This vibrant community is located southeast of Uptown and the original city limits. Myers Park and Eastover border it to the west; Uptown to the north; Plaza Midwood and Chantilly to the East; and Grier Heights and Oakhurst to the south.
Elizabeth is very centrally located to everything around Charlotte, is the second oldest “streetcar suburb,” and has many historic structures registered with the Historic Landmarks Commission, however does not have a protected designated Local Historic District. The present day Elizabeth Community was originally five smaller developments that began construction on farmland outside the city in the late 19th century. This neighborhood more than any of the original suburbs of Charlotte has been affected by the automobile over the years; from initially promoting its growth as hospitals and businesses moved out from Uptown, to the new Independence Boulevard separating it into two parts. Now Elizabeth boasts the only new streetcar style trolley line from Uptown and is one of the most easy to walk neighborhoods in Charlotte! The redeveloped Elizabeth Avenue Retail going up the hill from Central Piedmont Community College features 7+ restaurants, retail shops, and office.
- ECA, The Elizabeth Community Association – elizabethcommunity.com