Just two miles from Center City, Elizabeth grew rapidly after a trolley line was completed in 1902, and is home to the first public park in the city of Charlotte, Independence Park. Both Presbyterian Hospital and Mercy Hospital are located in Elizabeth, and so is Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina’s largest community college. Like many of the neighborhoods close to center city, Elizabeth is full of mature trees lining the residential streets. Elizabeth is also Charlotte’s most walkable neighborhoods with a Walk Score of 72. Retail, restaurants and residences are in close proximity to one another, and most roads have sidewalks. Walk to live music shows at the Visulite Theatre or enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Fig Tree Restaurant. A wide variety of housing is available in Elizabeth, including large brick mansions, quaint bungalows and new town homes.