Single family homes in the historic areas are your best bet and they vary in price so, there's surely something that will fit your specifications. Several of these communities are located here: http://www.icharlotterealestate.com/neighborhoods/old-charlotte/
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Uptown Charlotte is divided inside 277 by Trade and Tryon. There are four sections called wards.
Third Ward is to the SW. by Bank of America Stadium. If you need a "more affordable" uptown single family location, we are probably looking in Third Ward.
Fourth Ward is to the NW and is one of the best-preserved parts of Uptown. Fourth Ward Park is at the center of the neighborhood, and a great place to meet and greet. Fourth Ward has Charlotte's only remaining Queen Anne architecture. The homes in this district are very desirable. Some of the city's best walking can be found along its brick sidewalks and shady streets.
First Ward is to the NE and is very heavily residential and is also sometimes referred to as the Uptown Garden District.. Saussy Burbank and JCB Urban built some homes in the early 2000's this area.
Second Ward to the SE was part of the Brooklyn neighborhood, but is now the city's government center. There are no single family homes there now. A list of all Uptown Charlotte real estate activity from the last 12 months is in the below link. With so few homes available, you need to move quickly after a home is listed for sale. I think that there may be some close-in options along the light rail line. If you want notification the instant a home is listed, please contact me through my profile. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. Id be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
First of all, I love that name: go-hike-co. YOU have gotten some good answers so far. I am wondering if you have visited Olmsted Park, South End, Dilworth, Wilmore, First Ward, Third Ward, Myers Park, Cherry, Wesley Heights, North Davidson, Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth. These are great center city neighborhoods depending on your price and preference in living. First and Third Ward are your best options but there are not many houses to choose from.
In addition, here in Charlotte, the leadership wrapped the uptown area in the interstates making it a non-pedesterian friendly community. I would caution you in walking uptown streets because the drivers are not patient people. Perhaps, you should also consider what homes would be accessible via the Lynx system?
There are options for you inside the 277 beltway in charlotte that are not townhomes or condos, depending on your needs in a house and price range you have many options avaialble to you.
The popular areas to search inside the beltway for a house are in the first ward area and the fourth ward area. These are popular among professionals like yourself looking to have an easy commute to and from work.
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You can walk to work, or to the Time Warner Arena, UNCC's satelite location is just up the street. There are tennis courts, ball fields and the greenway access just down the street. Catch the Lite Rail on 7th Street, Shopping and many restaraunts are located in the area. A great walking neighborhood. A new park is scheduled to begin very soon that will be just blocks away.
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Yes, there are some single family inside the 277 beltway. If you aren't working with a Buyer's Agent, I would love the opportunity to meet to discuss your goals.
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