Cotswold (Charlotte neighborhood)

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Image of the surrounding Cotswold area
Image of the surrounding Cotswold area
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
County Mecklenburg County, North Carolina seal.png Mecklenburg County
City Charlotte
Council Districts 1, 5, 6
Neighborhood Profile Areas 28, 320, 394
 • City Council Patsey Kinsey, John Autry, Kenny Smith[1]
 • Total 850 acres (340 ha)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 5,199
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 28211
Area code(s) 704, 980
Quality of Life Dashboard

The Cotswold neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, 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. The area is neighbored by Randolph Park, Echo Hills, Grier Heights, Myers Park, Oakhurst, Providence Park, Sherwood Forest, and Wendover/Sedgewood. The neighborhood has many shopping and dining options[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 4,088
2010 4,437 8.5%
Est. 2015 5,199 17.2%

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)


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


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


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]


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, with A&P, the Collins Company, Harris Teeter, Ivey's and Rose's as the original tenants for the site. The enclosed portion of the mall was converted to an open-air shopping center in the early 2000s.[9] Today, some of the major shops and restaurants in the center include Cost Plus World Market, IHOP, Marshalls, Panera Bread, PetSmart, Rite Aid (originally Eckerd), and Starbucks; Harris Teeter is the only original tenant left that did not close.[10]

On January 20th, 2015, Charlotte City Council approved a rezoning petition to build a new Publix grocery store on Randolph Road, across the street from the Cotswold Village Shops.[11] The supermarket would replace the existing building on Randolph Road, and replace it with a 65,000 square foot building with underground parking. The new store would open in 2017.[12]


  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
  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. 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.". Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cotswold Village". DDR. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cotswold Publix, Solis Ballantyne apartments approved". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Publix Charlotte Locations". Publix. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

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Coordinates: 35°10′31″N 80°48′01″W / 35.175370°N 80.800405°W / 35.175370; -80.800405