Amity Gardens

Official Website of the Amity Gardens Neighborhood in east Charlotte, NC

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April Yard of The Month

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Koo!

Mr. & Mrs. Koo have lived at 5026 Kistler Avenue for 39 years!

They take pride in their yard and it always looks beautiful!

A little history for you – they owned The Big Dipper (and laundromat next door) for 30 years. How many of you remember eating at The Big Dipper? Great food!


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The Holiday Lights Yard of the Month Winner is 5237 Lynnville Avenue!

Congratulations to the Carter family!

“Our father started decorating the outside of the house in the early 60’s. It has gone through quite a few different presentations over the years. Sometimes the lights went on top the roof and ran down all the sides, sometimes we erected temporary fencing to run them along the road and back up to the house. One year someone stole all the lights in the front yard.

After my father passed 10 years ago the sons kept up the tradition even though we have encountered more blown fuses then I can count. We have recently been experimenting with led lights. While they certainly help with the fuse problem they aren’t quite as bright as the old fashioned bulbs so the jury is still out on converting entirely over.

With the recent passing of our mother we have decided that as long as a Carter lives here we will continue to honor the tradition of many lights. We have always enjoyed them and hope our neighbors do as well.” – The Carter Family



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December YOTM Christmas Decorations Contest

It is Christmas decorations time again! We will be announcing the December Yard of the Month on Sunday, December 10th. The yard chosen will be based on Christmas decorations.

We will have an outside judge drive through Amity Gardens on the evening of December 9th. This gives everyone time to get their decorations ready.

After December we will not have another Yard of the Month until spring.


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Varnadore/Ervin Building Community Zoning Meeting

This zoning meeting will be hosted by Chris Mau and will give you the opportunity learn about the new investment group that has revitalized this redevelopment effort. This will also act as a platform for our neighborhood to learn about project updates and provide community feedback.


Monday, December 4, 2017 7 PM – 8 PM Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4855 Albemarle Rd. Charlotte, NC 28205



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November Yard of the Month!

Congratulations to Greg & Britt at 2301 Lanier Avenue for November Yard of the Month!

“We appreciate being recognized as “Yard of the Month”. The house was purchased in January 2016. Owning Tartan Builders Group, I was looking for a home and a project and this house fit the bill. The house has been totally renovated from refinishing the floors to the new roof, the largest projects being adding a second bathroom, and enclosing the old screened entry porch to create a mud room/laundry area. After marrying my lovely wife Britt in May, we tackled the outside from the exterior paint color to landscaping around the new deck, retaining wall, drive and fire pit.

Although the profitability of the house was the initial draw, we have really enjoyed transforming it into our home. Thanks to all of you that have stopped by and given us complements, asked questions, or just watched us sweat. We apologize for our lack of fall flair; I was in a bad motorcycle wreck October 1 and Britt has been managing my recovery since.” – Greg and Britt Hill