Known as the city’s most upscale and robust shopping district. the crown jewel of South Park is retail mecca SouthPark Mall. It’s hard to believe that the expansive mall, which opened in 1970 and houses exclusive luxury retailers (we’re talking Chanel exclusive), was once a 3,000 acre plot of remote farmland teeming with cattle and hogs. The land was owned by Gov. Cameron Morrison, whose early 20th-century brick manor (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) sits just a few streets from the mall in what is now a shopping center called Morrocroft Village. A vibrant juncture of towering high-end condos, landscaped business parks and fun-filled attractions, Southpark is a frequent, if not daily, destination for most locals and visitors. In addition to its anchor shopping hub, the neighborhood is also peppered with outdoor plazas that feature posh boutiques, lounges and eateries. Along the main thoroughfares of Sharon, Fairview and Colony roads, tree-flanked old houses, churches and schools make this a welcoming place for families and professionals to call home.