Charlotte’s Wesley Heights neighborhood is the gateway from Uptown Charlotte to the west Charlotte. Developed in 1911 by the E. C. Griffith Company, Wesley Heights was built upon John Wadworth’s farm and board stables that overlooks Uptown. The Wadsworth Estate remains intact today. It was served by two street car lines which lead to its early growth and it is also the only west Charlotte neighborhood that currently holds a historic designation (although adjacent Biddleville is older).
Wesley Heights popularity is due in part to the old growth tree canopy along Grandin Road, Woodruff Ave, and Walnut Ave, the affordable prices compared to other neighborhoods of similar vintage (Elizabeth & Dilworth), and the character of the original homes which remain mostly intact. Additionally, Wesley Heights now has newer townhouses and condos at the edge of the neighborhood with the potential for more growth. Also, the Stewart Creek Greenway links Wesley Heights to Uptown Charlotte and connects to the Irwin Creek Greenway.
Wesley Heights is also apart of a growing west-side redevelopment, which includes places like the famed Pinky’s Westside Grill, The Burger Company, Rhino Market, and is a stones throw from Bank of America Stadium.
Wesley Heights is served by the Charlotte Lynx Gold Rush trolley and will have a stop along the new CityLynx Gold Line, with construction starting in the fall of 2016