If you live in South End, there’s no reason for you not to be walking more

If you live in South End, there’s no reason for you not to be walking more
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Ted asked me the other day where I usually walk from my apartment if I don’t drive and I shut him down by telling him that I’m a driver through and through. His reaction? I could walk everywhere. And he’s right.

If you live in South End, you have everything you could possibly need within walking distance (less than a 30-minute walk and under two miles). It’s true – South End has a walk score of 77 and a bike score of 75.

Need proof? Fine. Here are more than 20 places you can get to without the help of your car.

To make it fair, we’ll have the starting point at that weird four way stop where South Tryon runs between West Summit and Camden Road (1501 South Tryon, to be exact). This intersection feels like the middle ground of the apartment boom.

(And keep in mind, these are only a handful of the places you can walk to.)

Photo via Google Maps

Photo via Google Maps

Arrichion

photo via Facebook

photo via Facebook

Address: 125 Winona Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.1 mile (1-minute walk)
What to know: Good for men who don’t think yoga is for men, bad for people who are claustrophobic. Don’t forget a hair tie — it’s hot yoga. [Agenda story: Workout Wednesday: Arrichion]

Atherton Mill and Market

atherton-mill-on-south-blvd

Address: 2000 South Boulevard
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.6 miles (11-minute walk)
What to know: The market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. [Agenda story: Atherton Market: Your go-to Saturday farmers market]

Blaze Pizza

blaze_pizza_entrance

Address: 1750 Camden Road
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.3 miles (5-minute walk)
What to know: Home of the $7.85 make-your-own or signature pizza. Don’t leave without a s’more. [Agenda story: All the details on Blaze Pizza, opening today in South End]

Brass Tap

brass tap bar in south end charlotte

Address: 1440 South Tryon Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 90 feet (1-minute walk)
What to know: You can choose from 70 taps (69 for beer, 1 for nitro) [Agenda story: Now open: What does it look like inside South End’s new beer bar named Brass Tap?]

Bulldog Beer and Wine

bar area bulldog beer wine south end

Address: 1434 Winnifred Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.1 mile (3-minute walk)
What to know: You’ll find 20 taps, along with shelves and coolers for beer and wine. [Agenda story: Go inside Bulldog Beer and Wine’s new South End store (16 photos)]

Common Market

Common-Market

UPDATED 11/14/16: RIP, Common Market. The old Tryon Street location is gone but the new South End location will reopen in 2017 at 235 W. Tremont Street.

Address: 235 W. Tremont Street (coming 2017)
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.03 miles (1-minute walk)
What to know: Enjoy it while you can. [Agenda story: Common Market will relocate in South End — and here are the two spots they’re considering]

Futo Buta

Futo Buta ramen

Address: 222 East Bland Street
Distance from the four-way stop:
0.2 miles (5-minute walk)
What to know:
You thought you were done with ramen in college. You were wrong. [Agenda story: What’s the scoop on South End’s ramen house Futo Buta? 8 questions with Chef Michael Shortino]

Gin Mill

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Photo via Facebook

Address: 1411 South Tryon Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.1 mile (2-minute walk)
What to know: No one under 21 is allowed in, ever, under any circumstances. 

Good Bottle Co.

good bottle co

Address: 125 Remount Road
Distance from the four-way stop: 1.2 miles (24-minute walk)
What to know: Well-stocked bottle shop and bar with cool owners and personable bartenders.

Helles & Dunkel

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Photo via Facebook

Address: 222 East Bland Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.3 miles (5-minute walk)
What to know: Choose from 60 taps and 200+ bottles.

Latta Park

latta-park-spray-charlotte

Address: 601 East Park Avenue
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.6 miles (12-minute walk)
What to know: There’s a free public sprayground to keep your rugrats entertained and cooled off all summer long.

Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

Lenny Boy kombucha

Address: 2224 Hawkins Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.8 miles (16-minute walk)
What to know: They brew both beer and kombucha here. [Agenda story: Lenny Boy, it’s more than a brewery, it’s a lifestyle]

Luna’s Living Kitchen

Luna's-Living-Kitchen-interior

Address: 2000 South Boulevard
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.6 miles (11-minute walk)
What to know: It’s called a “Living” kitchen because the food is prepared fresh as to lock in nutrients and enzymes that are essential to your well-being. [Agenda story: Must eat dinner at Luna’s Living Kitchen]

Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream

Photo via Facebook

Photo via Facebook

Address: 2107 South Boulevard
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.7 miles (13-minute walk)
What to know: Mr. K’s is an institution — it’s been family-owned and operated since 1967. If you don’t get a burger and then follow it up with ice cream, you’re doing it wrong.

Nikko

nikko-japanese-restaurant-sushi-guacamole-on-a-spicy-tuna-roll

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Address: 325 Arlington Avenue
Distance from the four-way stop:
0.3 miles (7-minute walk)
What to know: Get the Dancing Queen roll.

Phat Burrito

phat burrito charlotte

Address: 1537 Camden Road
Distance from the four-way stop: 410 feet (2-minute walk)
What to know: They serve a killer breakfast, too. [Agenda story: 4 underrated grab-and-go breakfast options for Charlotteans that love breakfast food]

Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop

pikes-milkshakes

@chrissie_beth via Instagram

Address: 1930 Camden Road
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.4 miles (9-minute walk)
What to know: Shallow Hal was filmed here! Also, the Smoked Turkey Reuben is not to be missed.

Price’s Chicken Coop

price's-chicken-coop-meal

Address: 1614 Camden Road
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.1 mile (3-minute walk)
What to know: Much like Mr. K’s, it’s an institution. No cards accepted — cash only! [Agenda story: Top 5 places to get fried chicken in Charlotte, ranked]

Publix

south end publix

Address: 2222 South Boulevard
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.8 miles (17-minute walk)
What to know: No need to sign up for loyalty programs, because the prices are already that low. Side note – the fried chicken is incredible and you should only order their subs online. [Agenda stories: The best day of my life: The grand opening of Publix in South End, How to experience the childbirth-like joy of ordering a Publix sub online]

Rai Lay

Pad pak (vegetable lover)

Pad pak (vegetable lover)

Address: 1520 South Boulevard
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.2 miles (4-minute walk)
What to know: It’s a 48-seat restaurant that serves authentic Thai specialties. [Agenda story: Rai Lay is bringing Thai street food to South End next week. See the menu]

Seoul Food Meat Company

Seoul-Food-Wings

Address: 1400 South Church Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.3 miles (5-minute walk)
What to know: Simple menu, impressive Asian craft beer list. [Agenda story: Seoul Food Meat Co. is now open. View menu, food, interior and Asian craft beer list]

South End Station

hot taco from bland street

Address: 200 East Bland Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.2 miles (4 minute walk)
What to know: The drink specials at Hot Taco, All American, Slate and Oak Room are killer. [Agenda story: Charlotte drink specials by day: South End Edition]

Sycamore Brewing Company

sycamore-brewery-charlotte-nc-outdoor-patio

Address: 2161 Hawkins Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.7 miles (13-minute walk)
What to know: The outside space is constantly called one of the best in Charlotte by seasoned brewery-goers. [Agenda stories: Sycamore Brewing has two big announcements to makeHere’s the scoop on Sycamore Brewing’s “Mug Club Mondays,” Are we drinking Sycamore Brewing dry? Nope.]

Tavern on the Tracks

Photo via Facebook

Photo via Facebook

Address: 1411 South Tryon Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.1 mile (2-minute walk)
What to know: They’ve won multiple awards for their homemade Bloody Mary mix. Must.

Unknown Brewing Co.

unknown-brewing-small

Address: 1327 South Mint Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 0.5 miles (9-minute walk)
What to know: They’re in the process of expanding to Atlanta.

Wooden Robot Brewery

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Address: 1440 South Tryon Street
Distance from the four-way stop: 90 feet (1-minute walk)
What to know: They’ve got a great patio view of Uptown, if being outdoorsy in the sense of drinking outside is your thing. [Agenda story: Wooden Robot opens. Look inside at this new South End brewery (8 photo tour)]

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