WHY GRIER HEIGHTS
Despite its history as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Charlotte and a former center for a thriving middle class African American community, the Grier Heights neighborhood has experienced a slow decline. The current population of Grier Heights is approximately 3,257. Although Grier Heights enjoys a location in close proximity to downtown Charlotte and some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, unfortunately the advantages of its location have not resulted in the same prosperity for its residents. As shown below, the statistics pertaining to Grier Heights are alarming. But what the statistics do not show are the hopes and dreams of the long-time residents who love Grier Heights and care about its future.
The Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Explorer (Profile Area 370; 2015-17) shows that Grier Heights suffers from a number of challenges: