Welcome to Southend
Hip and urban, this Light Rail-friendly neighborhood is often called the heartbeat of Charlotte
Located to the immediate south of Uptown, Southend is a vibrant community known for its ease of access and walkability. A booming center of business in the 1970s and ‘80s, most of this industrial area’s mills and warehouses were renovated and now house trendy restaurants, retail shops, art galleries, and collections of high-end residential real estate.
Deeply entrenched in its mill town past, this district has inspired much innovation in the culinary, craft beer, and arts industries. Part of the Charlotte LYNX light rail system, Southend is located just minutes from the airport and major highways.
What to Love
- A vibrant community known for its walkability
- Home to many trendy restaurants and retail shops
- Located just minutes from the airport and major highways
People & Lifestyle
Young professionals favor this area’s luxury apartments, craft breweries, and coffee shops. A plethora of trendy restaurants and art galleries draw in a very posh population.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Posh dining options are abundant in Southend. Local favorites include Eight + Sand Kitchen
, a made-from-scratch bakery offering chef-inspired sandwiches, fresh salads, artisan breads, and more, while Common Market
provides a modern twist on general stores of the past and featuring both a deli. Upbeat bar Superica
, located in a fully restored factory, features a delicious take on Tex-Mex, and Lincoln’s Haberdashery
is a multipurpose venue with an artisanal market and wine shop that serves sandwiches and coffee.
Things to Do
The 3.5-mile Rail Trail
is a popular destination. This public trail connects communities and neighborhoods and showcases several public art pieces.
There are many local events. Residents mark their calendars for Front Porch Sundays, a shop-local block party, and Small Business Saturday, a holiday event featuring 200 local shops and 70 places to eat and drink throughout the district.