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Our Top Recommendations for Springtime Fun in Charlotte

If you’re looking for springtime activities in Charlotte, look no further.

Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte your whole life, just moved here last year, or have only been in town for a week, you probably know how much the weather can change, especially in winter and spring. One minute you’re wearing a hat and scarf, the next you’re playing a round of golf in shorts and a polo. Whatever weather you’re facing, we want you to have great and affordable options for fun in the area. Today we’ll discuss our recommendations of where in Charlotte you should go in the spring.

First, we’d be striking out if we didn’t mention bowling! With over 20 different types of bowling alleys across the Charlotte area, there’s fun to be had by everyone. Come rain or shine, it’s a perfect activity for families, with various programs geared toward kids and adults alike.

Whenever the forecast calls for sunshine, I’ll be blazing the Rail Trail.”

For when the sun is shining, Leatherman Golf Learning Center is a great option for both the lone wolf and for families. The range features a Topgolf-like deck, a covered level to tee off of, a putting green, and a full 18-hole putt-putt course. At less than $10 per round, this is a fun and affordable option all year long. 

The Plant House is a recent addition to our Queen City, and it’s a great chance to get your hands in the dirt. While clearly being a one-stop shop for all your plant needs, the Plant House also does various workshops each week. Feel free to stop by anytime to see what kind of plant magic you can make on the spot or sign up online for one of their classes. With themes like ‘Kids’ Jellyfish Terrarium’ and ‘Succulents and Sangria Night,’ this place is meant to bring out the green thumb in everyone.

We’d be doing the springtime a disservice if we didn’t mention the Rail Trail. This 3.5-mile walking path is fully paved, and it follows the city-wide light rail train system straight through the heart of Southend. If it’s even remotely nice out, you’re sure to see bikers, runners, photographers, and lots of dogs all along the trail. It’s an ideal spot for doing some small business shopping, visiting the weekend farmer’s market, or grabbing a springtime beer. You can also rent bikes using the city bike system or grab an electric scooter to get around faster. Whenever the weather forecaster announces sunshine and 70° weather, I’ll be lacing up my walking shoes and heading out with a sunny spring in my step.

Those are only a few highlights of the Greater Charlotte region. If you’re out and about and you find an area or small business in the community that you think is worth highlighting, feel free to send us pictures, and we can shine a spotlight on them on our social media. If you have any questions or would like more recommendations, give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

Optimist Hall Is a Must-Visit

Today I want to highlight one of my favorite places to eat in the Charlotte area that’s sure to have something you like, whatever you’re into: Optimist Hall.

Located just past Uptown near North Davidson, Optimist Hall is the Charlotte area’s newest and largest food hall, with fantastic indoor and outdoor seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. It’s a great place to focus yourself on the work week ahead or gather with friends for happy hour or brunch.

Optimist Hall has 21 different food and drink stalls with every type of food you or your family could ever imagine. If you’re obsessed with sushi but the rest of your family isn’t, don’t worry—here, you can get some of the best sushi around while your family visits the taco stalls. 

If you’re trying to find a quiet place to work, you can start your day by coming here when Undercurrent Coffee opens at 7 a.m. Then you can work hard until lunch and come and take a well-deserved break with some delicious Mexican food and duckpin bowling at el Thrifty. (el Thrifty is where our company had our Christmas party last year, and I have to say that it was awesome. They had golf simulators, basketball, shuffleboard, and even Pong!) Then you can finish your day strong before clocking out at five to enjoy a local North Carolina beer from Fonta Flora or a fancy cocktail at Billy Sunday’s.

Optimist Hall has it all.

If for some crazy reason you decided to eat before you came here, you can work up an appetite by checking out some of the local vendors who aren’t focused on food. For example, there’s a beautiful paper store called Archer Paper Goods that can inspire anyone to pick up journaling, or at least give you a good chuckle while browning their hand-printed cards section. Also, be sure to check out the latest addition to Optimist Hall, Paradisio, which is a plant paradise for anyone who has or aspires to have a green thumb.

As you can see, Optimist Hall has it all. I personally love coming here; I make a stop at least once a week, and I highly recommend that you check it out.

If you have any questions about real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome to Charlotte

We’re going to highlight the best parts of the Charlotte area.

According to the news, Charlotte is one of the top 20 cities to move to in 2021. In fact, Charlotte has been in the top 20 for the last three years.

“Charlotte is the place to be.”

There are so many reasons to move to the Charlotte area and there are so many amazing things to do. If you’re a nature enthusiast, there are incredible trails, outdoor centers, and activities for kids every day of the week. Do you love grilled cheese, sushi, and french fries? We have carb stops all over the place. Do you have three dogs? We have dog bars, parks, and paved paths everywhere. Are you a huge sports fan? We have teams for that too. Charlotte is the place to be.

As a Charlotte native, I’ve seen this city change a lot over the last 40 years. I’m still exploring new places every week. With so many options of places to eat, events to attend, and people to meet, it can get very confusing on where to begin. We’re here to fix that. High Performance Real Estate Advisors has decided to launch a mini-series called “Where To Go in Charlotte If You’re Into ______.” It’ll come out once a month, so whether you’re a nature lover, sports fan, a family of four, have three dogs, or love carbs, we’re here to help.

If you’re interested in something specific about the greater Charlotte region, please reach out to us. We’d love to spotlight this beautiful city. Follow along each month as we give you a warm southern welcome.