How many times have you caught yourself saying, what are we going to do this weekend? The truth is you live in a city with endless options. Charlotte has so many vibrant neighborhoods to explore on the weekends. Each one offers something unique and special. Take Camp North End.

The massive 76-acre adaptive reuse project is one of the most innovative areas of town putting its own spin on the Charlotte arts and food scene. The industrial site sits just north of Uptown between Statesville Avenue and N. Graham Street. The old warehouse buildings, once home to a Ford Model T factory and a missile plant are finding new life with a younger crowd.

Camp North End is still growing its tenant base. The popular Babe and Butcher charcuterie business which grew a huge fan base on social media recently opened its first retail location in Camp North End.

Along with anchor businesses, Camp North End is also exploring with fun events to draw in a crowd like the North End Farmers’ Market and Fridays at Camp North End.

Pop-up attractions like music festivals or seasonal fairs are proving popular. 

The Immersive Van Gogh, a traveling art show has wowed audiences from Los Angeles to Paris. Now it’s in Charlotte at Camp North End for a few months. It’s open through Sept. 12.

The great thing about Camp North End is the experience is always different. You want just a cool place to chill for a bit? It’s got that too with lots of lounging and green space weaved into the industrial vibe. 

In the mood for a drink to unwind after a long week? Check. Mixologist Justin Hazelton at Leah and Louise gets rave reviews. There’s good beer to be found and even an Airstream bar on Fridays called Black Moth Bars. 

The food options cover a little of everything. It’s a good place to experiment.

Camp North End is one of those places that make you feel hip and make you feel like Charlotte is cutting edge. Even the businesses that call Camp North End home are places you might not even expect in Charlotte. 

Since we are writing from a Real Estate perspective,  let’s talk about where you might actually live in the North End area.  

Bright Walk

Bright Walk Is an inspired neighborhood that has been developing since the mid-2020s.  This neighborhood has a diverse collection of housing.  Single Family Homes, townhomes, and condos.  It is so very close to uptown and across Statesville Rd.  From Camp North End.  

Druid Hills

This is a neighborhood of small homes built originally in ’60s and ’70s.  Things have definitely been happening in this neighborhood over the last 10 years.  The houses and lots in this neighborhood were a bargain at one time.  They have slowly been purchased and either renovated or torn down and built new.  Still a good investment and some great views of the city.  

McCrorey Heights

McCrorey Heights is a very cool neighborhood.  Some of Charlotte’s most iconic MCM houses are in this neighborhood just off Oaklawn.  These homes were built to house the professors of Johnson C. Smith University.  The average price in this neighborhood will be more.  


Oaklawn is across, well Oaklawn, from McCrorey Heights.  It also has a fantastic ever-changing landscape of houses and styles.  

Axios has a complete guide to all the Camp North End tenants: Camp North End, now home to 41 cool tenants

What’s your favorite Charlotte neighborhood to explore? We’d love to hear your recommendations.