Uptown / Charlotte
Charlotte’s city center is also known as "Uptown" by locals. Several Fortune 500 companies have their headquarter in Uptown Charlotte such as Bank of America, Duke Energy, and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo. Headquarted in Mecklenburg County are Family Dollar Stores, Nucor and Sonic Automotive.
Charlotte’s city center may also be known for several famous stadiums and event facilities: The Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, the baseball stadium BB&T Ballpark, home of the International League’s Charlotte Knights, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Museums, theaters and over 200 restaurants and bars are located in Uptown, which welcomes over 18 million visitors each year.
The city center is split into 4 neighborhoods (Wards) along the intersection of Trade Street and Tryon Street.