History of Arboretum, Charlotte, NC
In the Queen City of Charlotte lies the most-visited landmark known as the Arboretum. Arboretum is located at the intersection of Providence Road (Hwy 16) and NC Highway and was established in 1989.
At one corner is the sprawling Arboretum shopping center which covers a land area of 582,651 square feet that features famous retail shops, restaurants, a supermarket and a cinema.
Surrounding the shopping mall are residential communities, business areas, medical offices and many other establishments. The #1 non-surgical pain management practice in Charlotte, Advanced Sports & Spine is located in the vicinity and is serving the Arboretum community as well.
Before the development of the area in the 1980s, there used to be a large number of Arboretum trees that covered the land. The name Arboretum was coined from these trees. Up until now, when you visit Arboretum, you can still see the trees lined-up almost everywhere.
Apart from the rich history of Charlotte, Arboretum’s establishment dates back to the 1980s where it served as a prime real estate community. To date, Arboretum is still one of the most sought out places to live in Charlotte.
In 1989, the largest commercial center in North Carolina, the Arboretum shopping center first opened its doors to residents and visitors. With its opening came the unprecedented growth of the Arboretum area since the 1990s.
Homes and residents of Arboretum were a mixture of the old and new. The old rich and new blood came into connection in this residential and business district. The area is known for some of the wealthiest subdivisions in Charlotte.
The Raintree Country Club, Berkeley Hembstead and Providence Plantation feature homes with the 1980s cedar shake roof style. A mixture of traditional houses and contemporary homes are found at The Magnolias, Beverly Crest, Providence Springs and Hampton Oaks.
Arboretum is also home to the best schools in Charlotte such as Providence Spring Elementary, South Charlotte Middle, Providence High and United Faith Christian Academy.
Aside from the shopping center, which obviously is the center of tourism and trade in Arboretum, other business establishments, from banks to insurance firms to gyms and medical offices and facilities also found their way to the heart of Arboretum.
No wonder why Arboretum in itself is a tourism landmark that attracts a lot of visitors. Arboretum has everything that one needs. Plus, it’s within close proximity to Uptown Charlotte, which is only 20 to 30 minutes away and to other neighboring towns and cities of the Carolinas.