These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Charlotte 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
  2. Freedom Park
  3. Beverly Woods
  4. Dilworth
  5. Myers Park
  6. Wessex Square
  7. Oxford Hunt
  8. Quail Hollow
  9. Foxcroft
  10. Elizabeth

Read on to see how we determined the places around Charlotte that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in North Carolina check out the best places in North Carolina overall or the worst neighborhoods in Charlotte.

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How do you determine the best 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 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

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

2. Freedom Park

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

3. Beverly Woods

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

4. Dilworth

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

5. Myers Park

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

6. Wessex Square

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

7. Oxford Hunt

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

8. Quail Hollow

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

9. Foxcroft

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

10. Elizabeth

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

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

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

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