The Coliseum Drive neighborhood is a very small community within Charlotte. With an area of only 0.342 square miles, it has under 1,000 residents. It’s bordered by East Independence Boulevard, Fugate Avenue, Monroe Road, Chantilly Lane, and a few local, smaller streets to its northwest. The neighborhood is a mix of residential and commercial buildings. Only a small percentage of the housing units in the community are single-family, detached homes of varying styles. There are many apartments and condominiums.
The massive Chantilly Shopping Center, a commercial landmark of Charlotte, is located just inside the neighborhood. It offers both commercial chains and smaller, independently owned shops. Wal-Mart is only a mile east of Coliseum Drive, while the Eastway Shopping Center is only a mile northeast of the neighborhood.
The 7-acre Chantilly Neighborhood Park is within walking distance to the west of the Coliseum Drive community. The park boasts a putting green, sprawling parkland, picnic tables, a volleyball court, ball field, and playground.
There are many cultural attractions in and near Coliseum Drive. The Mint Museum of Art is only a mile west of the community, and it offers enough art to consume a patron’s afternoon or entire day. The Levine Museum of the New South is a very family-friendly museum, and it offers both permanent and rotating exhibits. The NASCAR Hall of Mile is less than three miles northwest of the Coliseum Drive community. The Charlotte Museum of History and the McGill Rose Garden are also close to the neighborhood.