Charlotte NC Neighborhoods | Historic Eastover – Where History Meets Modern Day Convenience
A Little Eastover History
Located southeast of Uptown Charlotte, formerly two dairy farms, (also formerly known as Myers Park-Eastover), popular Eastover was developed by the E. C. Griffith Company in 1927. From the days of Earle Sumner Draper, to present day, Charlotte NC neighborhood, Eastover, has always been home to some of Charlotte’s most elite. From cotton brokers to bankers to attorneys, many of the major facilitators of Charlotte’s growth have resided in Eastover. E.C. Griffith sought to create Eastover as a competitor to Myers Park, and was successful in doing so.
Charlotte was once headquarters to 770 textile mills, consuming more cotton than any other sector of the world. In 1927, the Piedmont North and South Carolina, officially surpassed New England in cotton cloth production. Charlotteans not only owned numerous mills and brokered much of their own cotton for the entire region but, was also home to a large number of bankers, attorneys, stockbrokers, and leading retailers.
Griffith saw this elite, upper-income group as a potential market for a new “suburb” branching off of Myers Park, which had not been completely developed at that time. E.C. Griffith made a name for himself as a successful local real estate developer and the company remains one of the oldest in the city, now dealing primarily in commercial real estate.
Nearly 600 homes make up the Eastover neighborhood which is full of towering century-old hardwoods edging the winding streets and framing some of the city’s most amazing architecture. Eastover Elementary School is at the ‘heart’ of Eastover. Small businesses outline the neighborhood on the east and winding sidewalks provide easy access for the residents.
Since the late 1800’s, wealthy Charlotteans have enjoyed living on the fringe of the Uptown (formerly Downtown) area and Eastover was one of the city’s first suburbs. Sometimes called ‘country homes,’ the Georgian homes in Eastover, Dilworth, Elizabeth and Myers Park were a mere 5¢ fare to Uptown on the electric streetcar (1890’s). The more impressive suburbs tended to be south or east of town, in essence, due to the fact that the city’s only railroad bridges at the time, were on East Trade and East Morehead Streets. Dozens of trains blocked the tracks on a daily basis creating a blockade surrounding the business district.
Living in Eastover
Eastover, not only rich in history, is considered one of Charlotte’s most sought-after neighborhoods where residents enjoy true neighborly relationships. Families who have resided in Eastover for generations are more than welcoming to newcomers moving to Charlotte from all over the U.S. Visit Eastover and savor a piece of history as your tour stately homes in this lovely historic Charlotte NC neighborhood.
Essentially, the city is at your fingertips in Eastover with easy access to Uptown Charlotte (the heart of the city), freeways, fine dining, wine shops, art museums, professional sporting events…simply everything Charlotte!
The Mint Museum of Art, the first branch of the US Mint, was transported to Eastover in pieces from its original location in Uptown to a site donated by E.C. Griffith Company. Martin Boyer, who orchestrated the move, marked each and every stone before its move. The Civil Works Administration, one of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal Agencies, provided the labor to resurrect the building as the Mint Museum of Art in 1936. This was one of Charlotte’s first historic preservation operations.
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Eastover residents enjoy award-winning Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as follows:
Eastover Real Estate Market
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What's Selling In Eastover?
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Charlotte NC Homes for Sale in Eastover
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Map of Eastover Neighborhood Charlotte
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