Charlotte’s North Davidson neighborhood aka NoDa is one of the most artistic and creative neighborhoods in the city. It has a flavor and buzz unique to itself. The neighborhood has seen a revival over the years adding breweries, food hot spots, and tattoo parlors to this expressive community. It’s a neighborhood worthy of leaving the boundaries of your own comfy hood and doing a little exploring!
NoDa is less than 3 miles from Uptown and is accessible by the new LYNX light rail. It was originally a mill village. Many of the textile mills have been adapted and given new life and purpose. Renovated colorful mill houses line shaded streets.
5 Points Realtor and longtime resident Norma Hanson Barnes says,” The residential area is split between older bungalows and new constructions. My very own home in NoDa is 118 years old!”
NoDa is arguably one of the best spots in town for food. It is home to popular Charlotte restaurants like Cabo Fish Taco (Food Networks’ Guy Fieri approved), GoodYear House (elevated comfort food run by famed chef Chris Coleman), and Haberdish. One of the newest attractions that bring in folks from all over town is Optimist Hall, a 147-thousand square foot renovated mill house turned foodie favorite. It’s a food hall with tons of dining options in a cool space.
NoDa is also home to some amazing breweries like NoDa Brewing, Heist Brewery, and Free Range Brewing just to name a few. In fact, there are roughly 10 breweries within a 2-mile radius of NoDa.
The creativity here is evident all around from the colorful murals to art galleries, tattoo parlors, and shopping experiences including Pura Vida Worldly Art and Ruby’s Gift.
Live music completes the community’s artsy vibe. The Neighborhood Theater is a 1945 movie theater that’s been converted into a music venue. The Evening Muse is a smaller venue that is popular for up-and-coming artists and open mic nights.
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Just like the neighborhood itself, there is a little something for every kind of homeowner and budget for those who want to live here. From older single-family homes to new construction choices or condo-town home living options.
”It is really a cumulation of everything that makes NoDa so special,” says Barnes.
If you think you want to do more than make NoDa a weekend stop and are looking to find a house in this energetic neighborhood… Then just give us a call and we can help you call NoDa home.
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