The North Davidson Arts District, affectionately known as NoDa, is a former mill neighborhood that has been transformed into a funky arts district with galleries, eateries and performance halls. Just three miles northeast of uptown, the neighborhood once known as North Charlotte is made up of mostly small Craftsman style bungalows built at the turn of the century to house workers at textile mills. The district also has an increasing number of new condos and townhomes, including some in converted mills. Many historic bungalows have undergone renovation, and affordable home prices in NoDA attract new home buyers who like proximity to center city Charlotte, with an eclectic, neighborhood feel.
Don’t miss: Friday Gallery Crawl, on the first and third Fridays of the month. Concerts at The Evening Muse, or casual southwest dining at Cabo Fish Taco.