City officials divided the Uptown/Downtown region of Charlotte or Center City Charlotte into four quadrants in 1869. These quadrants, which are referred to as wards, were established to enable each area to have its own representative. By 1945, the ward system was dismantled but the names remained. The Center City of Charlotte is referred to as Uptown and because of its re-development and revitalization, the historic neighborhoods within Uptown, has become one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in the Queen City. The residential market in Uptown consists of sleek/modern condos/townhomes and tree-line streets with beautiful Victorian and bungalow homes. Within this enclave of urban living one will find tons of amenities, which include restaurants, concerts in the park, museums, boutiques, the theater, and steps away from the sports arenas.