Elizabeth Real Estate

    The neighborhood of Elizabeth, located just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, I-485, I-277, and eight miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, is one rich with history. A women’s Lutheran college was opened in Charlotte in 1897 by Charles B. King, son-in-law to the Mr. and Mrs. Watts of the tobacco industry in Durham, and named the college Elizabeth College for his mother-in-law. The neighborhood began to grow quickly after 1902 and became a part of Charlotte in 1907, and to this day, the architecture is from the early 1900s – even newer homes have been built to reflect the style. Elizabeth College was a staple of Charlotte until 1915, when it moved to Virginia, and was replaced by Presbyterian Hospital in 1917. The college’s main building was demolished in 1980. In 1989, a large portion of the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Elizabeth Historic District, encompassing 887 buildings, 1 site, 4 structures, and 1 object.

    As the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Charlotte and a Walk Score of 62 – Charlotte’s average is 24 – Elizabeth has no shortage of activities beneath its tree-lined streets. Independence Park, which opened the same year that Elizabeth was annexed, offers residents 19 acres of playgrounds, baseball fields, batting cages, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, a reflecting pond, and even a Rose Garden wedding venue. Many residents say that the arbor located at the entrance is a gateway to relaxation.

    Residents are also able to choose from over 100 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, and can walk to an average of four in five minutes. The tight-knight feel that this environment creates offers a large number of activities for residents to get involved with, including Easter Eggs Hunts, the Elizabeth 8K Road Race, a Progressive Dinner, and a Trunk or Treat Halloween Potluck Dinner. The most recent community activity was the 8th annual Elizabeth Recycles Day, during which residents drop off materials such as old paint, fertilizers, and art & craft supplies. The full calendar of events can be found on the Elizabeth Community Facebook page.

    Elizabeth was just awarded the “Award for Excellence” by the American Planning Association for their vision for a community that “provides succinct direction for land use, transportation, community design, infrastructure and public facilities, and environmental policies,” guaranteeing this area of Charlotte to be a great place to live. Learn more about Elizabeth’s plan and the prestigious award here.

    The area offers both public and private schooling. Eastover Elementary, Chantilly Elementary, Alexander Graham Middle, and Myers Park High are part of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system; Trinity, Piscopo School, Charlotte Country Day School, and Providence Day School offer private education.

    Builders for the area are Knight Residential Group, Kelly-McArdle Builders, David Dobose Builders, and Urban Building Group, and the homes range in price from $200,000 to $1,200,000.