- Myers Park (Charlotte neighborhood)
Myers Park is an affluent neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Though its boundaries originally coincided with the boundaries of the 1,220-acre (4.9 km2) John Spring Myers farm, by 2008 the neighborhood comprised 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) and a population of 9,809. The Myers Park neighborhood is that area bounded by Queens Road on the north; Providence Road on the east; Sharon Road on the south; and Colony Road, East Woodlawn Road, and South Kings Drive on the west. Myers Park is bordered on the north by the lesser known Cherry Community, a historically African-American neighborhood. To the west lies Dilworth; to the east, Elizabeth, and to the south, South Park.
Of the 9,809 people living in Myers Park in 2008, 2,249 were under 18 years of age; approx. 1,511 were over 64 years of age. There were 4,643 housing units in Myers Park. The median household income was $109,772. The average house value in Myers Park was $778,762.
George Stephens developed a plan for a streetcar suburb on his father-in-law's (John Spring Myers) farm in 1905. The neighborhood was designed by Harvard-trained landscape architect John Nolen, and building got underway by 1911.
The following buses from the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) serve Myers Park:
- #6 (Kings Drive)
- #14 (Providence Road)
- #15 (Randolph Road)
- #18 (Selwyn Avenue)
- #19 (Park Road)
- #20 (Queens/Sharon Road)
Providence Road, Kings Drive, and Queens Road are major thoroughfares in Myers Park. The highly confusing intersection of "Queens and Queens and Providence and Providence" in front of the Myers Park Library is legendary, as when traveling toward Uptown Charlotte on Providence Road, one must actually turn right at the intersection to stay on Providence, not go straight.
Education and Libraries
Colleges and universities
Myers Park is served by the Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The library is located at the corner of Queens Road and Providence Road.
Sites of interest
- Theatre Charlotte - Charlotte's oldest arts organization and the state's longest running community theatre
- Manor Theatre - one of Charlotte's oldest movie theatres
- Duke Mansion - 400 Hermitage Road
- Edgehill Park
- Little Church on the Lane - originally Myers Park Moravian Church
- Myers Park United Methodist Church
- Christ Church
- Neighborhood Guide
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
- Myers Park Condos
- Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
- 2008 City of Charlotte and County of Mecklenburg Quality of Life Study: Myers Park
- Theatre Charlotte
- ^ a b c d e "2008 Neighborhood Quality of Life Study: Myers Park". charmeck.org Web Site. City of Charlotte and the County of Mecklenburg. http://ww.charmeck.org/qol/template.asp?id=63. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ^ "Cherry, Charlotte's Forbidden Fruit". http://uptownclt.com/content/view/87/. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- ^ "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story: History Timeline: Cherry Neighborhood". cmstory.org Web Site. Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. http://www.cmstory.org/history/timeline/default.asp?tp=11&ev=225. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ^ "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story: History Timeline: Myers Park". cmstory.org Web Site. Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. http://www.cmstory.org/history/timeline/default.asp?tp=11&ev=252. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ^ "Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". http://plcmc.org/Locations/branches.asp?id=15. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
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