Spotlight on Myers Park

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Myers Park is a neighborhood in Charlotte, NC..

Though its boundaries originally coincided with the boundaries of the 1,220-acre John Spring Myers farm, the neighborhood, by 2008, comprised 2,200 acres and had a population of 9,809. Myers Park is bounded by Queens Road to the north; Providence Road to the east; Sharon Road to the south; and Park Road to the west.

Neighborhoods that border Myers Park include Dilworth and Sedgefield to the west, Eastover to the east, Center City to the north, and SouthPark and Foxcroft to the south.

George Stephens developed a plan for a streetcar suburb on his father-in-law’s (John Spring Myers) farm in 1905. The neighborhood was designed by Harvard-trained landscape architect John Nolen, and building got underway by 1911.

Residents of Myers Park attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Myers Park High School, Alexander Graham Middle School, Myers Park Traditional Elementary School, and Selwyn Elementary School.

Myers Park is served by the Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.  The library is located at the corner of Queens Road and Providence Road.

Sites of interest

  • Theatre Charlotte – Charlotte’s oldest arts organization and the state’s longest running community theatre
  • Manor Theatre – one of Charlotte’s oldest movie theatres
  • Duke Mansion – 400 Hermitage Road
  • Edgehill Park
  • Myers Park Baptist Church
  • Little Church on the Lane – originally Myers Park Moravian Church
  • Myers Park United Methodist Church
  • Christ Church

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