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A gated community so private and peaceful that you forget you are in the heart of South Charlotte. Elegant, spacious homes are the norm; one of Charlotte’s top golf courses is the centerpiece; and high-end shopping and dining are plentiful along the outskirts of the neighborhood. Welcome to Piper Glen.

Whether you are looking for a luxury executive estate or a spacious home in a secure community where you can raise your family, you will find it all in Piper Glen. The community is just 15 minutes from Uptown and centers on the Arnold Palmer-designed TPC Piper Glen golf course. But you do not have to be a golfer to enjoy life in the community. On any given day, you can stroll the tree-lined streets and listen to the sounds of the creeks that meander through the neighborhood, listen to the sounds of the local wildlife, or head to the nearby Starbucks to meet friends for coffee. Shopping is plentiful and includes the popular StoneCrest at Piper Glen. Anytime you want to head somewhere else in the city, just hop on Interstate 485, which is a minute or two away, and be there in no time.

History

Piper Glen’s history dates back to the late 1980s and early 1990s when neighborhoods began popping up around the Tournament Players Club at Piper Glen, an exclusive golf course and country club. The homes filled the need for people who moved to Charlotte to work at various Fortune 500 companies and banks and desired a quiet place to spend their evenings and weekends.

Of course, Charlotte’s own history dates back hundreds of years before to its incorporation in 1768. The city was named for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of Great Britain, and grew steadily as the years progressed. Around 1800, it was the site of the first official gold rush in the United States, and during the Civil War, Jefferson Davis held his last cabinet meeting in a private residence in the city. Eventually, the railroads began moving into the area, and farming and textiles became big business. However, during the mid to late 1900s, the banking industry became a major part of Charlotte’s economy. Today, the city is the second-largest banking hub in the United States, as well as one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 8,000
  • The neighborhoods within Piper Glen are social and tight-knit. Block parties and holiday celebrations are the norm.
  • Public school students living in Piper Glen will attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
  • Private schools in the area include Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Latin School, St. Matthew Catholic School, and United Faith Christian Academy.
  • Those who live in Piper Glen can take advantage of the Fortune 500 companies and other top employers in Charlotte. Companies like Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, American Airlines, and Carolinas HealthCare System have large offices or headquarters here.
  • TPC Piper Glen has one of the most popular golf courses in Charlotte. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course is beautiful yet challenging with its small lake inlets, rolling hills, and natural rock outcroppings.

Local Attractions

Piper Glen may be an oasis of peace and quiet, but step outside the boundaries of its neighborhoods, and find yourself surrounded by fine dining, top shopping destinations, and some of North Carolina’s biggest attractions. Being minutes from Uptown means access to Broadway shows, museums, and professional sporting events. Then again, there is plenty to do right there in the community at the country club, whether you enjoy golf, spending a day at the pool, or enjoying dinner at the Grille.

Dining

  • Riccio’s Italian Restaurant – Charlotte has its fair share of Italian restaurants, but few have served the area as long as Riccio’s. It opened its doors in 1962, and ever since, it has been a neighborhood favorite for dinner. Riccio’s serves authentic Italian cuisine, ranging from a variety of pasta dishes to pizza to various veal and chicken dishes.
  • Cantina 1511 – For amazing Mexican food, Piper Glen residents love to head to Cantina 1511. The restaurant opened its doors in 2004 and has been serving fresh seasonal dishes ever since. With two locations in South Charlotte, including this one at StoneCrest, you can enjoy Tex Mex, tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas for brunch, lunch, or dinner throughout the week.
  • Kabob Grill – For Mediterranean-inspired dishes, head to Kabob Grill at StoneCrest, or have the staff deliver right to your front door. Choose from a variety of kabobs, soups, salads, wraps, and other delicious entrees.
  • Flying Biscuit Café – With a dozen or so locations in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the Flying Biscuit Café is becoming a staple for Southern cuisine. Naturally, it has a reputation for its biscuits and breakfast dishes, on which you can dine all day. You will definitely want to visit more than once to explore the extensive menu.
  • Sushi 101 – Sushi 101 has two locations in Charlotte, and both are very popular with the locals. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who set out in 2002 to create a “casual yet sophisticated environment” that features “fresh food, consistent quality, knowledgeable staff, a warm and inviting atmosphere, and the freedom to never be complacent.” They were successful, and the restaurant is now one of the best places to get sushi in the South Charlotte area.

Transportation

  • Airport – Approximately 20 miles from Piper Glen is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. One of the largest airports in the country and one of the busiest in the world, it serves over 159 nonstop destinations via 9 major airlines.
  • Public Transportation – Bus service is provided to the Piper Glen area via the Charlotte Area Transportation System (CATS).
  • Major Roads and Interstates – Piper Glen sits just north of Interstate 485, providing commuters with a quick drive to anywhere in the Charlotte area and access to the city’s most popular business and entertainment destinations. The neighborhood is also just south of Pineville-Matthews Road.

Shopping

  • SouthPark Mall – Piper Glen is just about 6 miles from Charlotte’s most upscale shopping destination: SouthPark Mall. The most profitable mall in the United States and the largest mall in the Carolinas, it is home to over 150 stores, including Belk, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Tiffany & Co., and Kate Spade.
  • StoneCrest at Piper Glen – For shopping a little closer to home, StoneCrest at Piper Glen sits at the southwestern corner of the neighborhood. It is home to popular stores and restaurants like Ulta, Target, Dean & DeLuca, Harris Teeter, GNC, Chico’s, Claire’s, Jersey Mike’s Sub, Michael’s, Wendy’s, Sally Beauty Supply, Smashburger, and Queen City Tennis Shop.
  • Promenade on Providence – Near the neighborhood’s southeastern corner, locals love to shop at Promenade on Providence. It is home to stores like Ann Taylor Loft, Stein Mart, The Fresh Market, Home Depot, Pier 1, Kirkland’s, CVS, Staples, and other restaurants and local businesses. Just across the street in Providence Commons, you will find Harris Teeter, Lowes, Rite Aid, and even more shopping and dining opportunities.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • TPC Piper Glen – TPC Piper Glen is the community’s favorite amenity. The 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, pool, restaurant, clubhouse, and social activities for adults and children are all an excellent way to have a good time without leaving home.
  • Lake Wylie – In less than half an hour, Piper Glen residents can be at Lake Wylie, the 13,400-acre manmade reservoir which sits along the North and South Carolina border. The lake is an excellent place for swimming, fishing, boating, and enjoying a weekend away from the city.
  • Bank of America Stadium – Uptown Charlotte and all of its attractions are just minutes from Piper Glen. This includes Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers.
  • Colonel Francis Beatty Park – Piper Glen is close to the 265-acre Colonel Francis Beatty Park. The park is an area favorite with its 10 picnic areas, 2 basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 5 soccer fields, 4 horseshoe pits, indoor shelters, walking trails, 2 playgrounds, mountain biking trails, 2 softball fields, and a lake where you can kayak, canoe, or fish.

Real Estate Information

In Piper Glen, you will find an assortment of single-family homes, as well as some townhomes and condos. Houses start in the $400,000s and range up to over $1,000,000. The neighborhood is noteworthy for its mature-growth trees that form shady canopies over its inviting streets. You will also find that many homes offer golf course views and most are within gated communities.

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