North Davidson, usually referred to as NoDa, is a quaint neighborhood known as Charlotte’s Arts & Entertainment District. It is located just two miles north of Uptown and boasts some of the city’s best art, history and unique character. If diversity and the arts appeal to you, be sure to check out NoDa while exploring Charlotte.

NoDa Quick Facts

Below are some facts so that you can accurately gauge the demographics of this eclectic Charlotte neighborhood! This quaint neighborhood has a pretty even distribution between male and female residents and has a median age about two years higher than the median age of the city of Charlotte as a whole. That being said, the average value of detached homes is about $100,000 less than the city as a whole, making it more affordable to live in.

Area: 0.912 square miles

Population: 3,045

Males: 1,578
Females: 1,466

Median age: 35.7 years

Average estimated value of detached houses: $175,133

Where to Eat: Benny Pennello’s

Benny’s is a NoDa staple and a place everyone must experience at least once, but be warned if you go once, you won’t be able to stop. Benny’s is home to the Virginia slice of pizza, which is short for a pizza slice bigger than your head. Not only do they serve mouthwatering pizza, but they also have an entire selection of local craft beer. It’s a restaurant that is not only a staple in the NoDa neighborhood, but a place that makes strangers feel like family.

Where to Drink: NoDa Brewing Company

If you’re wandering around NoDa and looking for a place to get a drink, look no further than NoDa Brewing Company. This is the perfect place where friends and neighbors meet to enjoy a cold one. They take the time to brew high-quality beers which has led them to win numerous awards, including the 2014 World Beer Cup® Gold Award for Hop, Drop ‘n Roll. But don’t just take our word for it, stop in and try it for yourself!

What to Do: NoDa Farmer’s Market

If you’re strolling through NoDa on a Saturday, be sure to stop by the NoDa Farmer’s Market for some delicious goodies from local vendors. This local market is the perfect display of the community of NoDa- it is a grassroots neighborhood organization that is sponsored by other local businesses. They lift up other local shops by not charging vendors who want to participate. Stop by and see all the delicious eats the NoDa Farmer’s Market has to offer!

What to Do: NoDa Eclectic Marketplace

Another perfect Saturday activity in NoDa is the NoDa Eclectic Marketplace– this is a pop-up shop that only opens on Saturdays, but truly embodies the “Art & Community first” mindset as it features artists, farmers, craftsmen, artisans, collectors, and performers. The NoDa Eclectic Marketplace is a great spot to find unique gifts for loved ones or yourself! It has plenty of handmade, local and unique goods to choose from!