A former mill neighborhood that has transformed into a funky arts district, The North Davidson Arts District, or NoDa, is a charismatic and eclectic neighborhood. Originally a village of small mill houses built in the early 1900s, the area experienced a rebirth as many of the buildings in the former business district on North Davidson Street were transformed into artists’ studios and galleries in the 1990s. NoDa welcomes locally owned and operated restaurants like Cabo Fish Taco, Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen, Smelly Cat Coffee House and the delicious Amelie’s French Bakery. The Neighborhood Theatre hosts local and national acts with musical styles from rockabilly to gospel. The first and third Fridays of every month, the restaurants and art galleries are full of hungry art lovers out on the NoDa Crawl. There are wonderful opportunities in NoDa to own a former mill house or to enjoy a converted loft space in an historic mill.