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Central Avenue as it passes through Plaza-Midwood

Plaza-Midwood, is a neighborhood located approximately one mile to the northeast of Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina. The neighborhood is roughly bound by Hawthorne Lane to the west, The Plaza to the north, Briar Creek Road and the Charlotte Country Club to the east and Central Avenue to the south.[1]

Locally known as one of Charlotte's most diverse and eclectic neighborhoods, it is filled with art galleries, funky stores, and restaurants.[2]

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Demographics

As of 2008, the neighborhood had a population of 3,552 residents and 1,852 housing units with residents having a median household income of $56,650.[1] Children under 18 numbered 704 and adults over 64 years of age numbered approx. 307.[1] The average house value is $330,640.[1]

History

Plaza-Midwood was first established in 1910 as a streetcar suburb of Charlotte. The Oakland Land Company was responsible for the layout of the roads within the neighborhood. Through the Great Depression, Plaza-Midwood would thrive, before its decline commenced in the 1950s.[2]

By 1975, the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association was established to protect and preserve the neighborhood.[2]

Since the mid-1990s, the area has seen a dramatic comeback as reinvestment has transformed once dilapidated homes into funky urban dwellings. It continued redevelopment has spilled over into other surrounding neighborhoods, and resulted in the overall renaissance of the former inner-ring suburbs of old Charlotte.[2]

Transportation Infrastructure

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Mass Transit and Light Rail

The neighborhood is serviced by the Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes 4, 9, 17 & 39.[3] Additionally, future development of a streetcar line along Central Avenue at its southern boundary will provide service between Eastland Mall and Uptown.[4]

Roads

The major thoroughfares are Central Avenue and The Plaza.

Education and Libraries

The Plaza-Midwood branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

School system

Residents of Plaza-Midwood attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Eastway Middle School and Shamrock Gardens Elementary School.

Libraries

Plaza-Midwood is served by the Plaza Midwood branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.[5]. The library is located on the corner of the Central Avenue and the Plaza.

35°13′14.23″N 80°48′39.708″W / 35.2206194°N 80.81103°W / 35.2206194; -80.81103

References

Coordinates: 35°13′14″N 80°48′40″W / 35.22062°N 80.81103°W / 35.22062; -80.81103

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