The 10 Best Charlotte, NC Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Charlotte.
Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte

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 for 2019:

  1. Eastover (Homes)
  2. Oxford Hunt (Homes)
  3. Myers Park (Homes)
  4. Chantilly (Homes)
  5. Beverly Woods (Homes)
  6. Mountainbrook (Homes)
  7. Governor’s Square (Homes)
  8. Foxcroft (Homes)
  9. Quail Hollow (Homes)
  10. Ballantyne East (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Charlotte for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Eastover looks to be the best Charlotte neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Charlotte that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Charlotte.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Charlotte hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 151 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, North Carolina has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,710
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $1,008,550 (1st best)
Median Income: $221,310 (1st best)
More on Eastover: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,753
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $382,667 (20th best)
Median Income: $104,645 (15th best)
More on Oxford Hunt: Homes For Sale | Data

Myers Park Charlotte, NC

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,526
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $771,500 (2nd best)
Median Income: $153,401 (3rd best)
More on Myers Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Charlotteans today know the Myers Park neighborhood as one of the city’s prestige addresses, an area of fine homes, tree-lined streets, and curving drives. Few realize that the neighborhood’s importance extends far beyond Charlotte. Myers Park is of statewide significance because it was the home of many of the textile, banking, and utility leaders responsible for developing the Piedmont Carolinas into a major American manufacturing region in the early twentieth century.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,503
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 16)
Median Home Value: $322,700 (27th best)
Median Income: $92,311 (22nd best)
More on Chantilly: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,482
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $480,920 (11th best)
Median Income: $88,673 (24th best)
More on Beverly Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,538
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 16)
Median Home Value: $533,850 (7th best)
Median Income: $106,958 (11th best)
More on Mountainbrook: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,561
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $361,600 (22nd best)
Median Income: $78,071 (36th best)
More on Governor’s Square: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,426
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $724,175 (3rd best)
Median Income: $120,148 (7th best)
More on Foxcroft: Homes For Sale | Data

Quail Hollow Charlotte, NC

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,614
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $259,150 (39th best)
Median Income: $90,194 (23rd best)
More on Quail Hollow: Homes For Sale | Data

Quail Hollow is a neighborhood in south Charlotte roughly located in between Park Road and Carmel Road, south of Dilworth and north of Ballantyne and Pineville. The neighborhood is largely residential, however the planned construction of the new Ritz-Carlton Residences would create a mixed-use residential, retail and restaurant complex. It is adjacent to Quail Hollow Club, which is home of the Wells Fargo Championship PGA Tournament. Growth and land value in this area has been on the rise due to its location near Interstate 77 and 485, and proximity to SouthPark, Pineville and Ballantyne.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,489
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $424,150 (15th best)
Median Income: $99,767 (16th best)
More on Ballantyne East: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Charlotte aren’t all good. Pinecrest takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Charlotte.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Charlotte For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Eastover 2,710 $1,008,550 $221,310
2 Oxford Hunt 4,753 $382,667 $104,645
3 Myers Park 11,526 $771,500 $153,401
4 Chantilly 1,503 $322,700 $92,311
5 Beverly Woods 6,482 $480,920 $88,673
6 Mountainbrook 2,538 $533,850 $106,958
7 Governor’s Square 1,561 $361,600 $78,071
8 Foxcroft 5,426 $724,175 $120,148
9 Quail Hollow 3,614 $259,150 $90,194
10 Ballantyne East 8,489 $424,150 $99,767
11 Hembstead 2,813 $514,900 $148,523
12 Freedom Park 2,621 $474,800 $112,784
13 Wessex Square 4,754 $591,633 $157,851
14 Ashbrook-Clawson Village 3,771 $272,433 $71,479
15 Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 2,498 $264,100 $69,150
16 Providence Crossing 8,310 $399,225 $134,049
17 Wendover-Sedgewood 3,032 $696,650 $68,450
18 Olde Providence South 5,131 $441,350 $94,004
19 Sharon Woods 4,427 $302,250 $88,238
20 Seven Eagles 3,796 $562,150 $105,370
21 Olde Providence North 3,382 $419,633 $112,603
22 Elizabeth 4,896 $424,700 $81,658
23 Providence Plantation 8,067 $376,620 $125,306
24 Commonwealth 684 $275,000 $84,353
25 Ballantyne West 11,318 $296,475 $106,620
26 Piper Glen Estates 8,050 $354,725 $99,747
27 Sardis Forest 4,527 $275,267 $106,263
28 Carmel 6,330 $411,025 $80,182
29 Lansdowne 4,800 $415,433 $77,979
30 Cotswold 4,747 $349,550 $77,754
31 Providence Park 2,559 $188,550 $61,546
32 Colonial Village 1,221 $228,200 $61,818
33 Provincetowne 11,160 $268,771 $79,209
34 Dilworth 7,618 $511,670 $95,298
35 Plaza Midwood 3,548 $352,425 $108,736
36 Sherwood Forest 4,003 $342,500 $97,713
37 Sedgefield 3,001 $305,667 $52,665
38 Marshbrooke 15,856 $126,071 $49,960
39 Park Crossing 5,874 $231,380 $84,683
40 Closeburn-Glenkirk 4,898 $157,767 $71,634
41 Whiteoak 2,612 $285,200 $83,125
42 Johnston Rd-Mcalpine 6,173 $141,775 $59,753
43 Sardis Woods 4,227 $187,850 $68,141
44 Starmount 3,411 $195,700 $70,405
45 Downtown Sharlotte 4,727 $267,600 $68,654
46 Wesley Heights 1,836 $248,900 $88,417
47 Country Club Heights 4,262 $225,933 $68,883
48 Stonehaven 5,699 $237,460 $79,262
49 Highland Creek 13,107 $199,629 $82,639
50 Barclay Downs 5,230 $531,900 $94,097
51 Fourth Ward 3,712 $194,400 $83,457
52 Plaza Hills 699 $246,300 $49,412
53 First Ward 2,175 $146,467 $48,679
54 Prosperity Church Road 19,698 $160,291 $68,600
55 Wilmore 2,269 $273,933 $72,819
56 Third Ward 2,409 $236,850 $77,602
57 Collingwood 2,869 $199,850 $45,759
58 Davis Lake-Eastfield 8,245 $167,560 $75,123
59 Marlwood 6,190 $99,950 $41,909
60 Griers Fork 3,301 $134,700 $60,306
61 Yorkshire 9,123 $170,033 $69,939
62 Rain Tree 3,610 $252,950 $68,050
63 Briarcreek-Woodland 4,743 $135,967 $35,465
64 West Sugar Creek 8,067 $126,460 $53,178
65 Madison Park 4,510 $189,567 $67,478
66 Windsor Park 11,608 $113,550 $34,750
67 Hickory Grove 5,320 $146,550 $49,782
68 Hickory Ridge 9,240 $119,350 $43,721
69 North Sharon Amity-Reddman Roa 8,471 $105,350 $40,600
70 Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights 4,925 $122,233 $44,441
71 Coulwood West 10,361 $135,400 $57,570
72 Cherry 896 $256,300 $52,009
73 Pawtuckett 4,762 $106,050 $50,164
74 Beatties Ford-Trinity 4,150 $115,800 $49,821
75 Harbor House 5,283 $164,600 $58,895
76 Hwy 51-Park Road 1,999 $135,700 $52,552
77 Newell South 3,550 $131,400 $58,750
78 Olde Whitehall 5,804 $151,167 $65,209
79 Eastway-Sheffield Park 5,481 $144,550 $44,868
80 Echo Hills 812 $149,400 $45,800
81 Oakhurst 2,507 $139,000 $44,271
82 Shannon Park 8,725 $102,900 $33,250
83 Starmount Forest 7,643 $52,650 $37,075
84 Becton Park 4,472 $120,167 $48,166
85 North Charlotte 2,701 $196,267 $74,434
86 Eastland-Wilora Lake 6,460 $122,420 $32,727
87 Idlewild South 7,241 $111,500 $42,432
88 Farm Pond 6,801 $99,525 $34,706
89 Optimist Park 907 $175,850 $53,306
90 Idlewild Farms 5,775 $125,900 $35,789
91 Oakdale South 5,210 $128,500 $52,599
92 Villa Heights 1,750 $115,350 $34,150
93 Plaza-Shamrock 3,078 $148,950 $25,902
94 Mineral Springs-Rumble Road 8,946 $84,167 $60,660
95 Harris-Houston 10,245 $106,375 $39,364
96 Westchester 3,721 $92,500 $43,153
97 Wilson Heights 1,726 $106,900 $36,014
98 Double Oaks 1,428 $163,050 $25,245
99 Henderson Circle 3,811 $149,900 $62,714
100 Biddleville 1,862 $108,600 $19,526
101 Nevin Community 4,345 $110,750 $37,668
102 Lockwood 1,290 $134,600 $42,634
103 Yorkmount 10,535 $57,040 $48,811
104 Belmont 3,181 $104,675 $47,391
105 Toddville Road 8,615 $108,567 $41,122
106 Derita-Statesville 4,668 $106,950 $41,340
107 East Forest 14,488 $66,388 $40,222
108 Sterling 4,189 $159,533 $47,448
109 Back Creek Church Road 6,386 $135,025 $30,174
110 University Park 1,215 $77,700 $27,222
111 Hidden Valley 12,628 $72,600 $28,561
112 Greenville 576 $101,800 $32,813
113 Genesis Park 457 $97,000 $23,704
114 Wildwood 3,044 $108,500 $48,387
115 University City North 6,868 $74,020 $41,205
116 Slater Rd-Hamilton Circle 3,153 $106,900 $36,014
117 Lincoln Heights 2,376 $79,050 $25,335
118 Oak Forest 6,226 $56,900 $32,686
119 Eagle Lake 4,402 $77,260 $46,382
120 Ponderosa-Wingate 1,894 $91,750 $27,138
121 Seversville 603 $108,400 $24,861
122 Plaza-Eastway 7,003 $90,860 $33,934
123 Washington Heights 2,018 $77,300 $18,211
124 Grier Heights 2,958 $105,967 $31,189
125 Coliseum Drive 518 $108,000 $31,293
126 Druid Hills South 1,395 $62,000 $19,295
127 Revolution Park 902 $79,300 $25,417
128 University City South 5,206 $54,167 $30,048
129 Sugaw Creek-Ritch Ave 4,391 $93,750 $37,012
130 Enderly Park 3,249 $62,075 $27,311
131 Mccrorey Heights 378 $88,500 $24,483
132 Montclaire South 11,912 $86,929 $36,861
133 Todd Park 856 $45,900 $50,253
134 Thomasboro-Hoskins 5,913 $64,000 $25,249
135 Firestone-Garden Park 3,866 $91,150 $39,709
136 Clanton Park-Roseland 3,742 $42,775 $30,774
137 Reid Park 1,720 $88,900 $25,592
138 Capitol Drive 382 $82,500 $25,036
139 Ashley Park 2,652 $85,500 $25,574
140 Jackson Homes 145 $82,500 $25,036
141 West Blvd 892 $122,650 $30,066
142 Druid Hills North 710 $88,100 $35,625
143 Westover Hills 1,136 $84,667 $19,104
144 Jt Williams 389 $88,100 $35,625
145 Lakewood 533 $83,600 $35,469
146 Oaklawn 524 $88,500 $24,483
147 Westerly Hills 1,349 $77,200 $30,417
148 Smallwood 1,183 $57,233 $30,106
149 Arbor Glen 322 $83,200 $22,500
150 Tryon Hills 1,517 $82,633 $22,481
151 Pinecrest 227 $83,200 $22,500

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.