3rd Place Winner!!

Congratulations to Jess and Bryce at 2027 Lanier Avenue for winning 3rd palace in the Amity Gardens Neighborhood Holiday Lights contest. They received a $25 gift card to Walmart.

“We are Jess and Bryce Blair. We are originally from West Virginia and moved to Charlotte in 2014. We moved to our house on Lanier in July 2020. We just welcomed our first child, a baby girl named Maisie on Sept 29. We have a 7 year old border collie mix named Boone. We love living in Amity Gardens and appreciate the history of the neighborhood. We have amazing neighbors and love how friendly everyone is. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!

Second Place Winner!!

“The Carter’s moved into this neighborhood in the early 1960s and have remained in this home since that time. Christmas has historically been a big celebration and many traditions were started and have been continued.

Our home has always been decorated both inside and out to sing praises, welcome others, and to show our spirit. The Carter home has always been open and welcoming to anyone.

Many of the decorations are those that were used by our parents, who loved the opportunity to shine bright for the season and we have, with great love in remembrance of our parents, and honor to continue those traditions.

Our family has been blessed in many ways and we are happy to share those blessings.

We are honored to have been chosen and blessed to be part of such a wonderful community.

Merry Christmas everyone!”

Mary Carter & Luke Carter

Great Event!

Thank you to all the Amity Gardens neighbors that stopped by for our social distancing ice cream event. We enjoyed seeing many of the long time residents and meeting many new ones.

We are planning to do this again in August and will publish the date as soon as it is set.

Happy 244th Birthday to America! ❤️🇺🇸💙

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the thirteen colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain’s rule. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it two days later on July 4.

Let’s proudly display the red, white and blue!!

I love seeing how Americans are coming together to help out in this time of need and uncertainty, many are reaching out to neighbors they did not know before. This is the American Spirit that I love. (Donna Thomas – Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association Board Member)


This song was written 102 years ago and is still just as prevalent today.

“God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above

From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home”

April Yard of the Month!

Congratulations to Nelly Barroso at 2021 Lanier Avenue for being chosen for the Amity Gardens Neighborhood April Yard of the Month!

“We have lived on Lanier for just over a year. My daughter, Katie, and my grandson, Lennox, also live here. We really love the community and all of the wonderful people we have met! I enjoy yard work when the weather is nice and Lennox loves to play in it. We are so happy to be a part of this community and to be recognized for Yard of the Month!”

Update From Tonight’s Dinner/Meeting AND Street Sign Topper Vote Results.

Thank you to the neighbors who came out to the meeting and FREE dinner this evening.

Great update from Officer Martin. The only incident we have had reported and investigated for 2019 is the truck break in that happened this week on Gwynne Avenue. For many years we have had very low crime rates and that is a huge plus for our neighborhood.

Our City Councilman Matt Newton came and got us up to date on city business and we had a good question and answer session with him.

We gave an update from CDOT about a recent traffic study on Kistler Avenue, I will post that info/stats in another post.

LASTLY, we talked about and voted on 2 different designs for new street toppers and for the number of signs.

Sign (A) won the vote and the vote to have signs on all the street signs (not just the neighborhood entrance locations) won. The board will now be applying for a grant from the City of Charlotte to pay for the signs.

AG Sign Topper