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Winding streets. Sprawling, luxurious homes on large wooded lots. Acres of green space. A large community pool. Walking trails and scenic lakes. This is Highgate, one of Weddington’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Conveniently located near I-485, this elegant community combines the finest of suburban living with convenient access to the best shopping, dining and attractions in greater Charlotte. As for the neighborhood itself, here you will find homes designed and built by some of the region’s most in-demand builders, in period architectural styles like Tudor, English Manor, French Country and more, all in a beautiful, landscaped park-like setting that feels less like a subdivision and more like a resort. Welcome to Highgate.

History

Highgate is a newer subdivision set in a community rich in history. While the Town of Weddington was first incorporated in the 1980s, its roots go back much further, back to when the United States was brand-new and Revolutionary War veterans first settled here. The first church was built here in the 1820s; the railroad arrived 1874. Weddington eventually took its name in the 1890s from one of its earliest families. Mainly an agricultural community until the 1970s, as nearby Charlotte grew and expanded, Weddington became more suburban in nature, prompting community leaders to seek official incorporation to preserve its small-town feel. Today, while a newer community, the subdivision of Highgate with its sprawling, period-style homes hails back to quieter days, reminding its residents of a time when Weddington was still a rural farming community on the North Carolina countryside, yet combined with a feel of luxury and elegance for those with a discriminating sense of style.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 433
  • Neighborhood boasts large lots, stately homes, 24 acres of green space, walking trails and lakes
  • Zoned within Union County School District
  • Located two miles outside the Charlotte Loop (I-485), 16 miles south of downtown Charlotte, NC

Local Attractions

Highgate’s park-like spaces, walking trails and outdoor pool make it an attraction unto itself, but its proximity to Weddington and I-485 offers its residents convenient access to lots of great shopping, dining and other attractions.

Dining

  • Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries– This popular 50s-themed chain takes you back to yesteryear with its retro-cafe feel and inexpensive burgers and shakes.
  • Papa’s Pizza to Go– Despite the name, this popular small-town pizza chain isn’t just for take-out. Located at Weddington Corners, Papa’s Pizza to Go offers pizza, pastas, salads, sandwiches and more, for dining in, take-out or delivery.
  • Panda Chinese Restaurant – A family-owned Chinese restaurant in Weddington Corners, Panda offers a full menu of standard Chinese fare at affordable prices. Online ordering and reservations also available.
  • 131 Main – Located a few miles northwest of Highate in Blakeney, this popular spot features New American fare, craft beers and reserve wines in a pleasant upscale-casual setting.
  • 18 Asian & Sushi Bar– Also in the Blakeney shopping area, this is one of the area’s more popular hotspots for moderately priced Japanese fusion cuisine and sushi.

Transportation

  • Airports – Charlotte Douglas International Airportis located about 25 miles from Highgate via the I-485 Inner Loop, hosting nearly a dozen major air carriers flying to hundreds of domestic and international destinations.
  • Public Transportation– The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)provide bus service to the Elizabeth neighborhood via several bus stations scattered throughout the area. Travel via light rail is also available from CATS.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – The state route nearest to Highgate is Hwy 16 (Providence Road), which runs by Weddington’s main commercial center. The southeast sector of Interstate-485 (Governor James G. Martin Freeway) is accessible about 2 miles to the north via Hwy. 16.

Shopping

  • Local Shops  – The nearest commercial center to Highgate is Weddington Corners, which features a Harris Teeter food market and several local and chain dining establishments.
  • Promenade on Providence– Located just north of Interstate-485 on Providence Road, this busy shopping center features such stores as Pier 1 Imports, Home Depot, Jos. A. Bank, GameStop and more.
  • Blakeney– Situated a few miles northeast of the Highgate neighborhood, this popular shopping area offer major anchor stores like Target and Old Navy along with boutiques like Francescas, L.A. East and Talbots.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • The Hunter Farm – This historic circa-1868 farm along Providence Road offers family fun all year long, including strawberry picking in the spring, pumpkins and hayrides in the fall, Christmas festivities, school group tours and special events.
  • Sports Connection– About seven miles west in Ballantyne, this large family fun center offers bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, a ropes course, arcade and much more! A great way to spend a day or evening with the family or with a date.
  • Symphony Park at South Park – Adjacent to South Park Mall, this outdoor venue features numerous festivals and events, including the Summer Pops series by the Charlotte Symphony.

Real Estate Information

Highgate consists mainly of large, newer luxury homes built by some of Charlottes most noteworthy homebuilders, and set upon lots of .5 acres or more. Homes in this neighborhood, start in the high $800s and typically range up to $1.6 million.

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