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Charlotte Neighborhood Spotlight: Hidden Gems for Potential Homebuyers

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Charlotte has different neighborhoods. Some are well-known, while others are not talked about as much. 


As real estate agents, we understand the appeal of Charlotte’s well-known districts. Yet, we also see the untapped potential in the quieter corners of the city. Despite their lack of fame, these neighborhoods are great places to live. 


Why should you consider these hidden neighborhoods? It’s because they are unique! Beyond being affordable, these neighborhoods have undeniable charm.  


Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the perfect home in one of these hidden gems. 


What are the Hidden Gem Neighborhoods in Charlotte NC? 

1. Myers Park

Myers Park was once a sprawling farm owned by John Spring Myers. The neighborhood’s change started with George Stephens, John's son-in-law, who envisioned a streetcar-accessible community.

Myers Park is known for its historic homes, adding to its timeless elegance. The streets are adorned with towering trees, some over 100 years old. 

Freedom Park is a local attraction with recreational amenities, including walking trails and sports facilities. 

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Myers Park Housing Market: 

Homes in Myers Park are expensive, with the average price being $1.70 million. It reflects the neighborhood’s upscale real estate market. 

There are 67 homes on the market, ranging from $282.5K to $5M. As of January 2024, Myers Park is considered a buyer’s market. 

Next to Myers Park is Eastover, where homes are even more expensive, averaging $2.2 million. There’s also Barclay Downs, where homes start at around $322.5K. It provides more affordable housing options for budget-conscious buyers. 

2. South Park

South Park is six miles south of Uptown Charlotte. It was initially a large farm owned by former North Carolina Governor Cameron Morrison. 

South Park has evolved as Charlotte’s second-largest business district. Today, over 40,000 people work in South Park. It’s also home to approximately 18,000 residents. 

One of the main attractions in South Park is the South Park Mall. It is a shopping destination and one of the Southeast's oldest and largest indoor malls. Many people come here to shop, eat at restaurants, or work in nearby office buildings. 

You’ll also love Symphony Park, next to the mall. It’s an outdoor venue where the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs its concerts.

Looking for a home in South Park? There are 383 homes for sale currently, ranging from $99,500 to $8 million. 

Families can access 24 public schools and 14 private and charter schools. 

Around South Park, there are 18 other cities. Weddington, for example, is known for its luxury homes, with a median listing home price of $1.3M. Lowell offers affordable options, with homes starting at $360K. 

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3. Ballantyne

Ballantyne was formerly a hunting ground until the Harris family owned it. In the 1990s, Johnny Harris and Smoky Bissell built the Ballantyne Corporate Park. Later, they also established the Ballantyne Country Club. 

More than 70,000 people live in Ballantyne. Ballantyne Village is the neighborhood's hub, offering dining and leisure with restaurants, cafes, and shops.

One of Ballantyne’s attributes is its walkability. You can walk to most places, and there’s plenty of parking for cars near shopping and retail destinations. 

Ballantyne East and Ballantyne West offer attractive housing options. Houses cost between $397K and $682K. 

4. Lake Park

Lake Park is a quaint village northwest of Union County, only 15 miles from downtown Charlotte, NC. 

One of Lake Park’s standout features is its diverse housing landscape. Residents enjoy traditional single-family homes, condominiums, and townhouses. 

Lake Park has an iconic chiming clock tower. Around it, there are churches, schools, shops, offices, and a community center. Lake Park has five parks, three pools (including a wading and feature pool), two tennis courts, six playgrounds, and 13 ponds. 

You can find homes for sale at different prices, starting from $282,000 up to $650,000. Lake Park's median listing home price was $360,000 in January 2024. Despite the competitive market, Lake Park remains a sought-after destination for homebuyers. 

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How Can I Find Hidden Gem Neighborhoods in Charlotte NC? 

1. Do your research

Finding the perfect Charlotte neighborhood starts with using the internet to find information. Some websites provide housing prices, property types, crime rates, and details of local attractions. 

You can use platforms such as Realtor.com to browse listings across neighborhoods. Here, you can filter homes based on your criteria, such as price, size, and amenities. 

Consider your recreational needs and look for nearby neighborhoods with parks, playgrounds, and community centers. It’s also helpful to have grocery stores and restaurants nearby for convenience. 

2. Think outside the box

Instead of popular districts, it’s also a good idea to check smaller neighborhoods. These areas have similar desirable features, such as parks, schools, and more affordable housing.

Buying a home in these hidden neighborhoods has long-term benefits. As more people notice them, property values are likely to rise. This offers potential returns on investment for homeowners. 

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3. Get help from a real estate agent

Partnering with a real estate agent like Nancy Braun simplifies finding a neighborhood in Charlotte NC. Here’s how Nancy’s expertise can help you: 

  • Nancy has comprehensive knowledge about the neighborhoods in Charlotte. She can highlight the positives and negatives of each area, assisting you in finding one that matches your preferences. 
  • Agents often have access to exclusive listings that aren’t publicly available. Nancy Braun can introduce you to these listings. 
  • Nancy is skilled at negotiating with the seller to get the best deal possible. 

4. Explore on your own

Drive around neighborhoods in Charlotte. Observe each area's architectural styles, street layouts, and atmosphere. Take note of any standout features that catch your eye. 

As you drive through different neighborhoods, take a moment to survey the surroundings. Are there well-maintained parks or green spaces? Do you notice any unique landmarks or local attractions? 

Park your car and stroll through the neighborhoods you’re interested in. Walking lets you see more details about the community. 


I can help you find your dream home in one of Charlotte’s hidden gem neighborhoods. Contact Nancy Braun, Broker-In-Charge/Owner of Showcase Realty, LLC, at 704-286-9844. 

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Nancy Braun

Owner & Broker in Charge

Showcase Realty,LLC


1430 S Mint St Suite 106

Charlotte, NC 28203


704-625-2361 (f)