Working from home became much more common in 2020. Even when businesses reopened in 2021, many people continued to work from home or, at least, to work more days from home in a hybrid version of office work and working remotely. There are many reasons people enjoy work from home, but there is added appeal if you’re living in one of these best neighborhoods in Charlotte.
Many employees want to continue working from home as it helps minimize workplace distractions, eliminates their commute, and offers more flexibility. Businesses have seen the great experiment of working from home, well, work, and are staying the course. In a Hubstaff survey, only 15.5% of 400 companies planned to return fully to the office in 2021. They expected remote work to:
The happiest of employees working remotely are those living in these best neighborhoods in Charlotte for work from home.
The North Davidson (NoDa) neighborhood is best known foremost as an arts and entertainment district. It’s home to hipsters, artists, environmentalists, craft brewers, and other creatives.
What makes it so great for work from home? You can easily walk to North Davidson, the main street in this Charlotte neighborhood, and find a cool place to hang out and enjoy a change of scenery. Looking to set up your laptop while enjoying a cup of coffee? Try Smelly Cat Coffeehouse & Coffee Roasters or get a feline fix at the “half cats, half coffee” Mac Tabby Cat Cafe. Or take your pooch to The Dog Bar where you can enjoy a pint and your pup can play.
This best Charlotte neighborhood is booming right now as a vibrant area for dining, drinks, shopping, and more. Bordering Dilworth, South End is just south of Uptown and has a long history as an industrial area. In the late 1990s, the city began to convert it into a walkable entertainment district.
What makes it so great for work from home? You’re right in the heart of things. It’s an easy trip to Uptown if you need to get into an office there. At the same time, you’re well placed to get on the Light Rail. And, when work’s done for the day, you can walk over to one of the many breweries or restaurants along the Rail Trail, which itself makes a great place to run or walk your furry colleagues during the day.
One of the more affluent neighborhoods in Charlotte, this was one of the city’s first suburbs. Still, you can find your forever home among the grand homes that sit back on the lush lawns of Queens Road.
What makes it so great for work from home? This is a great neighborhood to get outside and take a break to boost your creativity. You can walk under the beautiful tree canopy and enjoy the garden landscapes on the sprawling lawns of some of the bigger homes. Plus, you’re right near Freedom Park and can connect easily to the Greenway if you want to run, ride or rollerblade to get some fitness in between those endless Zoom calls. Otherwise, you can take your bike out on the “Booty Loop” to get your fitness fix.
This largely single-family home community, also known as Briar Creek, is one of the top 10 best neighborhoods to live in Charlotte, per Niche. The neighborhood scores an A+ overall with A’s also for its housing, public schools, nightlife, and family friendliness.
What makes it so great for work from home? You can start off your workday with a coffee from The Hobbyist or Julia’s Coffee & Books. Or take a lunch break with your laptop at Common Market. Otherwise, you can stretch your legs and enjoy the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
Even some Charlotte residents are confused about the boundaries of this neighborhood. Elizabeth’s “blurry borders are shared with Uptown, Plaza Midwood, and more.” Yet, once found, this neighborhood is known for balancing the quaint with hustle and bustle.
What makes it so great for work from home? You can easily treat yourself after you’ve met that deadline with a sweet from Villani’s Bakery or a cone from Elizabeth Creamery. Just want to get outside for some fresh air? You can explore Independence Park’s trails and 19 acres of green space. There’s also a reflecting pond and rose garden.
SouthPark is one of the best neighborhoods in Charlotte because you’re so close to upscale shopping and dining. There are many young people and families living here whether in massive homes with manicured lawns, luxury apartments, or chic townhomes.
What makes it so great for work from home? With the SouthPark mall and so many boutique shops in this neighborhood, it’s easy to pop out on a break and get some shopping done. If anything goes wrong with your work computer, you’re also nearby both an Apple Genius Bar and a Microsoft store!
There are also many nearby restaurants around for meeting up with clients or colleagues for a business lunch. You might try Italian at Toscana or southern fare at the new Southern Pecan, which boasts Gulf Coast cuisine.
Home to young professionals and good for families, per Niche, the Oakhurst neighborhood has a suburban feel with large, old trees lining the streets but boasts many good bars and restaurants.
What makes it so great for work from home? Your neighbor could be your next collaborator. As Axios Charlotte puts it, “Oakhurst is a melting pot of artists, entrepreneurs, free spirits, and dedicated Charlotteans.” That means you could run into a graphic designer, an app developer, a bookkeeper, or a wood worker while you’re walking around the ‘hood. Plus, when working from home, parents can enjoy the confidence that their kids are at some of Mecklenburg County’s better public schools.
Saussy Burbank has a long history of building custom homes in the Carolinas. We know what’s needed in your home to make it comfortable for work from home. That could mean putting your owner’s suite on the first floor, away from your home office, for more of a sanctuary retreat. Or creating an inviting home for your furry coworkers too. Contact us today to learn more about designing a house for work from home