Myers Park, just a few blocks south of Charlotte’s uptown area, is one of the Queen City’s most prominent, historic neighborhoods. Characterized by the majestic willow oaks that form a gorgeous tree canopy over Queens Road West, Myers Park features stately estate homes built by some of Charlotte’s most prominent society members, including industrialists, financiers, politicians philanthropists and real estate developers.
History of Myers Park
Myers Park was designed by the renowned John Nolen, a Harvard trained landscape architect, who came to Charlotte in 1911 to collaborate with real estate developer George Stephens. George Stephens was married to Sophie Myers, daughter of John Spring Myers, who owned a 1,200 acre tract of land that would soon become Myers Park. Nolen’s vision was to create a streetcar community, where residents could walk to the streetcar stops on a grassy median and travel a grand loop within the community. The layout of Myers Park is not your typical city grid plan. The centerpiece of Nolen’s plan was Queens Road, which he transformed from treeless farmland to the breathtaking tree-lined boulevard that is Queen’s Road today. The majestic tree canopy of willow oaks is beyond compare, and lives up to Nolen’s goal of creating “a suburb of surpassing elegance and attractiveness.”
Myers Park Location
Myers Park is located just blocks from Charlotte’s uptown area, making it a prime location for residents who desire elegant lifestyles within a short commute to center city. Myers Park is bordered by Queens Road on the north, Sharon Road on the south, Providence Road on the east, and South Kings Drive on the west. I always take visitors to Charlotte on a leisurely drive down Queens Road West, where they can see Charlotte’s famous trees and lovely estate homes!
Living in Myers Park
Myers Park is home to just over 11,000 residents, and the average household income is over $100,000. Homes for sale in Myers Park range in price from $200,000 to $3.2 million, with the average list price being just over $900,000! 139 homes have sold in Myers Park in 2011 for an average sales price just over $700,000. The majority of homes in Myers Park are large, older homes, but there are also many condos and townhomes serving the area.
Schools in Myers Park
Myers Park is home to Myers Park High School, one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) system’s finest public high schools. The middle school serving the neighborhood is Alexander Graham Middle School, and 4 elementary schools feed into Myers Park: Selwyn Elementary, Dilworth Elementary, Eastover Elementary, and Myers Park Traditional Elementary.
Search for Homes for Sale in Myers Park
Whether you’re looking for an historic stately mansion or cozy condo, there’s plenty to choose from in Myers Park, but be forewarned…the prime location, history and prestige of this prominent neighborhood drive property values high!
Myers Park NC Real Estate Specialist
Buying real estate in Myers Park is really about lifestyle choices – finding the best home and location to fit your family’s lifestyle. That’s why it’s important to partner with a South Charlotte Realtor® who will listen to your needs and goals and work tirelessly until you are completely satisfied.
Whether you are thinking about selling your Myers Park home or would like to buy a home in Myers Park, I look forward to showing you why I’m not your ordinary South Charlotte Realtor® . I use cutting-edge technology to market my listings and to attract home buyers who want that South Charlotte lifestyle!
Let me put my knowledge and experience to work for YOU. For more information on how I can best serve your Myers Park real estate needs, please fill out the online contact form, call, text or email me today. Let’s chat!
Melissa Brown ABR, SFR