Myers Park – Charlotte NC Neighborhood – History and Luxury at Your Fingertips
Myers Park is one of Charlotte’s finest planned suburbs, making it one of Charlotte’s premier neighborhoods.
A Little Myers Park History
Once a 1,200-acre farm originally owned by John Spring Myers, Myers park was developed in 1905 by Myers' son-in-law, George Stephens. Myers Park was designed in 1905 by John Nolen, a Harvard grad who later became a very well known landscape architect.
The original plan for George Stephens, was to form a streetcar community, where all residents could walk to the streetcar. The early plan did not anticipate the development of the automobile - especially to the extent in which it is used today. As a result, there have been many changes in the neighborhood as Charlotte has grown so vastly and traffic became a major growth factor.
There's no better present day introduction to Charlotte for our relocation clients than a drive down Queens Road – those 100-year old pin oaks truly envelope you - the magnificence and grandeur of the historic homes are simply breathtaking.
It's difficult to believe now, but, when Nolen transformed Myers' farm, it was nearly treeless. He developed it into a showcase of sophisticated suburban beauty which has become Charlotte's elegant centerpiece. No one would believe that this nearly treeless farm has been transformed into stately architecture, accentuated by mammoth century-old oaks.
The homes in Myers Park are handsome and imposing. The first homes in Myers Park were on Queens Road (the main thoroughfare), named for the College (Queens College, now Queens University), or Hermitage Road, which led from Queens Road. One of the older residences in Myers Park is an historic landmark - the Duke Mansion. In 1919, James B. Duke bought and greatly expanded a Colonial Revival style mansion that Z. V Taylor, had built four years earlier.
In recent years upscale condominium buildings have been erected along the Myers Park Queens Road-Selwyn Avenue corridor and many of the older homes have been revitalized and are even more spectacular than they were originally. Myers Park is walkable to Freedom Park (which has some of the best lit public tennis courts in the area), Queens University, fine dining, upscale shopping and is only about 3 miles from Uptown Charlotte NC.
Homes in Myers Park
Homes in Myers Park have retained their value over the years and shown steady but, not over-inflated appreciation. A Myers Park address remains one of the most sought-after in the city!
Living in Myers Park Charlotte NC is pure luxury.
Visit www.DiscoverMyersPark.com for more information on this popular Charlotte neighborhood.
Myers Park Schools
Myers Park homes are in the following Charlotte school zones:
For more information on additional school assignments including Sharon Elementary and Myers Park Traditional, visit www.CMS.K12.NC.US.
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Myers Park Homes for Sale in Charlotte NC
Myers Park Single Family Homes for sale | Under $200,000
Myers Park Single Family Homes for sale | $200,000 – $400,000
Myers Park Single Family Homes for sale | $400,000 – $600,000
Myers Park Single Family Homes for sale | $600,000 – $800,000
Myers Park Single Family Homes for sale | $800,000 – $1,000,000
Myers Park Single Family Homes for sale | Over $1,000,000
Myers Park Condos and Townhomes for Sale