Historic SouthEnd is located 1.5 miles from center city Charlotte and borders the historic Dilworth neighborhood. SouthEnd has its beginning in the 1850s when the first railroad line came to Charlotte, connecting the Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. Over the years a thriving manufacturing community sprang up along the tracks, centered on the burgeoning textile industry. The area experienced a revival in the 1990s as restaurants, shops, and design-related industries discovered the beauty and versatility of the old mills and warehouses. Many warehouses have also been converted into upscale condominiums. The addition of Charlotte's light rail system has spouted new development along the tracks, providing easy access to nearby Center City Charlotte. SouthEnd has become a very popular spot for shops, restaurants and urban living.
Don’t miss: A trip to the SouthEnd Trolley Museum and a ride on Charlotte’s oldest surviving, fully restored streetcar, car #85. Camden Yards features the Design Center and Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop. Price's Chicken Coop has some of the best fried chicken in Charlotte with lines out the door at lunchtime. Mac's Speedshop on South Blvd. has the best pulled pork BBQ in Charlotte, and draws a huge crowd all day long. Nikko is a hot Southend destination for Sushi, located in SouthEnd's "pink building".