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When you drive up to your home, you feel like you have stepped into the suburbs with all the mature trees, greenery, rolling heels, and peaceful ambience. But the minute you leave the neighborhood, you realize you are still in the heart of South Charlotte, just minutes from top shopping, dining, and business opportunities. Welcome to Sherwood Forest.

Sherwood Forest is an established neighborhood that has been a popular place to live since its inception in the mid-1950s. While some of the community’s original residents still live there, many younger people are flocking to the neighborhood to take advantage of the affordable homes on large lots, proximity to work and great schools, and the quiet atmosphere that is hard to find in many parts of the city. The neighborhood is the ideal place to go for a jog or walk the dog, and some homes are even with walking distance of schools, grocery stores, and restaurants. Best of all, Sherwood Forest is less than 7 miles from Uptown Charlotte.

History

Charlotte was officially incorporated by European settlers in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of Great Britain. Over 30 years later, a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound rock that a jeweler determined was gold, and the city became the location of the first official gold rush in the United States. Unfortunately, the prosperity was short-lived, and miners moved west to California. Charlotte played a role in the Civil War as the home of the Confederate Navy Yard and later as the location of the last cabinet meeting of Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War ended, the city became a major railroad hub and a hotspot for the textile industry and farming. By the 1950s, other businesses began to move to Charlotte and neighborhoods like Sherwood Forest were built out of a need for a place for employees to live. Today, Charlotte and its metro area is the second-largest banking center and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Quick Facts

Local Attractions

Sherwood Forest is largely residential neighborhood, but take a quick walk or drive outside of its boundaries, and you are met with ample opportunities for shopping and dining. Whether you want groceries or upscale clothing, a hamburger or fine Asian cuisine, it is all there in the neighborhoods surrounding Sherwood Forest. For even more excitement, head a few miles north, and you are in the heart of Uptown Charlotte where you can visit museums, watch professional sporting events, and much more.

Dining

  • Koishi – When you do not feel like cooking, a great takeout place can be your best friend, and for the Sherwood Forest area, that place is Koishi. The local favorite serves Thai, Japanese, and Chinese dishes, including sushi, vegetarian, and “Heart Smart” options.
  • Eddie’s Place Restaurant & Bar – Eddie’s Place is a cozy, inviting restaurant and bar that has been serving three meals a day since it opened its doors in 1997. Sherwood Forest residents love its Cajun-style and New Orleans-influenced food, from the fried Po-boy to the shrimp and grits.
  • Shun Lee Palace –Shun Lee Palace, thought by many to have helped introduce Chinese food to New York City, is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a history of over 40 years, Shun Lee Palace is more or less the same but with some key changes being made after owner Geng Chen took it over in 2001. Possessing a 5,000-square-foot space, Shun Lee Palace can seat up to 160 diners at a time during peak meal hours. Providing local foodies with Szechuan, Beijing, Hunan, and Cantonese cuisine, Shun Lee Palace’s menu covers an extensive array of offerings. There are soups, appetizers, chow mein, lo mein, chop suey, egg foo young, fried rice, and vegetables available for diners to choose from.
  • Leroy Fox –Leroy Fox is the historic Cotswold neighborhood’s favorite place to enjoy golden fried chicken in an inviting Southern atmosphere. Mixing old Southern values with a fresh contemporary vibe, Leroy Fox Kitchen & Cocktails marries the perfect combination of service and flavor. Whether you desire an intimate lunch with an old friend or catching the game with the guys, Leroy’s will create your perfect experience. While dining on the breezy patio or in the Fox Den, you’ll find the surroundings you crave through the contemporary local art lining the walls and the familiar smile of your server.
  • Pizza Pee & Tap Room –The Pizza Peels & Tap Room opened its fist location in Cotswold in the Spring of 2008 and its second location in Plaza Midwood in the Winter of 2014 under the Ownership of Will Bigham. His vision: A place to come enjoy unique food and beer with a relaxing and comfortable setting where everyone is welcome. Mr. Bigham has developed a truly unique menu from pizza and wings, to fish tacos, ribs, and five layer cakes for dessert.

Transportation

  • Airports – Sherwood Forest is just around 15 miles from Charlotte International Airport, one of the largest airports in the country and one of the busiest in the world. It provides service to over 159 locations via 9 major airlines.
  • Public Transportation – The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides bus service to the Sherwood Forest area.
  • Major Roads and Interstates – Sherwood Forest sits just a few minutes south of US Highway 74, which runs across southern border of North Carolina and parts of Tennessee. The neighborhood is also 20 minutes or less from Interstates 485 and 77.

Shopping

  • SouthPark Mall – Sherwood Forest is a little over 3 miles from Charlotte’s top upscale shopping destination. SouthPark Mall is home to over 150 stores and restaurants, like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hermes, H&M, Armani, Pottery Barn, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Sephora, and Tiffany & Co.
  • Cotswold Village – The community is also just a few minutes from Cotswold Village. Stores and restaurants in the shopping center include Harris Teeter, Starbucks, Rite Aid, Marshall’s, Carter’s, ULTA Beauty, PetSmart, and Panera Bread.
  • Park Road Shopping Center – Head a few miles west to Charlotte’s oldest open-air shopping center. Today, it remains a popular retail destination. Stores and restaurants there include Harris Teeter, Michael’s, Blackhawk Hardware, the Flying Biscuit, Charlotte Café, Rite Aid, Hallmark, and Park Road Books.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • McAlpine Creek Park – Sherwood Forest is close to the 114-acre McAlpine Park. It features a fishing pier and 3-acre lake, horseshoes, picnic areas, soccer fields, biking trails, nature trails, an outdoor fitness center, a dog park, and a 5K championship cross country course.
  • Discovery Place – If you have kids, you will love Discovery Place in Uptown. The science, nature and technology museum is home to dozens of interactive exhibits and an IMAX theater.
  • Bank of America Stadium – When you move to Charlotte, you have to root for the home team, and there is no better place to do that than at Bank of America Stadium in nearby Uptown. The stadium is home to the Carolina Panthers, and it hosts several other events throughout the year.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame – If you are more of a NASCAR fan, you have come to the right place. The Charlotte Metropolitan Area is famous for its affiliation with the sport and its racing teams. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is located in Uptown and features a theater, displays of historic NASCAR memorabilia, a simulated racetrack, interactive exhibits, a café, a gift shop, and more.
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – For those who love a good dose of culture, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Uptown Charlotte is a great place to visit. Throughout the year, it hosts Broadway shows, concerts, plays, and much more.

Real Estate Information

The homes in Sherwood Forest date back to the 1950s when the neighborhood was first established. You will find an assortment of ranch-style, mid-century modern homes, split-level, and traditional two-story homes. Over the last decade or two, many of them have been renovated and expanded. They are still just as inviting as they were 60 years ago, only now they feature mature growth trees and landscaping and well-kept lush green yards. A peaceful creek runs through the walkable neighborhood that is becoming popular with young families seeking a large lots and big backyards for their kids. Most homes fall within the $200,000 to $500,000 range.

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422 Livingston Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

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434 Blairmore Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

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4618 Addison Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

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