Henry Blanton
Broker/Realtor, E-Pro

 

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Uptown

The history of Charlotte's Center City area is largely a story of what is no longer there. Center City's history begins with Trade and Tryon streets, the original Indian paths whose junction inspired the village's settlement. They became the Center City's main arteries. The grid of straight streets that lies within today's innermost expressway loop was the whole of Charlotte less than one hundred years ago. Today it contains a cluster of skyscrapers, three-dozen residential blocks, and a vast area of vacant land with only scattered buildings. Most residential space is within the city's four original wards. For example, First Ward, the northeastern quadrant of the city, boasts the new First Ward Place, a 350-unit complex uniting residents of various income levels. Third Ward, the area closest to the southwest quadrant's Bank of America Stadium, is home to hundreds of new town homes, condominiums and apartments. Fourth Ward, with some of the city's oldest homes, led Charlotte's urban renewal in the northwestern quadrant; now it’s restored Victorian homes are some of the finest inner-city residences you'll find anywhere. Charlotteans are growing more excited about living downtown, however, as several upscale high-rise living spaces put residents right in the heart of downtown's daytime business and nighttime entertainment. This past year the new NBA/minor league hockey arena "Bobcats Arena" was completed. In it's first year, it is expected to host over 300 events! Within the past two years a total of 11 major condominium towers have been announced. The first few are just being completed now. Other major projects under way in the Uptown include; plans for a UNC-Charlotte uptown campus, Light rail branching out from the center city and a possible minor league baseball stadium.




Location

Walking Distance to: Bank of America Stadium (home of the Panthers), the Central Business District, New NBABobcats / ECHL Checkers Arena, Museums shopping and restaurants.
Minutes to: UNCC, Ballantyne, SouthPark, Matthews, Lake Norman and Lake Wylie,
Trolley/Light Rail Transit Stations are being developed to connect to outer fringes of Mecklenburg County.
 
 
   
   
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