Discover the Cherry Community in Historic Charlotte

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Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Discover the Cherry Community in Historic Charlotte

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.

 


 

 

SCHOOLS

Here are the current school assignments, effective April, 2021. Beyond this date, please confirm school assignments with CMS (www.CMS.K12.NC.US)

 


 

 

AMENITIES

  • 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.

 


 

HISTORY

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, 2021 brings a whole new revitalized Cherry! The past 180 days in the Cherry community shows 6 sales with 3 more currently in Escrow. There are no active listings in Cherry at this writing.

 


 

 

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 DebeM@remax.net.

 


 

 

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Comments (17)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Wonderful Community. . Have a wonderful Sunday, and enjoy.  Thanks for the post.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 18, 2021 11:38 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe

What a charming area Cherry is and I love the historic background you told about it. Wonderful place to visit featuring the charm of the old southern architect come to life 

 Thank you for your entry  into our Spring Challenge 

Apr 18, 2021 11:39 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

The Cherry District sounds very charming and it looks like the days of $80,000 listings are gone for good.  I would love to visit the area.

Apr 18, 2021 11:48 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, @Bill Salvatore! It really is a wonderful community!

Apr 18, 2021 12:09 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think the history makes it so much more charming - knowing that when you tour, @Hannah Williams! It's a great place to live - for sure!

 

And, thank YOU and Kathy for hosting this month's challenge. I have some work still to do!

Apr 18, 2021 12:10 PM
Hannah Williams

Deb


FYI Tagging and emailing are not working and Kathy and I are loving this Challenge 

Apr 19, 2021 05:50 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH, you bet, @Raymond Henson! LONG gone are those days! I only wish I had bought in the community back then and held onto it - what a money-maker it would have been!

Apr 18, 2021 12:11 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I'm sure I traveled through that area back in the late 70's thru early 2004, when I worked in manufacturing. Sprinkled through there were some excellent restaurants in some of the older homes

Apr 18, 2021 02:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe the Cherry Community sounds like an interesting community with an interesting history.

Apr 18, 2021 02:50 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe,

I always love to know the history of the area and I am sure your buyers and sellers enjoy your historical perspective of Cherry.  Nice job!

Apr 18, 2021 05:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debe- the history of the community was fascinating to read.  It adds so much to it besides learning about the schools and shopping. it's been over 40 years since I was in Charlotte!!!

Apr 18, 2021 06:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debe - a very nice look at the Cherry community in Charlotte.  Its interesting past, its vibrant present and what appears to be a place where many may aspire to make their place in the future.  

Apr 18, 2021 06:38 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi @Ed Silva! Yes, we used to be more an industrial city. We have since become 2nd in the nation in the financial sector and now, today, are rising in the energy sector. We still have a booming industrial economy as well. Technology and healthcare are also strong sectors in the Charlotte metro - in fact, healthcare is our largest employer - even larger than finance.

 

It's so fascinating to watch your city grow exponentially - it's like she's your child!!

Apr 19, 2021 06:41 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It really is, @George Souto! I've enjoyed watching it grow...and grow!

Apr 19, 2021 06:42 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much, @Sheri Sperry! I'm the same way - I always try to dig up historical information - who owned it? Was it a farm? An equestrian site? I love sharing the back story with buyers too!

Apr 19, 2021 06:44 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, I think it's time you and Larry made the trek to visit Charlotte again, @Kathy Streib! You would not recognize the city - it is just such a beautiful city!

Apr 19, 2021 06:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It really is attracting a LOT of newcomers these days, @Michael Jacobs! We are a very transient city so, what I find so interesting about the city (besides her fascinating history) is how wonderfully friendly almost everyone is here.

Apr 19, 2021 06:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Families on the move will love your local community reports.

Apr 23, 2021 04:14 AM