21 May 2015 · DHG
We’re excited to begin a new blog series, “Neighborhood Spotlight”. We’ll be featuring popular and up-and-coming neighborhoods, as well as opportunities for investment. NoDa has long been known as Charlotte’s hip, trendy and funky neighborhood. Dozens of art galleries, local craft breweries and independent coffee shops and bookstores set NoDa apart from other Charlotte neighborhoods. Villa Heights is adjacent to NoDa, they are separated by Matheson Avenue. Broker/Realtor Brandon Farmer of The David Hoffman Group at Keller Williams says NoDa took off before Villa Heights did, but that Villa Heights is quickly catching up. The area has seen a lot of tear-downs and new construction in the $300,000+ range. Both neighborhoods are popular with younger residents, singles and young couples. The bars, pubs and breweries offer a variety of nightlife, and the neighborhood has become an entertainment district focused on regular gallery and brewery crawls. Farmer says both areas have benefits for families as well, and offer close proximity to Uptown. Formerly an area of textile manufacturing and mill workers’ residences, the area has since been described as “bohemiam chic.” NoDa shares the same geography as Historic North Charlotte, which is on the Register of National Historic Sites. In addition to historic mill houses, NoDa has seen a boom in residential construction in multi-family housing in recent years. You’ll find many bungalow-style homes in the $200,000 – $400,000 range in Noda and Villa Heights. Some of the brand-new Villa Heights homes are going for $500,000+. Farmer says the clients he has helped move into the area love it. It’s very walkable, and offers a diversity of locally-owned businesses that can be harder to find in other parts of the City of Charlotte. If you’d like to begin your search for a home in NoDa or Villa Heights, we can help! Start by visiting our listings here. Brandon Farmer is also available to answer any questions you may have! Click here to contact Brandon.