Many know Cotswold as one of Charlotte’s oldest neighborhoods, but here at Empire, we also know it to be one of Charlotte’s best. A mere 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte, Cotswold offers an abundance of great places to shop, dine and unwind, as well as quick access to medical centres and excellent schools. A primarily rural area up until 1956, Cotswold started to become a local hot spot when the Cotswold Village shopping center — for which the neighborhood was named after — opened, bringing with it new shopping and business opportunities. Today, Cotswold offers a perfect balance of suburban charm and city convenience, and is close to our Landings at NoDa, Lucent and West End Towns communities. If you’re thinking of making the move to this beloved Charlotte suburb, read on for three more reasons we think you’ll love living here.
1. It’s Home to Great Shopping, Dining & Recreation
Cotswold earned its name from a shopping center, and its variety of big-box stores and sweet local shops have only become more plentiful with time — and the same goes for its thriving restaurant scene, which includes a mix of favorite national chains and incredible local cuisine. The area is also close to excellent recreational amenities, from the popular Myers Park Country Club to the thrilling Carowinds amusement park.
2. It Has Top-Rated Schools & Access to Medical Care
Under 5 miles from the Novant Charlotte Medical Clinic and the Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center — considered to be one of the top hospitals in the country — Cotswold is where many medical professionals to call home. It’s also home to highly-regarded private and public schools, with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district consistently ranking in the state’s top 100 best. It includes Myers Park High, which is considered to be one of the country’s top high schools.
2. It’s Close to Uptown & Major Transit
With less than a 15-minute commute into uptown Charlotte, Cotswold offers unbeatable connectivity to some of the city’s top shopping, dining, entertainment and employment opportunities, including American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Atrium Health. It’s proximity to Independence Boulevard is another reason why it’s so popular, as it makes travel to Charlotte and the surrounding areas easy via the interstate.