You may read the words “SouthPark” and think of potty-mouthed cartoon characters. But when it comes to Charlotte neighborhoods, this SouthPark is a far cry from the satirical animated series. One of Charlotte’s more upscale residential and commercial neighborhoods, this is a great place to find or build your next home.
The SouthPark neighborhood in Charlotte is named for the shopping center located at the corner of Sharon and Fairview Roads. There’s something for everyone at this Simon property with 150+ stores. You can shop Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Apple. Or visit Old Navy, Urban Outfitters, Crate and Barrel, and The Container Store. Major department stores include Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Plus, you can grab a hearty meal at Maggiano’s or The Cheesecake Factory or a quick bite at one of the mall’s 20 eateries.
If you’re really into retail therapy, there is also boutique shopping on Morrison, which borders the mall. Plus, you can find many high-end retailers at Phillips Place, which is just a few blocks away.SouthPark denizens also enjoy easy access to a sprawling Harris Teeter grocery store known locally as the “Taj ma Teeter.” Or visit the multi-story Whole Foods which has a wine bar and offers a calendar of cooking classes. You might wonder why we’d highlight the grocery stores in a Charlotte neighborhoods round up. Trust us, when you see these two, you’ll know.
Still, if you’re considering the various Charlotte Neighborhoods, don’t pigeonhole SouthPark. This is not only a shopping Mecca. The area is home to many restaurants and fun places to enjoy a drink with family or friends. Great options for those nights you don’t want to stay in include:
If you’re just looking for a treat, visit Renaissance Pastry for traditional French patisserie or Golden Cow Creamery for made-from-scratch ice creams in creative flavor combinations.
For entertainment, residents of this Charlotte neighborhood can also enjoy a show at Symphony Park in the summer. This gorgeous green space beside the mall has a bandshell where the Charlotte Symphony plays Pops concerts and festivals are held. In the winter, expect a skating rink to be set up in the mall parking lot too.
SouthPark is also home to a newly renovated Morrison Library. This multistory library has rocking chairs on its patio and a light-filled second level for you to do research or enjoy reading your latest book.
The Regal Phillips Place movie theater is another option. This multiplex features new release films. While you’re killing time before showtime, walk next door to Restoration Hardware. This a commanding building boasting upscale home goods and furniture with over 50,000 interior and exterior square feet. There’s even a rooftop patio restaurant.
Even though SouthPark is named after the mall, there are many young people and families living here. You’ll find massive homes with manicured lawns, luxury apartments, and chic townhomes.
Within this Charlotte neighborhood, you’ll find smaller residential neighborhoods to choose from. Barclay Downs and Beverly Woods are two popular choices in the SouthPark area. Barclay Downs is nearby the Myers Park high school campus, and the A.G. Middle School, so families are drawn to this neighborhood. Beverly Woods is further from the mall, eateries, and entertainment, but you’re nearby one of the city’s bigger YMCA branches and an elementary school.
Mountainbrook also shares many of the same schools as Myers Park residents. The homes here are mostly from the 1960s and 1970s. That means a lot of ranches and split levels. But many are newly remodeled on lots with lovely trees.
Foxcroft is home to more of the neighborhood’s custom-built homes. You might see a modern home beside a French Provincial nearby a ranch from the 1950s. The newly built homes are on the larger side. The price tags come in higher too with prices regularly topping the million mark.
The homes in Fairmeadows originate from the 1950s and 1960s. But here you’ll find bigger lots. Plus, the neighborhood has its own swim club. People are buying property here for the primo location and then remodeling or rebuilding.
If you don’t want the headache of a remodel, check out the new homes Saussy Burbank has built in SouthPark. Custom homes are currently available on Closeburn Road. With 5 bedrooms, four full and 2 half baths, and around 4,000 square feet, these homes offer a downstairs owner’s bedroom, front and rear porches, main level laundry, and a lot of storage. Find out more.