Quail Hollow – Charlotte, NC

Located in South Charlotte, just 10 miles south of Uptown, Quail Hollow might be best known for its prestigious annual PGA tournament. However, residents of the area know there's much more to the neighborhood than that. While the heart of the area can be described as largely affluent, the perimeter provides more affordable housing, shopping and dining. This diverse community offers all the amenities anyone could need and serves as a quality place to call home. The surrounding areas of Southpark and Ballantyne are burgeoning business hubs, so locals don't have to commit to a commute to Uptown for work. In fact, just about any region in the city can be reached in just minutes from this neighborhood.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Quail Hollow offers a variety of dining options. Centrally located Brooklyn Pizza Parlor sells authentic Brooklyn-style pies. If you're looking for a slight variation on the traditional, try the Nonna's square-cut thin-crust pizza with cheese, tomatoes, basil, and garlic. When in the mood for a more upscale experience, be sure to try Barrington's. Organic meats, veggies, and cheeses play a crucial role in all plates. From pork chops to fresh seafood, the presentation is handled with great care. If there's any room left after dinner, make sure to sample the warm chocolate pudding cake for a rich and decadent dark chocolate treat. With only 45 seats, tables fill up quickly, so don't forget to make a reservation. The Lodge, considered by many to be the neighborhood watering hole, offers a laid-back atmosphere and a hearty assortment of local brews. Tuesday Trivia Night encourages you to bring your “A Game” and enjoy the drink specials. While the typical nightclub scene doesn't have strong presence in Quail Hollow, residents can hit Uptown Charlotte for numerous nightclubs just 10 miles away.

History & Culture

The Quail Hollow Country Club and Golf Course was designed and built in 1961 on what was once farmland located south of the city of Charlotte. Shortly thereafter, many of the original charter members built homes nearby. From the 1970s through the 1990s, the region continued to see rapid growth. Many of the original homes in the heart of the neighborhood are mansions valued in the millions, while much of the surrounding perimeter area consists of more modest homes, shopping and dining establishments. Arguably the biggest annual event, the PGA stop at Quail Hollow, draws many thousands from all over the world to the city. Be prepared for the traffic during this time, and if you keep an eye out, you may just see a Tiger. Charlotte Fine Art displays award winning pieces from artists across the country. In addition, weekly painting classes are held in the studio.

Transportation

Residents primarily use their vehicles to get around, and parking can be found easily. Walking and biking to nearby locations can certainly be an option, as most streets have sidewalks as well as bike lanes. Cabs may not be readily available, but an app click to Uber gets you a car with little hassle. I-485, the city's beltway, runs adjacent to the neighborhood and connects you to I-77, the city's major freeway. Additionally, by way of the beltway, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is just 19 miles away. CATS, the city's public transportation system, has bus lines running on many of the major thoroughfares, and with connections to the LYNX light rail system, the commute uptown has never been easier.

Cost

While the heart of Quail Hollow is largely affluent, the majority of the neighborhood carries a cost of living that registers only slightly higher than the average for the city. Renting a one-bedroom apartment typically costs about $1,125 per month. Gas prices usually hold steady at about 4 percent below the national average; however, as most Charlotteans know, prices just over the boarder in South Carolina are typically 15 to 20 cents cheaper. If you prefer public transportation, all-day passes cost just $6.60, which includes access to the CATS bus line and LYNX light rail. Expect a pint of beer at the end of the day to set you back about $5, but be sure and look out for drink specials.

Shopping

Many of the main grocery chains are centrally located. Harris Teeter, the Fresh Market, and Walmart can all be found on Pineville-Matthews Road. Additionally, there's a Publix and an Earth Fare within close proximity. Several chain drug stores can also be found in the immediate area. Generally regarded as the best shopping spot in Charlotte, SouthPark Mall offers an upscale shopping experience. Located just a few minutes north of Quail Hollow, this busy plaza houses dozens of the trendiest and most contemporary shops. From Nordstrom and Gap to Pottery Barn, shoppers find exactly what they're looking for here. For those that prefer the intimacy of a boutique, Our Place may just be the place. Also located just minutes north of the neighborhood, this store specializes in contemporary women's fashion and accessories. Taylor Richards & Conger, also located nearby, offers upscale men's and women's fashions in a chic setting. Locally owned, the shop's stewards hand-select everything on the sales floor based on quality, style and functionality.

Parks

Charlotte is the location of many world-class parks, two of which lie in Quail Hollow. The McMullen Creek Greenway consists of an almost six-mile span of paved, gravel, and boardwalk trails through largely wooded areas. Follow meandering creaks, or just go for a jog, but make sure to look out for the blue herons that make their homes here. For dog lovers, Davie Dog Park is located centrally on Pineville-Matthews Road within the William R. Davie District Park. The facility can be accessed free of charge and features 5 acres of fenced-in area where dogs can run off-leash. Additionally, the park comes equipped with basketball and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, two playgrounds, walking trails and a horseshoe pit.