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A gorgeous established community where the elegant homes are tucked away between parks, golf courses, and green spaces. Just minutes from some of the most sought-after shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities in Charlotte. Welcome to Rosecliff.

It is rare for a community to feel like it is both a hidden oasis and a neighborhood in the center of everything, but the beautiful Rosecliff manages to pull it off. Surrounded by larger communities and golf clubs, you have to make a few extra turns to get there, but you will be glad when you do. Even each individual home gives off a sense of privacy with the larger lots and mature trees and shrubbery that fill the yard. You can practically walk to the nearby golf courses, park, library, and schools, and small creeks wind throughout the area.

Despite the tranquil, private location, Rosecliff is just minutes from the interstate, shopping, dining, and multiple business opportunities. Uptown is within commuting distance, but it is not so far away that you feel like you spend more hours in the car than in your stunning Rosecliff home.

History

Homes in Rosecliff were built during the 1990s, but the land the neighborhood sits on was part of Charlotte’s storied history for centuries before. The city was incorporated in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte of England. It began as an agricultural community, but in 1799, it saw the first gold rush in the nation. Unfortunately for treasure seekers, the gold rush was short lived, and many of them fled west. The settlers who remained continued farming crops like cotton and tobacco.

After the Civil War, Charlotte took on a new identity as one of the top producers of textiles in the country. The new railroads running through the city helped with distribution to other larger cities in the South and up the east coast. It was not until the 1970s and 1980s that banking and finance became the industries of choice in Charlotte. Along with new businesses came new residents. Today, the city is the second-largest banking center in the country behind New York City, as well as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 610
  • Rosecliff students will attend Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
  • The South County Regional branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is just minutes from Rosecliff. Open 7 days a week, the 34,000 square foot facility features story-times, outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi, computer access, and more.
  • Residents of the neighborhood have the option to purchase swim and tennis memberships from the Carrington community, which is right next door to Rosecliff.
  • Residents are also close enough to commute to Charlotte’s top employers, like American Airlines, Harris Teeter, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Carolinas Healthcare System, and Duke Energy.
  • Rosecliff is less than 10 miles from the top hospital in the region, Carolinas Medical Center and about 5 miles from Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville.

Local Attractions

Being 10 miles from Uptown means Rosecliff residents have access to some of Charlotte’s top attractions, like Bank of America Stadium, Discovery Place, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Being located near the South Park area, means access to some of the city’s top shopping and dining destinations. However, there are many great attractions that are practically within walking distance of the community. It is surrounded by South Charlotte’s famous golf and country clubs, and William R. Davie Park sits just behind the community. The Arboretum Shopping Center is just mines away, as well.

Dining

  • Bella Fresco – Open in 2013 in the Arboretum Shopping Center, the restaurant serves an assortment of fresh Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, all made from scratch. Enjoy dishes like a lamb burger, shrimp scampi, or a Cajun panini, and follow them up with a delicious scoop of gelato.
  • The Charlotte Café – The Charlotte Café has been a staple in the city for several decades, and now there is a location in the Arboretum Shopping Center. Enjoy hearty portions of classic downhome dishes like meatloaf, fried fish, spaghetti, fried chicken, and chicken in dumplings. Pair it up with sides like mac and cheese, black eyed peas, fried squash, and okra and tomatoes.
  • Cajun Yard Dog – Another exciting restaurant in Arboretum is Cajun Yard Dog. The colorful Cajun café serves up friendly service, great prices, and best of all, food that tastes like it came straight from Louisiana. Enjoy dishes like crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, and red beans and rice.
  • Mickey & Mooch – Yet another great restaurant in Arboretum is Mickey & Mooch, which calls itself “Charlotte’s Own Steakhouse.” A little more upscale than other places in the shopping center, the award-winning eatery serves up delicious steak and seafood, as well as a few great Italian dishes. Enjoy live big band music on certain nights of the week. As a matter of fact, the restaurant’s atmosphere will transform you back to that big band era.
  • Rudy’s Italian Restaurant & Bar – Not all of the great local restaurants are in Arboretum. Head west of Rosecliff, and you will find a few more dining options, such as Rudy’s Italian Restaurant & Bar. The casual eatery is owned and managed by a husband and wife team who serve up some of your favorite Italian staples. It also has an extensive wine list.

Transportation

  • Airports – The neighborhood is approximately 18 miles southeast of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the country. A major American Airlines hub, it offers flights to over 154 nonstop destinations.
  • Public Transportation – Bus service into Uptown is available via Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). Two routes run in the Rosecliff area up Rea and Providence Roads. Park and rides are available nearby at the Arboretum Shopping Center and Calvary Church.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – Rosecliff is right off Pineville-Matthews Road. Other major roadways nearby include Providence Road, Rea Road, and Interstate 485, which forms a perimeter around the city of Charlotte and is just a few minutes south of the community.

Shopping

  • Stonecrest at Piper Glen – Just south of Rosecliff, on the other side of Interstate 485, is Stonecrest at Piper Glen. The shopping center is home to a movie theater, services, restaurants, and shops. Some popular ones include Michaels, fab’rik, Target, Harris Teeter, Dean & DeLuca, ULTA, Boneheads, Flying Biscuit Café, GameStop, and Sally’s Beauty Supply.
  • Arboretum Shopping Center – A little closer to home, you will find the Arboretum Shopping Center at the intersection of Pineville-Matthews and Providence Roads. Stores here include Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Harris Teeter, Gap, Kid to Kid, Rite Aid, Petco, Michaels, Wal-Mart. There are also many restaurants here, ranging from fast food joints like Taco Bell and McDonald’s to local favorites like Cajun Yard Dog and Bella Fresco.
  • SouthPark Mall – For upscale shopping and dining, Rosecliff is about 7 miles from the SouthPark Mall, one of the most popular malls in the Carolinas. Stores here include American Girl, Apple, Hermes, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • Cinebarre Arboretum 11 – Rosecliff residents can enjoy a night out on the town by heading down the road to Cinebarre Arboretum 11. The movie theater shows the latest films out of Hollywood, along with serving drinks and meals before and during the movie.
  • William R. Davie Park – Charlotte is home to several parks and green spaces, and William R. Davie just happens to back up to the Rosecliff neighborhood. On its 107 acres of land, it features a dog park, softball fields, soccer fields, a basketball court, volleyball courts, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, walking trails, playgrounds, and a pond.
  • Lake Wylie – To experience nature on a grander scale, head 20 miles west to Lake Wylie, which sits along the North and South Carolina border. The 13,400-acre lake features over 325 miles of shoreline, and it is the perfect place for boating, swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
  • Carowinds – If you are looking for some family-friendly fun, Rosecliff is just about 11 miles from Carowinds, North Carolina’s favorite amusement park. It is home to thrill rides, family rides, Planet Snoopy, a water park, a Dinosaurs Alive Exhibit, live shows, restaurants, and more.
  • Country Clubs and Golf Courses – The South Charlotte and South Park areas have a reputations for being home to several golf and country clubs – some of the best in the state. Rosecliff sits in the midst of several of them, including TPC Piper Glen, Raintree Country Club, Cedarwood Country Club, Carmel Country Club, and the Golf Club at Ballantyne.

Real Estate Information

Most of the homes in Rosecliff were built during the 1990s. You will find an assortment of two-story traditional brick and Southern styles with living space typically ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet. Prices typically fall within the $400,000 to $600,000 range. The homes sit on larger lots with some over half an acre. You will find several upgrades in most of the homes in Rosecliff, including outdoor living spaces and extended patios, hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, and plantation shutters.

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