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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.


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.


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


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!

Subscribe to the ECA mailing list

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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.


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.
The newsletter team is always looking for story and picture ideas. If you have something you’d like to share, email 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
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!)
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.
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


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.


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!
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Woohoo!A local news publication, Axios Charlotte, reports that Charlotte has conquered the cankerworm infestation! Here's the basic story:

Assistant city arborist Laurie Dukes says that in 2015 her team counted 115,433 moths on a group of trees. In 2020, she counted 117 — total — on the same trees.

➡️ Why it matters:
If you're one of the thousands of new residents who didn't live here pre-2015, you may not know what spring could bring. But the rest of us won't forget the inch-long pests.

They dangled from trees by the thousands, little green and brown devils that landed in our coffee, our hair, and our open mouths while we ran or biked.

They were also real trouble for white oaks, munching leaves like they were at the Golden Corral, rendering the century-old trees weak for the strain of summer.

➡️ What's happening:
The city's campaign to wrap sticky bands around all the cankerworms' favorite trees in late fall — so that the wingless female moths would get caught on their way up the trunk to lay eggs each winter — has worked.

The count dropped to 38,948 in 2016, 32,434 in 2017, 4,963 in 2018, and 184 in 2019.

Last fall, the city stopped its tree banding program.

➡️ What's next:
Dukes says the city is moving on to two other tree-killers:

✳️ Emerald ash borer is now in 25 N.C. counties, including Mecklenburg. The city has mapped all the ash trees in town here.

✳️ Crape myrtle bark scale, a pest that attacks crape myrtles, is in Mecklenburg from Davidson to Ballantyne.

✳️ One piece of advice: Don't top cut crape myrtle trees; it destroys the tree's balance. "It’s really not healthy for the tree," Dukes says.

Source: Axios Charlotte; Photo: NCSU
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Elizabeth 8k Road RaceProceeds from this year’s race go to ElizabethCares, an initiative founded in March 2021 by the Elizabeth Community Association in partnership with the Elizabeth 8K.

ElizabethCares was born as a response to the pain the pandemic caused to our communities, and to date over $26,000 has been donated to local non-profits such as:
Second Harvest Food Bank
Feed the Front Line
Loaves and Fishes
Urban Ministry Center
the Learning Collaborative
Friendship Trays
St. John’s Baptist Church COVID relief fund.

During a time when it’s hard to know where to focus efforts, we’re helping our local community. You can help us by running the Elizabeth 8K this year.

Register through the link in our bio and start planning your signature route!

#e8k #elizabeth8k #elizabethnc #runlocal #supportlocalraces #runCLTrun #charlotterunning #charlotterunners
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401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110, Box #198

Charlotte, NC 28204-2358

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