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Fast Facts - South End at a Glance

Whether you live here, work here or visit for the restaurants, breweries and shopping, South End draws you in with a discovery around every corner. From industrial origins to design renaissance to vibrant urban district, this place blends old and new in a way unlike anyplace else.

Last Update: March 2022

Work Here

  • 17,000+ workers
  • 4.5 milion sq ft of office space, more than doubled over the last decade
  • 819,000 sq ft of office space under construction or planned, and office supply has grown more than 2x in the last five years
  • 10 coworking spaces
  • 123 hotel rooms
  • 380 hotel rooms under construction or planned

Live Here



  • 25,900 average daily light rail riders
  • 4 Lynx light rail stations (Carson, Bland, East/West, and New Bern stations)
  • 8,892,100 light rail passengers boarded annually
  • 19.3 miles of light rail service accessible
  • 26 light rail stations from UNC Charlotte to South Blvd./I-485
  • 5 Charlotte Joyrides bike share stations
  • 6 parking garages and 25 surface lots


Charlotte Center City Partners’ research department produces regular reports on the economy and vitality of South End and Center City Charlotte overall.

State of the Center City (2022)

South End Development Report (2021)

Maps (2022)

South End 2020 Vision Plan (2020)


Justin McCoy, Research Director,