16th Oct, 2011

Charlotte NC Uptown Lifestyle–Quite the Walkable Community!

Charlotte NC Uptown Lifestyle
Quite the Walkable Community!

Back in the day, living in a neighborhood was a naturally occurring event for city dwellers and small town residents alike.  The concept has been altered by population shifts to the suburbs, and the advantages and conveniences of living in a true neighborhood have been lost along the way.  Not so in Charlotte’s Uptown.  The area buzzes with activity and pedestrians, not cars flood the walkways and streets.  People who live here use their heads and use their feet to get from one destination to another within the boundaries of Charlotte’s beloved Uptown.  Unlike most areas, cars are optional in this part of town, just like the neighborhoods our parents and grandparents once inhabited. Many inhabitants don’t even own a car.  Uptown Charlotte is a happening place!

It’s all here. Anything your heart may desire is situated somewhere within 2 miles of this I-277 inner loop.  From groceries at the Fifth and Poplar Center to dog groomers, you will never need to leave this little piece of Manhattan hustle, nicely disguised as charming, friendly and welcoming Charlotte Uptown.  Even the Panthers and the Bobcats come to the Third Ward to play at the Bank of America Stadium and the Time Warner Cable Arena.  Concert goers attend events and performances there as well.

Out of towners love to visit Uptown and stay in one of the 4 and 5 star hotels like the Ritz Carlton.  They enjoy exploring the well lit streets and partaking of the incredible offerings from scores of restaurants and clubs along the way.  Outside diners love McCormick and Schmick’s.  The new Epi Centre at First and Second Wards has entertainment activities for every taste, from bull riding to Strike City bowling and plenty of other shows and entertainment venues that make the area buzz all evening.  High-end restaurants and sidewalk food stands compete for visitor dollars, as do the New York Style Pizza at Fuel and the sports bar at the Tavern on the Tracks.  We certainly can’t forget the funky Phat Burrito, and the show at Blumenthal.  Uptown is exciting, entertaining and just plain fun. It is an urban experience extraordinaire you will never tire of.

If for some unknown reason you need to break out and see how the other half lives, you can hop on the CATS LYNK light-rail which will get you as far as Pineville.  Many of the area residents walk to work but the LYNK will get them to Charlotte if that is where they need to be.  It’s all very convenient and perfect for young professionals who enjoy the lifestyle.  The loop is not all fun and games, within its borders you will find Johnson and Wales University and more than its fair share of coffee houses.

Truly, many individuals long for such an urban experience in a friendly fun filled walkable neighborhood.  There is no better time and no better place to take a good long look at Uptown.  Enjoy life.  You only go around once.  Do it in Uptown Charlotte!

Give me a call today!

Wendy Richards, Realtor/Broker

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