The South End is a neighborhood immediately south of Uptown Charlotte, NC. It started back in the 1850s with Charlotte’s first railroad line, which connected the Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. As times changed a thriving manufacturing community sprang up along the tracks, centered on the booming textile industry. While the industrial avenues declined during the ’70s and 80s, the area was revitalized in the 1990s. Local business owners, restaurants, and shops pushed the area due to its fantastic location just outside the center city. The light rail is now lined with trendy restaurants and bars. It is a fantastic location for young professionals looking to live just outside of Uptown.