If local flavor is what you are in search of, look no further. NoDa and Plaza Midwood are Charlotte’s eclectic, artsy neighborhoods. Located to the North of Uptown, NoDa (North Davidson) is well known for its live music venues and artistic community. NoDa features local, independent restaurants, farmers markets and several of the city’s most popular breweries. Previously a textile community, several of the former mills are now being converted into apartments and condos which add a unique feel to the neighborhood. Since the closure of the mills in 1975, the neighborhood has undergone a revitalization that has garnered a lot of attention from homebuyers interested in the renovated bungalows lining the main streets. Within the next two years, the light rail will run up to NoDa, making it even easier to travel to Uptown and South End.
Plaza Midwood is one of Charlotte’s oldest neighborhoods, originally developed in the 1920s as a street car suburb. Now as you drive down Central Avenue, it is obvious to see the growth this neighborhood has experienced. On any given street you will find both condos and homes that offer the comfort of a more suburban feel while being located just a few miles from Uptown. Midwood boasts a variety of unique restaurants that give it the neighborhood feel, and a “come as you are” atmosphere. If you drive down Commonwealth Avenue you will always see a full patio at the Common Market before reaching the quaint bungalow homes with wrap around porches. If you prefer more space, look down The Plaza for larger homes with a rich history, located on the edge of Charlotte Country Club.