Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Area

Charlotte is centrally located, just north of the South Carolina border. Similar to Jacksonville, Charlotte is incredibly large. It’s the largest city in North Carolina and the second-most populous city in the Southeast. Being that large, it’s bound to have a lot of neighborhoods…199 to be exact.

University City

College Kids

There are plenty of neighborhoods within easy walking distance to UNC and all of them have a great selection of apartments. If you want to stay close to campus, we suggest starting in University City. The good thing about this neighborhood is that it’s broken down into even smaller micro-neighborhoods. If you’re an avid tailgater, check out a place on Tryon Street. If you like being at the center of weekend and late-night activities, choose somewhere close to The Shoppes (Tryon and Harris).

  • University City
  • Mallard Creek
  • NoDa


Young Professionals

Uptown is a good place to start your search. It’s home to the city’s growing financial center with banking corps all here. It also has wonderful rooftop bars for happy hour cocktails and plenty of other restaurants and bars, including the 7th Street Public Market. It’s also the center of condo and apartment building options.

  • Uptown
  • South End
  • First Ward

Fourth Ward


If you want to be in the city but turn the volume down from eleven to maybe a 6 then check out the Fourth Ward. One of the city’s historic districts, the streets are lined with Victorian homes, beautifully preserved and part of blocks that are protected from overdevelopment. There are tons of cafes, restaurants and bars within walking distance so even though you’re turning things down a bit you’re still in the game.

  • Fourth Ward
  • South End



North Davidson, also known as NoDa, is the most popular neighborhood for the LGBTQ+ community. It has plenty of arts and culture as well as music venues, boutique shopping and tons of restaurants and bars for socializing.

  • NoDa
  • Plaza Midwood



Dilworth is one of the most popular neighborhoods for families in the city. Built in a simple grid-like pattern, it also has a streetcar system so cars are not required! Beautiful bungalows with sidewalks for the kiddos and big front porches for neighborly conversations. It also has a commercial district on East Boulevard with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shopping. Mint Hill is another great option for families who favor a more peaceful and private experience. The neighborhoods are more rural with big brick homes and significant yards. It is also home to Pine Lake Country Club for those who favor a genteel lifestyle.

  • Dilworth
  • Mint Hill
  • Ballantyne