701
Median Home Price: $432,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

10. Hembstead

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,115
Median Home Price: $524,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,663
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Charlotte

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Charlotte where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Charlotte:

  1. Smallwood
  2. Westover Hills
  3. Reid Park

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Eastover 1 2,569 $881,650 1,663 0.7%
Freedom Park 2 2,882 $448,150 1,663 0.9%
Myers Park 3 10,575 $723,889 1,663 3.0%
Foxcroft 4 5,267 $677,675 1,663 3.5%
Beverly Woods 5 5,647 $406,020 1,663 2.3%
Wendover-Sedgewood 6 2,893 $686,000 1,663 1.3%
Dilworth 7 6,862 $452,510 1,663 1.8%
Providence Park 8 2,297 $459,100 1,663 0.5%
Olde Providence North 9 3,701 $432,000 1,663 3.3%
Hembstead 10 3,115 $524,000 1,663 5.3%
Oxford Hunt 11 4,555 $329,533 1,663 6.9%
Sharon Woods 12 4,040 $278,050 1,663 5.0%
Fourth Ward 13 2,998 $269,967 1,663 5.8%
Barclay Downs 14 4,501 $493,760 1,663 1.7%
Wessex Square 15 4,116 $552,267 1,663 2.7%
Ballantyne East 16 8,533 $450,450 1,663 6.4%
Elizabeth 17 4,433 $339,760 1,663 5.9%
Mountainbrook 18 2,537 $456,350 1,663 5.7%
Seven Eagles 19 3,021 $564,550 1,663 3.2%
Governor’S Square 20 1,280 $272,400 1,663 2.6%
Plaza Midwood 21 3,077 $300,675 1,663 2.2%
Providence Crossing 22 7,208 $368,000 1,663 5.1%
Piper Glen Estates 23 7,187 $341,725 1,663 3.7%
Carmel 24 6,570 $408,425 1,663 3.6%
Chantilly 25 1,260 $244,400 2,015 5.3%
Sardis Forest 26 4,388 $267,133 1,663 5.3%
Providence Plantation 27 7,598 $358,780 1,663 4.9%
Sherwood Forest 28 3,769 $319,800 1,663 4.8%
Cotswold 29 4,176 $288,200 1,663 4.4%
Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 30 2,216 $250,800 2,174 5.3%
Quail Hollow 31 3,411 $252,500 1,814 3.4%
Provincetowne 32 9,902 $263,029 1,820 3.6%
Olde Providence South 33 4,883 $407,050 1,663 6.0%
Ballantyne West 34 9,709 $262,075 1,663 5.0%
Sedgefield 35 2,955 $239,000 2,761 4.5%
Rain Tree 36 3,318 $309,550 1,663 4.7%
Ashbrook-Clawson Village 37 3,257 $234,667 2,806 5.3%
Park Crossing 38 5,968 $253,680 2,285 5.3%
Whiteoak 39 2,315 $300,000 1,663 6.1%
First Ward 40 1,874 $251,600 2,646 4.4%
Country Club Heights 41 4,705 $218,400 3,191 4.1%
Wesley Heights 42 1,550 $252,300 2,417 7.8%
Sardis Woods 43 3,873 $171,150 3,580 4.1%
Downtown Sharlotte 44 2,961 $305,771 1,663 4.9%
Prosperity Church Road 45 19,880 $193,830 3,577 5.2%
Third Ward 46 1,918 $278,250 2,131 7.6%
Colonial Village 47 1,391 $225,000 3,794 9.2%
Starmount 48 2,839 $191,100 3,547 7.0%
Lansdowne 49 4,185 $348,067 1,663 11.4%
Stonehaven 50 5,423 $212,860 2,883 6.3%
Madison Park 51 4,544 $209,967 3,085 7.5%
Highland Creek 52 12,366 $214,157 3,184 5.9%
Davis Lake-Eastfield 53 7,547 $172,220 3,995 3.1%
Johnston Rd-Mcalpine 54 5,363 $143,875 4,347 3.7%
Wilmore 55 1,309 $193,300 2,834 3.3%
Closeburn-Glenkirk 56 3,938 $236,200 3,150 7.1%
Hickory Grove 57 5,060 $144,650 4,612 5.5%
West Sugar Creek 58 7,574 $135,340 4,621 6.7%
Brookhill 59 1,048 $0 0 8.5%
Henderson Circle 60 3,082 $144,100 4,697 2.8%
Collingwood 61 3,560 $200,900 4,160 11.7%
Idlewild Farms 62 5,096 $128,667 5,472 6.8%
Yorkshire 63 8,238 $162,267 4,308 9.1%
Marshbrooke 64 14,108 $123,514 4,980 6.9%
Olde Whitehall 65 4,838 $145,933 4,651 4.7%
Briarcreek-Woodland 66 3,768 $197,200 4,253 11.5%
Coulwood West 67 10,077 $145,550 4,699 6.1%
Beatties Ford-Trinity 68 4,483 $136,800 5,455 4.9%
Eastway-Sheffield Park 69 5,786 $147,967 5,149 10.2%
Windsor Park 70 11,442 $124,183 5,447 7.1%
Eastland-Wilora Lake 71 6,708 $126,300 5,445 5.8%
Mineral Springs-Rumble Road 72 7,945 $131,825 4,719 5.1%
Oak Forest 73 7,002 $123,125 5,788 6.7%
North Charlotte 74 2,698 $164,833 4,071 14.9%
Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights 75 4,019 $130,200 5,072 9.0%
Idlewild South 76 6,734 $116,350 5,409 9.7%
Oakdale South 77 5,149 $139,133 4,148 6.7%
Hickory Ridge 78 7,999 $118,450 5,581 9.0%
Farm Pond 79 5,810 $124,850 5,611 7.3%
Marlwood 80 5,660 $99,350 5,645 8.0%
Harbor House 81 4,114 $172,633 4,283 9.9%
Griers Fork 82 4,017 $134,100 5,365 17.8%
Plaza-Shamrock 83 3,487 $160,200 5,223 12.6%
Newell South 84 3,363 $135,100 5,186 5.8%
Oakhurst 85 2,111 $155,600 4,605 9.7%
Belmont 86 2,209 $145,433 4,829 9.2%
Shannon Park 87 7,222 $109,733 5,821 9.4%
East Forest 88 12,355 $148,340 4,950 8.1%
Becton Park 89 4,101 $121,867 5,204 7.8%
Hwy 51-Park Road 90 2,417 $142,400 4,888 15.9%
Starmount Forest 91 6,930 $94,767 5,730 8.8%
University City North 92 6,201 $148,633 4,648 9.0%
Lockwood 93 1,817 $153,400 4,076 12.7%
Derita-Statesville 94 5,631 $113,550 5,469 9.8%
Toddville Road 95 8,152 $103,067 5,819 6.1%
North Sharon Amity-Reddman Roa 96 7,179 $101,650 5,741 9.3%
Lincoln Heights 97 2,088 $92,400 5,721 6.3%
Villa Heights 98 1,487 $118,800 5,700 10.8%
Harris-Houston 99 10,406 $105,625 5,706 12.0%
Pawtuckett 100 4,282 $104,650 5,587 11.1%

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