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I was hoping you'd all give me your opinions of what are the signature/icons of Charlotte neighborhoods.

Buildings, statues, landmarks work the best - ie: Alexander Michaels = Fourth Ward. The giant water tower on 7th Street = Elizabeth. This is all up for debate too...

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top of my head:

Dilworth: Latta Park

Southend: Phat Burrito / Skyline

Myers Park: Oaks over Queens

Cherry: tiny business district around Baldwin street (can't remember the exact address)

Ballantyne: gridlock on 485

gezz, this is not easy

EDIT:

Belmont: Hawthorne High School

Plaza / Comonwealth: Central ave business strip

Gotta include Bojangles coleasum for some neighborhood (not sure which one)

First Ward: Imaginon

Midtown: CMC (unfortunately)

West Morehead: any brick warehousy building

Five Points: JC Smith (a fence perhaps?)

Villa Heights: The big sloping park down to N Davidson (the name escapes me)

Scaleybark: QP sign

2nd Ward: Old town hall

Hopefully before long Elizabeth = streetcar

Things get quite a bit tougher as you move away from town. I have absolutely no idea what could be used to iconize Sedgefield, Madison Park etc.

Edited by kermit

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sorry, kermit, seemed easier to piggy back off your post :)

top of my head:

Dilworth: Latta Park Technically adjacent, but Freedom Park would be more identifiable

Southend: Phat Burrito / Skyline Common Market. Price's.

Myers Park: Oaks over Queens

Cherry: tiny business district around Baldwin street (can't remember the exact address)

Ballantyne: gridlock on 485

gezz, this is not easy

EDIT:

Belmont: Hawthorne High School

Plaza / Comonwealth: Central ave business strip DQ. Benches/sculpture at Thomas % Central.

Gotta include Bojangles coleasum for some neighborhood (not sure which one)

First Ward: Imaginon

Midtown: CMC (unfortunately) Greenway

West Morehead "Freemore West" is the new marketing lingo: any brick warehousy building Slugbug

Five Points: JC Smith (a fence perhaps?) Biddle Memorial Hall

Villa Heights: The big sloping park down to N Davidson (the name escapes me)

Scaleybark: QP sign

2nd Ward: Old town hall

Hopefully before long Elizabeth = streetcar

Things get quite a bit tougher as you move away from town. I have absolutely no idea what could be used to iconize Sedgefield Lived there four years, I couldn't tell you either, Madison Park etc.

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^Bojangles Coliseum is actually in the cool graphic logo for the Echo Hills neighborhood. There are signs off Monroe Road on the residential side streets.

And I agree that Common Market is the heart and soul of South End. Just funny that the original is in Plaza, but wasn't listed as an icon.

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The butterfly park is pretty cool for Sedgefield, although it's barely visible from the ground:

http://goo.gl/maps/Q2vmB

South End to me is Trolley Station, Water Tower, Prices, Pikes.

Ballantyne is the 4 monuments at Johnston/Ballantyne Commons. And the hotel.

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I'd say the Ballantyne symbol is that crazy moving head statue.

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That's not in Ballantyne! That's over off 485 between Tryon and Arrowwood. By the way, the head is currently in many pieces, laying on the ground, having repairs done. My wife, who works there, doesn't think they know how to put it back together!

Uhhhh, unless you're talking about some *other* crazy moving head statue.

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I'm surprised no one said Ballantynes version of "Stonehenge" that's really been the Signature for the area since the beginning.

Edit: grodney said it above.

Edited by ricky_davis_fan_21

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The huge onion rings on Randolph if they are still there. Haven't been there in a while. May not strictly follow the subject. EDIT- Would those be part of Eastover?

Edited by nashbill

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University City- Hilton and the little man made lake behind it or the 4 high-rise dorms of UNCC

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The Plaza for Plaza-Midwood, from Central to a block or 2 before it makes the right turn. Lovely boulavard.

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