Cotswold (Charlotte neighborhood)

The Cotswold neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, most likely taking its name from the large shopping center, Cotswold Village Shops, is located at the intersection of Randolph and Sharon Amity Roads. Originally known as Cotswold Mall, it was one of Charlotte's first suburban malls. Cotswold is emerging as one of the more desirable areas for living and shopping with close proximity to Uptown. Many 1950s and 1960s homes are being remodeled and sold.

Image of the surrounding Cotswold area
Image of the surrounding Cotswold area
Country United States
State North Carolina
CountyMecklenburg County
Council Districts1, 5, 6
Neighborhood Profile Areas28, 320, 394
 • City CouncilPatsey Kinsey, John Autry, Kenny Smith[1]
 • Total850 acres (340 ha)
 • Total5,199
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
Area codes704, 980
Quality of Life Dashboard

The area is neighbored by Randolph Park, Echo Hills, Grier Heights, Myers Park, Oakhurst, Providence Park, Sherwood Forest, and Wendover/Sedgewood.[4]

Demographics Edit

Historical population
2015 (est.)5,19917.2%

As of 2010, Cotswold had a population of 4,437. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 83.2% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 1.6% Asian, and 2.5% of some other race. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population. The median household income for the area was $51,490.[5]

Transportation infrastructure Edit

Mass transit Edit

The following buses from the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) serve Cotswold:[6]

  • #14 (Providence Road)
  • #15 (Randolph Road)
  • #29 (UNCC/Southpark)
  • #45x (Carmel Road Express)
  • #61x (Arboretum Express)
  • #62x (Rea Road Express)

Rail Edit

The CSX Transportation rail line runs concurrent with Cotswold's eastern boundary, traveling between Charlotte, Monroe, and Wilmington.[7]

Roads Edit

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The major thoroughfares in Cotswold are Providence Road, Randolph Road, and Sharon Amity.

Education Edit

School systems Edit

Residents of Cotswold attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Cotswold Elementary, Eastover Elementary, Alex Graham Middle School, Randolph Middle School, and Myers Park High School.[8]

Shopping Edit

The Cotswold Village Shops is a major shopping center located at the center of Cotswold. The mall originally opened in 1963 as an hybrid enclosed mall/shopping strip located at the intersection of Randolph and Sharon Amity Roads. Originally, it was known as Cotswold Mall, with A&P, the Collins Company, Harris Teeter, Ivey's, and Rose's as tenants. The enclosed portion of the mall was converted to an open-air shopping center in the early 2000s.[9] Harris Teeter is the only original tenant left that did not close.[10]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Meet the Council". City of Charlotte. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Neighborhood Profile Area (in acres)". City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and UNCC. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Neighborhood Profile Population". City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and UNCC. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ Charlotte Magazine - Myers Park/ Cotswold Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Quality of Life Dashboard". City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and UNCC. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  6. ^ "System Map" (PDF). Charlotte Area Transit System. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  7. ^ "CSX System Map". CSX Transportation. Archived from the original on 12 November 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2014-15 Elementary, Middle, and High Schools". Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Cotswold City Shopping Center: Charlotte, NC". J.T. July 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Cotswold Village". Retrieved 3 October 2014.

External links Edit

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