Money.com just released their list of the best places to live in 2019 and one Charlotte neighborhood came in at #5! The neighborhood they chose is not a fancy one on the lake, or a glitzy one in South Charlotte, it’s a reasonably priced neighborhood on the East side. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Country Club Heights so special.
The first thing people notice about Country Club Heights is the location. This great area is close to Uptown making your morning commute a breeze. There are public transportation options as well as easy street routes for driving or cycling. Country Club Heights is right next to Plaza-Midwood with outstanding options for dining, shopping, and nightlife. Also nearby you’ll find the Arts District NoDa which has galleries, music venues, shopping, dining, and more.
Residents are rightfully proud of Country Club Heights for many reasons, but community and diversity are the main factors. There are residents from all different countries and this is also reflected in the local businesses. There are some amazing eateries nearby providing Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Mexican and Salvadorian food. According to Money.com,
65% of the residents of Country Club Heights are non-white. This makes it one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Charlotte. This inclusivity helps the community and the neighborhood association is strong and active. There are many community events throughout the year, with the annual Festival in the Heights being the largest. The Festival is a combination of BBQ, arts festival, live music, kids activities, all for a charitable cause, the local schools.
In the heart of the neighborhood is Shamrock Park, a great gathering place. The park features a community garden for the neighborhood, playground, gazebo, sand volleyball court, tennis court and picnic area. The park is the site for community events including movies in the park.
Also within the neighborhood is Charlotte Country Club. The club is available for membership, but is not included with homes in Country Club Heights. Charlotte Country Club has been a city institution since it was established in 1910. This exclusive club is a top 10 club in the U.S. and features a 68,000 square foot clubhouse, tennis courts, squash courts, swimming complex, and 18-hole golf course.
This well established neighborhood grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This is in evidence as you check out the architecture which includes ranch style, split-level, and some mid-century modern homes. There are many longtime homeowners alongside new homeowners who are lovingly renovating the older homes. For now, homes are still affordable with a price range of $150,000 to $250,000 for an unrenovated home. Some of the renovated properties are commanding in the $400,000 range, more in line with the few new construction homes in the neighborhood. There are plenty of renters still in the neighborhood with 49% of the homes currently rented. The age of the homes means that they come with an amazing tree canopy providing shade and beauty throughout the year.
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