Myers Park Homes for Sale
Myers Park homes for sale were special the 1910's. They are still special a hundred years later... and highly prized.
Developed to draw the city’s wealthiest citizens to the edge of town, it succeeded to the extent that some observers called Myers Park “the finest unified suburban development south of Baltimore." The innovative street layout was created to discourage through-traffic and to ensure the residents’ privacy. Some streets were grand boulevards while others were narrow streets to “merely lead to the home."
The classic Myers Park homes – with heavy influence of Colonial Revival, Bungalow & Tudor Revival - have created a streetscape for all to admire. Most of the homes have been updated several times and many have grown with additions & alterations. During the boom 2000's a wave of “tear downs” made way for newer and often much bigger homes…best described as traditional, upscale & expensive.
Given the high regard for Myers Park and Myers Park homes, the demand often exceeds the supply – resulting in high prices and low inventory. It has always been home to successful people of all stripes.
Myers Park Real Estate
While Myers Park real estate was originally on the outer edge of the city, today its location is better described as on the inner edge of the Charlotte Downtown. In fact some of Charlotte’s recent urban development – commercial and residential – borders Myers Park. It is five minutes from Downtown Charlotte and adjacent to some of the city’s dining on East Boulevard and Providence Road. Also adjacent are the region’s largest hospitals – Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital – which have literally grown into Myers Park.
Important components of Myers Park include Freedom Park, Queens College and several churches & a city library.
Before Charlotte’s growth period and during a period of neglect, a 1960 zoning plan rezoned a large part of Myers Park real estate and adjoining suburbs for multifamily high-rise, office and commercial development, as many of the first generation homeowners were passing on. However, this was halted in the mid-seventies, leaving Myers Park with the remnants of multi-family and commercial properties. Today the residents fiercely fight all development projects which might in any way affect the residential character of the community.
Myers Park condos and townhomes...
...are some of the city’s most prized and include a mix of high rise, mid-rise and townhomes, with 18 units over $1M and a high of $2.495M in mid 2010. At the same time single-family homes range to a high of $4.995 …with 54 homes listed for $1M or more.
Myers Park Schools
Public Myers Park schools are considered some of the best in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). All schools are fairly new with a motivated staff…constantly challenged by active & concerned parents.
The Myers Park elementary main feeder schools include Eastover Elementary, Dilworth Elementary and Selwyn Elementary, all of which combine into Alexander Graham Middle School and Sedgefield Middle. The high school for the area is Myers Park High School.
All Myers Park home buyers with children in school are advised to conduct their own research into potential schools before making an Offer to Purchase. This should include a visit to the school(s), in addition an analysis of all available information. The NC School Report Card provides an excellent picture of a school’s ranking in the state and district.
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