First time visitors to the Mountainbrook neighborhood often find themselves thinking, “Gee Toto, I don’t think we’re in Charlotte anymore”. Developed in the mid 1950s through the 1980s, the community is certainly unique. Perhaps what sets it apart the most is the rolling terrain, which creates the true sense of being in the mountains, thus the very appropriate name: Mountainbrook. Each home here was designed and positioned to maximize the natural setting and stunning views, which includes lush wooded areas, gentle slopes, curves, peaks, valleys and rocky streams.
Just five miles south of uptown Charlotte, Mountainbrook is conveniently minutes from Southpark Mall. Sharonview Road hems it in to the north and Carmel Road to the east. However, entering the neighborhood provides an instant escape from the hustle and bustle of North Carolina’s largest city. Most of the homes are quite spacious with four bedrooms and three or more baths. Mountainbrook also boasts one of the largest concentrations of mid-century architecture in the greater Charlotte area. As fans of HGTV know, this style of home is making a big comeback and very much in demand. Another plus-the lots are large by today’s standards, all about one half acre.
Along with being an easy commute into Uptown Charlotte and all points in between, Mountainbrook is also in an excellent school district. Younger children attend Sharon Elementary and from there, Carmel Middle School and Myers Park High. There is also a well-respected private school nearby, Dore Academy, which offers a full K-12 program.
If you are searching for a neighborhood that offers options for families to play together and stay together, then Mountainbrook is it! Perhaps the jewel in this community’s crown is the Mountainbrook Swim and Racquet Club, where generations have spent countless happy hours, in the water or on the courts. Lessons, leagues, teams, summer camps, plus a variety of special programs year round, make this the neighborhood hot spot. Another favorite destination is the Carmel Road Park. The nearby 10-acre park offers several places to play, including 2 multi-purpose fields, a basketball court, picnic shelter and playground.
From Johnny Cake Lane to Table Rock Road, there are currently several wonderful listings to choose from. The price points span from the mid $300s all the way to the upper $800s If you would like to learn more about Mountainbrook or any other Charlotte neighborhoods, I am happy to help!