Welcome to the Elizabeth Neighborhood Community Web-Site! Our beautiful and historical neighborhood is a proud community and far and away one of the most attractive, hip and convenient places in Charlotte to live and work. To become better acquainted with us, more information is listed below and on the other pages.

The 2006 ANNUAL ECA PROGRESSIVE DINNER is Saturday May 6th at 6:00. The evening begins with appetizers at the home of Jane & Roxie Towns, 1512 E. 8th St. Then progresses to dinner at various host houses and at 9:00 dessert at the home of Michelle & Erik Dagenhart, 1925 Bay St. Anyone who lives or owns a business in the Elizabeth Neighborhood is invited. ECA membership is not required. We are looking for host houses. If you can seat at least 8 people (including yourselves) for dinner, and are happy to let others handle the cooking, please consider being a host house. Contact Maya Packard for more information:
This year's theme is Mexican in celebration of Cinco de Mayo (a day late). Guests will be assigned a menu item to deliver to their hosts' house on the day of the dinner. To sign up to be a guest please contact. The week of the event you will receive your dinner house assignment and a recipe to prepare. Each recipe is fairly simple, but if you a wary of cooking, let us know, and we will try to make it easy for you. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS APRIL 29th!

Sponsored by the ECA was Saturday April 8th 10:30 AM in upper Independence Park by the gazebo. Children of all ages wore their most outrageous hats! There was a petting zoo, family picture taking, and egg hunt. The rain held off and a good time was had by all! Click here for a link to this year's pictures.

20th ANNUAL BIG E Elizabeth 8K Road Race & 3K Health Run/Walk was Saturday March 25, 2006
This year's race was held at the Hawthorne Recreation Center at Independence Park. The Big E is host to hundreds of runners and participants and is Charlotte's second-oldest road race. The course is through one of the Queen City's most historic neighborhoods and those participanting are running to raise money to maintain and save the trees of the Elizabeth community. The race ended at Independence Park with food, fun and festivities for the whole family. Click here for race results and click here for the awards.
Thanks to this year's sponsors, runners and volunteers!
Proudly Presented by our "Premier" and most supportive sponsor Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy

Listed below are this year's sponsors.

Cooking Uptown
Hawthornes Pizza
Carpe Diem
JHG Financial
Ortho Carolina



Jackelope Jack's
Steelhaus-Conformity Corporation
Visualite Theatre
Elizabeth Place





Poyner & Spruill
Philosopher's Stone
Morehead Assoc
Diamond Springs
New Directions
Bike Source
Miller Hogue Atty
Tull Mortgage
Queen City Timing
Harris Teeter
Emily Zarbatany - Dickens-Mitchener & Assoc.



Jane & Roxie Towns-Dickens Mitchener
Common Market

The Fig Tree generously donated a Moon Bounce.

Jerry Regenbogen, Regenbogen Associates, has been working with Craig Monroe, City of Charlotte Assistant Arborist and Kris Solow, ECA Beautification Committee Chair on the Elizabeth Tree Plan. The three phase plan divides Elizabeth into 13 zones. In November the ECA Board of Directors voted to authorize the design for replacing trees in Elizabeth.
Phase I: Has been completed.
Phase II: Has been completed.
Phase III: Tree placement on private property, reasonably adjacent to restricted city permit required zones, will require cooperation and authorization from private property owners. The ECA Board will revisit after the plan's completion. Click here to see an example of the plan design
| Click here for an outline of the plan.

Want to participate in the future
of your neighborhood?

The ECA board of Directors invites you to the Elizabeth Neighborhood monthly meetings. The meetings are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Park and Recreation Center. The ECA board of directors is hoping for broader participation from the residents and businesses of Elizabeth. for agenda items, general comments or questions.
The next board meeting is
Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Other 2006 ECA board meetings are: June 13, July 11, August 8, October 10,
November 14 & December 12

Join the Elizabeth Community Association and be a part of a
great place to live! ECA membership form, click here.

Questions about membership...
click here.

The ECA board of directors welcomes your comments. If you would like to correspond via
email with members of the ECA board please click here

SPRINGTIME TOURS FEATURE HISTORIC ELIZABETH -Get more information on walking back in time and discovering some of Charlotte’s rich early 20th century architectural heritage!

HISTORIC CHARLOTTE, INC. is calling for nominations for Historic Neighborhood Awards. Click for their press release. Their awards will distributed in May of 2006. Click for the nomination form, the poster contest form and sponsorship information.

This group was formed to empower residents to talk openly about safety issues of concern and to work together to keep an eye out for crime in our Elizabeth neighborhood. For details visit our "SAFETY" link at the above left of this page.

Interested in getting together in Elizabeth for a monthly card or women’s group?