Refined Features

  • Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes
  • Tech Rich Homes with Smart Phone Keyless Entry and USB Outlets
  • Chef-Inspired Kitchen in Two Designer Color Palettes
  • Quartz Countertops and Stainless Steel/Energy Star Appliances
  • Chef’s Island with Wine Refrigerator*
  • LED Lighting
  • Separate Linen/Pantry
  • Hardwood-Inspired Flooring
  • Private Balconies and Streetside Walk-Out Patios*
  • Custom Tailored Walk-in Closets*
  • Tile-Surround Showers and Garden Tubs
  • Full-Size Washer and Dryer

*In select homes

Impressive Amenities

  • Flexible Coworking Spaces with Mac Computers and Printing Station
  • Pet-Friendly Social Lounge with Giant Scrabble Board and Video Gaming Console
  • Vintage-Styled Clubroom with HDTVs, Wi-Fi, Billiards, and Ping Pong
  • Makers Creativity Studio
  • Saltwater Pool with Sun Deck and Fire Pit


24/7 Fitness Center with Virtual Fitness and Peloton® Bikes

Pet Life

  • Pet Spa with Grooming Station
  • Pet-Friendly Social Lounge with Giant Scrabble Board and Video Gaming Console

Resident Services

  • Bike Repair Shop and Bike Storage
  • Package Lockers
  • Access-Controlled Building and Garage
  • Full Social Calendar of Resident Events

Optimist Living

  • Steps from Optimist Hall – Food Hall, Retail and Restaurants
  • Six-Minute Stroll to the LYNX Light Rail Parkwood Station
  • 1.5 Miles to Center of NoDa
  • Complimentary Bike Share
  • Electric Car Charging Stations
  • Recycling

Welcome to The Mill District

Over a century ago, textile mills transformed Charlotte into becoming one of the country’s leading textile manufacturing centers. At the epicenter of this textile boom were the present-day neighborhoods of Optimist Park, Belmont, Villa Heights and NoDa – known today as The Mill District.

Home to two of the first cotton mills in Charlotte, Optimist Park quickly developed from sprawling farmland into one of the city’s first completely working-class suburbs. These two cotton mills – Alpha Cotton Mill (1889) and Highland Park Mill No. 1 – are two of only seven intact mills.

To learn more about the growth and prosperity of this era, visit The Mill District.