About Wesley Heights

Wesley Heights Studio and Courtyard is in the lower level of our home in Wesley Heights

Wesley Heights is an historic Charlotte neighborhood developed as a "street car suburb" in the early 1900s. Wesley Heights Studio and Courtyard is across the street from the historic Wadsworth House, built in 1911. John and David's house, shown above, is on the National Registry of Historic Properties. The neighborhood was developed by EC Griffith, who also developed Dilworth. There are many similarities between the neighborhoods, including the craftsman bungalows and wide sidewalks and huge old oak trees. The residents are a mix of old-timers and more recent arrivals, and an active neighborhood association does a great job of balancing the needs of the entire neighborhood as new development takes place. Because Wesley Heights is an historic district, architectural restrictions help preserve its character. A feature of the neighborhood is the extensive wooded greenway system that runs through the area which allows walkers, runners and cyclists an opportunity to be close to nature yet just a mile from uptown. The greenway also leads to several parks with tennis and basketball courts and a soccer field. At the west end of the greenway is Blue Blaze Brewing, a neighborhood brew pub.

For more information about the neighborhood, try these links:

History of Wesley Heights

Wesley Heights on the Dividing Line

Wesley HeightsHistoric District

How Wesley Heights Started to Change