Just an eight-minute drive going east from Uptown will put you in the historic neighborhood of Elizabeth. In 1897 a all women’s Lutheran college was erected and named Elizabeth College after Ms. Anne Elizabeth Watts the wife of Gerard S. Watts. The neighborhood where Elizabeth College was once located was referred to as Elizabeth Hill. As the neighborhood evolved around the college, it became know as the Elizabeth neighborhood. Although Elizabeth College is no longer located in Charlotte, the plot of land where Elizabeth College building once stood, now has a newer building, which is occupied by the Presbyterian Hospital. It’s hard to believe that this neighborhood located on the Eastside of Charlotte was once rural farmland. Elizabeth is the second planned suburb. As you walk down some of the streets of Elizabeth, you are surrounded by beautiful century old oak trees, which drape over you like gentle giants. Independence Park, one of the oldest public parks in Charlotte, is an enchanting green space with gardens, playgrounds, trails and picnic areas. This residential neighborhood with a walk score of 63 and a bike score of 60 has some of the most desirable homes. Homebuyers will find classic bungalows, modern homes, condos and townhomes in this urban forest.