About Charlotte, North Carolina Real Estate

Charlotte has all the big-city attractions and amenities, but it still has a small-town feel in a lot of ways. With proximity to both the beach and the mountains, Charlotte’s location has been a big draw to the tens of thousands of new residents who move to the area each year.

 

Known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to many big businesses that top the Fortune 500 list, including a strong banking community. Arts and cultural opportunities abound and, sports and recreation are strongly cherished.

 

Charlotte has a wonderful climate, but literally and figuratively. The weather in the Charlotte region is beautiful year-round, with long hot summers, warm Springs and colorful Autumns, and a short, but sunny winter where temperatures range from 40-60 degrees even during the coldest months. We have the beauty and luxury of all 4 seasons, but, none of the frustration of snow measured in feet, or blustery winter storms. Although if you like the white stuff---remember the mountains are a short drive away, and skiing and snowboarding can be a mere day-trip!

 

What to do in Charlotte, NC

In 2008, Charlotte was chosen the “Best Place to Live in America” and is home to great restaurants, museums and sports teams. The center city/uptown area of Charlotte has seen remarkable growth over the last 10 years. A walk around Uptown Charlotte is a wonderful experience with plenty of shopping and things to see. Charlotte and the surrounding communities hold many festivals throughout the year, and there is truly no lack of things to do.

 

Here are just a few things to do in Charlotte:

 

Mint Museum of Art
704 337 2000
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

NoDa -Charlotte's Historic Arts District - Located at North Davidson Street, NoDa is a culturally rich part of Charlotte, NC that is truly a city in itself. Enjoy the art, music and creativity of the museums and many casual restaurants.
704 344 8440
North Davidson at 36th Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Mint Museum of Craft & Design
704 337 2000
220 N Tryon St
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Lowes Motor Speedway - Be a part of NASCAR Nation! This large arena is home to a variety of motor races as well as notorious NASCAR events.
704 455 3200
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, North Carolina

 

U.S. National Whitewater Center - This exquisite state of the art facility is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. Whether you are a pro or novice, you will find the perfect activity for yourself. Enjoy special events, such as, the Annual Whitewater festival, or the Subaru River Concert Series.
-704 391 3900
820 Hawfield Road
Mount Holly, North Carolina

 

Richard Petty Driving Experience
1 800 BE PETTY
6022 Victory Lane
Concord, North Carolina

 

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
704 372 1000
130 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina


Paramount’s Carowinds Theme Park
704 588 2600
I-77 to SC exit 90
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Discovery Place
704 372 6261
301 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

How to get to (and around) Charlotte, NC

Charlotte North Carolina is in the Southern part of the State in what is called the “Piedmonte.” Charlotte is just miles away from the South Carolina border, and many suburbs of Charlotte are in SC.

 

Charlotte can be reached from I-77, Route 485, or I-85.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a busy, clean and new airport which flies domestically and internationally.

 

Charlotte’s Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) recently opened up the light rail (LYNX) which is currently a 9.6 mile line which runs north-south with plans for expansion.

 

Charlotte, NC Parks and Recreation

The Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Department maintains 210 parks in the Charlotte region. One of the most popular parks is Freedom Park, with 98 acres surrounding a 7 acre lake. For more information on Charlotte’s Parks, go to the Parks & Recreation Website: http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Home.htm

 

Living in Charlotte, NC

Subdivisions in the Charlotte area include:

Lansford
Bridgehampton
Kensington at Ballantyne
Southampton Commons
Ardrey Chase
Highgrove
Lakeside Acres
Huntington
Providence Plantation
Sarah Hall
Bailewick
Brookhaven
Blackstone
Callonwood
Kings Grant
Providence Hills
Poplar Forest
Deerfield Creek
Mallory Manor
The Forest
Meadows At Matthews
Julian Meadows
Wynchase Homes
Williams Station
Windrow Estates
Villa Heights

Ardrey Woods
Cobblestone
Blakeney Greens
Allyson Park
Fern Hill
Huntingtowne Farms
Quail Hollow Estates
Madison Park
Montclaire
Wolfe Ridge
Evermay
Piper Glen
Cherry
Barclay Downs
Morrocroft Estates
Foxcroft
Deering Oaks
The Arts District
Merry Oaks
Shamrock
Autumnwood
Myers Park
Wilmore
Collins Park



 

Charlotte, NC Demographics

Since Charlotte has grown so dramatically, it is hard to have an accurate count of residents. The following data is most current, per the census of 2006.

Population: 630,478 people in the City of Charlotte, 827,445 people in the Mecklenburg area, and 2,191,604 people in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC Region

Population Makeup: 54.7% White, 34.4% African American, 11.0% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 4.4% from other races

Income Stats:
Household median income:$48,670
Males median income:$38,767
Females median income:$29,218