Why you'd want to live in Northlake
On the northside of Charlotte lies Northlake, a hidden gem of a neighborhood that considers itself Charlotte's north side destination for shopping and dining. Known by many due to the mall nearby with the same name, Northlake is a shopping wonderland that gives you the best of both worlds — the cool amenities that come with living in the city and the green spaces of a calmer suburb. Families love the proximity to the Huntersville branch of Discovery Place Kids. Plus, there is also a BounceU trampoline park to help the little ones burn off some energy. For adults, whether it's martial arts, CrossFit, or a personal trainer, Northlake offers a variety of ways to keep in shape. Northlake is also in a prime spot for visiting the Carolina Raptor Center. Northlake is surrounded by parks - Hornets Nest Park offers 140 acres to enjoy including an 18-hole disc golf course and even a BMX track. That isn’t the only park close by, however. There is also Nevin Community Park, Latta Nature Center and the Northlake Golf Club. Commuting via car is fairly simple since the neighborhood has such easy access to I-77 and 485 putting all parts of the city within easy reach. Plus, W.T. Harris Blvd runs straight through Northlake which makes getting to the university area a breeze despite no light rail access. There are several preschools in the Northlake neighborhood area, and UNC Charlotte is less than 10 miles away making this a good choice for students of all ages.