Lower South End

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About Lower South End

The Lower South End has experienced an amazing transformation over the last several years. Originally developed as a warehouse and distribution district, the Lower South End drew attention from a number of craft brewers and distillers looking for spaces where they could open taprooms in the wake of the South End’s revitalization. Today, many people would consider it one of Charlotte’s entertainment districts, though there is still a healthy amount of other businesses which aren’t in the spirits industry.

Quick Facts

Closed Prices: $500,000 to $570,000

Median Sale Price: $554,995

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $197/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 2017 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 1904 to 2169 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Lower South End

Around Lower South End

Single-family homes can be found along Tryon Street in the northern half of the neighborhood. New townhome developments are along South Boulevard within walking distance of Scaleybark Station.

Home prices in the Lower South End as well as in other south Charlotte neighborhoods are substantially higher than the city’s overall price median. Demand for the resurgent south side of Charlotte is particularly high and home prices are reflecting it. At the high end of the Lower South End’s price range are the newer construction luxury townhomes. The older, single-family homes tend to be slightly higher than the city average.

Trendy brewpubs and distillers may have put the Lower South End on the map, but locals know there have been a number of great eateries in the neighborhood for quite some time. The Beef N’ Bottle has been around for decades and is revered for its steaks. McKoy’s Smokehouse can match up with any other BBQ place in the state. Chubz Famous Chiliburgers’ signature fare routinely makes the Best Burgers list put out by several regional periodicals.

The neighborhood’s center retains its original industrial vibe, though about half of the businesses are now the popular brewpubs which attract so many visitors to the area. The residential area along Tryon Street is the quiet section with single-family homes, mature trees, and backyards.

Many of the brewers and distillers in the area will celebrate their new releases with special events, so for beer and spirits aficiondos there’s almost always something going on. The AMF bowling alley on South Avenue has 40 lanes, an arcade, and food and drink specials, making it a popular place on a Friday night. The Infinity Ballroom hosts some exciting salsa dance socials and dance workshops on Friday and Saturday nights. Of course, residents seeking more nightlife only have to head up South Boulevard to Uptown which is less than 15 minutes away by car or by train.

The neighborhood is pretty quiet on a Sunday. Most residents seem to relax at home or head out for errands. The Charlotte Farmer’s Market is just down the road off of the Billy Graham Parkway. It’s open on Sundays during the spring and summer, so it’s ideal for a pleasant morning of casual shopping. Golfers have the Harry Jones Golf Course nearby which is noted for offering a challenging round for a very reasonable price.

Scaleybark Station is the Charlotte Area Transit System train station linking the neighborhood to Uptown and further points north. There are also several bus lines that go down South Tyron Street and South Boulevard (north-south) and Clanton Street and Woodlawn Road (west-east) which run every 30 minutes or so. The Lower South End is not very walkable. Some streets have never had sidewalks because of the neighborhood’s origins as an industrial zone. Also, most everyday errands like grocery shopping are in other nearby neighborhoods, so residents rely on their own cars for such things. Parking is easy as most residences have some sort of driveway, carport, or garage. Getting on and off I-77 is easy too, as there are access ramps at Clanton Road.

Locals Love

  • Close proximity to Uptown
  • Access to public transportation

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of public parks within the neighborhood
  • Lack of grocery stores

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