Historic West End, home to some of Charlotte's oldest African American neighborhoods as well as some of the oldest racially integrated neighborhoods, promises a diverse and lively living experience to new and long-time residents. Homes in West End date from the first half of the 20th century and give the neighborhoods their distinctive character.
Located one mile from Uptown, Historic West End is conveniently located to center city while brimming with its own energy and potential. The Charlotte B-Cycle station located at Johnson C. Smith University, offers a convenient bike share option for the active commuter and the Gold Rush trolley line runs directly to Uptown at no cost to riders. These options will soon be complemented by the LYNX Gold Line street car when Phase 2 is completed on the west side in 2020.
The opportunities to enjoy life in West End are as varied as the art, food, and culture who seek them out. Mosaic Village, a popular mixed use development provides the convenience of getting a haircut at No Grease Barbershop, and the Skyline Terrace offers the best unobstructed views of Uptown Charlotte and a great place to host a wedding or community event. Five Points Plaza is new grassroots public realm space home to Charlottes' first breakfast food truck rally - Savory Saturdays and to the Latibah Collard Green Museum's Underground Railroad Exhibit.