Charlotte

POPULATION: 809,958 (city), 2,380,314 (metro) | TIME ZONE: Eastern | CLIMATE: Humid subtropical (four distinct seasons with ample precipitation)

GOOD TO KNOW

NICKNAME(S)

The Queen City
The QC
The Hornet's Nest

MOTTO(S)

Charlotte’s Got A Lot

RANDOM SONG ABOUT THE CITY

"Charlotte," written by Mike Stoller and performed by Steve Tyrell

PRO SPORTS TEAMS

Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
Charlotte Hounds (MLL)
Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Charlotte Knights (IL)
Charlotte Independence (USL)
Charlotte Eagles (USL Premier Development League)
Charlotte Lady Eagles (W-League)
Charlotte Express (Ultimate)

ALSO KNOWN FOR...

Banking
NASCAR
College basketball
BBQ
The nation’s first documented gold find of consequence
The birthplace of Billy Graham
The birthplace of Pepsi
The US National Whitewater Center
U.S. Airways
ESPNU/SEC Network
Fox Sports 1
Stephanie Mills, Michael Jordan, Richard Petty, Billy Graham, Nappy Brown, Nick Cannon, Carson McCullers


NEIGHBORHOODS



Living in and around Charlotte

If the idea living in a downtown urban center appeals to you, you want Uptown Charlotte. The nightlife here is on the upswing. And more recently, Uptown is become the place to own a luxury condo. The Fourth Ward, the northwest quadrant of Uptown, was a prosperous neighborhood that declined in the mid-20th century, has undergone a restoration and is now thriving. This neighborhood truly is a southern classic, with tree lined streets, old homes, and courtyard gardens. NoDa, as the North Davidson neighborhood is called, is home to Charlotte's Historic Arts District and the eclectic amenities you’d expect: art galleries, live music and local restaurants. Nearby Plaza Midwood is also emerging, and features some of the more noted local eateries.

One of Charlotte's oldest neighborhoods is Myers Park, and is an exercise in affluence. You’re going to find some of Charlotte’s most expensive homes here. Dilworth is Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb, and is a touch more approachable. It’s known as a stately neighborhood with tree-lined streets and offers quick access to Uptown. SouthPark is a mix of older homes, established trees and sidewalks, new estates, and mixed-use shopping and residential centers working to lure young professionals away from Uptown. Some of Charlotte's best dining and shopping is found here.

South Charlotte generally means anything south of Uptown. There’s a lot of growth here, new construction, shopping centers and schools popping up. The town of Matthews is a former cotton farming community that has grown up about 10 miles from Uptown, retaining much of the charm of a small rural community. Housing here spans a broad range, with home ranging from 1K to 1 million. An equally broad range of housing options are available in Davidson, a town inextricably linked to the noted Davidson College. This is a close community with a walkable Main Street and good schools.


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