Charlotte’s center city, known as Uptown, is divided into four wards, spreading out from the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets.  After earlier efforts stalled, a push for Uptown residential living took hold in the late 1990s and the city started blooming. With an influx of new condo buildings Uptown became a true urban oasis rather, not just a place to work.

Since then Charlotte has become a vibrant metropolitan city, known for easy navigation and a clean, crisp feeling. Filled with exciting urban nights spots, multiple museums, bustling theater and art exhibitions, this Southern Lady has come to life. Now all four Wards are coming together, flowing seamlessly from one to another with an unbelievable amount of carefree upscale residential condo towers coming online in the next few years, along with more shopping, entertainment and dining venues.

Designated as Charlotte’s government district, the Second Ward historically contained neither housing nor anything of cultural interest. Today, in addition to having bragging rights to the dynamic NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, the Second Ward has welcomed several notable high-rise condominiums including The Madison, Skye Condominiums and The Trust. Plans are in the works to broaden the neighborhood’s appeal with diversified residential options, boutique shopping and trendy dining.  The Lynx light rail currently makes three stops in the Second Ward and when the light rail extension is complete, it will link the neighborhood with destinations in both North and South Charlotte.

Second Ward Price Points:

The Second Ward is home to three upscale high-rise condos: The Madison, which offers large flats and two-level condos in a full-amenity building, ranges from $400,000 to over $800,000.  The next luxury high-rise offering is Skye Condominiums, which cost between $270 and $370 per square foot depending on the view and floor.  If you are a superstar or otherwise crave your privacy you will probably want to check out The Trust. This wonderful uptown building conversion rarely has availability but if you snag one of these beauties you’ll be rubbing shoulders with Charlotte’s elite at prices well over $2 million.

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Here are some useful links on Second Ward:

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Convention Center
City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Government
Lynx Light Rail
Marshall Park
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Public Library for Charlotte & Mecklenburg County