Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1970's Neighborhoods

   When my family moved to Charlotte in the '70s we lived in the Woodbridge subdivision, off Carmel Road. There were no kids my age so I babysat a lot!  I'd ride my bike to visit friends in Mountainbrook and Governor's Square or we'd meet at the Red Baron convenience store next to Country Day School -- it's a dry cleaner now.  

   Did you live in any of the subdivisions below? Do you now? What are your memories?


Governor's Square

The cool new place to live at the time!

Ervin communities


Fox Run
We lived here when my kids were little.
 '1/2 mile beyond East Meck High on Old Monroe Rd.'

Heritage Woods
Oooh! 'The Wilds of Meck Co'

Lake Norman lots
Can't touch those lots now, I bet.

Lamplighter Village East

 Steeplechase Equestrian Community. What??? 

Rock Bridge

Quail Hollow Estates


Anonymous said...

I used to live in Woodbridge. We would sit around in my friend's parent's basement and get high every afternoon and then go rid our bikes around the neighborhood cruising for girls. Great days.

Anonymous said...

Anon- LOL! Do you remember Red Baron?

Anonymous said...

born and raised in charlotte but my neighborhood isn't listed here as we were black and not allowed or able to afford.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:34 and Anon 11:37, you are both hilarious! Funny, funny, funny; thanks for the giggles.

Anonymous said...

You were black? How did that transition go?

Anonymous said...

I remember the Red Baron. I was able to buy cigarettes there when I was underage. Good times.

Anonymous said...

Get high and rid your bike? It shows in your spelling.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:34 ... I bet that you are still getting high and riding that bike around Charlotte but now living in grandma's basement.


Anonymous said...

Raintree - riding my bike to greers (providence road west and providence road) to buy copenhagen......

Maria David said...

Copenhagen & cigs. I confess that I bought my first pack of Salem Lights at Red Baron, underage too!

Lex Alexander said...

I think all the developers were smoking dope, too, because no one with a lick of sense wants a split-level house.