These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte, NC For 2018


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 for 2018:

  1. Eastover (Homes)
  2. Freedom Park (Homes)
  3. Beverly Woods (Homes)
  4. Dilworth (Homes)
  5. Myers Park (Homes)
  6. Wessex Square (Homes)
  7. Oxford Hunt (Homes)
  8. Quail Hollow (Homes)
  9. Foxcroft (Homes)
  10. Elizabeth (Homes)

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.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Charlotte for 2018?

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 131 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.

1. Eastover

Population: 2,717
Median Income: $220,536
Median Home Value: $897,450

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2. Freedom Park

Freedom Park Charlotte, NC

Population: 2,913
Median Income: $102,549
Median Home Value: $484,700

Freedom Park is a 98-acre park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Located at 1900 East Boulevard, between Charlotte’s historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods, the park is centered on a 7-acre lake, and is about 3 miles from the heart of Charlotte’s downtown area.
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3. Beverly Woods

Population: 5,835
Median Income: $95,483
Median Home Value: $459,420

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4. Dilworth

Dilworth Charlotte, NC

Population: 6,961
Median Income: $82,167
Median Home Value: $500,520

Dilworth is a neighborhood of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. The neighborhood was Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb and was established by Edward Dilworth Latta in the 1890s on 250 acres southwest of the original city limits. It included the Joseph Forsyth Johnson designed Latta Park. Planned largely with a grid pattern similar to the city’s original four wards, Dilworth was initially designated the Eighth Ward.
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5. Myers Park

Myers Park Charlotte, NC

Population: 11,369
Median Income: $128,936
Median Home Value: $726,189

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.
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6. Wessex Square

Population: 4,109
Median Income: $147,812
Median Home Value: $528,533

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7. Oxford Hunt

Population: 4,456
Median Income: $128,008
Median Home Value: $329,233

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8. Quail Hollow

Quail Hollow Charlotte, NC

Population: 3,550
Median Income: $85,028
Median Home Value: $249,150

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.
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9. Foxcroft

Population: 5,396
Median Income: $112,948
Median Home Value: $651,950

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10. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Charlotte, NC

Population: 4,623
Median Income: $80,764
Median Home Value: $381,540

Elizabeth takes its name from Elizabeth College, a small Lutheran womens college founded in 1897 on the present-day site of Presbyterian Hospital. Elizabeth began to develop rapidly after 1902, when a trolley line was completed, and was annexed in 1907. Home of Independence Park, the first public park in the city, Elizabeth became one of the most fashionable residential areas in Charlotte in its early days. In 2006 Elizabeth had a population of 3,908.
More on Elizabeth: Real Estate | Data

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. Tryon Hills
  2. Ashley Park
  3. Plaza-Eastway

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Eastover 2,717 $897,450 1,932 0.8%
2 Freedom Park 2,913 $484,700 1,932 1.6%
3 Beverly Woods 5,835 $459,420 1,932 1.2%
4 Dilworth 6,961 $500,520 1,932 1.1%
5 Myers Park 11,369 $726,189 1,932 3.0%
6 Wessex Square 4,109 $528,533 1,932 1.7%
7 Oxford Hunt 4,456 $329,233 1,932 4.1%
8 Quail Hollow 3,550 $249,150 1,932 1.3%
9 Foxcroft 5,396 $651,950 1,932 2.6%
10 Elizabeth 4,623 $381,540 1,932 4.1%
11 Wendover-Sedgewood 2,976 $662,000 1,932 3.3%
12 Ballantyne East 8,740 $410,075 1,932 5.1%
13 Governor’S Square 1,328 $229,300 2,103 1.3%
14 Barclay Downs 5,202 $497,320 1,932 3.1%
15 Fourth Ward 3,109 $166,075 2,192 3.9%
16 Olde Providence South 5,293 $424,200 1,932 2.9%
17 Providence Crossing 8,046 $362,625 1,932 4.1%
18 Mountainbrook 2,753 $413,950 1,932 5.0%
19 Ashbrook-Clawson Village 3,203 $251,900 2,510 4.0%
20 Olde Providence North 3,289 $363,733 1,932 3.8%
21 Sharon Woods 4,128 $278,750 1,932 5.7%
22 Plaza Midwood 3,200 $323,550 1,932 2.1%
23 Chantilly 1,346 $250,300 2,539 3.7%
24 Hembstead 2,934 $495,700 1,932 7.1%
25 Whiteoak 2,628 $280,300 1,932 4.0%
26 Provincetowne 10,952 $257,371 2,439 3.6%
27 Seven Eagles 3,421 $540,600 1,932 4.6%
28 Piper Glen Estates 7,633 $348,700 1,932 4.2%
29 Carmel 6,679 $390,550 1,932 3.8%
30 Sardis Forest 4,398 $269,867 1,932 5.3%
31 Providence Park 2,673 $201,350 3,184 3.6%
32 Cotswold 4,233 $295,400 1,932 5.4%
33 Briarcreek-Woodland 4,263 $138,200 5,691 10.0%
34 Ballantyne West 10,273 $280,250 1,932 4.6%
35 Collingwood 3,259 $199,000 4,601 12.2%
36 Providence Plantation 7,848 $361,200 1,932 5.6%
37 Park Crossing 5,877 $250,020 2,736 3.6%
38 Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 2,200 $262,300 2,409 6.3%
39 Lansdowne 4,817 $356,633 1,932 8.4%
40 Colonial Village 1,360 $231,300 4,151 4.9%
41 Wesley Heights 1,728 $242,900 2,770 5.7%
42 Sedgefield 3,118 $219,967 3,622 4.3%
43 Sterling 3,903 $143,400 5,848 12.6%
44 Madison Park 4,597 $205,200 3,314 4.1%
45 North Charlotte 2,938 $170,933 4,063 11.8%
46 Sherwood Forest 3,850 $315,050 1,932 7.6%
47 Starmount 3,170 $191,950 4,061 5.3%
48 Third Ward 2,335 $255,100 3,180 9.0%
49 Olde Whitehall 4,887 $136,133 5,518 5.2%
50 Rain Tree 3,729 $257,150 2,428 4.2%
51 Country Club Heights 4,758 $202,033 3,944 4.7%
52 Downtown Sharlotte 3,786 $278,625 1,932 4.7%
53 Stonehaven 5,594 $222,660 2,815 6.1%
54 Griers Fork 3,543 $131,100 6,041 16.3%
55 First Ward 2,043 $154,200 4,296 5.2%
56 Harbor House 4,400 $166,233 4,983 10.7%
57 Closeburn-Glenkirk 4,558 $158,567 4,851 4.7%
58 Wilson Heights 1,702 $103,700 6,823 10.4%
59 Oakdale South 4,999 $123,133 5,295 8.8%
60 Prosperity Church Road 19,436 $167,418 4,564 6.6%
61 Johnston Rd-Mcalpine 5,598 $142,400 5,020 4.3%
62 Sardis Woods 3,997 $173,800 4,084 6.3%
63 Oakhurst 2,165 $144,150 5,304 10.6%
64 Henderson Circle 3,746 $135,150 5,958 9.8%
65 Plaza-Shamrock 3,154 $144,150 6,310 12.6%
66 Highland Creek 13,622 $207,143 3,831 6.5%
67 Shannon Park 8,357 $104,833 6,897 13.1%
68 Idlewild Farms 5,414 $81,167 7,238 10.0%
69 Wilmore 1,726 $207,833 3,353 4.8%
70 Hwy 51-Park Road 2,139 $146,500 5,412 21.0%
71 Idlewild South 6,521 $105,450 6,665 14.8%
72 Lockwood 1,500 $135,000 4,559 12.1%
73 Belmont 2,711 $104,400 6,058 10.4%
74 Clanton Park-Roseland 3,274 $101,200 7,086 11.7%
75 Villa Heights 1,664 $114,400 6,482 18.3%
76 Davis Lake-Eastfield 7,808 $166,640 4,643 4.8%
77 Yorkshire 9,013 $161,833 4,883 8.0%
78 Harris-Houston 10,633 $106,400 6,647 12.7%
79 Eastway-Sheffield Park 5,617 $137,675 5,939 9.9%
80 Back Creek Church Road 5,755 $121,925 6,171 10.3%
81 Hickory Grove 5,226 $140,700 5,623 6.7%
82 Reid Park 1,558 $74,733 7,601 11.1%
83 Marshbrooke 14,104 $116,386 6,027 6.2%
84 West Sugar Creek 8,349 $120,380 5,783 7.8%
85 Newell South 3,235 $134,800 5,760 2.4%
86 Hidden Valley 13,131 $70,844 7,380 11.4%
87 Smallwood 1,216 $84,167 6,917 16.6%
88 Derita-Statesville 4,970 $104,550 6,571 13.6%
89 Coulwood West 10,570 $134,883 5,522 5.9%
90 Grier Heights 2,948 $117,967 6,728 19.3%
91 Biddleville 1,989 $85,000 7,537 12.9%
92 Westerly Hills 1,298 $75,950 6,986 24.1%
93 Windsor Park 12,125 $112,250 6,564 7.9%
94 Hickory Ridge 9,116 $119,575 6,599 9.1%
95 Yorkmount 10,472 $69,460 7,135 10.7%
96 Oak Forest 5,813 $62,500 7,611 11.2%
97 Pawtuckett 4,118 $100,150 6,823 11.9%
98 Eastland-Wilora Lake 6,934 $122,160 6,514 6.3%
99 Nevin Community 3,951 $117,400 6,602 12.8%
100 Wildwood 2,458 $104,350 6,430 9.2%

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