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Charlotte At-a-Glance

Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte has an eclectic blend of historical homes and new developments
  • Popular neighborhoods include Dilworth, Myers Park, Elizabeth, Uptown, South End, NoDa and Plaza Midwood
  • Charlotte is home to several Fortune 500 companies
  • More than 700 different houses of worship (all denominations)
  • Family atmosphere and Southern charm
  • Nightlife abounds! Many types of clubs, pubs and sports bars!
Charlotte skyline
NASCAR
Carolina Panthers
Restaurants
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Arts & Entertainment

  • Concert Venues
  • Charlotte Opera
  • Charlotte Symphony
  • Charlotte Ballet
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Traveling Broadway series
  • Levine Center for the Arts
    • The Mint Museum
    • Harvey B. Gant Center for African-American Arts + Culture
    • Knight Theater
    • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Discovery Place
  • Paramount's Carowinds Theme Park
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Billy Graham Library
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

Sporting Events

  • NBA - Charlotte Hornets
  • NFL - Carolina Panthers 
  • NASCAR - Home of Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • PGA - Wells Fargo Golf Championship
  • Minor League Hockey - Charlotte Checkers
  • Minor League Baseball - Charlotte Knights
  • NCAA Sports - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

Weather

  • January: average low 30º - average high 49º
  • June: average low 70º - average high 89º
  • Sunny days: 214/year
  • Average precipitation: 43.1 in.
  • Average snowfall: 5-6 in.

Recreation

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Two large lakes within half an hour of Charlotte
  • Just over three hours to the Carolina beaches
  • Two hours to the North Carolina mountains
  • Many beautiful golf courses in town
  • Many parks all around town
  • Active community
  • YMCA network with over 10 locations in the Charlotte area, including one less than two miles from Carolinas Medical Center
  • Year-round festivals and events

Restaurants

We have it all! A great variety less than one mile from Carolina Medical Center. Choices include Southern cooking, sushi, Italian, Mexican, seafood and more.

Where do I live?

  • Most residents live within a 10-mile radius
  • Average commute is under 20 minutes
  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Small town neighborhood feel despite being in a "big city"
  • Excellent public school system

Local Colleges/Universities

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Davidson College
  • Winthrop University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute 

Regional Universities

(Near Charlotte)

  • Duke University
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • NC State University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Clemson University
  • University of South Carolina 

More About Charlotte

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Quick Facts

  • Population 859,035
  • Seventeenth largest city in United States
  • Second-largest banking center in the nation
  • Encompasses 268 square miles
  • Four hours from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Two hours from the Appalachian Mountains
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