Spotlight: Come home to beautiful, walkable Elizabeth

Historic Elizabeth has long been one of the the Queen City’s most desirable neighborhoods and continues to thrive and grow as land around the Uptown area becomes more scarce and prices skyrocket.

One need only to drive or walk through Elizabeth’s streets to see why people flock to the neighborhood. First and foremost, Uptown is just minutes away and is walkable from many parts of Elizabeth. Its mature tree canopy shades its streets and beautiful homes, which range from period bungalows to ultra modern new homes. Welcoming covered front porches beckon neighbors and friends to gather.

Access to interstates, shopping, dining and recreation is all less than 10 minutes away! In addition, the neighborhood calendar has events throughout the year to bring neighbors and the community together.

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Elizabeth was built up in 1907 and gets its name from the former women’s Lutheran college that once stood on the site of what is now Presbyterian Hospital.

7th Street and Elizabeth Avenue are the main thoroughfares through the neighborhood, while Independence Boulevard and Randolph Road form the neighborhood borders to the southwast and northwest.

Elizabeth shares borders with some of the city’s most desirable and upscale neighborhoods, such as Myers Park, Plaza Midwood, Chantilly and Eastover.

The Elizabeth redevelopment plan is bringing new life to what was once unused space and parking lots between Hawthorne and Charlottetown avenues. The area surrounding the Visulite, Charlotte’s first neighborhood theater, has become a foodie destination with restaurants, coffee shops and Earl’s Grocery, whose owners also operate art nouveau-inspired restaurant Carpe Diem.

There is no shortage of outdoor recreation in the area. Elizabeth and its surrounding neighborhoods are very walkable and have green space and parks throughout, such as Independence Park in the heart of the neighborhood. elizabeth5

In the last 12 months, home prices in Elizabeth ranged from low $300,000s for a renovated 1,200-square-foot cottage built in 1932 to $905,000 for a fully renovated 3,300-square-foot Craftsman home built in 1935.

The Elizabeth Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and homeowners in the neighborhood take pride in their investments and renovations.

On average, most homes range from the $400,000s to $600,000s.

There are currently 8 homes in Elizabeth listed for sale. Two are under contract as of Sept. 21. List prices range from $324,900 to $2.4 million.

The Elizabeth neighborhood is currently zoned for some of Charlotte’s top-rated schools – Elizabeth Elementary School, Alexander Graham Middle School and Myers Park High School.

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