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Published: 08/24/2011 by Thomas Klein in Education
You won’t find the campus of Elizabeth College—a small, Lutheran school for women, founded in 1897—standing in the same spot it used to, right in the heart of historic Charlotte, North Carolina, but its legacy lives on. Elizabeth College gave its name to Elizabeth, the neighborhood that sprung up around it and remains vital to this day.
Go to any big city and you’ll probably find a neighborhood or two much like Charlotte’s Quail Hollow. This isn’t necessarily the biggest or most populous neighborhood in town, and it’s probably not the most iconic, either. There’s nothing particularly flashy about it that’s going to make it a favorite haunt for tourists, and its landmarks are going to be largely unfamiliar to non-residents. And yet...
Published: 08/24/2011 by John Gibson in Neighborhoods
Charlotte center city is the central area of Charlotte, NC, home to the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Duke Energy, and the East Coast operations for Wells Fargo. Center city is also home to many museums, hotels, casual restaurants, sports bars, pubs, and upscale restaurants and bars. Both visitors and Queen City natives travel to this area of town to visit the restaurants and enjoy the nightlife that Charlotte, NC has to offer.
There’s an old song you’re probably familiar with: "You can always go downtown." Well, in the Queen City, you really can’t go downtown—or at least, you shouldn’t refer to it that way. Charlotte, North Carolina doesn’t have an official "downtown" area, you see, but rather an Uptown—the very name of which signifies that the area is ever-expanding, constantly improving, and ultimately thriving, making it a perfect central hub and cultural focal point for a city that remains always on the up-and-up.
Published: 08/23/2011 by Thomas Klein in Neighborhoods
Historic South End is a district located in Charlotte, NC, extending all the way from the south side of the Interstate 277 loop, along South Boulevard toward Interstate 485. This area came to life in the 1850s when the first railroad line came to Charlotte, NC, connecting the Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. It began as a thriving manufacturing community with a focus on the textile industry, located along the railroad tracks, but declined during the 1970s and 80s.
Charlotte, NC is full of old neighborhoods. From the historic Dilworth neighborhood to the Myers Park district, both residents and travelers who visit the Queen City are served an important piece of history, almost everywhere they go. Dilworth is home to restaurants, shops and office spaces, many of which are located inside of old renovated houses. This neighborhood is Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb and is idealized as one of the best places to live in the Queen City.
Published: 08/23/2011 by John Gibson in Neighborhoods
Do you love to shop? Don’t visit Charlotte, NC without passing through the 270-acre multi-use development known as Blakeney. This area is located at the corner of Ardrey Kell and Rea Road and is home to a variety of buildings including single-family attached and detached homes, office spaces and apartment homes, as well as over 100,000 square feet of specialty retail shops, casual and upscale restaurants and big-name local and national retailers.
Published: 08/24/2011 by Hannah Portsman in Neighborhoods
Talk about brilliant planning. Charlotte’s Ballantyne neighborhood was the brainchild of a land developer by the name of Howard Bissell, who launched the neighborhood based entirely on the conjecture that Charlotte’s sprawl would continue to expand deeper and deeper south, eventually encroaching on the South Carolina border. And boy was he right: Charlotte has reached so far south that many non-natives are not even clear on which state it truly belongs to...
Published: 07/18/2011 by Kathy Jones in Neighborhoods
Charlotte, NC is home to several mixed-use communities, including the upscale Blakeney Village located near the Ballantyne area; Cotswold Village, conveniently located in the heart of the Queen City, just minutes from Uptown; as well as the Myers Park District, and Dilworth Neighborhood. Each of these communities has something to offer residents and travelers, alike. But perhaps you’re looking to make your way farther up toward the north side of the Queen City.
Dilworth is one of Charlotte, NC’s oldest neighborhoods. Located just south of Uptown, and made up of approximately 250 acres of land this neighborhood showcases its history through a variety of shops and restaurants, along with some of the oldest homes in town. In fact, it is home to Charlotte’s very first suburb.