Cherry - The Neighborhood, The History

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Cherry - The Neighborhood, The History  

Historic Charlotte Neighborhood, Cherry

Midtown CharlotteIdeally situated smack dab in the center of Uptown, Midtown, Eastover and Myers Park in Charlotte’s historic district, Cherry is currently one of the most coveted addresses in the city. The Cherry area is on the move, as major developmental and revitalization changes continue. 


Cherry’s primo location is highly sought-after and is one that is certainly a community to ‘watch’ in the next year. Wonderful, top-ranked school assignments, proximity to everything Charlotte and the look-feel of a beautiful neighborhood has Cherry in the tops of minds for many home buyers in the Charlotte area.




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  • Walkable to Little Sugar Creek Greenway & Metropolitan mixed-used development
  • Walkable to one of Charlotte’s favorite farmers markets, Kings Drive Farmers Market.
  • Situated between Charlotte’s Level 1 trauma and Novant (formerly Presbyterian) hospitals.
  • Minutes from Uptown
  • Minutes from SouthPark
  • Close proximity to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.




Cherry was platted in 1891 by local, wealthy landowners, John and Mary Myers.  So much has changed as Cherry has developed and the city has grown up all around it.


The land on which Cherry was developed was part of a thousand acre cotton farm that John Springs Myers had assembled since the 1870’s along Providence Road outside the then, bustling cotton town of Charlotte. 

Old Charlotte Neighborhood Cherry
The name of the neighborhood was inspired by the cherry trees that grew on the property.  During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, not everyone referred to the area as Cherry - it was known by many as Cherryton, Cherrytown and the city directory listed the area as Myers Quarter as late as the 1910’s. Public records indicate that the Myers themselves never called the community by any other name, than Cherry.


After Myers Park opened in the 1910's, maid and gardener became commonplace occupations for those residing in Cherry. What remains of the earliest dwellings in Cherry today are found along Luther, Cherry, and Baxter Streets, dating from the first decade of the 20th century.


Along with the simple gable-roofed single-family cottages and hip-roofed duplexes, a very few houses appear to date from before World War I; there are just a couple last remaining shotgun type dwellings in the neighborhood as well. 


Fast-forward to 2010 and plans were underway to make major changes in this community;  I wrote a blurb about one of Charlotte’s biggest revitalization projects - Cherry. The neighborhood was just beginning to make a turn and major developmental changes were just getting underway. Home prices in the community averaged $80,600 and during the ENTIRE year of 2010, only FOUR homes in Cherry sold!


Today, 2018 brings a whole new Cherry! At the close of 2017, 17 homes sold in Cherry for the year and the average sales price average was a whopping $564,692! Now, that is revitalization at its best!


Historic Charlotte Communities - Cherry




If you're thinking of buying or selling in Charlotte's Cherry community, we know this area and would love to share our knowledge of Cherry with you. Call or text (704) 491-3310 or email







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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Interesting how the city developed around this and it stayed in tact.  Reminds me of Milledgeville (a former capital of Georgia near me) where what is old was treasured and built around and not redeveloped.

Jan 13, 2018 11:23 AM #1
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS i really loved learning about the history of "Cherry"... what an interesting name for a community... and talk about revitalization... that's quite the jump in pricing since 2010!  I love the name "Cherry.... "Where do you live?  I live Cherry!  lol

Jan 13, 2018 11:42 AM #2
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Looks like a great neighborhood, Debe Maxwell, CRS, and a great increase in home value!

Jan 13, 2018 12:10 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe great touch in providing the history of this community along with your community report.

Jan 13, 2018 01:04 PM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Debe: It's interesting that an area where the hired servants used to live is now being touted as a historic district and commanding 5 times the prices from 8 years ago. You sell real estate in such an interesting community.

Jan 13, 2018 01:43 PM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debe Maxwell, CRS - Those who can get in on the bottom floor of a revitalization district are a step ahead. Clients need your help to understand the finer points of Cherry. 

Jan 13, 2018 01:57 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debe- what a thorough and very interesting post about Cherry, how it began and where it's going. It's interesting looking at the "before" and "after" of a neighborhood when it's undergoing a revitalization. 

Jan 13, 2018 03:47 PM #7
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

What a beautiful looking neighborhood Debe Maxwell, CRS.  Nice description of the history

Jan 13, 2018 11:02 PM #8
Lee Potts
Aloha Group Maui - Lahaina, HI
The smarter we work, the luckier you get.

Very interesting Debe!

Jan 18, 2018 10:27 AM #9
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