Neighborhood Spotlight: NODA
Quite literally meaning North of Davidson [Street], the NODA neighborhood of Charlotte has become synonymous with vibrancy. Trendy boutiques, fusion restaurants, and quirky cafes and galleries give this historic arts and entertainment district its unique flair.
At the turn of the century (1900s…), the area North of Davidson was a growing textile mill town. As industry shifted during WWII, the mills eventually closed. Most of the buildings and factories were abandoned in the 50’s and 60’s. Thankfully, in the mid-1980’s, there was a push to preserve the area. Today, those old buildings sit juxtaposed against vibrant murals, modern art, or have been repurposed into breweries, coffee shops, or arthouses.
Residents of NODA enjoy being encouraged to explore various forms of artistic expression, live wholly and cleanly, and make small changes to help Charlotte maintain its status as a green city, like being a bike commuter or shopping at the NODA Farmer’s Market.
Real estate options vary from fixer-upper mill houses under $100K to rehabbed bungalows, trendy townhouses, or high rise apartments. Most homes sell for between $225,000 and $350,000 with ultra-high end new construction sitting around $400,000. Condos and lofts go for under $200K. The most desirable properties and perfect rehab opportunities move fast, so be sure to pounce when you’ve found the place for you.
Often called the “City’s Epicentre of Inspiration,” you may find yourself inspired to called NODA home. And we wouldn’t blame you one little bit.