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Welcome to Elizabeth

The Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina is the city’s second oldest streetcar suburb. Founded in 1891 along what is now Elizabeth Avenue and boasting Elizabeth College and its own streetcar spur, Elizabeth has always been one of the city’s major business and residential areas. The present day neighborhood includes five separate early subdivisions developed along the Elizabeth Avenue-Hawthorne Lane-Seventh Street trolley line and the Central Avenue trolley line by the 1920s.

Spring Neighborhood Events

Easter Egg Hunt

A youthful celebration held in Independence Park.

ECA Progressive Dinner

The ECA’s annual Spring social event for residents.

Elizabeth Recycles Day

Neighborhood collection of items that can’t be recycled in city bin.

Fall Neighborhood Events

Elizabeth Community Association Annual Meeting

The annual kick off for the planning year.

Tour Elizabeth’s stunning homes and gardens.

The Great Pumpkin Wall & Carving Party

Carve lots of pumpkins then build a giant wall.

Winter Neighborhood Events

ECA Holiday Party

The ECA’s annual Winter social event for residents.

MEMBERSHIP

The Elizabeth Community Association (ECA) is a volunteer-staffed organization that provides a multitude of services for the neighborhood.  The ECA is not a Homeowners Association (HOA), thus membership is not required.  The ECA instead depends on volunteers and fundraising activities in order to fulfill its purpose.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

  • Household – membership for one household/family.
  • Senior – discounted membership for our Elizabeth’s senior residents (65+).

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

1. Maintain the ECA as a strong liaison between our neighborhood and the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, other neighborhoods, businesses, developers, and other entities with interest in our community.
2. Support the beautification of common areas.
3. Invitation to social events held annually: Easter Egg Hunt & Pot Luck, Progressive Dinner, ECA Annual Dinner, Holloween Trunk or Treat, Elizabeth 8k, and Holiday party.
4. Support the quarterly ECA Newsletter, ECA website, ECA social networks, and other communications meant to educate and foster community interaction within Elizabeth.
If you are a resident of Elizabeth, you can become a member by joining below!

ECA Email Notification List

The ECA notification list is the official channel for announcements regarding events, social gatherings, meetings, and other news of interest. If you wish to receiving these notifications, please utilize sign up below!

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The Elizabeth Families email group

The Elizabeth Families email group is meant for neighbor-to-neighbor communication.  ANY Elizabeth resident is encouraged to join, and you can sign yourself up for the group.  If you don’t use Google/Gmail for email, you can create a login using your current email.  Please note that this group is NOT for business solicitation or advertising.  For opportunities to advertise to the Elizabeth Community, please inquire with our Newsletter editor.

NEWSLETTER

The ECA newsletter presents a slice of life in the Elizabeth neighborhood four times a year. The newsletter is packed with stories, photos and advertisements for Elizabethans. A dedicated team of volunteers creates the newsletter and distributes it at the beginning of March, June, September and December to homes and businesses in Elizabeth. Electronic copies of current and prior issues can be found in the ECA Newsletter archive.
WANT TO HELP?
The newsletter team is always looking for story and picture ideas. If you have something you’d like to share, email newsletter@elizabethcommunity.com. Our newsletter is distributed by neighbors like you. We’re always looking for volunteers to cover a few blocks four times a year — it’s a great way to get some exercise and meet your neighbors! If you think you might be interested in joining the distribution team, email newsletter@elizabethcommunity.com.
ADVERTISING
The ECA newsletter offers businesses a unique opportunity to reach Elizabeth residents with advertising at extremely affordable rates. Ads come in four sizes:
Full page: $320 per issue or four for $1120 (save $160!)
Half page: $160 per issue or four for $560 (save $80!)
Quarter page: $80 per issue or four for $280 (save $40!)
AD SPECS
Full Page: 6.53” x 7.53” or 1306 x 1506 pixels.
Half Page Horizontal: 6.53” x 3.715” or 1306 x 743 pixels.
Half Page Vertical: 3.205” x 7.53” or 641 x 1506 pixels.
Quarter Page: 3.205” x 3.715” or 641 x 743 pixels.
Please Note: Full size black & white jpg or pdf, 200 dpi. No Word documents.
AD DEADLINES
Spring Issue (March 1 release): Materials due February 5
Summer Issue (June 1 release): Materials due May 5
Fall Issue (September 1 release): Materials due August 5
Winter Issue (December 1 release): Materials due by November 5

ECA BOARD

You can find information regarding the current ECA Board officers, members, and special projects volunteers here. For those who are interested in applying for ECA-related volunteer opportunities, please consult our current openings.

FAQs

What is the Trolley Walk?  How can I get involved in the community?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to get answers!  If you don’t see your answer there, ask your neighbors using the Elizabeth Families email group!
Facebook Feed

Hi neighbors, we got a sweet message and possible call to action from a former resident:
"Hi I used to live in Elizabeth for about ten years. Still own a condo in The Grove. I’m aware that out long term mail man Bill Grasso is retiring this month (he wanted to work through one more holiday season). I’m not sure if the community could do something special for him but he deserves it. I’m personally going to mail him a card since I’m four hours away now. Wanted to share this as an opportunity for the community to make someone’s day and celebrate his career and work in Elizabeth." If any neighbor wants to organize something for Bill I'm sure he'd love it!
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Hi neighbors, our Congressional rep is hosting a coffee tomorrow with her staff members and some treats 12-2, stop by to meet them (Alma is in DC): Carolina Coffee will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 801 E. Morehead St., Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28202. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a reminder to parents: December 13 is the deadline to apply in the CMS lottery system. ... See MoreSee Less

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Twitter Feed

Carolina Coffee will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 801 E. Morehead St., Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28202. You can stop by 12-2 to meet with our Congress rep, @RepAdams, staff and get some treats.

Reminder: three more days left to submit your choices to the @CharMeckSchools lottery for the upcoming school year!

Don't forget to retrieve your dishes - https://t.co/EeDsql4mx4

It's Elizabeth Holiday Party time tomorrow!🎄🍷🍗 - https://t.co/rSogMy4uEj

Neighbors, take part in a survey on priorities for the @MeckCounty budget: https://t.co/XQ2dEYd5Lh. Our voices count!

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