Living in Myers Park
Located just south of Uptown and minutes from major interstates, Myers Park residents have all of Charlotte at their fingertips. People here fall in love with the neighborhood’s picturesque charm the moment they visit. In addition to its historic charm and more than 100-year-old tree canopy, this area has earned national recognition for its winding roads, elegant homes and beautiful landscapes. Grand homes sit on oak-lined streets with parks, schools, churches, restaurants and shops within walking distance of many of the residences. Some of the country’s top businesses are located just a few miles away from the community. This means a quick commute and more time spent enjoying your beautiful home.
During the early 1900s, Charlotte was a thriving hub for textile production. Many of the wealthiest businessmen in the state lived in the area known as Myers Park. It all began in 1891 when John Springs Myers drew up plans to create Charlotte’s first suburb from his farmland. His son-in-law, George Stephens, helped those dreams become a reality in 1911 when he hired a city planner named John Nolen to create a new vision for the land. The neighborhood was so attractive that it earned national recognition and the community continued to grow over time. In 1995, many of its buildings and homes landed a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dining in Myers Park
From upscale sushi to award-winning Italian, this neighborhood is home to some of the city’s finest restaurants serving up all types of cuisines. Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge is Myers Park’s award-winning sushi and Japanese restaurant. It features all-you-can-eat lunch on weekdays and specials on everything from sushi rolls to wine throughout the week. Dressler’s at Metropolitan features a mix of New American and Southern cuisines, with dishes like Low Country Crab Dip, Shrimp and Lobster Linguini and Heritage Farms Pork Chops. The restaurant’s dessert menu has a strong reputation in Myers Park, from the New York-style cheesecake to Mom’s Carrot Cake. Little Spoon on Selwyn Avenue is quaint and cozy but serves up local farm-to-table food that offers big flavor. You will find heaping portions of breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes on the menu that are absolutely delicious. Expect friendly service and a vibrant atmosphere inside. Selwyn Avenue Pub is Myers Park’s neighborhood pub, and the locals love to meet friends after work or grab a drink with a special someone here on the weekends. Selwyn Avenue Pub is open late most days and has a reputation for its good food, like wings and pizza, as well as its extensive selection of drinks.
Shopping in Myers Park
Located just minutes from Uptown, Myers Park residents enjoy having access to shopping in every direction, ranging from world-famous upscale brands to local boutiques. The infamous Park Road Shopping Center dates back to 1956 and sits along the western boundary of Myers Park. Anchors include Harris Teeter, Blackhawk Hardware & Gardens and Michaels. You will find a vast selection of smaller locally-owned stores, businesses and restaurants here, too. Selwyn Avenue runs through the northern section of Myers Park, and it has a reputation for its trendy boutiques and nationally-recognized restaurants. Sporting goods, craft supplies, groceries, clothing, cosmetics, candy – you will find it all here. Myers Park is also minutes from SouthPark Mall, one of North Carolina’s top shopping destinations. It is home to stores such as Tiffany & Co., Apple, Pottery Barn, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, Kate Spade, H&M, Hermes, Belk and Burberry.
Myers Park Home Prices
Myers Park is a special place to live, work and play. Inventory tends to move very quickly when the market is hot in Myers Park, so having a trusted neighborhood expert on your side can be very valuable. Contact Dickens Mitchener’s VP of Relocation, Catharine Pappas, with questions or for more information about living in Myers Park. Also, if you aren’t currently working with an agent, she can introduce you to one of our experienced REALTORS® to help with your search.