Sedgefield (Charlotte neighborhood)

Coordinates: 35°11′38″N 80°51′26″W / 35.193877°N 80.857247°W / 35.193877; -80.857247
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Sedgefield is a neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is situated between Park Rd. and South Blvd and belongs to popular South End (Charlotte neighborhood).

Sedgefield is only 3 miles away from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and within walking distance to the Bank of America Stadium.[1] The core of the neighborhood is a mix of duplex housing and single-family homes along tree-lined streets. Property values have been increasing faster than average due to the development along South Blvd.[2] Many of the homes in Sedgefield have been renovated or even rebuilt from the ground and expanded. In 2014 Redfin real estate brokerage predicted Sedgefield to be one of the Nation's "hottest neighborhoods" in terms of price development.[3]


Sedgefield has an area of 493 acres. Sedgefield is bordering Myers Park and Dilworth where Charlotte's largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, is located.


In 2012, approximately 3,200 people lived in Sedgefield. Median age of its residents is 32 years.[4] Median household income in 2012 was US$70,000.[5] It has a strong Neighborhood Association representation.[6] There are many condo projects underway along its west side, spurred by the completion of the LYNX blue line of the Charlotte Light Rail. The boom in residential development is expected to double the neighborhood's population of about 3,200 by the end of 2015.[7] Crime rate is below the county average.[8]

Transportation infrastructure and sites of interest[edit]

Mass transit[edit]

98% of housing units are within a half mile of a transit stop.[9]

The following buses from the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) serve Sedgefield:

  • #12 (South Blvd.)
  • #19 (Park Road)

The only Light Rail in the city runs through Sedgefield and connects its residents with the Inner City/Uptown. It is called LYNX blue line and Sedgefield's LYNX stop is New Bern Station.

Sedgefield has been deemed one of Charlotte's most walk-able neighborhoods.[10]


Park Road and South Blvd. are major thoroughfares leading into and out of Charlotte. Sedgefield Park serves as a pedestrian connection to bordering Dilworth.


Nearby Freedom Park is Charlotte's most popular 98 acres Public Park. It is the location of various events throughout the year, including the famous Festival in the Park.[11] Sedgefield Park is a popular get away spot for locals. It has tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground.

Education, Places of Faith and Economy[edit]

School system[edit]

Residents of Sedgefield attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Myers Park High School. Sedgefield is also home to Sedgefield Middle and Sedgefield Elementary School. The private Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School is located on Park Rd.[12]


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is located at the southwest corner of Sedgefield.


Main churches in the neighborhood are Sedgefield United Methodist Church and Jehovah's Witnesses.


Nearby restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance, including a broad mix of small, locally owned bar-type diners as well as Asian restaurants and even family run bakeries, located along South Boulevard and the extension of Park Road. A 55,000-square-foot supermarket was under construction in 2013 on a 4-acre lot at 2300 South Boulevard.[13] A microbrewery was also located in Sedgefield.

35°11′38″N 80°51′26″W / 35.193877°N 80.857247°W / 35.193877; -80.857247