Just outside of the thriving metropolis of Charlotte, "main street" still exists. Many of Charlotte's best suburbs are actually best-kept secrets, offering a glimpse of simpler days and southern charm. We love strolling the wide sidewalks of our favorite downtown havens, ice cream in hand, smiling at passersby and soaking one of the best parts of living in Charlotte.
Want to live in an area that still has that "Main Street" vibe? These five towns near Charlotte offer the best of both worlds.
1. Davidson, NC
We've written before about why Davidson is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Charlotte metro. Downtown Davidson is literally the picture-perfect version of southern Main Street, lined with antique stores, clothing shops, and even a…