Home to one of the largest business districts and malls in Charlotte and the state of North Carolina, the SouthPark area is centered at the intersection of Fairview Rd and Sharon Rd near the city’s limits. Named after the high end SouthPark Mall was built in 1970, the area was once owned by former North Carolina Governor Cameron Morrison as a part of his 3,000-acre farm. Many important companies can be found in SouthPark, such as Bank of America, First Citizen’s Bank, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Piedmont Natural Gas. SouthPark is also home to South Mecklenburg High School, Myers Park High School, and the Morrison branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Adjacent to the South Carolina border, Ballantyne is a upscale neighborhood that offers a clean cut place to live. There are many parks, lakes and classy dining and retail experiences to take part of. Golf, tennis, running and aquatics are popular activities that the residents enjoy.
Established in the 1890s by Edward Dilworth Latta, Charlotte’s Dilworth area was the first streetcar suburb. Dilworth includes Charlotte’s largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center and the Latta Park. While a historic charm can still be seen in Dilworth through its mix of bungalow, grand Victorian, and colonial homes, the area also has a variety of eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants.
John Nolen established Myers Park in 1911 after George Stephens developed plans for a streetcar suburb on his father-in-law’s farm in 1905. Myers Park is bordered by other neighborhoods such as Dilworth, Eastover, and South Park. With a population of around 9,800, Myers Park is the site of the Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Myers Park High School, Alexander Graham Middle School, Myers Park Traditional Elementary School.