Welcome to Uptown Charlotte
Charlotte’s endlessly exciting central hub of culture and commerce.
Charlotte Center City, better known to locals as Uptown, is the Queen City’s central hub of commerce and business activity. A bustling hive of activity both day and night, Uptown is home to more than 25,000 people, with over 110,000 working at its many businesses, and some 18 million tourists visiting the area each year.
Uptown’s many businesses include the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies, such as Bank of America, Duke Energy, and Wells Fargo’s base of East Coast operations. Many of Charlotte’s main sports stadiums can be found in the Uptown district, as well as the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Uptown’s entertainment options are incredible, with more than 214 restaurants and at least 50 bars and nightspots. Museums and hotels are also plentiful, while Uptown’s many shopping options include the sprawling Overstreet Mall. There’s also plenty of green space, with numerous parks providing spectacular views of the Queen City’s skyline.
Uptown Real Estate Insights
Uptown’s housing mix includes many high-rise residential towers. Newer constructions such as Avenue and Vue offer spacious condominiums with spectacular views over the Queen City. Pockets of single-family homes can also be found between the towers.
This blend of single-family homes and high-rise developments gives Uptown a unique real estate mix. All Uptown’s homes enjoy a magnificently central location, with an endless array of commerce and entertainment within walking distance.
The Queen City’s Premier District
Uptown is an endlessly exciting district with many things to see and do.
Uptown’s major cultural attractions includes a plethora of fascinating museums and art galleries, with most being clustered along Tyron Street. Artistic highlights include the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, housed in a neo-Gothic church, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, the Mint Museum Uptown, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Discovery Place Science has fascinating exhibits that are always popular with kids, while Levine Museum of the New South provides a wonderful overview of Charlotte’s development from cotton fields to skyscrapers. And with the Queen City being the home of NASCAR, the NASCAR Museum is one of Charlotte’s signature cultural attractions.
Uptown is also a live performance center, with Blumenthal Performing Arts staging everything from local productions to Broadway spectaculars.
Parks abound throughout the neighborhood. The 5.4-acre Romare Bearden Park is the Queen City’s newest green space, being opened to the public on Church Street in 2013.
Uptown is full of places to eat and drink, from morning through until late at night. 7th Street Public Market has great coffee shops and bakeries, such as Local Loaf and Not Just Coffee, as well as acai bowls at Rico’s Acai, crepes at Hazelnuts Crêperie, and cold-pressed juices at Viva Raw.
Brevard Court has a wide selection of outstanding eateries, with an emphasis on authentic international cuisine. Try Vietnamese soups and sandwiches at Pho Plus, Cajun comfort food at The French Quarter, Philly cheesesteaks at Clover Joe’s, Greek fast-casual fare at Nefelie’s, custom-made pizzas at Zablong, and rustic bar food at Valhalla Pub.
Fitness facilities can be found throughout Uptown’s streets, with some highlights including the high-end group fitness classes of CycleSouth, CycleBar, and Flywheel. Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center provides a weight room and swimming facilities, with this facility being notable for being used by multiple-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Michael Phelps. In the Wells Fargo One building one will discover the Childress Klein YMCA. It is a great fitness facility for the executive on the go.