South Charlotte is home to much of the area’s upscale shopping and golf resorts, and includes SouthPark, Matthews, Pineville and Ballantyne. This area continues to attract developers and families alike. A variety of homes are available, from 1960s brick ranches to newer neighborhoods filled with estate-sized homes.
Considered by many Charlotteans as the second Uptown of Charlotte, over the past 35 years SouthPark has emerged as an employment hub of more than 40,000 office workers. The area also boasts one of the premier upscale shopping centers in Charlotte, SouthPark Mall – where you will find boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Tiffany and Co. standing next to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Belk and many other exceptional stores.
Residential areas around SouthPark offer an excellent location close to fantastic shopping, restaurants, and the Harris YMCA all in close proximity to center city Charlotte. There are many fabulous tree-lined neighborhoods located within the SouthPark area filled with beautiful homes and access to excellent schools.
Favorite SouthPark Subdivisions
A favorite subdivision in SouthPark, Foxcroft offers more than just a fantastic location, but also some of the most beautiful homes in Charlotte. With an average lot size of well over half an acre, homes are mostly classic ranches and two stories with some custom-built modern architecture scattered throughout. Foxcroft was where the heirs of “old money” moved in the 1960s, and driving along the winding streets under the gorgeous tree canopy, it is easy to see why they were drawn to this location. Some well-built new construction homes with all the upgrades are available, and most original houses have been stunningly remodeled.
Mountainbrook feels like a suburban neighborhood with sidewalks lining its shady streets of beautiful homes. Most homes are ranches and split-levels built in the 1960s and ‘70s, and many have been updated meticulously. Mountainbrook offers optional membership to a neighborhood pool and tennis club. Like many neighborhoods in SouthPark, Mountainbrook feeds into some of the best schools in Charlotte. Enjoy a quiet, relaxed lifestyle within Mountainbrook while experiencing the best of city living.
Fairmeadows shares excellent school systems with Myers Park, and the neighborhood is home to Fairmeadows Swim and Racquet Club. One of Charlotte’s best locations, Fairmeadows boasts large lots with homes built mostly in the 1950s and ‘60s. Ranches, split-levels and two-story homes can all be found along the tree-lined streets of Fairmeadows.
Beverly Woods is nestled close to SouthPark Mall, but sufficiently distanced from the shopping traffic. Residents enjoy the proximity to the Harris YMCA and the fantastic classes and services it offers. Most homes in Beverly Woods were built in the 1960s, and many of the ranches and split-levels have been lovingly remodeled.
Sharon Woods has a prime location with ranches and two-story homes built in the 1970s. This neighborhood has lots nearing half and acre and is part of the wonderful Myers Park school system.
Barclay Downs is a highly sought-after neighborhood in Charlotte, located on the Myers Park side of SouthPark. Located just blocks from the Myers Park school campus, Barclay Downs is the perfect neighborhood for busy parents. The solid construction and meticulously planned remodeling and renovation of these 1950s and ‘60s homes make them highly desirable. A mix of homes still in need of renovation and those that are already show places are available within Barclay Downs.
Located in South Charlotte just minutes from Center City, the 2,000-acre Ballantyne area is a popular planned mixed-use development. Ballantyne started from farmland in the 1990s, and continues to grow, adding new shops and subdivisions. Located south of I-485, Ballantyne offers an easy commute to almost anywhere in the Charlotte area. The area includes many upscale shopping and dining options, the popular Ballantyne Country Club, the 5-star Ballantyne Golf Resort and Spa as well as a YMCA in Ballantyne’s town center.
Blakeney, located just outside Ballantyne, is a fast-growing South Charlotte area at the intersection of Rea Road and Ardrey Kell Road. Blakeney is home to the upscale Blakeney Shopping Center with retail, restaurants, outdoor cafes, apartments and office parks. With award-winning schools and easy access to shopping and I-485, Blakeney has several popular residential subdivisions.
With a charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown area and affordable subdivisions, the town of Matthews has attracted over 28,000 residents. Matthews covers 13 square miles and is located 10 miles southeast of Charlotte. In addition to the historic downtown, Matthews has strong schools, an active park and recreation department as well as a thriving business district and quality healthcare facilities. Matthews is home to The Matthews Community Farmer’s Market, the largest most diverse producers-only farmer’s market in the greater Charlotte area. Don’t miss the annual Matthews Alive Festival held on Labor Day weekend. The festival includes a parade, carnival midway games, rides, festival food and more – with all proceeds benefiting Matthews-area non-profits.
The Arboretum stands at the intersection of Providence Road and NC 51. This large shopping center is the core of a residential community and is home to restaurants, a grocery store, a movie theater and more. The area has also become a center for service-oriented businesses including medical offices, banks and insurance companies. Built in the mid 1980s through the 2000s, homes here are prime Charlotte real estate and include popular neighborhoods like Raintree Country Club, Providence Plantation and Berkeley as well as Beverly Crest and Stonecroft. The Arboretum offers easy access to NC 51, Providence Road, HWY 74 and I-485.
With more than 8 million square feet of retail space, Pineville is best known as a shopping hub. Pineville originally grew with the introduction of I-485, and much of the once undeveloped land is now Carolina Place Mall, big box stores and shopping strip centers. However, the town of Pineville has maintained its small town southern charm. With roughly 7,500 residents, Pineville boasts quaint neighborhoods, Jack Hughes Park with its state-of-the-art ball field facilities, walking trails, shelters and playground equipment. The brick storefronts that line the historic downtown are filled with antique shops, and summer Friday nights are filled with movies and live concerts at Lake Park.