Charlotte and San Francisco are competing to be the second largest financial center in the USA (after New York City, of course). It's easy to see one of the main reasons people are moving to the center of the Charlotte: opportunity. Young people move here to attend college and graduate school, and major companies set up Uptown Charlotte offices to take advantage of the highway and airport access. However, there's plenty more to the city than the high finance, world-class universities and infrastructure that collectively form the economic backbone of the urban area.
The real reason Uptown Charlotte real estate is in such demand is the live-work-play lifestyle that residents enjoy. There's plenty of new construction in the area and developers here seem to be in a constant struggle to out-do each other in terms of luxury amenities and services.
The central area is condensed into only a few square blocks, which makes everything completely walkable. Museums, art crawls and various other cultural resources are all easily accessible by foot, along with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The neighborhood is also a haven for sports fans. Prime Uptown addresses, such as The Ratcliffe on Tryon, are only a few minutes' walk from the major-league arenas.
While the Ratcliffe is a stellar building for luxurious urban living, but there's also ample opportunity for more affordable units in Uptown. College students especially like the centralized convenience of the neighborhood.convenience of the neighborhood. Buildings like Gateway Plaza and Court 6 are great for centrally located schools, and a quick ride on the CATS network makes it simple to get over to UNCC or Queens without a car.
Uptown has everything. Restaurants, nightlife, shopping, entertainment: It all goes into creating the modern urban playground of one of America's most walkable cities. Take a look at all the condos in town, on this directory.