Uptown Charlotte is comprised of four quadrants.
Fourth Ward is the closest to “the square” at Trade and Tryon. It is within an easy walking distance to all of the arts, entertainment, dining and professional sports facilities that Uptown Charlotte has to offer. The residential area of Fourth Ward is composed of a diverse mixture of glittering high rise condominiums, historic Victorian homes and affordable apartment and condominium complexes. Fourth Ward Park provides green space in the midst of Uptown.
Third Ward is home to the Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, Johnson and Wales University and Gateway Village. The residential area is made up of mid-rise condominium buildings and condominium and apartment complexes and some single family homes. There are restaurants, bars and coffee houses within the neighborhood. Third Ward also is within walking distance of the Uptown center.
Second Ward is known as the government district and is made up largely of city, county and education office centers.
First Ward is located between the I-277 loop and Tryon St and is home to the Charlotte Bobcats and the Time Warner Arena. The residential area consists of apartment and condominium complexes, high-rise condominiums and single family homes.
The Center City neighborhoods ringing the Uptown overlap North, East, South and West Charlotte and offer a diversity of culture, entertainment, dining and housing. Just west of Uptown is Wesley Heights, a mixture of 1920s bungalows and recently constructed single family homes, as well as condos and townhomes. Surrounding Johnson C. Smith University, is Biddleville, a 1930s –1960s neighborhood, currently undergoing revitalization and renovation.
Just north of Uptown is The Arts District or commonly known as NODA, referencing the center of the neighborhood at N. Davidson and 36th. NODA is home to eclectic art galleries, live music venues, restaurants and coffee houses. The former mill village has seen a transformation of the residential area and now offers newly constructed single family housing, condominium buildings as well as vintage mill houses.
Another cultural and entertainment district is Plaza Midwood, named for the Midwood neighborhood and its defining street, The Plaza. Plaza Midwood, just east of Uptown, has become one of the most popular entertainment destinations near Uptown with a wide array of restaurants. In addition to the bar and restaurant scene, the neighborhood also offers local theater productions, art galleries, shops, a library, churches and is home to the first Harris Teeter grocery store. The city’s oldest and most prestigious country club, Charlotte Country Club, also is located in the neighborhood. The housing in Plaza Midwood ranges from early 1900s bungalows in the Historic District to new contemporary condos.
Also east of Uptown are popular residential neighborhoods such as Chantilly, Commonwealth Park, Merry Oaks and Country Club Heights, which are comprised mainly of classic single family homes, built between 1930s-1960s and appeal to the urbanites who want both the close proximity to Uptown and a family friendly neighborhood.
Directly south of Uptown is South End, a mixed use area developed along the light rail. South End encompasses a pleasant mixture of condos, retail, restaurants, bars, businesses and is noted as the “design center” of Charlotte. South and east of Uptown is Dilworth, one of the early streetcar neighborhoods. A vibrant area consisting of upper end classic bungalows, retail, restaurants and bars creates a popular mix of neighboring residential and an urban business core at its best. Dilworth also is home to the city’s largest Greek Orthodox Church and the ever popular annual Greek Festival.
Slightly south east of Uptown is Myers Park. This neighborhood is one of the premier neighborhoods in all of Charlotte. The streets lined with ancient oaks and the stately mansions, makes this area a visitor attraction as well as a most prestigious area to live. Interspersed with the residential section is an array of local businesses, restaurants, churches and provides a truly beautiful vista of Charlotte at its luxurious best.
Still southeast of Uptown, Eastover carries on the theme of stately mansions. It is home to the Mint Museum, one of Charlotte’s fine arts museums, as well as the medical corridor of hospitals and medical facilities. Completing the circle is Elizabeth, an area of retail, restaurants, local businesses and lovely 1920s homes. Elizabeth also encompasses a newly constructed corridor of restaurants, bars and the renowned music and event venue, The Visualite, as well as the landmark blues club; The Double Door Inn. Central Piedmont Community College is also a major part of this thriving community.