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South End  

South End is a high-density commercial and residential neighborhood southwest of Uptown Charlotte. It is also one of three Municipal Service Districts in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte has always been a city of opportunity and innovation, and South End has been at the center of entrepreneurship from the very beginning. This is where Charlotte can try new things, crazy things, and old things that are cool again.  Read on to learn more about South End’s Story.  Charlotte Center City Partners, a non-government organization, administer the South End municipal services district.


South End began in the 1850s with Charlotte’s first railroad line, connecting Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. As time passed, a thriving manufacturing community centered on the booming textile industry sprang up along the tracks. The industrial area declined during the 1970s and 1980s and was notorious for abandoned buildings.

Upon the opening of the Lynx Blue Line in 2007, the area has undergone a $2.2 billion transition from abandoned factories to an eclectic mix of office, retail, commercial and high-end residential construction, with an additional $1 billion underway. Notable developments include the Design District and Atherton Mill. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Charlotte

In 2018, South End was named the fastest-growing submarket in the United States for apartment growth. Since 2012, there has been a 108% increase in apartment construction in the neighborhood, translating to nearly 9,000 new apartments. The zip code in which South End is located (28203) is the second-most-expensive zip code in North Carolina for apartment renters, with an average monthly rent of $1,400 a month.

1905 Pepsi Pioneers

Henry and Sadie Fowler (to become known as “Mr. and Mrs. Pepsi-Cola”) became the first bottlers to incorporate using the Pepsi name, making them the company’s first franchise and the oldest Pepsi bottler in the world. In the 1930s, the company moved to 2820 South Boulevard, which remained until 2018.

Charlotte Trolley

The Historic Charlotte Trolley Museum is located in the neighborhood and is run by Charlotte Trolley, Inc., a non-profit organization. Initially, Charlotte, NC offered electric streetcar service from May 20, 1891, to March 14, 1938. Later in the century, Charlotte Trolley, Inc. began buying the old trolley cars, which had come into a state of disrepair.

Charlotte Trolley, Inc. began partnering with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to integrate the vintage trolley service with the rest of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s extensive transit network. Light rail tracks were constructed in 2003 from Atherton Mill in South End to 9th Street uptown. Service was halted in early 2005 when a new track system began construction for the Charlotte LYNX light rail system. Service resumed on April 20, 2008, but has since been discontinued.

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