Charlotte’s vibrant and eclectic Center City (also known as Uptown or Downtown Charlotte) is a place where you’re sure to find the best of both worlds. With an abundance of dining establishments (currently 232 restaurants and counting), diverse entertainment (3 professionals sports teams, 15 theaters and music venues and 23 museums and galleries) and over 44 late-night bars and breweries (and counting), Uptown Charlotte is one of the city’s most popular and fastest growing areas.
Some of the more notable destinations just outside of the inner loop include the midtown communities of Elizabeth, the historic Dilworth community, and the historic and exclusive communities of Myers Park and Eastover, which offer the finest in urban, posh and upscale homes for sale.
About Center City (Uptown Charlotte)
Approximately 15,000 residents call Center City home. Since 2010 there has been a 46% increase in residents with 30% having moved in from out of state. This trend-setting, urban paradise comprises distinct communities referred to as First Ward Charlotte, Second Ward Charlotte, Third Ward Charlotte and Fourth Ward Charlotte.
Homes for Sale in Uptown Charlotte
Uptown Charlotte real estate consists of an array of downtown condos, penthouses and single-family homes. All of the residences are within walking distance to shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and sporting events. With all the housing choices offering a no-commute lifestyle with easy access to light rail and public transportation, Uptown Charlotte has become THE place that people want to live. The “Live-Work-Play” environment offers walkable destinations or a quick trolley or light rail ride to a choice of popular venues. The affordability of living in Uptown Charlotte is unmatched when compared with peer cities. Currently, Uptown Charlotte homes for sale rank 5th in affordability:
Center City Median Home Prices by Market
New construction is underway everywhere you turn, and you will see development new condo projects happening throughout Center City. As the numbers grow, so do the amenities that add so much to Uptown Charlotte living. With so much to do, it’s possible to live, work and play without even using your car to get around. The new light-rail transit system offers a wonderful commuting alternative as well.
Diversity in Uptown Charlotte
Diverse and eclectic, Uptown Charlotte is home to young professionals, artists and musicians, empty-nester retirees, and college students from nearby Johnson & Wales. Charlotte is a growing city and Uptown Charlotte is increasingly becoming home to a number of affluent residents including many entertainment and sports celebrities, as well as a large millennial population and a highly educated workforce. The average income for Uptown Charlotte residents is $105,305 compared to $57,000 for the Mecklenburg county region.
Things to Do in Center City
There’s always something to do in Center City. The area surrounding Tryon and Trade Streets includes Discovery Place, North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Spirit Square, the McColl Center for Visual Arts and a handful of private art galleries. The area also includes the Levine Museum of the New South and the $40 million ImaginOn, which is a collaborative project of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre. It includes a youth library, classrooms, technology center, early childhood reading center, performance stages and a craft shop.
The massive Bank of America Stadium anchors Uptown Charlotte on the southwest end. The snarling panther statues outside the gates hint at the passion inside as the Carolina Panthers take on NFL opponents. In the heart of Uptown Charlotte is Bobcats Arena, which is home to the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, and has hosted a variety of sports and entertainment events and concerts, including the ACC, CIAA and NCAA basketball tournaments.
Across from the arena is the 53-story EpiCentre, a massive residential, retail and entertainment complex complete with restaurants, a movie theater and bowling lanes. A new Ritz-Carlton Hotel rounds out the EpiCentre, but if all of the above isn’t enough, throw in the new NASCAR Hall Of Fame at the corner of Caldwell and Stonewall Streets.
Approximately 80,000 people work in Charlotte’s Center City, and many of them work for one of the area’s Fortune 500 companies, such as Duke Energy, Wachovia and Bank of America.
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