Why you'd want to live in Elizabeth
Nestled between Uptown and Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth is the perfect blend of feel-good Friday nights and low-key Sunday strolls. Meander down tree-lined streets while searching for a new spot to try for dinner. Because much of the neighborhood was developed in the early 20th century, Elizabeth's trees have had time to mature and now form a canopy over most of its residential streets. In addition, Elizabeth is pedestrian-friendly (most roads have sidewalks), and businesses and residences are in close proximity. Many homes and sites in the neighborhood are designated Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks. The community began in 1891 when a streetcar was established to the area, making it the second oldest streetcar suburb in Charlotte. Elizabeth has always been one of the city’s major business and residential areas; it takes its name from Elizabeth College, a small women's college founded in 1897 on the present-day site of Presbyterian Hospital. Home of Independence Park, the first public park in the city, Elizabeth early on became one of the most fashionable residential areas in Charlotte.