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Uptown Charlotte North Carolina

Uptown Living at its finest. Are you tired of living in the suburbs? Dreaming of a more vibrant, urban lifestyle? Look no further than Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

This bustling downtown area is the beating heart of Charlotte, North Carolina’s business and cultural districts.

Uptown offers a range of amenities and entertainment options for residents. Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina isn’t just a great place to live. It’s also steeped in rich history, from its early days as a transportation hub to its current status as a thriving city center.


Explore what life’s like in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina:

1. History

2. Location 

3. Uptown Lifestyle

4. Things To Do

5. Real Estate Statistics 

6. Uptown Real Estate

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1. History:

While many cities have a Downtown and an Uptown, Charlotte is the only major city in the country that calls its entire business district “Uptown.” Its more than just a fun nickname, there’s a reason for that! In the mid 1700’s what’s now Uptown was the site of a Native American Trading Path that connected Georgia and Virgina. The path ran along a ridge top, making it the highest point of elevation. When early settlers went to the emerging town center, they were always going up! Over time “I’m going up to town,” evolved to “I’m going Uptown.”  Today, if you walk to the center of uptown in any direction, you’ll notice you’re going slightly uphill.

Charlotte, North Carolina was also the location of the first documented discovery of gold in the U.S, in 1799. By 1835, the Charlotte, North Carolina area was becoming known as the gold mining capital of the United States. Today, Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, is known as the nation’s second largest banking district by assets, after New York City. 

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2. Location

Uptown is surrounded by I-277 & split into four separate Wards/neighborhoods. Each of these Wards have their own culture and vibe:

  • 1st Ward: To the East
  • 2nd Ward: To the South
  • 3rd Ward: To the West
  • 4th Ward: To the North  

When living Uptown, you don’t need a car, the city center is a very walkable area. Many people live, work, and play all here in Uptown.

The best part? You don’t have to be a marathon runner to handle the city’s walkability, it’s only 2.4 square miles. Uptown also has bike routs, bus services, and the light rail.  If none of those suite you, you can easily find a ride share scooter! 


Uptown Charlotte 4 wards

3. Uptown Lifestyle

For residents, uptown is an exciting, vibrant place to live and work. Uptown is known for providing easy access to all the amenities of a big city like shopping, pro sports, culture, education, and recreation. 

Uptown is home to some major cultural institutions such as the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Mint Museum, and The NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Just because you’re in the middle of the big city, doesn’t mean you can’t escape to nature. There are several parks and outdoor areas like Fraizer Park, Romaro Bearden Park, and First Ward Park. They host events and concerts throughout the year!

Uptown is also home too many major sports teams like The Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights, Charlotte Hornets, and the Charlotte Football Club

Uptown is a major hub for dining and entertainment. From trendy gastropubs to fine dining establishments, you’ll find a venue for every occasion. You’ll find rooftop bars with breathtaking views and some of the cities most popular night clubs.

Are you a shop-o-holic? You'll fit right in! Uptown is a shopping hub, the area features a range of boutiques and specialty shops.

You could always take a stroll through Historic Downtown Rock Hill. The Historic District is filled with charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Rock Hill is a big town, you have 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. You also have many private and charter options in the area. If schools are important to you, connect with us and we can help you find what area fits you and your family best!

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4. Things to do Uptown


Uptown Farmer’s Market– Shop for farm grown produce, artisan foods and bakery items, coffee, fresh flowers, and meats 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday. The season is open April-December.

Poplar– The beloved tapas and wine spot has more than 20 bottles of wine to choose from, and half off deals throughout the week.

Mico Restaurant and Búho Bar– Do you love street tacos and craft cocktails? Well you have to check out Ay Papi Taco’s and Tequilla. They are not a Mexican restaurant, they’re Mexican fusion, bringing together creative tastes and a menu made from scratch.

Charlotte Mecklenburg’s Main Library – If you’ve got your reading list drafted, make some headway and check out a few books from the main library. The building is 157,000 square feet, so it’s a neat place to explore. If you like history, check out the Carolina Room with hundreds of old books of local history.

Belk Theater The Belk Theater is the largest venue in the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, seating 2,100 at its full capacity configuration 

Middle C Jazz There are shows lined up Thursday-Sunday, and most tickets are priced under $50. They also have a live stream subscription for $9.99 a month if you prefer listening from home.


5. Real Estate Statistics

Average Price: $432,567
Highest Price: $2.4M
Avg.Price/Sqft: $377.45
Lowest Price: $195,000
Total Sold Listings (past Year): 306
Total Single Family Homes Sold: 4
Total Condo / Townhomes Sold: 302


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Condo / Townhomes

6. Uptown Charlotte Real Estate

Uptown Charlotte offers a variety of real estate options to suit a range of lifestyles and preferences. From sleek high-rise condos with stunning city views to charming historic homes nestled in tree lined streets, there is something for everyone. Many properties in Uptown Charlotte offer easy access to the area’s many amenities, including top rated restaurants, cultural attractions, and shopping destinations. Whether you’re looking for a new home or an investment property, Uptown Charlotte’s real estate market has plenty of options to explore.

First Ward is the oldest and most historic ward in uptown Charlotte. It was once home to many of the city’s wealthiest families and has a rich history that dates back to the late 1800s.
Today, First Ward is a vibrant mix of residential and commercial properties. It’s home to several high-rise apartment buildings, as well as the Levine Museum of the New South and the Spectrum Center, where the Charlotte Hornets play basketball.



Second Ward is the political center of uptown Charlotte. It’s home to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, which houses the city’s mayor and council members, as well as other government offices.

Second Ward is also home to several notable landmarks, including the Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


Third Ward is a diverse and eclectic neighborhood that’s home to several cultural attractions, including the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. It’s also home to several parks and green spaces, including Frazier Park and the Irwin Creek Greenway.

Third Ward has a mix of residential and commercial properties, and it’s a popular destination for foodies, thanks to its many restaurants and cafe’s.



Fourth Ward is the most residential of the uptown Charlotte wards. It’s known for its beautiful Victorian homes and tree lined streets, as well as its historic landmarks, including the Fourth Ward Park and the Fourth Ward School.

Fourth Ward is a popular destination for families and young professionals who want to be close to uptown Charlotte’s amenities while still enjoying a quieter, more residential lifestyle.


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If you’re new to the area or thinking about moving here, were happy to show you what makes it home.