Charlotte’s uptown is divided into four wards (former election districts) by the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets.

First Ward

First Ward lies directly to the east of the intersection of Trade and Tryon and is bounded by North Tryon on the northwest and East Trade on the southeast. Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood has experienced a wave of major development over the past few years, bringing new residential areas and entertainment venues.

Single professionals, young families and downsizing empty-nesters are moving into uptown to experience urban living. First Ward offers many condo opportunities including Courtside and The Enclave. Residents of First Ward enjoy easy access to the LYNX light rail and pedestrian access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

First Ward is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, Time Warner Cable Arena and ImaginOn. Fantastic restaurants abound in the First Ward.

Second Ward

Charlotte’s Second Ward, known as the “Government District”, is home to city and county office buildings, the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, as well as a new county courthouse. Second Ward lies directly to the south of the intersection of Trade and Tryon and is bounded by South Tryon on the northwest and East Trade on the northeast.

The Second Ward has enjoyed a recent renaissance with the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Convention Center, and a multitude of entertainment options that exist within the EpiCentre complex – from bowling and movies, casual and fine dining to late night entertainment and live music.

Enjoy uptown living in one of many newer condominiums in Second Ward including The Ratcliffe, overlooking The Green, SKYE Condominiums with fantastic views of the Charlotte skyline, or the exclusive luxury residences at The Trust.

Third Ward

Third Ward is west of the intersection of Trade and Tryon and is bounded by South Tryon on the southeast and West Trade on the northeast. The Third Ward is a diverse, quaint streetcar neighborhood with a mix of restored mill houses, charming town homes and gleaming high rises.

Charlotte’s Third Ward is home to the Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, the Charlotte Knights’ BB&T Ballpark, as well as the Knight Theatre, the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Visitors and residents of the Third Ward enjoy spending time in the new 5-acre Romare Bearden Park. The park offers fitness and cultural arts programs throughout the year and features gardens, a play area, a courtyard, waterfalls and more. Third Ward is also home to Gateway Village, one of the states largest mixed-use developments combining technology-oriented office space, a public park, retail, restaurants, entertainment, and over 500 residential units.

With easy access to Center City, the condominiums at 230 South Tryon each feature private balconies and city views. The Trademark is a 28-floor tower whose residents are fortunate to be just a few blocks from Harris Teeter and the Bank of America stadium.

Fourth Ward

The historic Fourth Ward neighborhood is located north of the intersection of Trade and Tryon and is bounded by North Tryon on the southeast and West Trade on the southwest. This premier uptown community artfully combines quaint and charming with urban contemporary under a beautiful tree canopy.

Charlotte’s Fourth Ward is predominately residential with luxury condominiums and urban apartments standing companionably among restored 100-plus-year-old Victorian homes. The neighborhood is dedicated and preserving its history, and visitors delight in strolling the tree-lined streets while taking in the charming front porches and courtyard gardens.

The Fourth Ward is home to Blumenthal Performing Arts, The North Carolina Music Factory, and Discovery Place – an interactive science museum and IMAX theater. Explore Old Settlers’ Cemetery and search for the gravesites of Charlotte’s founding fathers while wandering along brick-lined pathways under the majestic old oaks. Enjoy a closer look at some of the historic homes and luxurious condominiums during the annual Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour each December.

Some of the recent developments in Fourth Ward include high-rise condominium towers like The Avenue as well as mid-rise condominiums like The Garrison at Graham.

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