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Charlotte Neighborhoods : Neighborhood Examples

Locating Charlotte neighborhood information resources

Neighborhood Examples

Neighborhoods in Charlotte - SpecColl HC107 N82 M46 - is always a good starting place.  The link to the electronic version is available from the catalog record.  This title was published after the 1970 census, and a number of the neighborhoods aligned with the census tracts at that time.  In some cases, the neighborhood was only a part of a census tract  

Later titles such as the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life publications - Local Docs HA730 C44 C518 - didn't use the census tract boundaries but defined neighborhoods as Neighborhood Statistical Areas.   

Following are a couple examples of the types of information and the types of publications you can find for a particular neighborhood.

Reid Park

In Neighborhoods in Charlotte, Reid Park is a part of census tract #39, Ponderosa/Dalton Village.

In the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life publications, Reid Park is Neighborhood Statistical Area (NSA) #7, with differing designations in the areas of social dimensions, crime dimensions, physical dimensions and economic dimensions.

Feasibility Study for Infill Development in Reid Park – Local Docs HD7304 C37 U65 1990a

Reid Park Small Area Plan – Local Docs HT168 Cer R4574 1991

Optimist Park

In Neighborhoods in Charlotte, Optimist Park is census tract #7.  In the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life publications, Optimist Park is NSA #45.

Optimist Park Special Project Plan – Local Docs HT168 C34 O797 1983

Optimist Park Neighborhood Plan – Local Docs HT168 C34 O7968 2002

Druid Hills

In Neighborhoods in Charlotte, Druid Hills is census tract #51.  In the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life publications, Druid Hills is now Druid Hills North (NSA #38) and Druid Hills South (NSA #37).

Druid Hills Action Plan : Draft – Local Docs HT168 C34 D785 1997

Revised Map of Druid Hills - July 1940 - Map in Charlotte N.C. Engineering Dept. Collection, No. 41-14.  This map shows Druid Hills off Statesville Ave. on the left and Moretz Ave. on the right, with street name changes indicated.

Property of B. L. Blackwell, Subdivided, Mecklenburg County - July 1947 - Map in Charlotte, N.C. Engineering Dept. Collection, No. 40-1 - This map shows Druid Hills off Statesville Rd. and next to the noted property. 

Revision of parts of Blocks 5 and 6, Graham Heights West, Charlotte - Sept. 1952 - Map in Charlotte, N.C. Engineering Dept. Collection, No. 40-11.  This map shows Druid Hills off Moretz Avenue and next to the noted property.

Washington Heights

In Neighborhoods in Charlotte, the area that is Washington Heights would have been in University Park, census tract #46.  In the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life publications, it is NSA #23. 

Washington Heights - June 1913 - Map in Charlotte, N.C. Engineering Dept. Collection, No. 39-49.  This map shows Washington Heights off Beattie Avenue and Dundeen Ave. and Lincoln Park area showing an auditorium, bowling alleys, grand stand and baseball grounds.