Center City Neighborhoods

The Center City is one of Charlotte’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods made up of individual residential areas (First, Second, Third and Fourth Wards Uptown and Historic South End). Each has its own distinct history, character and uniqueness. Residents of these neighborhoods work to preserve their distinctiveness and enhance their community through their own neighborhood associations. The Center City residential population is more than 13,000.

One of our core missions is to work with all Center City neighborhood associations. We are dedicated to building strong center city neighborhoods and enhancing constituent services for residents through communications and advocacy. We also help our neighborhoods connect with each other.

We are working with neighborhoods on initiatives including parks, education, events, public safety, parking, lighting and gardens. You can find updated news and information about Center City and Historic South End neighborhoods in the Media/PR section of the website.

First Ward NeighborhoodFirst Ward

Wander through First Ward neighborhood in the early morning hours and you will see a steady stream of office workers trekking to the Center City office towers or to Reid’s for their morning cup of coffee and then to catch the LYNX light rail train….


Second Ward NeighborhoodSecond Ward

Second Ward is located in the southeast quadrant of uptown, bordered by lively E. Trade Street, the Tryon Street business and entertainment district and the I-277 urban highway loop. The Second Ward neighborhood consists of elite condominium…


Third Ward NeighborhoodThird Ward

Nestled in a canopy of Sycamore trees is the most diverse neighborhood in Center City. The Third Ward Neighborhood is home to long time residents, young families, empty nesters, retirees and aspiring professionals who have put down roots in…


Historic Fourth WardFourth Ward

The historic Fourth Ward neighborhood artfully blends restored 100-plus-year-old Victorian homes, with luxury condominiums, urban apartments, parks and businesses. This collection of quaint and charming meets urban contemporary offers a residential…


Historic South EndHistoric South End

Historic South End began to flourish in the 1850’s when the first railroad line came to Charlotte, connecting the Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. Over the years a thriving manufacturing community sprang up along the tracks, centered on…