Uptown Charlotte North Carolina


The center of Charlotte is known as Uptown. In the 19th century, Uptown was divided into four political wards, and today the First and Fourth Wards are largely residential, with Fourth Ward housing the majority of Charlotte's remaining 19th century Queen Anne architecture. At the center of Uptown is the Square, the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets and the point at which all four wards converge. Uptown is home to the majority of the city's skyscrapers, as well as Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Johnson & Wales University, the Levine Museum of the New South, Discovery Place, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, and the soon to be built NASCAR Hall of Fame are also located Uptown, along with the government district for both Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte. Uptown Charlotte is currently in the midst of a construction and developmental boom, with numerous high-rise buildings under construction, as well as major retail and cultural projects.