Lined with picturesque cottages, Commonwealth is an up-and-coming neighborhood known for its charming houses and proximity to uptown Charlotte. Residents wanting a nice neighborhood in an urban location have flocked to Commonwealth, turning a once run-down area into a residential hot spot.
Most of the houses in Commonwealth were built in the 1940s, and the designs range from ranch-style to two-story bungalows to wood cottages. While a few undiscovered gems may still exist in Commonwealth, many of the houses have been renovated and expanded. The mature trees and eclectic housing styles and colors give this neighborhood a unique appeal.
For residents looking for a mix of neighborhood life with an inner-city location, Commonwealth is surrounded by trendy shops, salons, antique stores and restaurants, many an easy walk from the neighborhood. It is just minutes from I-77 and uptown Charlotte, which is filled with nightlife, restaurants, corporate centers and theaters, and Plaza Midwood, an area popular for its interesting eateries, bars and shops. Commonwealth is bordered by The Plaza, Morningside Drive, Central Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, and it encompasses ZIP code 28205.
Nearby is Kilborne Park, a popular 49-acre park that has tennis courts, a disc-golf course, a playground and picnic area, walking trails and a softball field. Residents cool off in the summer at Veterans Park, home of a covered spray field that delights children and adults during the worst of Charlotte’s heat. The Park, a recently renovated convention center, and nearby Ovens Auditorium host a number of plays, concerts, conventions and shopping events.