South Charlotte is centered around Southpark Mall, located at the intersection of Fairview and Sharon Roads. South Charlotte neighborhoods extend east towards Providence Road and west towards Park Road. Upscale, sophisticated, and located just some 6 miles from Uptown Charlotte, South Charlotte provides convenience and proximity to work, shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation. The South Park area is often referred to as the “second Uptown” of Charlotte.
The SouthPark area offers a wide variety of housing options — everything from condos, town homes, single family homes, apartments. There’s been a good amount of new construction in the area in recent years attracting millennials, as well as empty nesters, who want both walkability and proximity to shopping, dining, cultural activities, the airport and to Charlotte’s Uptown. All of this has resulted in an eclectic mix of “old and new” Charlotte.
Homes for Sale in South Charlotte
What’s Great About Living in South Charlotte
• Quick and easy commute to South Park business district, as well as to Charlotte’s Uptown area and to the Ballantyne Corporate Park. Easy access to Charlotte-Douglas Airport is a major advantage, as well.
• Close to some of Charlotte’s top private schools, including Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte Latin
• Minutes from some of the best shopping in Charlotte, including South Park Mall (featuring high end stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom’s, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Hermes) and Phillips Place (featuring Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers, Dean & DeLuca) and Specialty Shops South Park (featuring Williams Sonoma and Bedside Manor). Southpark Mall has been named “one of the 4 best places in the South for luxury shopping,” attracting many businesses and tourists in addition to Charlotteans.
• Additional nearby shopping: The Arboretum, Cotswold Village, Morrocroft, Promenade on Providence, Waverly
• Great fine and casual dining options, including Del Frisco’s, Brio Tuscan Grill, Barrington’s, Roosters, Zebra, Toscana, The Palm.
• Booming business/commercial district — home to Fortune 500 companies and over 70,000 workers.
Recreation & Parks in South Charlotte
South Charlotte boasts lovely parks, great for people of all ages and equipped for a number of wonderful activities. If you want to take a hike through nature, ride your bike, or play one of a number of sports, South Charlotte has a park to suit your needs. You’ll even find a place to experience live music.
Inside SouthPark is Symphony Park, where a large outdoor stage and seating area hosts a number of musical events throughout the year. Charlotte residents enjoy gathering at Symphony Park for music festivals. The surrounding grounds are also a beautiful place for a tranquil walk, whether you’re visiting for a specific event or simply want to enjoy the scenery. Make sure to arrive early to get good parking.
This 98-acre park has four baseball fields, batting cages, tennis courts, soccer fields, and basketball courts. It’s a wonderful place to come and practice sports for kids and adults alike. There’s also a concession stand, a lake, and two playgrounds. If you’re interested in visiting nature, walking and biking trails also wind through the foliage and present a beautiful landscape.
McMullen and Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway
The county has expended considerable effort and funds into turning Charlotte’s parks into beautiful, green spaces that the city’s residents can be proud of, and this effort is especially obvious in McMullen and Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway. The McMullen Creek Greenway is a fantastic place to see native wildlife like owls, snakes, and woodpeckers. The park is open during daylight hours and has biking and walking trails for family enjoyment. It may not have some of the sports amenities the other parks offer, but this is a wonderful place to engage with nature.
Park Road Park
This 72-acre urban park has lighted tennis courts, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, volleyball courts, and picnic shelters. It also has extensive walking trails, an 11-acre lake with a pier, and a playground. It’s open until 10:30 p.m. in the summer and 9 p.m. during winter. Visit during the day for some fun sports, or come at night with your picnic gear for some great grilling and s’mores.
Carmel Road Park
This small park offers a more intimate setting than the large urban parks, with lots of courts and fields. Carmel Road Park is only 10 acres, but it has good amenities and is a quieter setting if you’d like some tranquility or potential privacy. Enjoy multipurpose fields, a basketball court, two tennis courts, a softball field, a playground, and picnic shelters. The small playground is good for younger children.
Drive to any of these parks during Charlotte’s beautiful spring, summer, and fall weather for a lovely day of leisure and fun. Check out events at Symphony Park, view the wildlife at McMullen Creek Greenway, or get in some cardio at Freedom Park.
South Charlotte Weather
The South Charlotte area of North Carolina has occasional cold weather but is justly famous for its year-round mild and sunny temperatures.
South Charlotte Country Clubs
South Charlotte Zip Codes & Neighborhoods
28207 & 28209 includes: Myers Park, Eastover, Cotswold, Sedgefield, Barclay Downs, Madison Park, Selwyn Park, Collins Park.
28210 includes: South Park, Quail Hollow, Beverly Woods, Starmount, Belingrath, Park Crossing, Montclaire, Cameron Wood, Sharon Hills, Spring Valley, Mountainbrook, Huntingtowne Farms, Madison Park.
28226 includes: Carmel Estates, Pellyn Wood, Challis Farm, Montibello, South Park, Royden, Stonecroft, Olde Providence, Wessex Square, Candlewyck, Giverny, Windswept, Rea Woods Shadow Lake, Carmel Crescent, Reacroft, Fox Lake.
28211 includes: Cotswold, Foxcroft, Morrocroft, Eastover, Huntington Park, Sherwood Forest, Stonehaven, Queens Grant, Barclay Downs.
28270 includes: Providence Plantation, Providence Arbours, Deerfield Creek, Providence Springs, Hempstead, St George Place, Lansdowne, Linden Oaks, Alexander Woods, Willowmere, Beverly Crest, Drayton Hall, Huntington.
South Charlotte Real Estate
South Charlotte is an affluent community with some of the most prime real estate in the area. Living here makes for an easy commute to the economic center of Charlotte, where you’ll find prominent financial and technology offices. Because of the proximity to the economic center, this community is popular with professionals.
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