As the largest metropolitan area in North Carolina, Charlotte is a vibrant, bustling city that blends upscale city living with southern hospitality. Residents enjoy endless possibilities including a robust business climate, excellent schools, state-of-the-art medical services, professional and semi-professional sports teams, live performance venues and an assortment of parks and other recreational facilities.
When they have free time, residents take pleasure in any number of activities and attractions. For the thrill seekers, Carowinds theme park has heart-pounding rollercoasters, water slides and entertainment for the whole family. Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and the Mint Museum offer extensive art and history collections with interactive exhibits and educational programs. Sports fans can watch the Carolina Panthers football team play at Bank of America Stadium, cheer on the Charlotte Bobcats at Bobcats Arena, or feel race cars go by at 200mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Whether you are moving across the city or relocating from another state, Charlotte’s diverse communities provide the ideal real estate condition for homeowners, business owners and investors. The “Queen City” is a center for many banking and financing companies in the Southeast including Bank of America, Wachovia, First Charter and BB&T. Construction, biotechnology and medical research are also leading industries in the area and attract a diverse group of professionals from around the globe.
Students living in Charlotte attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, which offer quality education in a productive learning environment to more than 130,000 children annually. Achievement test scores are well above the national average at all grade levels, and parents have the option of choosing 14 magnet programs in 49 schools throughout the district. For undergraduate and graduate programs, several colleges in the region offer comprehensive courses of study such as the University of North Carolina–Charlotte. Whether you prefer living in a high-rise condo in Uptown, or in a single family home on a quiet neighborhood street, Charlotte and its diverse neighborhoods offer something to satisfy every lifestyle.