Vibrant and historic, this city center is a cultural hub.
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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

Several professional sports centers are located in Uptown, including Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, and Spectrum Center, where the NBA's Charlotte Hornets play. The Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture is also located in Uptown, and the Mint Museum Of Art, which has hundreds of collections showcasing art and design from around the globe, can be found here.


Uptown is home to several excellent schools. Some top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Uptown, NC

13,962 people live in Uptown, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $67,358. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

32 years

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Around Uptown, NC

There's plenty to do around Uptown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Crumbled Nut Bake Shop, Evoke Coffee, and BART'S MART.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.61 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.88 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.65 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.05 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Uptown, NC

Uptown has 8,089 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Uptown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,962 people call Uptown home. The population density is 11,966.432 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

55.82 / 44.18%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Uptown, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Uptown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 9th
Irwin Academic Center
K - 5th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
First Ward Creative Arts Academy
K - 5th
Trinity Episcopal School
K - 8th
No rating available

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