Myers Park – Charlotte NC Neighborhood – History and Luxury at Your Fingertips
Myers Park is one of Charlotte’s finest planned suburbs, making it one of Charlotte’s premier neighborhoods.
A Little Myers Park History
The 1200-acre farm, originally owned by John Spring Myers whose son-in-law, George Stephens ultimately developed the neighborhood, ran from Charlotte to Providence Presbyterian Church. In 1905, John Nolen, a Harvard graduate who later became a well known landscape architect, designed the site on which the neighborhood is now located.
Myers Park retains much of its original flavor and we believe, is a neighborhood worth protecting to the standard set by its founders when it was developed. The original plan for the George Stephens Company, was to form a streetcar community where all residences could walk to the street car. The early plan certainly did not anticipate the development of the automobile to the extent it is used today, and there have been many changes in the neighborhood as Charlotte has grown with traffic becoming more of a growth factor.
Good ideas produce good results and for more than 65 years, all Charlotteans have benefited from the vision, courage and imagination of these two men (George Stephens and John Nolen). In fact, there’s no better present day introduction to Charlotte for our relocation clients than a drive down Queens Road – with 100-year old pin oaks enveloping you, the magnificence and grandeur of the historic homes is simply breathtaking.
John Nolen, a Harvard-trained landscape architect and comprehensive planner, spent several weeks in Charlotte in late 1911 designing Myers Park for the Stephens Company. The Charlotte Observer predicted that Nolen, who had first come to town six years earlier to create Independence Park, would fashion “a suburb of surpassing elegance and attractiveness” and The Observer was right. John Nolen transformed Jack Myers’ almost treeless farm, into a showcase of sophisticated suburban inventiveness which has become Charlotte’s ‘elegant centerpiece.
Earle S. Draper, who also settled in Charlotte, gave Myers Park its marvelous breathtaking canopy of trees. Draper worked closely with James B. Duke, the legendary philanthropist and industrialist, who dispatched the gardener from his New Jersey estate to assist Draper with the transplanting.
The homes in Myers Park were handsome and imposing. Most of the first ones were on Queens Road, named for the College (Queens College, now Queens University), or Hermitage Road, which led from Queens Road beyond Hermitage Court, developed by Frank Simmons in 1911. Two of the older residences in Myers Park are historic landmarks. In 1919, James B. Duke, who wanted his daughter, Doris, to spend a few months each year in his native North Carolina, bought and greatly expanded the Colonial Revival style mansion that Z. V Taylor, had built four years earlier.
Designed by C.C. Hook, a prominent local architect, White Oaks (left) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The McManaway House, which originally stood on W Trade St., was moved to 1700 Queens Road in 1916. The Charlotte City Council has designated it as an historic property as well. The Stephens Company sold its last lots in the early 1950’s, but the grandeur of Myers Park endures.
In recent years upscale condominium buildings have been erected along the Myers Park Queens Road-Selwyn Avenue corridor and many of the older homes have been revitalized and are simply spectacular. Myers Park Charlotte NC is within walking distance to Freedom Park (which has some of the best lit public tennis courts in the area), Queens University, fine dining, upscale shopping and is only about 3 miles from Uptown Charlotte NC.
Homes in Myers Park
Homes in Myers Park Charlotte NC have retained their value over the years and shown steady but, not over-inflated appreciation. A Myers Park address remains one of the most sought-after in the city!
Living in Myers Park Charlotte NC is pure luxury.
Visit www.DiscoverMyersPark.com for more information on this popular Charlotte neighborhood.
Myers Park Schools
Myers Park homes are in the following Charlotte school zones:
For more information on additional school assignments including Sharon Elementary and Myers Park Traditional, visit www.CMS.K12.NC.US.
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Myers Park Homes for Sale in Charlotte NC
- 109 total Single-Family homes on the market
- Price range: $225,000 – $3,150,000
- Average price: $1,049,849
- Average price per square foot: $292.02
- Sq Ft range: 1,152 – 8,950
(Data provided by CMLS and is deemed accurate but, not guaranteed on 6/24/2013)
Visit the up-to-date neighborhood report page to find current Myers Park market stats (http://dmaxwell.localhomesearch.net/na/Myers+Park,5.html?_fs=1)
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