Charlotte's SouthPark area sits just a few miles south of Uptown and is centered around the SouthPark Mall. The property that now features one of the largest shopping malls in the state was once a part of a 3,000-acre farm owned by former North Carolina Governor Cameron Morrison.
In addition to being home to the mall, SouthPark is also a residential area and one of the larger business districts in Charlotte. SouthPark is typical of the mixed-use developments found in many larger cities.
In addition to the mall, SouthPark is also a residential center and one of the largest business districts in Charlotte and the state of North Carolina, with an estimated 40,000 employees. SouthPark also hosts the Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops series.
Many of SouthPark's neighborhoods are older, developed in the 1970s and 1980s and are larger properties with established trees and sidewalks. However in recent years its seen a resurgence of new homes and development. However, there are new estates being built in the area as well as mix-use shopping and residential centers that are attracting some of the cities young professionals away from downtown.
SouthPark Mall is Charlotte's shopping mecca featuring Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Coach, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton and many other upscale boutique shops. But that's not to take away from SouthPark's outside-the-mall shopping.