Moving to Uptown

Charlotte Center City, also known as Uptown, is the central area of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Uptown area is within the bounds of I-277, which is divided into four wards that are intersected by Trade Street and Tryon Street. It is the headquarters for the Fortune 500 companies Bank of America and Duke Energy, and is also the headquarters for East Coast Operations for Wells Fargo. Museums, sporting venues, shops, hotels, restaurants, and bars are heavily concentrated in the city center as Uptown Charlotte  is home to over 214 restaurants and 50 nightspots.

Charlotte’s center city (including South End) showcases high-, mid-, and low-rises, employs more than 10,000 people, and caters to more than 25 million visitors a year. The Uptown neighborhood has just below 25,000 residents and would attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. As the area grows, so do the amenities that will entertain residents and visitors and be all within walking distance.

Currently Uptown Charlotte houses all of the city’s sporting arenas including The Bank of America Stadium where the NFL Carolina Panthers play, The Time Warner Cable Arena where the NBA Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Checkers play, and as of early 2014 the brand new BB&T Ballpark where the Charlotte Knights play. Charlotte’s Uptown area continues to expand as showcased in August 2013 when the city opened Romare Bearden Park, which is a 5.4-acre public park.

Commercial life in Uptown Charlotte

At the corner of 6th Street and Caldwell, you can find the 7,500-sq. foot Epicentre that includes retail, restaurants, a movie theater, and many festivals and events in the open area. Uptown also includes the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Discovery Place science museum, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Spirit Square, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the McColl Center for Visual Art and a handful of private art galleries. The area also includes the Levine Museum of the New South and the new $40 million ImaginON, an ambitious project of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre that includes a youth library, classrooms, technology center, early childhood reading center, performance stages and a craft shop. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has also added a $1 billion urban village in First Ward with classroom space, as well as retail, entertainment and residential units. The excitement that attracts people to Uptown home ownership is evident also in commercial life.

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