Charlotte’s Fourth Ward Historic District is located in the heart of Charlotte making up the northwest quadrant of the buzzing uptown area. Developed in the mid-1830s as one of the four political quadrants of Charlotte’s Uptown, the area thrived for years until it took in a period of decline in the early 70s. In 1976 the neighborhood was brought back to life by a restoration program and today is considered to be a highly desirable place to live, boasting beautiful townhouses and high-rise condominiums.
In addition to the stunning residences, The Fourth Ward consists of countless courtyard gardens making an already walkable area all the more inviting. To solidify how much the area’s beauty and history is valued, The Friends of the Fourth Ward hosts events throughout the year such as the Annual Holiday Home Tour and the Garden Tour so visitors and locals alike can appreciate it. Don’t wait on purchasing tickets for these as these events are sold out every year.
Many consider the Fourth Ward to be the most charming quadrant in downtown Charlotte. The North Carolina Music Factory and the NASCAR Hall of Fame help bring in visitors to the nearby upscale hotels. There are newer condominium buildings, old historic homes, interesting places to eat and shop, and streets that look like they have a story to tell. We are certain if you move to this neighborhood, you’ll have a delightful story to tell of your own.
Highway 77 is the Fourth Ward’s northwestern boundary, the boundary to the northeast is Highway 277; the southeastern boundary is South Tryon Street, and the southwestern boundary is West Trade Street.
With so much to do in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward Historic District, you are bound to work up an appetite. We’ve listed a few of the locals’ favorites below. While you were drawn to the Fourth Ward for all its activities, you may end up staying solely for the food!
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