Charlotte’s Center City, or Uptown as some locals call it, is positively booming. Residential construction and population growth are exploding as an abundance of technology, health care, business and financial services jobs bring an influx of young professionals looking for an urban lifestyle in a pristine southern community. Charlotte’s exceptionally strong public/private partnerships and visionary leaders have worked together with neighborhood associations to keep Charlotte growing in the right direction with livable communities. Getting around the city is fun. Ride the GoldRush trolley which is expanding its tracks to run from Elizabeth to Johnson C Smith University, hop on a rickshaw or horse drawn carriage or call Uber. Step outside your door to attend a Panther's or Charlotte Knight's game, sip coffee at Dean & DeLuca, enjoy cutting edge cuisine or enjoy a show at the Blumenthal or one of the many museums. Center City is the place to be!
Charlotte’s Center City is home to four residential wards. First Ward is an award winning neighborhood featuring urban condos and apartments, townhomes and craftsman houses, a beautiful garden district and parks that anchor this truly mixed income community of more than 1,000 residents. The entire neighborhood was completely rebuilt in 1993 and the success of this renaissance has spurred significant development activity. Time Warner Cable Arena along with the restoration of the Carolina Theater have made the First Ward an epicenter for culture, arts and entertainment. First ward is a learning laboratory with the new UNCC uptown campus, First Ward Elementary and Trinity Episcopal School, the public library, Imaginon (children's library and theater) and Museum of the New South.
Second Ward is primarily a sophisticated business center consisting of elite condominium mid-rises anchored by The Green and the Epicenter. Second Ward is the site of Wells Fargo national headquarters with recent expansion to four office towers. As part of the expansion, Wells Fargo gifted to the city the nationally renowned park “The Green." The towers at the EpiCenter has become the hub of dining, night life and entertainment for young professionals. A proposed 2nd Ward/Brooklyn Village plan which will create a new neighborhood with different types of housing, restaurants, shops, a state of the art high school and a neighborhood park is currently in the planning stages.
The Third Ward is anchored by Bank of America’s 1.5 million square foot mixed use complex and Gateway Village. You’ll find restored mill houses, charming town homes and gleaming high rises, Center City’s only dog park, a successful community garden, the recently opened Knight’s AAA baseball stadium, Romare Bearden Park, Johnson & Wales University as well as BB&T Stadium in the neighborhood’s backyard. Sunday Panther games become the biggest show in the city filling the streets with tailgate parties and restaurants and bars fiilled to the brim with fans. But it’s not all about sports in this community. Wells Fargo’s Cultural Campus has changed the landscape with the Mint Museum, Knights Theater,The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey Gantt African American Culture Center at its business center.
The historic Fourth Ward neighborhood is one of the most desired center city single family communities. Its narrow tree-lined streets, restored turn-of-the-century gingerbread Victorian homes, luxury condominiums, urban apartments, parks and businesses make Fourth Ward one of America’s most charming inner city neighborhoods. Historic preservation has been key to the neighborhood and it continues to maintain a reverence for its roots. Developers are savvy to this inner city renassaince and built two of Charlotte’s most touted high rise condominium towers, The Vue and the Avenue. Other mid-rise condominium projects such as the Garrison at Graham and the Citadin are bringing an influx of young professionals to Center City. Fourth Ward is also home to The North Carolina Music Factory, a mixed used arts and entertainment complex that includes a 5,000 seat concert venue, restaurants and bars. This is the happening place in the city! RETURN TO CHARLOTTE CENTER CITY NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES FOR SALE SEARCH