Overview

The First Ward, also known as the Garden District, features quiet, tree-lined streets set near the bustle and big attractions of Charlotte's Center City. A HUD grant in the early 1990s kicked off a revitalization of the uptown neighborhood that still continues to this day -- the opening of the four-acre First Ward Park in 2015 breathed new life into the area.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$239,000 to $615,000
  • Closed Prices:$152,500 to $695,000
  • Median Sale Price:$280,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$268
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$0 to $180,$110 to $502.52/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1971 to 2013
  • Sq. Ft.:461 to 4,417Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms

Where to Live

The closer you live to Trade and Tryon Street, the neighborhood's anchor intersection, the busier traffic going to be. The housing stock here consists of townhomes, condos, and -- less frequently -- single-family Craftsman homes. Those looking for single-family homes will have fewer options here.

Where to Eat

Most people who live in the First Ward like to venture closer to the intersection of Trade and Tryon to go out to eat, as there aren't very many dining options in the residential parts of the neighborhood. Options there include new American, tapas, and craft cocktail-focused eateries. The Ritz-Carlton offers an upscale option.

What You'll See

Sights in the First Ward vary based on the area of the city. During the work day, there will be many young professionals looking to grab a quick bite from one of the food trucks that set up shop. Closer to Davidson and Caldwell, kids might be out playing after school.

Friday Night Fun

Have a drink near Trade and Tryon before heading to see the Charlotte Hornets at the Time Warner Cable Arena. EpiCentre, the entertainment and dining hub in the neighboring Third Ward, offers plenty of options for a night out -- whether you're looking for an after-work drink, dinner and a movie, bowling, or a long night at the club.

The Perfect Sunday

Because of its proximity to many of the city's cultural institutions, Sunday would be the perfect time to browse a museum. The Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive museum dedicated to post-Civil War Southern history. Or spend some time at First Ward Park, which often hosts concerts or recreational events.

Locals Love

Proximity to Center City • Bustling nightlife • Variety of housing options.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic • Noise • Lack of single-family homes.

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