First Ward

The Heart of Charlotte
The First Ward neighborhood is a buzzing and energetic community, one of four wards within Uptown Charlotte. First Ward benefits from being part of the Uptown energy - this is where large businesses like Bank of America, Duke Energy, and the East Coast HQ of Wells Fargo sit alongside numerous museums, theaters, restaurants, residential developments, and retail. In 1974, Charlotte’s central business district was renamed to “Uptown”. The First Ward neighborhood boasts a large variety of residential dwelling options, excellent public transportation, as well as the Spectrum Center, home of the Hornets arena, perfect for basketball fans. An especially busy part of town is the 7th Street Public Market. There, locals enjoy visiting the Levine Museum of the New South along with specialty food shops.

Highly rated restaurants include The Capital Grille, Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen, 5Church Charlotte, and The King’s Kitchen. Bars in the area include The Imperial, where people can also catch live jazz, Infused Bar, Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, Red Ginger Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, and Fitzgerald's. First Ward is perfect for people looking to live in the heart of Charlotte, close to its action and part of its energy.
What First Ward Residents
Think About Their Apartments
Median rents in First Ward
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Getting to Know
First Ward

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: N Tryon St to NC-16
North to South Boundaries: NC-16 to E Trade St

Best Apartments
in First Ward

Studio $1,310
1 Bed $1,460
2 Beds $2,210

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Studio $805
1 Bed $999
2 Beds $1,220

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Studio $988
1 Bed $1,218
2 Beds $1,703

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