post-title First Ward, Charlotte, NC – Uptown Neighborhood Review

First Ward, Charlotte, NC – Uptown Neighborhood Review

First Ward, Charlotte, NC – Uptown Neighborhood Review

First Ward, Charlotte, NC Uptown is located directly east of the Trade and Tryon intersection. It’s the east quadrant that is bounded by the northwest side of North Tryon and the southwest side of East Trade.

The first ward  is the home of the Center City Building which is where the uptown campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) is located. The Center City Building is part of an urban village project of Levine Properties.

Current attractions in First Ward, Charlotte, NC include: The Main Library, ImaginOn Children’s Learning Center, the Spirit Square portion of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Time Warner Cable Arena (home of the Charlotte Hornets), Levine Museum of the New South, a new condo project a Tryon & 6th called Encore that will help preserve and further solidify the historic gems of Charlotte, as well as the newly developed First Ward Park.

In the past, the First Ward was deemed one of Charlotte’s most dangerous neighborhoods. But due to a major revitalization under a HUD HOPE VI grant in the early 1993, it has evolved to become one of the most desirable and sought after areas in Charlotte with significant development activity. Several new developments are still in construction and planning stages for First Ward, Charlotte, NC. So stay tuned for more great things to come in First Ward Uptown Charlotte!

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Comments (15)

  1. I just got into the city about a few weeks ago and I’ve been considering this neighborhood for quite a while now because of its proximity to the Main Library. I think I’m gonna check out some leasing postings, thanks to this blog!

    1. Yes you might find some great property here Emily, but you better hurry coz properties are getting scooped up quick round here!

  2. I lived in First Ward for 10 years back when I was a kid and honestly speaking, it has improved a lot since the last time I was in the city. That was 5 years ago and I would be glad to tour my 2 lovely kids around some time. Way to go!

  3. The park looks like a really nice place to take a break in. I could just imagine myself as an employee in one of the offices in the buildings nearby. Lunch time would be so relaxing! The video says they will continue to improve the park. I certainly hope they do!

  4. Like to share few points towards – “developments are still in construction and planning stages” these words always most of the developing company publish and the public got confuse because there are loads of issues into it, unless you really know what and how to sort it out else it will be on going all the ways without completion what ever the developing company promise to do before settle in. Always happen in Asia as well Asia Pacific region. Mu suggestions are if the city monitoring body can take action towards these kind of issues would be the best and great solutions for the present situation any where in the world and any places.

  5. This is quite promising for the people. I mean, its one of Charlotte’s most dangerous neighborhoods. I guess the old tag name “Earle Village” is now a history. Hopefully it would be as safe and good as the 4th ward. 🙂

    1. Yes at least “dangerous” is how it was once perceived, but a lot of the area has changed (and still changing) since then.

  6. I think it’s amazing that the town was able to turn itself around. I wouldn’t mind coming to visit here in the near future! I’d love to see the park. Keep it up!

  7. I’ve been to the ImaginOn Children’s Learning Center. They have great classes and shows. It is a very great place for the family.

  8. The place, especially the First Ward Park, is so inviting. With lots of historical sites to go and explore. A plus place to be.

  9. Yuen Ling Elaine Au Yeung

    “it has evolved to become one of the most desirable and sought after areas in Charlotte with significant development activity” What I think that, after renovation,
    each city or ward will become beauty, neat and nice place for people to work and stay.

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