Family-Friendly Charlotte Neighborhoods

Family-Friendly Charlotte Neighborhoods

May 26, 2014 | Best Cities, Best Cities and Neighborhoods

Relocating with your kids can be a challenge because you want to make sure they have access to good schools, safe parks and plenty of local activities. If you’re looking for a family-friendly spot to raise your children, look no further than Charlotte, North Carolina. This city features numerous opportunities for families to learn and grow.

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Here are some of our top picks for family-friendly Charlotte neighborhoods:

Highland Creek

This Charlotte neighborhood is located about 17 miles northeast of downtown Charlotte, which is about a 25-minute drive. The area features tree-lined streets, a creek, numerous schools and a shopping center. The Highland Creek Golf Club sits at the center of the neighborhood, and the green space spreads outward from there. Families can play at local parks, hike Prosperity Park trail, swim at community pools or get involved through the Highland Creek Community Association.

Myers Park

Located on the southeast side of Charlotte, Myers Park is a community close to downtown. Residents love the area because it’s home to great schools and is incredibly walkable. You and the kids can stroll through the neighborhood, go shopping or visit Freedom Park.

Freedom Park is a large green space on the west edge of the neighborhood. It features a pond, a creek, walking trails and baseball diamonds, and is home to the Charlotte Nature Museum. When you take the kids to the museum, you’ll get to see the Butterfly Pavilion, Creature Cavern and Insect Alley. You can even sign your children up for summer camps!

Freedom Park is also the site of Festival in the Park. This annual event takes place in September and draws a huge crowd. The festival is perfect for families, as it features numerous shows, including a clown act, magician performance and variety show.

Verdict Ridge

This neighborhood is a short 20-minute drive from the downtown area, making it one of many noteworthy Charlotte neighborhoods. It’s just outside of the metro area, meaning that residents of Verdict Ridge do not have to pay high city taxes. The schools in the area all have a great reputation, making it a good choice for families.

Verdict Ridge is removed from the hustle and bustle of busy streets, nestled in the rolling hills of North Carolina. You can visit the newly opened Northlake Mall or enjoy the outdoors at local parks.

The Verdict Ridge Golf Course is a popular spot for sports enthusiasts who like to relax and play a game or two. No matter what you and your family enjoy doing in your free time, you’ll love that Verdict Ridge is a calm environment located near the city.

 

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