Shopping is at the center of South Park—literally. This upscale neighborhood is actually named after its famed mall. Sitting on former farmland owned by North Carolina’s governor, dairy cows grazed on what’s now considered Charlotte’s most desirable neighborhood. Stately homes with fresh-cut grass, seemingly endless restaurants and bars, and the city’s best shopping make it an ideal location for Saatva’s newest Viewing Room.
Here are the best places to shop, eat, and hang out in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood.
Where to shop
Saatva Viewing Room
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Saatva Charlotte: 4425 Sharon Rd
South Park Mall
The neighborhood namesake is a must-visit while in South Park. With over 1,680,000 square feet of stores, you can quite literally shop ‘til you drop. You’ll find all major stores, from Alexander McQueen to Zara, plus independently-owned boutiques.
South Park Mall: 4400 Sharon Rd
Scout & Molly’s Boutique
Inside the Specialty Shops South Park complex, this boutique clothing store specializes in outfits for women of all sizes. The friendly staff here can help you select an outfit for any occasion, ranging from weddings to barbecues.
Scout & Molly’s Boutique: 6401 Morrison Blvd, #4-C
This store inside the South Park Mall is the place to treat yourself to the finest jewelry and watches. At Fink’s, they sell beautiful items from high-end brands, including Rolex and David Yurman.
Fink’s Jewelers: 4400 Sharon Rd
Where to eat and drink
The neighborhood’s first brewery has 15 beers on tap, including favorites like Winnie the Brew and Bludacris. On top of a killer local list, they have wine, bubbles, and bites. Pair your drinks with Bob’s handmade beer pretzel and the South Park dip platter.
Legion Brewing: 5610 Carnegie Blvd
Inside the Specialty Shops South Park is the area’s premier Italian joint. Serving ravioli, lasagna, gnocchi, and tagliatelle handmade in the restaurant, it’s the perfect place to carb up before a day of shopping.
Toscana: 6401 Carnegie Blvd, #6-B
Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen
You’ll feel right at home at this comfort food spot. Specializing in seasonal ingredients and home cooking, their pasture-raised burger and grilled North Carolina shrimps are a testament to their locally-grown mission.
Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen: 6601 Morrison Blvd
Moon Thai & Japanese
This Florida-born Asian food chain serves a huge selection of Japanese-style sushi alongside Thai dishes like tom yum soup and green curry. Perfect for lunch or a group dinner, this fusion restaurant is a local favorite.
Moon Thai & Japanese: 4425 Sharon Rd, Suite 180
For a night out on the town, Peppervine is the spot. The team here serves seasonal small plates and tasting menus paired with top-notch wines and creative cocktails. Stop in for a glass of wine and an artisan cheese plate or stay a while and try the 24-hour short rib or veal ragu.
Peppervine: 4620 Piedmont Row Dr, Suite 170B
Where else to spend time
South Park’s favorite outdoor green space is perfect for a stroll or a picnic lunch. But it really shines in the summer during its Summer Pops series, where the Charlotte Symphony plays evening concerts.
Symphony Park: 4400 Sharon Rd
Anne Neilson Fine Art
This South Park art gallery showcases works by more than 50 artists, both local and international. Come and peruse paintings, prints, and sculptures for your own collection. If you see something you like, a portion of the proceeds goes to area charities.
Anne Neilson Fine Art: 721 Governor Morrison Street, Suite 180
Is South Park a good area in Charlotte?
Yes, South Park is a good area in Charlotte. In fact, it’s considered one of Charlotte’s most desirable neighborhoods. South Park is filled with stately homes, tons of bars and restaurants, and the city’s best shopping, particularly at the South Park Mall.
How far is South Park from downtown Charlotte?
South Park is about six miles from downtown Charlotte. It’s typically around a 15-minute drive without traffic.
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