The unassuming yet charming neighborhood of Commonwealth-Morningside is one of Charlotte’s smallest neighborhoods but offers big perks for residents and weekend explorers alike.  It is highly walkable, dog and family-friendly as well as provides convenient access to Charlotte’s major freeways.

Speaking of freeways, Commonwealth-Morningside was created when Independence Boulevard was turned into the highway we know today!

The neighborhood is a charming enclave of bungalows bordered by Independence Boulevard, Morningside, Central Avenue and Pecan Avenue. “I love the adorable cottage-style homes,” said 5 Points Realtor Tracy Gregg.

Tracy calls the neighborhood home. “It’s hard to pinpoint any one reason why Commonwealth-Morningside is a fantastic place to live, “ she said.

Originally Commonwealth-Morningside was part of the Chantilly community. It even has its own neighborhood association

A lot of people actually think it’s part of Plaza Midwood. Long-time residents will argue that many places associated with Plaza Midwood are actually part of Commonwealth-Morningside including Veteran’s Memorial Park. Here’s a little-known piece of trivia about that park. It used to be a golf course and was the scene of a fiery plane crash in 1945. Parts of an A-20 attack bomber landed on homes along Morningside drive. Amazingly no one on the ground was injured but the pilot, Bud Andrews, did not survive.

The neighborhood hot spots in Commonwealth-Morningside are plenty for a weekend of fun.

Want a good meal? SupperLand has you covered. It’s located in a renovated mid-century church. The restaurant’s tag line is Southern steakhouse meets church potluck.   

Want to go where everybody knows your name? Check out local watering hole Thomas Street Tavern.

Want to while away the weekend with a good drink and a view? Try the Whiskey Warehouse rooftop patio.

According to Tracy, there are a lot of reasons to love this little slice of Charlotte including the “walkability to very Charlotte Centric events like Art Crawls, eateries and a laid back atmosphere.”

Here’s a little-known piece of history for you. The very first Harris Teeter was located on Central Avenue. 

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