Neighborhood Explorer: Elizabeth
Just south of Uptown, this historic neighborhood is charming to its core.
by Amanda Lea
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Nestled between Uptown and Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth is the perfect blend of feel-good Friday nights and low-key Sunday strolls. Locals and visitors can meander down tree-lined streets while scoping out the next hot spot to try for dinner. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or looking to put down roots, this neighborhood will not disappoint.
Eat & Drink
From oven-fresh baked goods to custom cocktails, your taste buds will thank you for the culinary delights you’ll encounter in this neighborhood. Start with the most important meal of the day at Sunflour Baking Company – the fresh-brewed coffee pairs nicely with a morning glory muffin. For lunch, Sandwich Max is a must for sub lovers. Owner Max Nicholson has been serving up fresh subs to visitors and locals for over 30 years. If you’re craving a juicy burger, Bang Bang Burgers hits the spot with the pimento cheeseburger on a brioche bun. Or stop by the legendary Lupie’s Cafe for some classic comfort food. For dinner, it’s all about options. Get a taste of the Big Easy at Cajun Queen.
Sip from the award-winning wine list at The Fig Tree. Or make a reservation at The Stanley for seasonally driven and locally sourced fare. Quench your thirst with a “clean, crushable beer” at Devil’s Logic Brewing, or grab a handcrafted drink at the cozy cocktail bar, The Crunkleton. Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? A pastry at Villani’s Bakery or some homemade ice cream from Elizabeth Creamery should do the trick.
The Elizabeth neighborhood is a history buff’s dream. Many homes and sites in the neighborhood are designated Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks. Independence Park was designated in 1980 and was one of the first city parks in the U.S. to be named an historic landmark. The Adams House – constructed by a prominent attorney in the early 1900s– is believed to be the Elizabeth neighborhood’s oldest residence. You can also spot the William Henry Belk House (yes, the Belk who built one of the South’s leading retail chains). The “Belk Mansion” was donated in 1968 to Presbyterian Hospital, now Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.
A newer addition to the neighborhood is the American Legion Memorial Stadium, home to Charlotte Independence. Owned by Queen City Soccer Club, Charlotte Independence plays in the United Soccer League (USL). Captain James Jack, a major figure in Charlotte history, rides astride a horse in the team’s logo.
Choosing a home in Elizabeth will give you access to top dining spots, community entertainment and historic charm. If you’re ready to settle down in this neighborhood, make sure to reach out to the experts on John Siddons’ team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, who are ranked number one in NC and in the top 100 nationally. You can also visit SearchCharlotte.com to browse the best Charlotte real estate on the market.