Center City Neighborhoods

The Center City is one of Charlotte’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods made up of individual residential areas (First, Second, Third and Fourth Wards Uptown and Historic South End). Each has its own distinct history, character and uniqueness. Residents of these neighborhoods work to preserve their distinctiveness and enhance their community through their own neighborhood associations. The Center City residential population is approaching 20,000. One of our core missions is to work with all Center City neighborhood associations. We are dedicated to building strong center city neighborhoods and enhancing constituent services for residents through communications and advocacy. We also help our neighborhoods connect with each other. We are working with neighborhoods on initiatives including parks, education, events, public safety, parking, lighting and gardens. You can find updated news and information about Center City and Historic South End neighborhoods in the Media/PR section of the website.


First Ward

First Ward

First Ward combines quiet, tree-lined neighborhood streets and proximity to great cultural and educational institutions.

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Second Ward

Second Ward

Second Ward is the center of hospitality in Uptown, with more than 3,000 hotel rooms, the Charlotte Convention Center, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Third Ward

Third Ward

Third Ward is home to the ballpark neighborhood, where new apartment towers surround Romare Bearden Park and BB&T Ballpark.

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Fourth Ward

Fourth Ward

Fourth Ward is known for its historic district of charming Victorians and quiet streets, a strong sense of community and a variety of housing choices.

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Historic South End

Historic South End

South End is located immediately south of Uptown and is well-served by the LYNX Blue Line light rail line, including four stations at the heart of the neighborhood.

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Midtown

Midtown

Midtown lies just east of Uptown, serving as a gateway between the downtown area and the residential neighborhoods of Cherry, Elizabeth and Dilworth.

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Historic West End

Historic West End

To expand economic opportunities and advance revitalization in Charlotte’s Historic West End neighborhood, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $1.5 million to help create a new business improvement initiative along the upcoming Gold Line streetcar corridor.

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