Welcome to Cotswold
A retail haven mingled with multimillion-dollar homes and renovated charmers
Taking its name from the expansive shopping center tucked on the intersection of Randolph Rd and N Sharon Amity Road, the community of Cotswold is emerging as a highly covetable neighborhood ideal for retail enthusiasts and those looking for a chance to live in the outer bounds of Charlotte without missing out on its amenities.
Cotswold blossomed around the area’s first suburban mall, The Cotswold Village Shops, resting a short walk away from the main residential portions of the neighborhood. The incredible convenience of living next to an abundance of retailers is still one of the major draws to the area, which does a wonderful job of separating commercial and residential.
Another alluring facet of Cotswold is its copious number of mid-century homes ripe for remodeling. Sophisticated Craftsman homes sit side-by-side with upscale new builds, many of which have prices over one million dollars. Regardless of build date, the single-family homes in Cotswold all share one commonality: an impressive flair for stylish architecture.
What to Love
A short drive to Uptown Charlotte and its surrounding entertainment areas
Lively nights and plenty of daytime activities, including shopping
Mix of housing — including single-family homes and condos — to suit a variety of needs
People & Lifestyle
Cotswold is mostly composed of family units, both younger and older, hoping to be near the center of the action while retaining a little suburban peace. A wonderful assortment of top-notch schools is available to residents, making Cotswold a great place to raise children.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
More than just its shopping village, Cotswold also contains a large number of enticing restaurants whose flavors are internationally and locally inspired. Eddie’s Place is the go-to for classic New Orleans fare, and this award-winning neighborhood joint ensures that all of its diners feel like family.
Koishi is Cotswold’s premier sushi bar and a hotspot for authentic Chinese and Japanese cuisine, while Leroy Fox Cotswold is renowned for its delightful fried chicken and gourmet-driven comfort dishes. Casual dining is at its best at Poppy’s Bagels, and it’s not uncommon to find a line of hungry diners ready to grab a freshly-baked bagel sandwich or a cup of the soup of the day.
Things to Do
Cotswold might be a retail retreat, but it’s also a community highly devoted to its neighbors and to create a warm, friendly atmosphere. While it’s easy to spend days navigating the nearby attractions just outside the neighborhood — such as The Mint Museum or Discovery Place Nature, it’s coming together for special events that set Cotswold apart from other neighborhoods.
The Cotswold Farmers Market, for instance, keeps residents connected to one another, as well as to the local creators that fuel the area. The farmers market also hosts special events, such as live music performances and seasonal entertainment for the kids. The Charlotte Swim and Racquet Club is another source of activity for children, and as the oldest club of its kind in the city, this unique community resource offers high-end facilities sheltered away from denser urban areas.
Cotswold is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Myers Park High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school, one of the top 30 in the state
Randolph Middle School, 6-8, highly rated public middle school