Neighborhood Explorer: Myers Park
With 100-year-old oak trees lining the streets and rows of stunning historic homes, Myers Park is easily one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the Queen City.
by Sallie Funderburk Oct 01, 2020
As Charlotte’s first suburb, the neighborhood has transformed into one of the most coveted residential areas in the city. Throughout the area, you’ll find establishments like Queens University of Charlotte and Myers Park Country Club, along with specialty shops, galleries and neighborhood eateries. Located less than 10 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, here are a few reasons to explore Myers Park.
Conveniently located between the Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods is the 98-acre green space, Freedom Park. Whether you want to stroll or bike around the 7-acre lake or pick up a game of tennis, this central hub has plenty of activities for all ages. Continue your outdoor adventures by visiting The Duke Mansion, a Colonial Revival architectural home built in 1915. Stroll throughout the majestic gardens, relax in a quiet nook, and take in the scenery of the 4.5-acre grounds. Round out your day by visiting the Mint Museum Randolph, North Carolina’s first art museum. The museum is located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint. From European and African art to art of the ancient Americas, the museum has one of the largest collections in the Southeast. For a more intimate art crawl, visit SOCO Gallery on Providence Road, a contemporary art space and bookshop, featuring emerging to established artists.
Eat & Drink
Whether you’re on the go, or are looking to stay awhile, local specialty food store, Reid’s Fine Foods is the place to be. Order the Salmon BLT for lunch, or share the Beef Pappardelle for dinner. If you’re in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, sit out on the patio at RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila and order a margarita. For a fancy date night, you can’t go wrong at Stagioni’s, an Italian restaurant run by Charlotte chef Bruce Moffett. One of the most popular menu items is their wood-fired pizzas served with a pair of scissors for cutting at your table. Wash it all down with a local brew from Selwyn Pub, a favorite spot for many locals.
For the latest women’s clothing trends, check out hot spot shops likeMonkee’s of Charlotte, Splurge or KK Bloom Boutique. The man in your life will want to check out The Sporting Gent, an apparel and outfitter shop specializing in fine outdoor and casual brands.