Welcome to Plaza Midwood
A highly walkable hotspot for innovators, creators, and foodies
In the vibrant neighborhood of Plaza Midwood, perfect harmony is found between the regal Southern appeal of historic homes and the eclectic, urban personality of Charlotte itself. Plaza Midwood has an effortlessly cool, diverse population of creative types, all of whom enjoy the neighborhood’s bounty of foodie-approved gastropubs, funky independent shops, art galleries, and everything in between.
Plaza Midwood had its origins as a streetcar suburb of Uptown Charlotte established in 1910 and underwent a vigorous rejuvenation in the 1990s. As the area grew, historic homes and oak-shaded streets were accompanied by a trendy business district that boasts dynamic energy that draws in visitors from around the city.
Charming Craftsman bungalows, spacious ranches, and stunning new-build homes and townhomes dominate the market in Plaza Midwood. Many of the mid-century homes have been renovated to keep up with more modern aesthetics, and the neighborhood contains a historic district along its western segment.
What to Love
The exciting culinary scene of international flavors and bold new creations
Niche retailers and galleries packed with one-of-a-kind goods
Lively ambiance both day and night
People & Lifestyle
Those who live in Plaza Midwood are always on the go: whether that means ducking into their favorite coffee shop for an all-organic brew or getting in a flow at one of the area’s many yoga studios. Young and energetic, the crowds of Plaza Midwood have the advantage of resting in a veritable pulse of Charlotte.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Plaza Midwood is a trove of wonderful local retailers, and shoppers will find everything from vintage apparel at boutiques such as Hong Kong Vintage to specialty skate gear at stores like Black Sheep. Resale book stores, international tea curators, jewelers, and coffee roasters are just a few of the businesses that populate the streets of Plaza Midwood and contribute to the inclusive environment.
A cornucopia of world-class dining awaits in Plaza Midwood. Sample the heavenly tapas and sushi at Soul Gastrolounge; grab a bite of sustainably sourced, the ever-changing fare at Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe; enjoy a craft beer with friends while bowling at Pinhouse; fall in love with the drool-inducing barbecue at Midwood Smokehouse.
Supperland pays homage to its unique venue — a renovated Southern church — through its decadent, whimsical menu of steakhouse food. Those dining at the Goodyear House can revel in the shared sense of community fostered by the staff and the historical setting, and this award-winning restaurant is a must-try on your list of Charlotte eats. The always-hip Common Market serves as part deli, part wine shop, part bar, and part music venue, making it a one-stop shop for a memorable night out.
Things to Do
When they’re not checking out the neighborhood’s culinary offerings, residents of Plaza Midwood are often engaging in healthful lifestyle practices — made easier through the plentiful fitness institutions and greenspaces available in the area. For indoor wellness, the experienced and inexperienced alike will benefit from the rejuvenating lessons at Okra Yoga, whose focus is on enhancing the mind-body connection.
Midwood Park is replete with walking trails and six acres that include a community garden and sports fields. The nearby Veteran’s Memorial Park is much larger and harbors 19 acres of spacious playgrounds, walking trails, barbecue areas, picnic spaces, a children's splash area, and an indoor shelter.
Plaza Midwood is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Shamrock Gardens Elementary School, PK & K-5, well-rated public elementary school
Garinger High School, 9-12, well-rated public high school