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A pleasant, social neighborhood that is just off the interstate and minutes from shopping, dining, and business, but feels like a small town. A wooded oasis with access to great schools, beautiful parks, and endless amenities. Welcome to Providence Plantation.

The South Charlotte neighborhood Providence Plantation sits just along Interstate 485 and just 12 miles from Uptown, but you would never know it once you enter the community. Tucked away in the woods, it feels more like a small town where neighbors know each other’s names and kids ride their bikes on the sidewalks rather than a part of one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Affordable established homes, award-winning schools, low crime rates, and access to parks attract young families. The neighborhood even has its own racquet and swim club that is fun for all ages.

Shopping and dining opportunities surround Providence Plantation, from grocery stores and fast food restaurants to malls and upscale eateries. There is truly something for everyone within a 5-minute drive. Providence Plantation is also an active community where there is always a playdate, barbecue, or holiday party to attend.

History

Charlotte’s history dates back to 1768 when European settlers moved to the area to take advantage of the fertile land. They named it for Queen Charlotte of England. A few decades later, the city became the site of the first official gold rush in the country, but it was short-lived. Gold-seekers moved to California and North Carolinians continued farming crops like cotton and tobacco. It was not until after the Civil War that Charlotte residents found a new way to make a living: textiles. The incoming railroads helped turn the city into one of the biggest textile producers in the world at the time. Throughout the 1900s, the textile industry began to die down, and banking became the business of choice in Charlotte. The banking boom attracted thousands of newcomers to the city, beginning in the 1970s, and today, the only larger financial center in the country is New York City.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 7,650
  • Public school students in Providence Plantation will attend Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, including Providence High School. The National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence is considered to be one of the best in the state by many publications.
  • Several private schools are also located along the outskirts of the neighborhood, including Charlotte Latin School, United Faith Christian Academy, and Covenant Day School.
  • Providence Plantation residents have access to some of the city’s top employers such as Lowe’s, Carolinas Healthcare System, Walmart, Harris Teeter, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.
  • Some of the country’s most notable people have lived in and around Charlotte over the years. They include evangelist Billy Graham, Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson, and author Carson McCullers.
  • Providence Plantation has its own homeowner’s association that helps residents keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood. It provides security, neighborhood directories, lost/found pet information, neighborhood entrance maintenance, and much more.

Local Attractions

No matter which road you choose or which way you turn when you leave Providence Plantation, you will find something to do very close to home. A number of shopping centers and restaurants are just minutes from the community. There are also parks and country clubs just a quick drive away. Venture a little further out and find attractions like theme parks, concert venues, museums, professional sports stadium, and cultural activities. During the summer, residents can even take advantage of their own community pool and racquet club.

Dining

  • New South Kitchen & Bar – New South Kitchen & Bar offers a contemporary twist on old favorite Southern dishes. The casual family-owned restaurant prides itself on using seasonal and local ingredients, as well as hormone and antibiotic-free proteins and sustainably fished seafood from the Carolinas.
  • Cajun Yard Dog – For New Orleans-style food in the heart of Charlotte, Cajun Yard Dog is the place to go for Providence Plantation residents. Enjoy dishes like po’boys, red beans and rice, and jambalaya with over 35 types of hot sauce in a friendly, casual setting.
  • The Q Shack – North Carolinians take their barbecue seriously, but luckily for Providence Plantation residents, they do not have to go far to enjoy a delicious plate or sandwich. The Q Shack makes its own secret sauce and slow roasts its pork butt daily for 10-hours. Expect only the freshest ingredients with food homemade daily.
  • Cherry Blossom Chinese Restaurant – Everyone craves Chinese takeout at some point, especially on those days you just do not feel like cooking. Luckily, one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the United States is just right down the road from Providence Plantation. Enjoy classic Chinese and Asian cuisine at Cherry Blossom Chinese Restaurant. You can order online and have the food delivered.
  • Mickey & Mooch – People go to Mickey & Mooch as much for the atmosphere as they do the delicious steak and seafood. The award-winning eatery offers patrons a trip back in time with its live big-band music and murals painted on the wall.

Transportation

  • Airports – Providence Plantation is just under 20 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United States.
  • Public Transportation – Bus service via the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is available via Providence Road.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – Parts of Interstate 485 run through the southeastern portion of Providence Plantation. Providence Road is the other major roadway in the community, and it forms part of the eastern border.

Shopping

  • Promenade on Providence – There are several popular shopping destinations that are just a quick 5-minute drive from Providence Plantation, including Promenade on Providence. Some of the stores here are Ann Taylor Loft, Stein Mart, CVS, The Fresh Market, Pier 1 Imports, Kirkland’s, Home Depot, Staples, and GameStop.
  • StoneCrest at Piper Glen – Just up the street from Promenade on Providence is StoneCrest at Piper Glen. It has a theater, and it is home to stores and restaurants like Ulta, Smashburger, Starbucks, RadioShack, Harris Teeter, Michael’s, Mattress Firm, GNC, Flying Biscuit Café, GameStop, fab’rik, Chick-fil-A, and Claire’s.
  • Arboretum Shopping Center – Another nearby shopping destination is the Arboretum Shopping Center. Stores here include Gap, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Rite Aid, Harris Teeter, Michael’s, Petco, Wal-Mart, Rack Room Shoes, and Mattress Firm.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • Providence Plantation Racquet and Swim Club – Who said you have to leave the neighborhood to have fun? Providence Plantation has its own racquet and swim club. The pool is open seasonally, and tennis is available for all ages, including summer camps and workshops. There is also a playground, and social events are held throughout the year.
  • Country Clubs – There are numerous golf and country clubs in the Providence Plantation area, and each one offers amenities like pools, tennis courts, social functions, beautiful clubhouses, and more. Some popular ones are Cedarwood, Raintree, Carmel, Ballantyne, Quail Hollow, and Providence.
  • Colonel Francis Beatty Park – The neighborhood sits just across the interstate from the scenic 265-acre Colonel Francis Beatty Park. It features two basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 5 soccer fields, 4 horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, grills, walking trails, playgrounds, 2 softball fields, and a fishing lake.
  • Carowinds – The neighborhood is less than 20 miles from the most popular theme park in the Carolinas: Carowinds. Here you can ride thrill rides, see lives shows, splash around at the water park, and check out Planet Snoopy and Dinosaurs Alive.
  • Time Warner Cable – Head about 12 miles north into Uptown to Time Warner Cable Arena anytime you want to catch a concert, the Charlotte Checkers, the Charlotte Hornets, or other events like plays, conventions, and college sports.

Real Estate Information

Construction on homes in Providence Plantation began in the 1970s and continued into the 2000s, so you will find a mix of established homes and some newer construction in the community. You will also find a mix of styles, such as Georgian, Colonial, traditional, and Tudor, as well as something to suit all budgets. Homes in the neighborhood typically start around $250,000 and range up to over $1 million. Some older homes sit on large lots that are over 2 acres, and most residences fall between 2,000 and 6,000 square feet. Expect wooded lots, long driveways with private homes that sit off the road, and amenities such as swimming pools, finished basements, and gourmet kitchens.

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