Of all Charlotte’s historic neighborhoods, Wesley Heights may be the best-kept secret. Located due west of Uptown and within a stone’s throw of Bank of America Stadium (Go Panthers!) this enclave dates back to the early 1900s. Protected as an Historical District, a drive through the neighborhood’s leafy streets tells you that most of its Arts and Crafts homes are in good stead today. The elegant Wadsworth Estate on South Summit Avenue thrives as a popular event venue.

New housing includes the The Bungalows at Lela Court and Celadon, both touted as options to center city condominiums. The greenway that runs through the north part of the neighborhood is much-used by neighbors for exercise and sociability.

Convenience is key to Wesley Heights’ popularity. The neighborhood sits just outside the I-77/I-277 loop circling uptown Charlotte, and the entrance to I-77 is a half-mile away. With shady suburban streets combined with quick access to uptown, Wesley Heights holds the same appeal for Charlotte urbanites today as when it was originally built.

Wesley Heights Price Points

Wesley Heights home prices are climbing again. A fixer-upper under $175,000 will bring a swarm of renovators and investors. Most renovated homes are selling for near $300,000.  There are still condos available in the low $200,000 range and if you are lucky you might snag one for less.


Here are some useful links of Wesley Heights:

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Government
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
Wesley Heights Historic Neighborhood