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Olde Providence is an established, picturesque neighborhood in North Carolina. Big backyards, sidewalk-lined streets, and schools within walking distance are the norm in this family-friendly community.

When a home in Olde Providence hits the market, you better act fast. One of Charlotte’s older communities, the neighborhood offers many features you just cannot find anymore. The quality craftsmanship is obvious when you take a drive or stroll through the neighborhood. Most homes sit on a larger lot with plenty of room for gardens, playgrounds, and outdoor living spaces. Families love Olde Providence because it is the type of place where kids never get bored or spend their days stuck inside playing video games. Regular social events hosted by the active HOA, neighborhood amenities, sidewalks, and schools you can walk to mean plenty of places to have a good time.

Another one of Olde Providence’s major appeals is how close it is to Uptown. Head north for just nine miles, and you are in the heart of the city with its ample job opportunities, museums, professional sporting events, nightlife, and more. Shopping and dining are all around the community, as well as South Charlotte’s top golf courses and country clubs. There is truly something for everyone in this sought-after neighborhood.

History

Many of Olde Providence’s homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s, but the city of Charlotte’s history dates back 200 years before that. Founded in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte of England, the city began at the crossroads of two Native American trading paths (or where Tyron meets Trade today). It has not stopped growing since. The area was initially attractive to European settlers because of its farming opportunities. The land is ideal for growing cotton and tobacco. A short-lived gold rush in the early 1800s attracted more people to the area, but many of them eventually gave up and headed west.

After the Civil War, Charlotte began to grow yet again, this time thanks to the railroads that were constructed to run through town. With the abundance of cotton and the new mode of transportation, Charlotte became one of the hottest textile producers in the country. By the 1970s, the city’s banking and financial industries began to grow, and so did the population. As a matter of fact, Charlotte continues to be one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States. It is also the second-largest banking center behind New York City.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 810,000 (Charlotte)
  • Students who live in Olde Providence will attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, including one of the top-ranked high schools in the country.
  • Nearby private schools include Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Jewish Day School, Charlotte Preparatory School, and United Faith Christian Academy.
  • Residents have the opportunity to join the Olde Providence Racquet Club or the Windyrush Country Club to enjoy amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pools.
  • Olde Providence residents are close enough to commute to some of the city’s top employers, including American Airlines, Duke Energy, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Carolinas HealthCare System.
  • The neighborhood is in close proximity to several hospitals, including Carolinas Medical Center.
  • The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Morrison and South County Regional branches are just minutes from the neighborhood.

Local Attractions

Olde Providence residents have the luxury of being close enough to Uptown to regularly enjoy the sports, culture, and nightlife, but also of living in the heart of South Charlotte to enjoy the community’s shopping and dining opportunities. For more adventure, destinations like Lake Wylie and Carowinds are just a quick drive away.

Dining

  • Mickey & Mooch – When you need a date night out at an upscale steak and seafood restaurant, try Mickey & Mooch in the Arboretum shopping center. The food is amazing, but the ambience is even better, especially on live music nights. The restaurant’s theme is the Big Band era.
  • Cajun Yard Dog – Another great restaurant nearby that offers Cajun flavors that taste like they are straight from Louisiana is Cajun Yard Dog. Enjoy the vibrant, funky atmosphere as you dine on authentic dishes like crawfish etouffee, fried chicken, and red beans and rice. You can also choose from over 35 varieties of hot sauce.
  • New South Kitchen & Bar – When you want food that is fresh, local, and free of antibiotics and artificial growth hormones, head to New South Kitchen and Bar. The restaurant sources as much of its produce and seafood from local farms as possible for its ingredients-driven menu. Menus often change with the season, but you can enjoy delicious Southern cooking with a modern spin year-round.
  • Rudy’s Italian Restaurant and Bar – There are so many Italian restaurants in South Charlotte, but Rudy’s is definitely a favorite. Enjoy classic Italian pasta dishes, entrees, and appetizers, and be sure to check out the extensive wine list.
  • The Lodge – The Lodge is something of a neighborhood bar for the area where Olde Providence is located. It’s a great place to catch a Panthers game on a Sunday evening. It claims to have the most diverse menu in Charlotte that includes locally-grown foods, vegetarian dishes, and gluten-free options. The Lodge also has 16 local brews on tap.

Transportation

  • Airports – Olde Providence is just 15 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The busy airport serves over 150 nonstop destinations via 750 flights a day.
  • CATS – The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers bus service to the Olde Providence area. Stops are available along Carmel, Rea, Colony, Sharon View, and Providence Roads.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – While Olde Providence is not close to any interstates, several major Charlotte roadways form the neighborhood’s boundaries. They include Carmel, Rea, Colony, Sharon View, and Old Providence Roads. Pineville-Matthews Road is also minutes away.

Shopping

  • Arboretum Shopping Center – One of the closest shopping centers to Olde Providence is Arboretum, which is just minutes to the south down Providence Road. Here you will find dozens of shops and restaurants like Barnes & Noble, Gap, Harris Teeter, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bath & Body Works, GameStop, Petco, Walmart, Michaels, The Avenue, and Rack Room Shoes.
  • Promenade on Providence – Head a little further south, and you will find yourself at the Promenade on Providence. Stores and restaurants here include American Burger Co., Kirkland’s, Home Depot, Stein Mart, The Fresh Market, Amy’s Hallmark, Golf Galaxy, The Q Shack, CVS, Ann Taylor Loft, and Pier 1 Imports.
  • SouthPark Mall – Just 3 miles from Olde Providence is one of Charlotte’s most exclusive shopping experiences. The upscale SouthPark Mall and the surrounding area attracts some of the region’s most prominent residents. You will find designers like Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, and Tiffany & Co. SouthPark is the largest mall in North Carolina.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • Olde Providence Park – The Olde Providence neighborhood has its own park located by the elementary school. It offers 39 acres of fun, including a playground, walking trails, soccer fields, and eight baseball fields.
  • William R. Davie Park – At 107 acres, William R. Davie Park is a much larger park that is just minutes from Olde Providence. It is home to the Davie Dog Park, one of Charlotte’s furriest residents’ favorite spots. The park also features two playgrounds, walking trails, a pond, picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and softball fields, and much more.
  • Cinebarre Arboretum 11 – When it is time for a movie night, head to the Cinebarre Arboretum 11 movie theater in the Arboretum shopping center to catch one of the latest blockbusters out of Hollywood.
  • Carowinds – Kids and grownups alike will fall in love with the idea that the biggest amusement park in the Carolinas is just 10 miles away. Carowinds is home to thrill rides, family rides, Planet Snoopy, Dinosaurs Alive, a water park, live shows, restaurants, and so much more.
  • Bank of America Stadium – Home of the Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium is just over 10 miles from Olde Providence. Catch a home game, watch college games and other events throughout the year, or tour the stadium behind the scenes.

Real Estate Information

Most of the homes in Olde Providence were built during the 1960s and 1970s, an era when craftsmanship was important. Many have stood the test of time, while others have undergone additions and renovations. Either way, expect four-sided brick homes, hardwood floors, and masonry fireplaces throughout. Many of the homes sit on large lots with big backyards that are perfect for kids or pets. Styles include ranches, split levels, and two story traditional homes typical of the mid-20th century. Prices typically range anywhere from the $200,000s up to the $600,000s.

Popular Neighborhoods

  • Olde Providence

Schools

Elementary

  • Olde Providence Elementary School

Middle School

  • Carmel Middle School

High School

  • Myers Park High School

Homes for Sale in Olde Providence

7211 Windyrush Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$575,000

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7033 Foxworth Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$449,500

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6826 Windyrush Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$425,000

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7131 Knightswood Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$409,900

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7642 Bedfordshire Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$399,900

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7100 Swordgate Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$399,900

MLS #3276246

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6612 Castlegate Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$399,000

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7001 Queensberry Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$385,000

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6748 Lancer Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$378,000

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6601 Kirkstall Court Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

$364,900

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