Livability Score

83
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) A+
Not Just Coffee
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Central Coffee
Coffee Shop
The People's Market - Elizabeth
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Gong Cha
Coffee Shop
Lincolns Haberdashery
Coffee Shop
Villani's Bakery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Zada Jane's
Coffee Shop
The Hobbyist
Coffee Shop
Undercurrent Coffee
Coffee Shop
The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Smelly Cat Coffee House & Roastery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Holler & Dash
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Julia's Café & Books
Coffee Shop
CupLux Coffee Drive-Thru
Coffee Shop
Park Road Soda Shoppe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) A+
Levine Museum of the New South
Museum
The Light Factory
Art Gallery
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Studio Movie Grill EpiCenter
Cinema
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Strike City
Bowling Alley
Bank of America Heritage Center
Museum
Discovery Place
Museum
Discovery Place IMAX
Cinema
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Museum
Halton Theatre
Theatre Arts
American Legion Memorial Stadium
Stadium
Bechtler Museum Of Modern Art
Museum
Knight Theater
Theatre Arts
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Museum
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture
Museum
Mint Museum Uptown
Museum
Truist Field
Stadium
Bank of America Stadium
Stadium
Visulite Theatre
Theatre Arts
The Underground;The Fillmore
Nightclub
The Comedy Zone
Nightclub
AvidXchange Music Factory
Nightclub
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Ray's Splash Planet
Water Park
Food and Drink (3) A+
1st Ward Beverage Co.
Beverages
Fitzgerald's Irish Pub
Bar
Nuvolé Rooftop Twenty Two
Bar
Insomnia Cookies
Sweets
Moe's Southwest Grill
Fast Food
Ri Ra
Bar
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Qdoba
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Tilt on Trade
Bar
Bojangles'
Fast Food
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fast Food
Birdsong Brewing Company
Bar
Ink n Ivey
Bar
Vahalla Pub & Eatery
Bar
Sub One Hoagie House
Deli
Golden Cow Creamery Uptown
Sweets
Subway
Fast Food
Two Scoops Creamery
Sweets
Wendy's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
Fast Food
Blenderz Smoothies & Bowls
Fast Food
Which Wich?
Fast Food
Bojangles'
Fast Food
Fitness (0) A+
Determined Results Fitness Uptown
Gym
Dungeon Fitness Group
Gym
Fourth Ward Square Condomiums Clubhouse
Community Centre
Wildcat Center
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
YVY Fitness
Gym
Jack's
Gym
Iron Tribe Fitness Dilworth
Gym
First Wind - Cycling & Fitness
Gym
Wilmore Community Center
Community Centre
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Johnston YMCA
Community Centre
Grier Heights Community Center
Community Centre
Time Out Youth Center
Community Centre
YWCA Central Carolinas
Gym
Charlotte Fencing Academy
Gym
M3lleo
Gym
Iron Tribe Fitness
Gym
CorePower Yoga
Gym
Y2 Yoga
Gym
Groceries (0) F
Harris Teeter
Grocery Store
Harris Teeter
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Healthy Home Market
Grocery Store
Nova's Bakery
Bakery
Nova's Bakery
Bakery
Sunflour Baking Company
Bakery
Babe & Butcher
Butcher
Wentworth and Fenn
Bakery
Chop and Chisel
Health Food
Harris Teeter
Grocery Store
Wayne's Super Market
Grocery Store
Paso Super Market
Grocery Store
Sunflour Baking Company
Bakery
Harris Teeter
Grocery Store
Amelie's
Bakery
Rhino Market and Deli
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Food Lion
Grocery Store
Food Lion
Grocery Store
Harris Teeter
Grocery Store
Giant Penny
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Compare Foods
Grocery Store
Food Lion
Grocery Store
Parks (6) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
First Ward Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Thomas Polk Park
Park
Marshall Park
Park
John Montgomery Belk Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Alexander Street Park
Park
Elizabeth Park
Park
Fourth Ward Park
Park
Thompson Park
Park
The Green
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Romare Bearden Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sixteenth Street Park
Park
Little Peoples Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Pearl Street Park
Park
Cherry Tree Save
Park
Independence Park
Park
Baxter Street Park
Park
Shops (1) C+
JoS. A. Bank
Clothing
Salon Of Evidence Uptown
Hairdresser
Vicky African Hair Braiding
Hairdresser
Trips for Kids Recyclery
Bicycle
Petco
Pets
Target
Department Store
At Home
Houseware
Circle K
Convenience Store
The Vitamin Shoppe
Nutrition Supplements
Best Buy
Electronics
Marshalls
Department Store
The Spoke Easy
Bicycle
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Charlotte Cycles
Bicycle
Charlotte Cycles - Giant
Bicycle
Great Clips
Hairdresser
AKA Nail Boutique
Beauty
AT&T
Electronics
Unknown Name
Florist
Dollar General
Discount Store
Sam's Mart
Convenience Store
Rent E Boards
Bicycle
Windy O'Connor Art & Home
Interior Decoration
Mecklenburg County Market
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.5% take public transportation in First Ward.
Public Transit Stops (9)
Stops & Stations
A+
Davidson St & 9th St
Bus Stop
7th Street
Transit Station
Davidson Street
Transit Stop
Davidson Street
Transit Stop
CTC/Arena
Transit Stop
CTC/Arena
Transit Stop
9th Street
Transit Station
McDowell Street
Transit Stop
CTC/Arena
Transit Station
McDowell Street
Transit Stop
Transit Center- Bay V
Bus Stop
Charlotte Transportation Center
Bus Station
Transit Center- Bay P
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
East Trade St at College Street
Bus Stop
3rd Street/Convention Center
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Tryon Street
Transit Stop
Tryon Street
Transit Stop
South Brevard Street at East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Bus Stop
South College Street at East 3rd Street
Bus Stop
West 4th Street at South Tryon Street
Bus Stop
West Trade Street at Church Street
Bus Stop
West 4th Street at South Poplar Street
Bus Stop
CPCC Central Campus
Transit Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.5%
F
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cost of living A

The cost of living in First Ward is 125/100 - which is 34% higher than North Carolina.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B+
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crime F

First Ward crime rates are 3,851 per 100k, which is 56% higher than North Carolina
Property Crime
3,154 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
697 crimes per 100k
F
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employment A+

The median income in First Ward is $82,589 - which is 71% higher than North Carolina.
Med. Household Income
$82,589
A
Unemployment Rate
3.2%
B-
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (2)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Mecklenburg County Sherrif's
Police
Genesis Family Dentistry
Dentist
Charlotte Fire Department Station 4
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Novant Health GoHealth Urgent Care - Midtown
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
Hemby Children's Hospital
Hospital
Novant Health & Vascular Institute - Elizabeth (Cardio)
Hospital
The Cosmetic Concierge
Clinic
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
Novant Health Child Development Center
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital
Hospital
Novant Health Midtown Family Medicine
Clinic
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Concentra Urgent Care
Clinic
Charlotte Fire Department Station 8
Fire Station
Priority Care
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

First Ward home prices are $381,700 - which is 143% higher than North Carolina
Home Price
$381,700
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
62%
A+
Home Affordability
4.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B+

The First Ward graduation rate is 91% - which is 11% higher than North Carolina
School Test Scores
50%
F
High School Grad. Rates
91%
A-
Elementary Schools (3) A+
Charlotte Lab School
First Ward Creative Arts Acad
Trinity Episcopal School
Community Charter School
Metro School
Piedmont Ib Middle
Elizabeth Traditional Elem
Epiphany School Of Charlotte
Irwin Academic Center
Walter G Byers School
Dilworth Elementary
Lincoln Heights Academy
Villa Heights Elementary
Charlotte Montessori School
Kent Academy
Charlotte Leadership Academy
Bruns Academy
Oaklawn Language Academy
Invest Collegiate Transform
Veritas Community School Cfa
Highland Mill Montessori
Eastover Elementary
Druid Hills Academy
Sedgefield Middle
Chantilly Montessori
High Schools (0) F
Metro School
Military And Global Leadership Academy
Lincoln Heights Academy
Elearning Academy
Hawthorne High
Charlotte Leadership Academy
Charlotte Learning Academy
Northwest School Of The Arts
J T Williams Secondary Montessori
Stewart Creek High
The John Crosland School
West Charlotte High
Sugar Creek Charter
Garinger High
Phillip O Berry Academy Of Technology
Victory Christian Center School
Myers Park High
Harding University High
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ratings A+

First Ward has an overall rating of 100% from 1 reviews.
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First Ward Area Facts

  • First Ward has a Livability Score of 83/100, which is considered exceptional
  • First Ward crime rates are 7% lower than the Charlotte average
  • Cost of living in First Ward is 17% higher than the Charlotte average
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in First Ward? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
First Ward Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Thomas Polk Park
Marshall Park

Entertainment

Levine Museum of the New South
The Light Factory
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Studio Movie Grill EpiCenter
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Strike City
Bank of America Heritage Center
Discovery Place

Food & Drink

1st Ward Beverage Co.
Fitzgerald's Irish Pub
Nuvolé Rooftop Twenty Two
Insomnia Cookies
Moe's Southwest Grill
Ri Ra
Firehouse Subs
Qdoba

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in First Ward? Of all people who commute, 2.5% take public transportation in First Ward.
Drive to Work
53%

28% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
31%

29% higher than the US average

F Health & Safety

Is First Ward a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

Hospitals

Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery
Hemby Children's Hospital
Atrium Family Health Care
FASTMED URGENT CARE
Novant Health & Vascular Institute - Elizabeth (Cardio)
Carolinas Medical Center
Atrium Health Biddle Point
Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Cannon Pharmacy
Walgreens
Rite Aid
Le Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Walker’s Drug Store

Doctors

Novant Medical Group
Dr. Resnik, MD
Novant Medical Group
ADD Office
Dr. Sensenbrenner Primary Care
Advanced Sports & Spine
Priority Care
Carolina Medical Associates

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