Why you'd want to live in NoDa (North Davidson)
NoDa, short for North Davidson, is the city’s arts and entertainment district. It's known for its eclectic galleries and music venues, including the Neighborhood Theatre, host to big-name acts, and more intimate spots like the Evening Muse. Artisan gift shops, jewelry stores and tattoo parlors dot North Davidson Street. Local eats include Southern fare, Cajun cuisine and pizza, and there are a number of bars. Crawls are popular on the first and third Fridays of every month, but most weekend nights offer similar events (especially in the warm months). Neighbors offer and promote other grassroots NoDa-centric events such as NoDa 16" Softball (Monday nights at North Charlotte Park), NoDa Outdoor Movie Night (first Wednesday of the month; backyard movies), NoDa Cornholio Tournament, NoDa Scavenger Hunt, NoDa Pumpkin Carving, Charles Avenue Block Party, Pickles Farmers Market, NoDa All Arts Market, and other arts-related activities. The McGill Rose Garden, a popular city park, lies at the south end of the Noda District.