That’s right! According to a new report by culture and entertainment website Thrillist, Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Charlotte. Thrillist describes Eastover as “a hub of gorgeous homes with endless curb appeal.”
So, now for a little history lesson about Eastover! Development of the large swath of land that sits between Randolph Road and Providence Road was begun in 1927 by renowned Charlotte real estate developer, E.C. Griffith. By 1927 E.C. Griffith had already seen success with the development of Myers Park and Wesley Heights, as well as Rosemont, which is the present-day Elizabeth neighborhood. The land where Eastover exists today was originally the Spring Dale Dairy Farm, which was operated by Mr. McDonald Watkins. The photo was taken around 1900 and the house in the background was most likely the Spring Dale Dairy farmhouse.
Located southeast of Uptown Charlotte, Eastover was Charlotte’s first neighborhood that included driveways to house the new “motorcars”. Over the years, this beautiful neighborhood with its large lots and tree-lined streets has been called home by some of Charlotte’s most iconic figures including Hugh McColl, Jr., John Belk, as well as the E.C. Griffith family, many of whom continue to live in the area.
Today, this beautiful Charlotte neighborhood offers many quaint shops such as Fresh for women and Tabor for men as well as coffee shops, restaurants and The Manor Theater, all within walking distance of the stately homes. There is also a Harris Teeter as well as numerous churches, preschools, and one of Charlotte’s oldest and highest performing elementary schools.
Interested in buying a house here? You’ll need to have a budget of no less than $1 million but you’ll also have a treasure to call home! You can search for homes here as well as other parts of Charlotte by clicking here.