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Get to know Plaza Midwood

Plaza Midwood is a thriving urban neighborhood that lies just one mile east of Uptown Charlotte. Established as a so-called “streetcar suburb” around 1910, the area boomed through the decades preceding WWI, though experienced a subsequent downturn in the latter 20th century until its revitalization at the hands of the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association. Since the mid-1990s, however, Midwood has been more vibrant than ever. This exciting, central locale today boasts some of the most eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment in all of Charlotte, along with a packed annual calendar of community events and activities. You’ll find a medley of single-family homes, apartments, and townhouses representing an array of vintages and architectural styles—historic, converted mill houses uniquely among them. And as if it wasn’t already a hole in one, Plaza Midwood’s eastern border even extends over several holes of the Charlotte Country Club links.

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Living in Charlotte

The Charlotte area was the site of America’s first gold rush, prompted in 1799 when 12-year-old Conrad Reed found a whopper of a nugget playing in a Cabarrus County creek. Today, people are drawn here by other lodes: booming commerce, vibrant culture, and a subtropical climate that’s palpably milder than just a state or two north. Greater Charlotte represents the fourth-largest metropolitan region in the Southeast and one of the fastest-growing in the entire country. Nearly three million make their home in the 16 counties surrounding the “Queen City,” located in both North and South Carolina—they’ve gained nearly 20% of their collective population over the past decade alone. Countless companies across all industries maintain headquarters, if not a substantial presence, in Charlotte’s thriving urban core, most notably the finance, technology, and higher education sectors. And while “Metrolina” is all well inland, water-borne recreation thrives on Lake Norman, the largest manmade lake in the state, and throughout the Catawba River basin.