Welcome to South Park
South Park is Charlotte’s top shopping destination. The neighborhood was named after the SouthPark Mall, an enormous shopping mall that’s the largest in the Carolinas and the 10th-largest on the East Coast. South Park offers several other shopping centers alongside amazing high-end restaurants and is home to one of Charlotte’s largest business districts. This edge city is located just six miles south of Uptown Charlotte.
South Park features established upscale neighborhoods with some of the most sought-after homes in the Charlotte area. Most homes were built after the opening of the SouthPark Mall in the 1970s. Housing styles include elegant Tudor and Georgian residences, classic ranches, and contemporary townhouses and condominiums.
What to Love
● Elegant upscale homes
● Phillips Place shopping and dining
● SouthPark Mall
● Symphony Park Summer Pops concerts
People & Lifestyle
South Park’s eponymous shopping mall is a major attraction, but the neighborhood has plenty more to offer than just the SouthPark Mall. Phillips Place also offers plenty of upscale shopping and dining options, and there are many other exceptional eateries dotted around the neighborhood. South Park’s elegant residential streets feature gorgeous homes with manicured lawns, while stylish modern apartments provide residents with access to first-class private amenities. South Park is also one of Charlotte’s largest business districts, offering employment opportunities with many major companies.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
South Park is home to the best selection of shops and restaurants in the Charlotte area. Phillips Place is an upscale open-air mall featuring more than two dozen high-end stores and eateries. Restoration Hardware spans three floors with showrooms displaying first-class design concepts for the home. The top floor is a rooftop restaurant elegantly decorated with a fountain, chandeliers, and plants. The Palm is an upscale steakhouse serving USDA Prime steaks and jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters. Their dishes are paired with signature cocktails and wine. One of Charlotte’s premier dining destinations, The Palm hosts many celebrity parties during the PGA Championships and NASCAR celebrations. Other businesses at Phillips Place include fashion brands such as Allen Edmonds, Brook Brothers, Eileen Fisher, J McLaughlin, Luna, Nic and Zoe, and Taylor Richards and Conger. SouthPark Mall boasts more than 1.6 million square feet of retail space featuring 177 retailers and restaurants. The mall offers an abundance of high-end shopping anchored by the flagship Belk department store and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Premium brands at SouthPark include Tiffany’s, St. John, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton. The mall is also home to great dining at restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks.
Things to Do
Right next to SouthPark Mall, Symphony Park is a waterfront performance space with a grass lawn and a bandshell. This gorgeous space hosts the Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops concert series. A $10 million investment in Symphony Park from SouthPark Mall owner Simon Property Group in 2019 is upgrading this gem of culture and greenery into an even more attractive space with a public plaza, outdoor artwork, and children’s play spaces. Park Road Park spans 124 acres surrounding a scenic 11-acre lake. This park’s many recreational facilities include two horseshoe pits, five picnic shelters, eight basketball courts, and twelve lighted tennis courts.
South Park is served by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District.
● Charlotte Latin School, Private, PK-12
● Providence Day School, Private, K-12
● Charlotte Country Day School, Private, K-12
● Charlotte Christian School, Private, Christian, K-12
● Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, Private, Roman Catholic, 6-8
● Charlotte Catholic High School, Private, Roman Catholic, 9-12
● Hickory Grove Christian School, Private, Baptist, K-12