At the turn of the 20th century, Charlotte was in the midst of an expansion. The street car meant that residents could live outside of the city center without having to rely on horses or automobiles. The first street car neighborhoods were springing up around the city center and so did the plan of Myers Park. Conceived by baseball player George Stephens, Myers Park was set upon 1,200 acres of land owned by his father-in-law Jack Myers along the road to the Providence Church, Providence Road less than a mile from Uptown.
They hired landscape architect John Nolen (who earlier designed Independence Park) to layout their street car neighborhood with trolley stations under large stone archways. It was Nolen who enlisted the help of Earle Sumner Draper to assist with the development of the tree canopy that is synonymous with Myers Park.
Today, the wide boulevards remain along with the stately residences. It is home to Queens University and the second oldest golf club in Charlotte: Myers Park Country Club as well as one of the premier communities in south Charlotte. As a result of the original design of the neighborhood, it is one of the only true walkable neighborhoods in Charlotte with shopping and great restaurants located on Selwyn and Providence Roads.