Walking the residential streets of Elizabeth you have to wonder why it isn’t law that every home in America be built with a generously sized, covered front porch. This neighborhood just cries “home.” But even Elizabeth isn’t all quaint bungalows. Single family homes in Elizabeth also include substantial brick mansions and trendy new town homes and condominiums that have sprung from old home sites.
Home to department store magnate William Henry Belk, The Elizabeth neighborhood features Charlotte’s first neighborhood movie theater, The Visulite, which thrives today as a popular nightspot featuring live music nightly. New shops, upscale restaurants and revitalization along Elizabeth Avenue have created a trendy Charlotte, NC hot spot that attracts visitors to the Elizabeth community.
As Trade Street comes out of Uptown it turns into Elizabeth Avenue where you’ll find a trendy assortment of restaurants as well as live entertainment venues including Carpe Diem, Volarè Italiano Ristorante and more.
Another happening Elizabeth district appears as you move down 7th Street away from Uptown where historic homes have been converted into a lively assortment of shops and restaurants. Here you will find such notable Charlotte eateries as Crisp, Cajun Queen (with rooftop dining), The Fig Tree Restaurant, and Sunflour Bakery.
Oh, and see that darling blue bungalow at 1920 E. 7th Street? That’s where Savvy + Company Real Estate has its digs. Drop by!
Elizabeth Price Points
The generous number of condos in Elizabeth keeps the opening price point for this neighborhood quite affordable. For a one or two bedroom condo you can look at spending between $130,000 and $200,000 or more. Homes start closer to $300,000 and go up into the $800,000 range depending on size and condition.
Here are some useful links on Elizabeth:
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Government
Elizabeth Community Association
Elizabeth Home and Garden Tour
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County