NoDa (short for “North Davidson”) is a popular arts district in Charlotte. It is located in the North Charlotte neighborhood on and around North Davidson Street and 36th Street, approximately one mile northeast of Uptown. Formerly an area of textile manufacturing and mill workers’ residences, the area has also served as a center for the arts. It’s 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. The neighborhood has become an entertainment district focused on bi-monthly gallery crawls.
In addition to the art galleries, there are several music venues and restaurants in the neighborhood. The McGill Rose Garden, a popular city park, lies at the South end of the NoDa District.
Residents of NoDa have carried on the tight-knit traditions of the original mill villagers and continue to find new ways to interact with fellow community members. Neighbors offer and promote other grassroots NoDa-centric events.
NoDa residents and visitors alike enjoy its breweries, quirky coffeehouses, independent bookstores and the numerous galleries and boutiques selling local artists’ creations.