Myers Park and Eastover are historic neighborhoods located just a few minutes south of Uptown. They were Charlotte’s first street car communities are the Queen City’s oldest and most well-known historic neighborhoods. The Myers Park neighborhood was designed in the early 20th century around a loop, which is now called Queens Road. Eastover was developed in the 1920’s. Both neighborhoods boast breathtaking tree-lined streets with sidewalks, year-round flowering shrubs and trees, and beautifully restored historic homes as well as new construction. Residents and visitors enjoy the walkability to the many restaurants, boutiques, library, and parks, as well as visiting their local treasures such as the historic Duke Mansion, Manor Theatre, Mint Museum, and Nature Museum.
Myers Park: As one of Charlotte’s original premiere neighborhoods, Myers Park is hands down, a city favorite. Located about a mile from Uptown, this neighborhood is renowned by its winding oak tree lined avenues, large historic homes and architectural variety.
Much of Myers Park is family oriented, whether it be Freedom Park, Myers Park Country Club, the Butterfly Garden or a trip to the Duke Mansion, there are always options to keep the whole family entertained. Myers Park is known for its wonderful schools such as its highly regarded Myers Park High School. To top off the excellence in public education, Myers Park finds itself conveniently located to Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Catholic, Providence Day School and Charlotte Latin.
This neighborhood also has its fair share of shopping. SouthPark Mall is just minutes away or you can take a drive down Selwyn Avenue. Selwyn Avenue runs through most of Myers Park and adds flavor to the area. Along this road you’ll find The New York Butcher, Reid’s Fine Foods, the Fish Market, and Petite Philipe wine shop. Selwyn Pub is a cherished restaurant/bar, featuring a large outdoor patio and great food, it is very common to see Michael Jordan or Pat McCrory hanging out after a round of golf on a beautiful afternoon.
Eastover: Located just southeast of Uptown, Eastover is one of Charlotte’s finest residential enclaves. Eastover consists mostly of large, single family homes but does include a few unique condominium complexes. With curving tree lined roads, Eastover leaves both newcomers and native Charlotteans spellbound with beauty. Eastover maintains it’s reputation as being some of the most prestigious addresses in Charlotte, having excellent schools, and being centrally located between SouthPark and Uptown.
Living in Eastover provides the best of both worlds. The Mint Museum of Art is a premiere showcase for collections that span more than 4,500 years and is conveniently located on Randolph Road in Eastover. Also located in the neighborhood is a little piece of history, the Manor Theater. Built in 1947, this indie art house is still playing films today.
Take a drive down Providence Road to experience many of Eastover’s restaurants and shops. A few of these wonderful places to eat are Napa, Terra, Primo Tuscan Grille, and Deejai Thai. As a fairly self contained neighborhood, walking to salons, banks, local coffee shops, Harris Teeter, the pharmacy or local stores is common. Some local favorite shops are Laurel Market, Isabella, and Pasta & Provisions.