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5 Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC

Alex Johnson | 7/8/21

5 Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC

If you’re moving to Charlotte, we bet that you’re doing a lot of research about the best neighborhoods to live in. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together this list of five amazing places to live in the Charlotte metro area.

Some of these are further from the city and considered separate towns entirely, but we thought it would be helpful to know where the great spots are. Read on for more!


Located in the south east area of Charlotte, Eastover has lots of beautiful historic buildings and is close to parks and surrounding nature. It’s only a quick drive to the city center - just 10 minutes by car. Enjoy the vibrant community atmosphere that the neighborhood fosters, and don't miss out on all the beautiful homes. 

It’s also an excellent place for amenities. In Eastover, you can dine at local restaurants, shop in boutique stores, and drink at independent bars. It has a great selection of schools and professionals living in the city can enjoy a quick commute. 


For those who like to be close to a city without being in the city itself, Ballantyne is for you. This neighborhood is right along the South Carolina border - so it’s perfect for day trips - and it is one of the most popular up-and-coming areas in Charlotte.

It is technically a part of Charlotte, but many people consider it to be its own city. It’s also a great place for newcomers - you’ll be welcomed with open arms here! There are plenty of jobs, as it is home to the headquarters of Fortune 500, as well as a few schools. It's a bit further out, about 25 minutes drive to the center of Charlotte.


Referring to the geographic location of Tryon and Trade Street, “uptown” actually does sit at a higher elevation than the rest of the city.

Uptown is City Center in Charlotte, and is a great place for any city lovers to live. It is actually the downtown area of Charlotte, but locals refer to it as Uptown due to it's inclined geography.

This is the ideal spot for people who want to be in all the hustle and bustle of the city center to live.

It’s not as close to nature as other areas, but it is in the heart of the action and has plenty of attractions, bars, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. There are, of course, plenty of jobs and schools available in the area. For most young professionals, when they move to Charlotte it's typically to Uptown or South End. These neighborhoods are known for the best bars and nightclubs, building density, and eclectic restaurants.

Myers Park

Myers Park is one of the most expensive places to live in Charlotte. There are plenty of Southern-style mansions, as well as lots of beautiful features like Freedom Park. 

The neighborhood is only a short distance from the city center, but there aren’t many public transport links. An average drive to Uptown is about 10 to 15 minutes. Myers Park has its own country club as well.


Matthews is a family-friendly suburb in Southeast Charlotte. The town has plenty of affordable properties and excellent schools. It also has the headquarters of a few businesses - or it’s only a short drive into the city center. The suburb is certainly part of Charlotte, but it has its own distinct atmosphere. 

There are a few different neighborhoods in Charlotte, all with their own charm and charisma. The area you choose depends on your budget, taste and needs, but all of these are great options for the right person! 

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