Plaza Midwood, NoDa & The Arts District

Combine the best of bustling city living with small-town charm.

Welcome to Plaza Midwood • NoDa • The Arts District

Hip and rich in culture, the areas of 28205 Midwood, Noda (aka The Arts District) offer a wealth of opportunities for residents and visitors.
Beautiful and welcoming, Midwood, NoDa (aka The Arts District, short for North Davidson) are some of Charlotte, North Carolina’s most desirable and inviting neighborhoods. Full of unique shops, boutiques, and activities, these neighborhoods combine the best of bustling city living with small-town charm. Guests to these areas will enjoy a feast for the senses, with local art and beautiful murals taking center stage along residential streets and commercial areas. Residential communities in and around Midwood &  Charlotte’s Art District include Belmont, Villa Heights, Optimist Park, Commonwealth Park, Chantilly, Elizabeth, Country Club Heights, Windsor Park, Sheffield Park, and Merry Oaks, and each has its distinctive features. 
Public transit hubs make it easy to get from one end of town to another, while a wealth of festivals and parades mean that there is always something exciting to do. From the art galleries of NoDa to an abundance of restaurants in Midwood, NoDa, Elizabeth, and Belmont endless opportunities await in this exciting area of East Charlotte. 

What to Love

  • An abundance of unique, locally owned  shops and restaurants
  • Stunning architecture
  • Luxury housing options 
  • Parks, greenway access, and outdoor fun

Local Lifestyle

Midwood and NoDa are in a dynamic, hip haven offering residents and tourists easy access to Charlotte’s best amenities, as the Light Rail cuts straight through the area. From perfectly-appointed parks and outdoor recreation spaces to luxury restaurants that invite guests to sit and stay a while, the neighborhoods of Midwood & NoDa are full of attractions and adventures. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

From seafood to Tex-Mex and pub fare, Midwood & NoDa have it all. Thomas Street Tavern is a charming neighborhood bar serving classic pub fare & cocktails with live music and a great outdoor area. Workman's Friend is where locals go to enjoy unpretentious and surprisingly tasty food in an inviting Irish pub setting, while Cabo Fish Taco provides a laidback atmosphere with Baja-style fare. Be sure to try Cabo’s signature margaritas! Visit The Goodyear House for locally-farmed main dishes, draft beer, and handcrafted cocktails. Craft beer lovers will find much to enjoy at Resident Culture Brewing Co., Burial Beer, Southern Strain, and Legion Brewing, a craft brewery with an extensive menu of brews served in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Coffee lovers flock to Undercurrent Coffee, Smelly Cat Coffee House & Roastery, and Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters  for their cozy vibe, tasty treats, and freshly-brewed coffee concoctions. Located in NoDa on East 35th Street is Local Loaf, a go-to eatery for freshly baked goods and sandwiches. Or check out Common Market, a local bodega fave for hipster hangs, fast & tasty deli food, wine, beer, and quirky gifts.
Grab a gift for a loved one at Moxie Mercantile, or stop by their sister store Betty by Moxie for an eclectic selection of unique gifts and a beautifully curated clothing & accessories selection. 

Things to Do

Enjoy the best indoor and outdoor activities in East Charlotte! Midwood Park is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike with its playgrounds and walking trails. Other favorite parks in the area include Veterans Memorial Park and Cordelia Park
Take the Light Rail to Optimist Hall, an indoor market-style food hall home to a variety of food and bar stands, or to Neighborhood Theatre and Evening Muse for amazing local and national live music acts. Or hop over to Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles Coliseum, an entertainment complex boasting comedy acts and concerts. 


East Charlotte, which includes the residential areas of Plaza Midwood and NoDa and the surrounding communities, are served by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. Top-rated schools include:
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Windsor Park Elementary 
  • Elizabeth Traditional Elementary 
  • Piedmont Open Middle School 
  • Shamrock Elementary
  • King's College
  • Chantilly Montessori
  • Merry Oaks International Academy
  • Oakhurst STEAM Academy

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