This is going to be a 5 part series about 5 fabulous neighborhoods in Charlotte North Carolina. Each post will put one neighborhood in the spotlight. Highlighting its best features and places to explore!
Number 1: The Arts District
This is, hands down, the funkiest neighborhood in Charlotte. Bankers and other buttoned-down sorts are following the artists and musicians who first reclaimed homes and storefronts in this former mill village, but they haven’t scrubbed away its soul.
If suburbs are beige, the colors here are purple, pink, orange and electric blue — sometimes on the same front door. Locals know this as North Charlotte, the former mill village, or NoDa, a play on North Davidson Street. If you’re searching the local MLS online, it’s THE Arts District. The average house here sold for about $260,000 during the first half of 2008. You can still buy a non-restored, 1,000-square-foot bungalow for $150,000, but they’re getting hard to find. New loft condos start at approximately $125,000, and new bungalow-style homes are twice that.
You’ll find Charlotte’s most popular fish taco here at Cabo Fish Taco. Locals brag that you can find live music here almost every evening. Check out the Evening Muse. An old movie theater attracts acts such as Livingston Taylor, James’ little brother, who spent part of his childhood in Chapel Hill. Dogs and their owners are welcome at the Dog Bar. On the first and third Friday of each month, NoDa also hosts popular art gallery crawls!
Popular places to hang out include:
Amelie’s French Bakery: 24 hour bakery that has some amazing goodies! available at all hours of the day (try the salted caramel brownies)
Neighborhood Theater: Check out an awesome venue for live music, they have schedules updated regularly!
The Dog Bar: Enjoy a drink with your favorite 4 legged friends!
Be sure to stop by The Arts District, have a salted carmel brownie, stay a while!
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