A one-time mill village less than two miles from uptown, North Charlotte, or “NoDa” or The Arts District – they’re all the same – is a registered national historic district. This area was created in the early 1900’s and flourished as a power house in North Carolina’s textile industry until the last mill closed in the 1970s. After a decade of disrepair and poverty, artists began moving in and started renovating along North Davidson Street. Today,“NoDa” – short for North Davidson (like SoHo is short for South Of Houston in New York City) – is a thriving, eclectic, and dynamic urban community and fast becoming Charlotte’s chic, hippest neighborhood.
NoDa Gallery Crawl
You can meander through the seemingly endless array of NoDa’s art galleries and sample the eclectic mix of sights, smells, tastes, and sounds from restaurants, musical venues, and theaters every first and third Friday from 6 – 9:30 pm. The Evening Muse, The Neighborhood Theatre, and Wine Up are three main stages that showcase music and poetry year-round.
Living In The Heart Of The Arts District
Sure NoDa is a great place to visit. But it’s even a greater place to live. And just in case you’re wanting to move into the neighborhood and begin living the bohemian life, I’ve got just the home you’re looking for, and it’s one of my featured homes.
Nothing screams “Location, Location, Location!” like this classic in the heart of The Arts District. The property is just under one-quarter acre and features a fenced yard, porch, storage shed, and two parking spaces. Kids can attend Highland Renaissance Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, and Garinger High School.
Art House Home, Sweet, Home
Originally built in 1946, this one-and-one-half story luxury home at 2900 Clemson Avenue has three bedrooms and two full baths and offers luxurious details throughout, including gleaming hardwood floors and a fireplace. The culinary buff will appreciate the custom cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. The huge master retreat features a grande bath and huge walk-in closets. This art sanctuary to call your very own is priced to sell at $279,000 and is just minutes from center city.