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:
- Eastover (Homes)
- Freedom Park (Homes)
- Beverly Woods (Homes)
- Dilworth (Homes)
- Myers Park (Homes)
- Wessex Square (Homes)
- Oxford Hunt (Homes)
- Quail Hollow (Homes)
- Foxcroft (Homes)
- 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.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in North Carolina check out:
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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.
Median Income: $220,536
Median Home Value: $897,450
2. Freedom Park
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.
More on Freedom Park: Real Estate | Data
3. Beverly Woods
Median Income: $95,483
Median Home Value: $459,420
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.
More on Dilworth: Real Estate | Data
5. Myers Park
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.
More on Myers Park: Real Estate | Data
6. Wessex Square
Median Income: $147,812
Median Home Value: $528,533
7. Oxford Hunt
Median Income: $128,008
Median Home Value: $329,233
8. Quail Hollow
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.
More on Quail Hollow: Real Estate | Data
Median Income: $112,948
Median Home Value: $651,950
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:
- Tryon Hills
- Ashley Park
For more reading, check out:
- 10 Worst Places To Live In North Carolina
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In North Carolina
- 10 Safest Cities in North Carolina
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte
|16||Olde Providence South||5,293|
|20||Olde Providence North||3,289|
|28||Piper Glen Estates||7,633|
|38||Touchstone Village-Elm Lane||2,200|
|51||Country Club Heights||4,758|
|60||Prosperity Church Road||19,436|
|70||Hwy 51-Park Road||2,139|
|80||Back Creek Church Road||5,755|
|84||West Sugar Creek||8,349|