NoDa – (short for North Davidson) Charlotte’s historic arts & entertainment district is located 2 miles from Uptown @ North Davidson and 36th St.
Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment district – a neighborhood where the people are as diverse as the art, live music, craft beers, restaurants, custom gifts and tattoos you will find here. NoDa is dedicated to promoting the arts, living eco-friendly lifestyles, supporting small businesses, encouraging diversity and aiding fellow charities. (www.noda.org)
University Area -University City (sometimes University Area or U-City) is an edge city mostly within the city limits of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, surrounding the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus. It is found in northeastern Mecklenburg County, southeast of Interstate 85 and predominantly along University City Boulevard (NC 49) and W.T. Harris Boulevard (NC 24). Interstate 485 and US 29 (N. Tryon Street) also pass through the area. It is neighbored by the town of Harrisburg to the east and the city of Concord to the northeast. Attractions along University City’s outskirts include Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills Mall.
University City is home to the University Research Park (located on the other side of I-85), one of the largest research parks in the state, and the PNC Music Pavilion. IKEA opened a store in University City on February 18, 2009. This is the first and only IKEA in the Carolinas.
The University City area of Charlotte contains large companies such as TIAA-CREF which help contribute to the city’s prowess in the financial industry.
University City is also one of three Municipal Service Districts in Charlotte.
University City has an estimated population of more than 155,000 within its unofficial borders, which includes parts of Charlotte, Concord and Harrisburg. Were it to be separated from the rest of Charlotte as its own city, University City would be North Carolina’s tenth largest city. (www.Wikipedia.com)
Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville – 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte via I-77, North Carolina’s Lake Norman Region is light-years away in attitude — a 32,500-acre water wonderland surrounded by beautiful lakefront neighborhoods, spectacular golf, elegant shopping and the charming village atmospheres of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.
Huntersville is a sought after area to live due to its close proximity to uptown Charlotte. An estimated 50000 people call it home. Recreational activities include a world class aquatics center with an indoor Olympic sized 50 meter competition pool & diving well and an outdoor splash park to enjoy during warmer months. Families also enjoy horseback riding, hiking, a nature preserve and access to canoeing at the historic Latta Plantation. One can also access Lake Norman and its 520 miles of shoreline at Blythe Landing Park.
The rapid development of the town has brought in many new homes and also mixed use developments such as Birkdale Village. This area includes a mixture of residential living, office space, shopping and dining as well as a movie theater. It also has great interstate access.
Davidson – home to UNC Davidson (and alumni Steph Curry from Golden State Warriors). It’s a small town of only about 5 square miles and 12000 estimated residents. It is a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly town with a vibrant business district, historic downtown, and a calendar full of community events. The town believes in sustainable open space, racial and economic diversity, environmental stewardship and promoting the health and wellness of our citizens. http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/