Welcome to Allyson Park

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A picturesque neighborhood with lush green lawns, traditional brick homes, and plenty of Southern charm. Tucked away on a quiet road in the midst of some of Charlotte’s top shopping, dining, entertainment, and business destinations. Welcome to Allyson Park.

Charlotte is a wonderful place to live and work, but some people prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown at the end of the day. Allyson Park is the ideal community for that. Located about 15 miles south of the city’s business center and 2 miles south of Interstate 485, the neighborhood is a quiet, peaceful slice of suburbia that still has the city in its own backyard.

Beautiful four-sided brick homes with dozens of upgrades sit on perfectly-kept lots that average 1/3 acre. Sidewalks line the streets, making it a great place to go for a walk on a warm North Carolina evening, and you are sure to bump into a neighbor or two when you do.

But do not let the peace and quiet fool you. Business opportunities like those at Ballantyne Corporate Park, shopping at destinations like Blakeney and Stonecrest, and the kids’ schools are just minutes away. Even beautiful vacation destinations, such as Lake Wylie, are just a quick drive from Allyson Park.

History

Allyson Park’s history may only go back to the mid-2000s, but the city of Charlotte’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1768. Named for Queen Charlotte of England, the city began as a farming community, and it saw a short-lived gold rush — the first in the nation — around 1799, after a 17-pound gold rock was discovered.

After the Civil War, the railroads began to move into the city. This combined with the abundant cotton crop led to the city becoming a major producer and distributor of textiles. The business thrived for decades and more and more people moved to what became the largest city in North or South Carolina. Eventually, by the 1970s, the banking and finance industries became the business of choice in the city, and Charlotte transformed into the second-leading finance hub in the country. It remains so today. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 2450
  • Students living in Allyson Park will attend Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
  • Adults living in the community have access to some of Charlotte’s top employers, such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Atrium Health, Harris Teeter, and American Airlines.
  • Site Selection magazine described Charlotte as having the “top business climate” in the United States.
  • Allyson Park is just under 2 miles from the North and South Carolina border.
  • Allyson Park has its own homeowners’ association, as well as amenities that include a pool, tennis court, and tot lot.

Local Attractions

Some people say Allyson Park is in the perfect location. Not only is it just under 15 miles from great Uptown attractions like Bank of America Stadium, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the Discovery Place museum, but it is just minutes from Carowinds, Lake Wylie, and numerous parks and golf courses. Of course, when it comes to shopping and dining, Allyson Park is surrounded by some of the hottest spots in town. Whether you want to grab a pizza to go on a busy night or sit down and enjoy a nice meal with the family, you have numerous places to choose from.

Dining

  • Buffalo Wings and Rings – Just up the street from Allyson Park is a casual, family-friendly sports bar, Buffalo Wings and Rings, where you can enjoy great wings, great beer (if you over 21), and more American comfort foods, like burgers and onion rings. The restaurant also has a highly-recommended kids’ menu.
  • 131 Main – For lunch or dinner in a venue that falls somewhere between casual and upscale try 131 Main. The restaurant’s fresh take on New American dishes keeps locals coming back for more. This location is one of four in the Charlotte and Asheville areas.
  • OGGI Ristorante Italiano – Finding awarding-wining cuisine that tastes like it is straight from Italy is not always easy, but the family-owned OGGI Ristorante Italiano does it quite well. With two locations in Charlotte, the eatery is the perfect place for date night. Dine on menu items like spaghetti carbonara, penne vodka, tilapia livornese, and a Portobello sandwich.
  • Cast Iron Waffles – Just the name “Cast Iron Waffles” is enough to make your mouth water and everyone from the Charlotte Observer to HGTV has given the eatery and its authentic Belgian Liege waffles rave reviews. It has also been voted the best coffee shop in Charlotte and even offers gluten-free options.
  • Lorenzo’s Pizzeria – Whether you want a casual meal out or a quick takeout meal for home, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria is so close to Allyson Park, and it serves amazing pizza. The family-owned and operated restaurant offers appetizers, soups, salads, calzones, pasta dishes, and, of course, pizza.

Transportation

  • Airports – Allyson Park is just about 20 miles from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. As one of the busiest airports in the nation, it handles over 675 daily departures and nonstop service to 159 destinations. It is also a major hub for American Airlines.
  • Public Transportation – While Allyson Park residents do not have direct access to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus routes, they are just a few minutes away from the Saint Matthews Catholic Church Park and Ride and the Promenade Shopping Center Park and Ride. Both are stops for bus routes that will take you into Uptown.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – Allyson Park is just 2 miles from Interstate 485, which forms a perimeter around the Charlotte area. Other major nearby roadways are US Route 521 (Johnston Road), Providence Road, Community House Road, Marvin Road, and Ardrey Kell Road.

Shopping

  • Blakeney – Allyson Park residents can be at the nearby Blakeney outdoor shopping mall in 5 minutes or less. The beautiful facility is home to stores like Target, Harris Teeter, Bath & Body Works, Loft, Banana Republic, CVS, J. Jill, Kay Jewelers, Pandora Jewelry, Justice, Talbots, Old Navy, and Off Broadway Shoes, as well as several restaurants and services.
  • Stonecrest at Piper Glen – A little further up the road is Stonecrest at Piper Glen, a popular entertainment and shopping spot. In addition to a large theater, it is home to stores and restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Flying Biscuit Café, Target, Harris Teeter, ULTA, Mattress Firm, and Michaels.
  • WaverlyThe latest mixed-use development can be found by driving down Ardrey Kell Road. Waverly is the home of Whole Foods, Ulta, Mainstream Boutique, Modern Salon & Spa, Scout & Molly’s and many more. There are so many places to choose from to eat like Carolina Ale House, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Foxcroft Wine Co, Ted’s Montana Grill, Starbucks, The Porter’s House, and Viva Chicken.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • Elon Park and Recreation Center – Just up the street from Allyson Park, behind the local elementary school, is the Elon Park and Recreation Center. Open weekdays after school hours and every Saturday, it features a gym, multi-purpose rooms, a multi-purpose field, a baseball field, walking trails, and a fishing pond. It is a great spot to spend a peaceful afternoon with the entire family.
  • Morrison Family YMCA – For a little more action, the Morrison Family YMCA is just minutes from the entrance to Allyson Park. The huge facility offers so many activities for locals of all ages, and members can visit any Charlotte-area YMCA. Some of its many features include exercise rooms, dance studios, a cycle room, cardio and strength training equipment, indoor and outdoor tracks, kids’ fitness programs, a wellness enter, an art studio, a preschool, childcare, a pool, a spray park, a volleyball court, a chapel, a teen enter, a gymnasium with twin basketball courts, and picnic areas.
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne – The Golf Club at Ballantyne is just five minutes north of the neighborhood, and it is open to the public year-round. The par 71, 6,740-yard course also features a driving range, putting green, and pro shop.
  • Carowinds – Carowinds is the most exciting amusement park in the Carolinas, and it just happens to be about 13 miles from Allyson Park. Enjoy thrill rides and family rides, live entertainment, a water park, Planet Snoopy, food, and much more.
  • Lake Wylie – When you want to spend a day or even an entire weekend out on the lake, look no further than Lake Wylie. Located just over 20 miles from Allyson Park, the 13,400-acre reservoir features over 325 miles of shoreline. Whether you want to spend a day on the boat fishing and sunbathing, swimming and playing in the water, or camping and hiking along the shores, Lake Wylie is right there at your fingertips.

Real Estate Information

In Allyson Park, you will find beautiful traditional two-story brick homes built throughout the mid-2000s. Each one sits on a lush green lot that averages 1/3 of an acre, which means plenty of outdoor space for entertaining and children’s play areas. Homes typically range from about 2,800 to 5,000 square feet and feature spacious interiors with beautiful features. Prices usually fall within the $470,000 to $600,000 range.

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