Welcome to Uptown
Vibrant and historic, this city center is a cultural hub.
Charlotte’s central business district, Uptown is dynamic and diverse, filled with over 200 restaurants and 50 different nightlife hotspots. Divided into four neighborhoods, or "wards,” by the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets, the area has benefited greatly from new development.
Home to the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, Uptown also houses many of the state’s athletic and event facilities. Countless museums, theaters, hotels, and luxe apartment complexes can be found here as well.
Real estate here consists mostly of high-rise living, but stately Victorian homes can be found in the largely residential Fourth Ward, which features the city’s historic district. Many Charlotte landmarks are found here, including the Queen Charlotte sculpture and the Four Corners Statues.
What to Love
- The vibrant city atmosphere
- Museums, theaters, and restaurants abound
- Plenty of nightlife
- Strong business presence
People & Lifestyle
Young professionals favor Uptown, but families also gravitate toward this hub. There is also a strong student population since the area is home to two universities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Restaurants dominate this urban center. Residents can choose from a range of options, from casual to upscale. At Capital Grille
, dry-aged steaks and fine wines are offered, and McCormick & Schmick’s
is known for its fresh seafood. Sea Level
is the spot for Southern favorites, cocktails, and beer. At 7th Street Market, a non-profit small business incubator, up-and-coming local shops, bars, and bakeries procure their wares in a communal setting.
Things to Do
Uptown is home to several excellent schools. Some top educational opportunities include: