South End has been laying it's mack down for quite some time. South End's humble beginngings date back to the 1850's with Charlotte's first railroad line that connected the Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. Eventually, a manufacturing boom developed along the tracks. As the industry started to decline in the 1970's and 1980's there was a resurgance to South End as restaurants, shops, and apartments started popping up in the gnarly 1990's.
The last few years South End has seen a tremendous amount of growth. South End is the fastest growing submarket in the USA for apartment growth. 28203 is the second most expensive zip code in NC for renters.
South End is a thriving part of CLT where many of us are "laying our mack down". We live, work, and do a lof of playing in the 28203.