Plaza Midwood, established in the early 1900’s is full of rich history. The focus of the neighborhood is The Plaza, a tree-lined boulevard that bisects it north to south, from Central Avenue to its intersection with Parkwood Avenue.
Business located in The Plaza Midwood area includes an exciting blend of antique and consignment stores and art galleries. Boutique shops offer unique clothing and home furnishings and accessories. Locally-owned restaurants give diners the choice of everything from Southern homestyle cooking to authentic ethnic cuisine. The predominant residential neighborhood of this area, Midwood, takes pride in its history . Many of the bungalow-style homes have been restored to their turn-of-the-century charm and beauty. Pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalks are shaded by crepe myrtles and ancient pin oaks, and lined by front-yard gardens. Annually the neighborhood celebrates and welcomes visitors to Midwood Maynia festival held in Midwood Park. Plaza Midwood was developed along the trolley line that ran from Charlotte’s then, Downtown, along Central Avenue. Besides all the eclectic shops at the intersection of Plaza Rd. and Central (many of which are technically in Commonwealth), the heart of Plaza Midwood features the incredibly historic Van Landingham Estate and one of America’s most prestigious country clubs, The Charlotte Country Club