In the 1890s this community immediately south of Uptown was promoted as the "Manchester of Charlotte" because of its thriving textile industries. With Charlotte's first railroad line running through its center and houses sprouting up along the tracks, South End flourished for many years. Unfortunately, like many of Charlotte's inner suburbs, South End declined in the 1970s as families moved to the outer suburbs. In the 1990s, it underwent a dramatic revitalization and reemerged as one of the city's fastest growing neighborhoods. Today, South End is a model of urban redevelopment, with contemporary housing, restaurants, entertainment, shops and art galleries.