Myers Park, Charlotte, NC | Extravagant and Beautiful
Home to a population of nearly 10,000 residents, Myers Park is considered one of the premier and subsequently affluent neighborhoods in Charlotte. The origins of the neighborhood began when its namesake, John Springs Myers, had the grand vision to portion-off part of his large farm to form an elegant neighborhood. This vision became a reality when Myers’ son-in-law, George Stephens, developed the neighborhood. His plan was to utilize the naturally occurring curves, creeks and rolling hills to create a secluded oasis and reprieve from the city(known today as “Uptown”). Additionally, Stephens envisioned a “streetcar community” wherein all residents and visitors could easily walk to the streetcar lines, make a loop around the neighborhood, then depart at the main street. This is still evident when looking at a birds eye view of the neighborhood, as it is formed in a loop rather than the more traditional “grid-style”.
Myers Park is an ideal location for those looking to be near Uptown, while still maintaining a suburban feel. Providence Road will whisk drivers to the heart of Uptown in less than 10 minutes. The major thoroughfares include Kings Drive, Providence Road and Queens Road . The latter two are; albeit amusingly,long standing sources of confusion among residents. The first few times navigating the intersection can be a bit tricky.
Given the plethora of extravagant and beautiful homes, coupled with luscious tree-lined streets, Myers Park is idyllic for daily strolls. It also provides a source of entertainment for out of town guests who are interested in scenic historic tours. Some points of interest include: Theatre Charlotte ( Charlotte’s oldest arts organization and the state’s longest running community theatre), Manor Theatre (one of Charlotte’s oldest movie theaters), Edgehill Park, and Queens University. Established in 1857, Queens University is a private institution with approximately 2,4000 students, 39 undergraduate majors and 19 graduate programs. There is also a wide variety of churches within the neighborhood which cater to an array of denominations.
Another focal point of this well-established neighborhood is the Myers Park Country Club. The club is one of Charlotte’s oldest and finest private clubs. Sitting on 176 pristine acres, the club boasts a newly renovated 18-hole golf course, new Tennis Club with 13 courts, as well as swimming and fitness activities. The centerpiece of the club is the beautiful Georgian-style clubhouse, whose both renovated formal and casual dining areas are positioned to overlook the exquisite golf course.